Inspirational Book List

Looking for an inspirational read? Check out some of our favorite books for believing in yourself, empowering others and refining your shine! 

Moment of Lift– Melinda Gates

Personally, this book made me laugh and cry. The stories Melinda Gates shares from women around the world are inspiring and a true call to action. When we support women in business, we support so much more. This is a quick read that will leave a big impact. 

Girl, Stop Apologizing- Rachel Hollis

As women, we are constantly apologizing and worrying about others. This book will help you get out of your head and focus on your own growth. It’s ok to want something just because it ‘makes your heart happy’. This book will help you realize you can go after those things, unapologetically. 

Lean In Sheryl Sandberg

This book encourages women to rely on ambition and hard work instead of making excuses. “We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.” Read this book to feel empowered to show up at work in every way.

Check out some discussion questions to get the most out of this amazing resource  HERE.

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

Mark Manson writes, “improving our life hinges not on turning lemons into lemonade, but on learning to better stomach lemons. Human beings are flawed and limited. Nobody can be extraordinary. There are winners and losers in society and some of it is not your fault.”  This incredible book will help you change the way you think and understand the world around you. I love how it focuses on accepting reality first. As Ann Lawson says in this amazing interview, “positivity is a perspective where the good you see is rooted in reality. It’s tangible and factual. With optimism, the facts may paint a different story, but you’re still going to have hope. When positivity is based in fact, you can do something about it, there’s an action.”

Discovering Your Dawn by Katherine Miracle

For those going through a crisis or tragedy. Katherine Miracle opens up about her own personal tragedy and encouragement and strategies for moving forward. Check out our interview with this amazing author HERE

Your Strategic Personal Brand by Katherine Miracle

Are you looking for the next step in your career? What about a career change? This book creates a GPS for you personally and professionally and helps you think through what you want to create a clear path for what’s next. 

Quiet by Susan Cain

If you’re an introvert, this book is for you! Susan Cain writes “There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.” It’s ok to be the quiet one in a world full of noise. It’s important to be impactful to be heard.

 Secrets of Six-Figure Women by Barbara Stanny

This book is a great read for women in business who are or want to be in the upper tiers of management. “The real work in raising the bar is to stop doing the same old thing you’ve always done, to try out new strategies, to ignore false alarms, to resist the urge to quit, and to refuse to fall back into familiar terrain.” Whether you’re working to break into an executive office, or growing within your current upper level role, this book is a great resource to help you succeed.

The Ride of A Lifetime by Robert Iger

 recently listened to Bob Iger’s memoir, “The Ride of A Lifetime”. In the intro and first chapter, I had a couple pages of notes. This book is packed with great information and experiences that we can all learn from as leaders and professionals.

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Have a book that has inspired you that’s not on this list? We’d love to add it!  Let us know in the comments or tell us your favorites as you read these.

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