Please note, some links in this post may be affiliate links, In fact, just assume they all are. I only recommend products that I use and love. An affiliate link doesn’t cost you more, but I may receive a credit or commission for my recommendation. Thank you for your support!
As a wife, mother, daughter, business owner, cheer coach and volunteer, I know that filling my cup and pouring into myself is just as important as, if not more important than, pouring into those around me. Reading is a great way to empower yourself because it fills up your cup. So if you haven’t already, make a plan to add some great books to your shelf. Here are 10 must read books to empower the wife, mom, daughter and boss babe in you. While you may not check the box on all those categories, you will find a book in this list perfect for you.
For the wife / mom / daughter in you:
THE BEST YES
Excerpt from Amazon:. Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you:
- Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
- Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
- Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
- Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.
Present Over Perfect
Excerpt from Amazon:. Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.
She’s Still There
Excerpt from Amazon: Have you wandered from the life you want to live? Chrystal Evans Hurst shares raw and vulnerable stories from her own life to let you know how you too can find your way back after a few missteps.
Girl, Wash Your Face
Excerpt from Amazon:. With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.
100 Days To Brave
Excerpt from Amazon:. Whether you’re making a major decision, dealing with a difficult transition, or facing a fear, 100 Days to Brave will give you courage and confidence to move forward. Dare to spend the next 100 days discovering that you are braver than you know and stronger than you thought possible.
For the Boss Babe In You:
Eat That Frog
Excerpt from Amazon: There just isn’t enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don’t try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.
Excerpt from Amazon: With profound empathy and radiant generosity, Elizabeth Gilbert offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives.
Jab Jab Jab, Right Hook
Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. It’s not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to specific social media platforms and mobile devices—content tailor-made for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr.
When managers and marketers outline their social media strategies, they plan for the “right hook”—their next sale or campaign that’s going to knock out the competition. Even companies committed to jabbing—patiently engaging with customers to build the relationships crucial to successful social media campaigns—want to land the punch that will take down their opponent or their customer’s resistance in one blow. Right hooks convert traffic to sales and easily show results. Except when they don’t.
You Are A Badass
(Language warning) Excerpt from Amazon: In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
5 Second Rule
Excerpt from Amazon: Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.
You are sure to feel empowered after reading any or all of these amazing books. While reading, take notes or write in the margins. Allow the energy from these pages flow into your life. You certainly have it in you to make a huge impact on your family and co-workers. So let’s get started living our best, empowered life.
I would love to hear your favorites? Therefore, leave a comment below or contact me with your suggestions!
Wanna Share this post? Here’s a great image to pin: