I love to read! It is a hobby that significantly decreased while my kids were younger, but I have been able to spend more time reading this year and am grateful! Here are 12 books that I have really enjoyed and why.

  1. The Bible. This is God’s instruction manual for his creation. It’s the perfect problem solver when I am not working at my top performance.
  2. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho reminded me to enjoy the journey on my path to a final unknown destination.
  3. Good to Great by Jim Collins helped me recognize the times when I settle for mediocrity.
  4. The Seven Levels of Communication by Michael Maher instructed me how to relate to all people in a more personal way.
  5. Start by Jon Acuff reinforced leaning into my passions and creating my life’s path.
  6. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman informed me that more schooling is not always necessary because there are available resources to obtain higher levels of learning (e.g., www.MOOC-list.com, www.Coursera.org, books).
  7. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles is significant for me as it introduced the concept of the science of energy and abundance.
  8. Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich are my favorite go-to books when I want to spontaneously laugh out loud.
  9. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert encouraged me to acknowledge fears that hold me back and taught me how to stand in my power to move past them.
  10. Start with Why by Simon Sinek. The title says it all.
  11. Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh is an amazing book on how to successfully build company culture from the inside out.
  12. What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada is an inspirational book that encourages you to share, cultivate, and grow your ideas and the impact these ideas can have on the world.

Do you have any books that left an impression on you? Why?