5 Empowering Books You MUST Read This Year!

The question I get asked the most & my full answer below!


“What book do you recommend for..... Impostor Syndrome, Money Mindset, Relationships, Confidence etc?”


Struggling with Impostor Syndrome? Money mindset or relationship issues?

Maybe you made a New Year’s Resolution to gain more confidence in your career & relationships in 2019….. then this is the list for you! Because no matter who you are, or where are you are in life, I have a book recommendation to get you started on the path towards transformation!

I have read each one of these books at different times in my life, and continue to revisit them to this day. These are the books that I can honestly say have impacted me the greatest - and I am confident they will do the same for you.


Secrets of Six Figure Women” by Barbara Stanny

I recommend ALL WOMEN READ THIS NOW! Then read it again….. I had no idea I was a “chronic under-earner” until reading this book, and unfortunately I am not alone. The six-figure mark always seemed like a fantasy to me, even though I have a PhD and 20+ years in public service. Honestly, I felt guilty for even wanting a salary like this, even though men in my field obtain it easily.

Stanny’s book covers how Impostor Syndrome keeps women from asking for, and getting, the salaries they deserve - and how we can begin to overcome this. Through interviews with women who are earning multiple six figure salaries we can takeaway how confidence and truly valuing our contribution to the world can pay off big!


A Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson

Written in a manner that can calm the most anxious mind, Williamson can lead even the most stubborn of us back down the path towards love. A student and teacher of “A Course in Miracles” Williamson has hand selected the core principles of ACIM that show us love is everywhere, and fear only exists in our mind.

This is a book that reassured me during a time of significant change recently, and that I will continue to go back to throughout my life. If you have ever been interested in ACIM, but were perhaps scared off by the thousand page count - start here.


“Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love”

Melissa Ambrosini will help you identify & silence the inner critic in you once and for all……

We all have one. The voice in our head that tells us we aren’t good enough, thin enough, pretty enough, smart enough…you get the picture. I had always just assumed this voice was ME speaking the truth, until reading Melissa’s book and realizing that we ALL have this voice - and NONE of it is true! If this is something that you struggle with, and you are ready to silence the critic and get on with creating your DREAM LIFE click the link above and download Melissa’s book today!


”Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Much like her 1st book - “Eat, Pray, Love” I resisted the hype and didn’t read this book until the buzz died down. Big mistake.

I resisted because I don’t consider myself a “creative” person - I can’t draw, I only wear black, and to be honest I can be kind of boring….. but “Big Magic” showed me that we are all creatives, each one of us possessing a gift of inspiration that if we ignore will find its home elsewhere, with someone else. Gilbert allows us to see that inspiration travels through the universe like a silver strand of thread, and at any time you - or I - can reach out and grab it.

The question is - will you?


”Tiny Little Things: Advice on Love & Life from Dear Sugar” by Cheryl Strayed

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll thank me later - this book is amazing! I initially read this book because it popped up on my Kindle after finishing “Wild”, Strayed’s biopic about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which I enjoyed so much I didn’t think twice about starting another. Clueless to the fact that Strayed was answering letters “Dear Abby” style, I was certainly not expecting such real & poignant views on everything from life to love in this little book - what was even more surprising was they way Strayed’s no nonsense approach to love & communication resonated with me. Be bold, be fearless in all that you do - because in the end we only get one shot.


If you have any to add to the list drop ‘em below - and if you read any of these come back and let me know your thoughts !

Know you want more out of life but don’t know where to start? I’ve been there - overworked. stressed out, still broke, and wondering if this was going to be the rest of my life.

It doesn’t have to be.

I made a life changing decision 2 years ago when I signed up with my first coach - and I haven’t looked back since. My life changed so much that even my (now ex) boss noticed….. and then I quit!

So what are you waiting for? Make today the first day of your DREAM LIFE!