7 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Happy New Year and I hope it’s a good one that brings you plenty of joy. This year I’m unashamedly going to be focusing a little more on myself so I can increase my happiness and be a better person for my friends and family. Where better to start then reading about how others have managed to change their lives for the better.  Following is a list of must read books if you are looking to do the same.  I wish you all best and have great year.

Rising Strong

Rising Strong

Written by Brene Brown

Why read it?

In some ways this is testament to failing and not allowing fear of failure prevent you from ploughing ahead. Categorized as falling here and rising up stronger than before. The #1 New York Times bestseller tells us about the importance of authenticity and acknowledging vulnerability in our lives. Here she once again users her great wit and storytelling expertise to focus more on personal struggles and how she overcame them.

The Wisest One in the Room

The Wisest One in the Room

Written by Thomas Gilovich and Lee Ross

Why read it?

A must read by renowned psychologists using their expertise to comb through their mighty subject and provide us with some great insights we can use without your own PHD. Learn why we act the way we do, what motivates us and what are the foundations of wisdom?

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

Written by Meera Lee Patel

Why read it?

An uplifting journal designed to guide readers and help you nurture your inner creativity and more importantly self-motivation. This is an interactive experience that will get you thinking and applying little exercisers in an inspirational format  with powerful imagery, mindful quotes and over feeling of been uplifted.

Design the Life You Love: A Step-By-Step Guide To Building a Meaningful Future

Design the Life You Love: A Step-By-Step Guide To Building a Meaningful Future

Written by Ayse Birsel

Why read it?

It’s time to be honest with ourselves, we can’t have everything. This little gem takes you through a creative thinking and design process to Design The Life You Love without necessarily having everything you want.

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own

Written by Shonda Rhimes 

Why read it?

You recognise that feeling, I know you do. When you have the opportunity to do something a little different and you turn it down. Maybe it’s an idea for a novel you’ve had since you were a child and you get the perfect opportunity to finally sit down and write your first chapter. You pay what you think is a little price, a little guilt, but the price is much higher than you might think. In this hilarious and powerful book the queen of Hollywood TV drama and talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal show how saying YES changed her life.

Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected

Surprise: Embrace the Unpredictable and Engineer the Unexpected

Written by Tania Luna and Leann Renninger

Why read it?

Do you remember that feeling when something completely unexpected happens, like maybe you bump into an old friend randomly on the street and you go for a few drinks and end up having the best time of your life? Well there’s a reason for that feeling. Most of us cling to predictability and control in our lives because to a certain extent we need order to function properly and get things done. With colourful language and refreshingly scientific findings there are some great ideas for turning surprise into a fun way of life.

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

Written by Herminia Ibarra

Why read it?

“Act Like a Leader Before You Try to Think Like One.” More for the business minded but definitely some great takeaways for anybody wanting to organise at any level. Hermina Ibarra is a champion of leadership in the academic world and Professor of Organizational Behaviour at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years.

 

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