Our Fave Motivational Books + Podcasts

Our Fave Motivational Books + Podcasts

Whether you are initiating your never ending journey into personal growth or simply lacking motivation, the resources are endless. Overwhelming in fact. For those of you who are just starting out, I want to help guide you down the path that leads to results. This journey is an exciting one and needs to be approached tactfully to be most beneficial. My first visit down the Self-Help aisle of Barnes and Noble ended with my arms full of what quickly turned into Shelf-Help books that collected dust. I had too many options at my fingertips and it felt like a larger task at hand than I had prepared myself for. Before you embark on this mission, ask yourself this important question, “Why?” And before you head down that aisle, I strongly suggest you swing by the stationary section and pick yourself up a journal. Tracking your journey, the good, the bad and the ugly is vital. 

Let’s get to the good-good.

 

Top 2 foundational books:

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Top 2 dive deeper books:

  • What To Say When You Talk To Yourself by Dr. Shad Helmstetter
  • The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday

Top 2 books for the career focused:

  • Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop

Top 2 relationship books:

  • Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Top 2 self-help books for the curious who cringe at self-help:

  • You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  • Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

 

And for the non-readers - me. No fear, these are all available on Audible. I am not a reader by nature. I have to re-read sentences, paragraphs, pages and even chapters a couple of times to actually retain the information provided. This brings me to Podcasts. There are so many outstanding, value packed Podcasts out there that have become rituals in my world. 7/7 days a week, I turn on a Podcast while I get ready for the day to help set the tone. Even on my worst, least functioning days, they help.

Top 10 Motivational Podcasts in no particular order:

  • The Tim Ferriss Podcast
  • The Skinny Confidential Him and Her Podcast
  • Happier with Gretchen Rubin
  • The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
  • Work Party with Jaclyn Johnson
  • Earn Your Happy with Lori Harder
  • LadyGang
  • How I Built This with Guy Raz
  • Help Me Be Me
  • Perfectionism Project with Sam Laura Brown

 

And finally, be patient, and kind to yourself on this journey. We are complex beings who need to be loved. Love yourself good and hard.