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Why I love this book:

"The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure."

We all fail at some point in life. That's life. Learning to view these "failures" as lessons to launch us into success is the key. Failure Forward helps you begin to view life in just this way.
Why I love this book:

If you have ever said any of these things to yourself . . .

  • Something else will make me happy.

  • I’m not a good mom.

  • I will never get past this.

  • I am defined by my weight.

  • I should be further along by now.

Then this book is for you. Hollis is all about real talk and saying it like it is. It's time to stop feeling sorry for yourself and take the actions to move forward and see yourself for the amazing being that you are. 

Why I love this book:

Rachel Hollis is at it again with her real talk. This time encouraging women to stop living up to others expectations and start living to their fullest potential. Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.
Why I love this book: 

I love Jen Sincero and her style. She's very much a no nonsense kind of girl.  Funny, inspiring, and maybe the occasional cuss word (she's true to who she is, y'all). By the end, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

Why I love this book:

1. Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term?

2. Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey?

3. What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most

Burchard answers these and more in High Performance Habits. Seriously one of the best, most helpful books I've read in a long time. 

Burchard walks you through 6 areas high performers focus on. Included is a quiz to help you identify which areas you need to work on most, helping you give more focus to those areas. I promise you will be better for having read this book!
Why I love this book:

Brene Brown is easily one of my favorite authors. She rules on addressing some of the more socially taboo topics, like vulnerability. She's made it her life's mission to bring this to the forefront of people's lives and has done the study to show why it's so important. 

In Power of Vulnerability Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.
Why I love this book:

David Goggins is as real as it gets. But be warned, you will quickly be offended if cursing isn't ok in your life. In that case, find the clean version here. 

In Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

I'd suggest the Audible version because it includes some behind the scenes podcast clips. It's long but well worth it! 
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