Books That Helped Me Evolve
Recently, my friend Cassidy and I were texting, and she asked me about some book recommendations…. This led me to realize I have so many books that I need to share with you guys. Starting when I was 22, poor, lost, and had no idea what I was doing with my life… I started getting into different types of self-help books or books that made me think about my life and my behavior. These books I am going to share with you, along with many other things, helped me to transform my life over many years.
If you’re new here, let me give you a little context. In my 20s I evolved drastically as a person. I had a shit mindset; thought I was the victim of everything. I was so broke and considering moving back to my hometown with my parents. I had the worst self-image, self-loathing, and felt like my life was going nowhere. The first step I took in improving my life was what I was reading or listening to. At 22, I was working a desk job, that I hated, but I could listen to books or podcasts all day… being where this evolution really started. The list below are some books that helped me evolve into becoming a better version of myself and are still helping me today… I like to think of myself as a work in progress.
Below are the books that helped me evolve in no particular order.
- HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself
- Managing Oneself
- How to Win Friends & Influence People
- Atomic Habits
- How to Talk to Anyone
- Girl, Wash Your Face
- The Power of Vulnerability
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
- Awaken the Giant Within
- The Five Second Rule
- You Are a Badass
- Year of Yes
I hope whether you’re looking for a new book to read, feeling in a funk, or want to completely transform your life one of these books will help you like they helped me. I would love to know what you’re reading and if you read any of these.