7 Books That Will Change Your Life!
The following books are just a few of the countless books I have read during this journey of self discovery that I am currently on! I promise you that at least 1 of the books below will spark something off to make a change in your life or reinforce what you already knew but haven't been practising.
I usually share hair product gems with you guys but how about some life hacks! Check out the below,
The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
I found this book around 5 years ago whilst studying at Uni, I remember I was in my second year and was quite depressed at the time and wasn't even sure if the course I was studying was really what I wanted to do. This book came at the right time as it taught me the BASIC skills and manuscript to follow to make my dreams/ambitions come true. I followed the dream board advice in the book and made post it notes all over my room, lets just say they all came true and I swear to you this is no lie.
I wanted an internship with MTV (This came to me a year later.) I wanted to go to Miami for my birthday in 2015 with my best friend (I have now been for the past 2 years for my birthday and with the same friend), I wanted to start my own business (I now have my blog and hair accessories online store). I could go on and still to this day write down my goals and dreams to put into the universe and they always comes back around.
This is a great book to start with!
The Science Of Getting Rich - Wallace D. Wattles
If I could choose 1 book that has changed my life and mindset it would be this book and only this book! I don't remember how it came into my hands around 2 years ago but I am SO thankful that it did. This book isn't a scam that promises you riches, it is a really easy to read and understandable mindset you must have when it comes to attracting money into your life. I love so much that it teaches you to not be in competition with others or use the teachings to do bad in life.
It is great for entrepreneurs and those in general with negative mindsets. Positive thinking about money is so important and this book explains why. Certain points that changed my life were the fact that we shouldn't worry about money, there is enough for EVERYONE to be rich, also we should not concern our minds with war and poverty when we ourselves are not in the position to help. We must first attract riches into our own lives and then we can contribute (much like helping yourself first in an emergency.). It is such a thin book and after reading I forced and still try to force my loved ones to read it.
The 4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss
One I am still currently reading but have wanted to read for a long time! This is the kind of lifestyle I aspire to have (working for myself at my own pace and at anywhere in the world). Financial freedom is my goal. This book shares Tim's own success story. I love the fact that it also includes worksheets and excel spreadsheets to help you plan your goals and finances.
Curly Girl Handbook - Lorraine Massey
For my curly girls! This book is a great introduction to the whole 'Curly girl method' also a great starter kit for your natural hair journey. This book explained the whole 'No Poo' method and techniques of styling curly hair. It caters to all types of curls and has a DVD with tutorials and step by steps.
The Alchemist - Paul Coelho
A great one if you are in a weird space in life! This book is fiction but the story has so many life gems you can read it again and again and it will remind you of why you should trust in what God has planned for you in life. This helped me to let go of my fears and anxiety (I should actually read it again lol). Took me a while too finish but it all makes sense when you really get in too the story. Often a favourite book of your favourite idols/entrepreneurs.
How To Get Out of Your Own Way - Tyrese Gibson
I finished this book over a weekend break I had away last year. I always have a clear memory of reading a certain chapter on the plane. Tyrese's story is so inspirational he actually does it all acts, sings, writes and is successful at everything he does!
You learn that Tyrese came from a bad situation and start in life but made it to the top by changing his mindset! He used his talent and 'got out of his own way'. I love the fact that their is also a chapter aimed at women on how to deal with relationships that we often set ourselves up for failure with. It is also a great introduction to his book with Rev Run 'Manology'. I recommend this if you need an extra push to get things in motion or are feeling down about your current situation in life.
Fabulosity 'What It Is and How To Get It' - Kimora Lee Simmons
This book is for you if you have the urge to achieve so much in life and be the BOSS woman you often admire from a distance. This was me before reading this book and honestly Kimora's journey and advice gave me the confidence to go ahead and KILL it. As someone who is naturally quiet and sometimes shy in new social situations this book gave me great tips on how to 'fake it til you make it' and get what you want out of certain opportunities I would have missed out on due to fear. Definitely one for the budding female entrepreneurs.