Hey girl — If you are lacking motivation and inspiration to start working for the life that you always dreamed of having, we’ve got just what you need to find that motivation! Don’t waste your 20’s living life carelessly and letting each day pass by without having any sort of desire to work towards achieving your goals. Instead, take charge of your life and start working towards achieving your goals by paving a successful life for yourself and your future. Check out these 10 books, which will help motivate and encourage you to live that successful life. These books are filled with motivation and encouragement that will help remind you that you have goals and dreams that you need to fulfill in your life and give you tips on just how to achieve them!
1.The Woman Code by Sophia A. Nelson
You have to give this book a read! Sophia A. Nelson is an award-winning author and journalist who shares in her book how us women notice the codes by which we operate by and use these codes to reshape parts of our lives. The codes that she is referring to are ‘Personal Codes,’ ‘Emotional Codes,’ ‘Spiritual Codes,’ and ‘Professional Codes.’ Nelson discusses how each code has certain topics and ideas that brainwash us women into looking down on ourselves and not feeling like the confident, strong women that we are. The book is a continuous reminder that we need to be strong, assured, and responsible for our own decisions and actions in our own lives, and to know that we are entitled to make these decisions without feeling guilty.
2.The Defining Decades by Meg Jay
Meg Jay gives a very empowering message in her book that all of us need to hear! She argues that instead of cruising through your 20’s without having any real goals or dreams, we should take full advantage of these years and create a path for the rest of our lives. She believes that these years are the most important and formative years that will have a huge impact on the rest of our lives. The book centers around three pieces of advice, which are to gain identity capital, utilize your weak ties, and pick your family. Meg believes that if we follow these three steps, we are set to pave the way for a great life where we will feel happy and successful.
3.The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
This book is for the women out there that are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and defeated. The message in this book is all about believing in yourself, and pleasing yourself and others around you. It is all about understanding that there is a limit to saying ‘yes’ to everyone, and to understand that it is okay to turn people or opportunities down every so often. You can’t do it all, and that is okay. This book will help you learn how to love yourself and love others around you. It will help you stop feeling like you are disappointing others when you say no to them. It will also help you learn how to make smart decisions by using your wisdom and knowledge, and rising above and making your best ‘yes’ at every decision.
4.Adventures For Your Soul by Shannon Kaiser
Shannon Kaiser’s book inspires readers to go on adventures for their souls. This story focuses on 21 innovative and emotional explorations that confront certain habits that may be holding you back, and give you the tools you need to move forward and follow your dreams without any fears or personal road blocks. Kaiser pushes the idea that you need to focus on how your life feels on the inside, instead of focusing on how it looks on the outside. Once you change the way you see yourself and your life, you will be able to live your life to the fullest and truly enjoy all of you life adventures!
5.The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
If you are struggling to find happiness in your life and/or career, then you have to give this book a read! This book is all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and happiness from each page you read. Gretchen Rubin’s message is all about helping you find the motivation you need to life a successful life, while also living the happiest life you could ever ask for. The story in this book is based on one’s attempt to find true happiness and contentment in life, while overcoming all of the difficult moments that life may throw at you.
6.Yes Please by Amy Poehler
If you are looking for a book that will motivate you, but also give you some good laughs, then you have to give this book a read! Amy Poehler uses her humor throughout the book by giving advice on love, friendship, parenthood, and life. This book is filled with honest advice that will help you navigate through some of the most difficult and challenging times of your life, and will offer some great comic relief throughout the book. It will also help you realize that you are not alone in the struggle of figuring out life!
7.I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones
This book gives you a good reality check by asking the questions: What is your passion? What is your purpose? What do you want to be? So many of us women have such a difficult time finding our place and purpose in life, while balancing a career. The message behind the story is that we should not stress ourselves out over things people tell us to do or be, and we should never worry about living a ‘perfect life’ like the ones we see on social media. This book will help you realize that it is okay to feel lost, and to know that once you find your purpose in life, you will feel so happy and content!
8.Adulting: How To Become a Grown-Up In 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown
This book is for all of us out there that are struggling to figure out how the adulating world works. This hilarious self-help book and guide on how to adult is based off of Kelly Williams Brown’s blog. This book is filled with over 468 steps on how to figure out adulating successfully, by touching on topics like paying rent, cooking, cleaning, managing relationships, and fixing appliances, Brown’s handbook gives you a very approachable and manageable way to conquer the intimidating adulating world!
9.You Are a Badass by Jen Sincere
This book is perfect if you are looking for a guide to help you improve your life in the best and most positive way possible. The stories in the book give you the best tips and advice that you need to help make positive improvements in your life. You will start to realize that you are important, that you have a purpose in life, and that you need to achieve your goals. Turn your mindset off of any sabotaging beliefs and start telling yourself that you can do it, and that you will do it! This book is not only motivational and informative, but also extremely hilarious and filled with great stories you don’t want to miss.
10.#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
This book is known to be the most motivational self-help book for all women in their 20’s. The story was inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s personal life and how she dropped out of school when she was 22 years old, and was then poor, lost and confused. She took a job just so that she could get health insurance. Since that job, Amoruso discovered a few hobbies, like selling clothes on eBay. She is now the founder of Nasty Gal, and the founder and CEO of Girlboss. This novel is for all of us women out there that feel lost, confused and purposeless, with no plans for our future. Her story is motivation that it doesn’t matter where we went to school, or how many degrees we have. Rather, success is about believing in yourself and following your heart. Set a plan, follow it, and watch your dreams become a reality!
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