When I was first starting this little freelance business of mine, I found myself needing a major confidence boost in order to put myself out there. I was so afraid of “self-promoting” and because of it I was really starting to drag my feet. I swore to myself that I would never be a “self-help” book person because it just seemed so gimmicky, but I had several people keep recommending the same three books over and over, so I figured it was time to see what all of the hype was about.
This was the first self-help book I had ever purchased and read. Jen Sincero uses the book to help convince you of how awesome you truly are. Whether that means letting go of people and opinions that don’t uplift you, finding yourself spiritually, or embracing your passions, Jen helps you change your attitude and mindset to look for the best in each situation. I think this book would be great for anyone who is going through a rough patch, whether it be creatively, professionally, or personally. It gives you a new perspective on how to rebuild your confidence and start believing in yourself. This book definitely changed my attitude towards achieving my goals and made me more conscious about talking kinder to myself.
After I read her original You are a Badass book I knew I wanted to read this one, but I didn’t purchase it until I started taking the idea of freelancing seriously. The thing I love most about Jen’s writing is she talks the way I would talk to myself and that she shares personal stories. In this book Jen discusses the doubts, fears, and excuses people have in relation to money. She works to reshape people’s mindsets towards money and helps you view it as lucrative rather than something to fear. Jen also uses the book to help you uncover what is holding you back from making money. This book is definitely a must read for all the aspiring boss babes, especially if you’re in a money rut or starting up your own business.
This book is oh so amazing for girls who struggle with their self confidence. Each chapter of this book begins with a specific lie the author, Rachel Hollis, once believed about herself that left her feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, or ready to give up. She talks about body insecurities, relationships, and she helps women work through their self-confidence issues and move forward. Much like Jen Sincero, Rachel Hollis’s writing is funny, honest, and very direct. She talks to you like a best friend who is giving you the tough love you need.
That’s it! Obviously there are tons of self-help books out there, but these are ones that I have read and have personally resonated with me. Comment below if there are some other self-help books I should read or check out. Be sure to let me know your thoughts if you check any of these out too!