So, you’ve waited a tad too long to buy gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people in your life. Or maybe this person is you and friends and family keep asking what you’d like for the holidays. Well, if you or the person for whom you still have yet to get a gift are into personal development, check this list out. And because this blog is also all about party planning and becoming the hostess with the mostess, I wrote this post for last minute gift ideas. Enjoy!
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The Power of Habit* by Charles Duhigg
I’m about 3/4 the way through this book and I have to say, it is soooo good. If you’re the type of personal development junkie who finds you often try to explain why you go through great lengths to reach a goal to those around you, then this is for you. The Power of Habit* is packed with real life anecdotes and scientific studies that support why certain methods work and others don’t when it comes to squashing old and creating new habits. All followed up by how to apply the facts to your life when creating a new habit.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People* by Stephen Covey
An oldie but goodie! This probably isn’t the first time that you’ve heard about 7 Habits of Highly Effective People* or Stephen Covey. I’ll be honest, I read this book quite a while back (dare I say 10 years ago *cringe*), but some of the advice I have never forgotten. The one I remember most? Habit 6: Synergize, or the idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Habit 4 is another favorite of mine ;).
The Morning Miracle* by Hal Elrod
A book that is on my ‘To-Read’ list, but that I have heard so many good things about. If you or your personal development junkie friend is anything like me, their life goal is to be a morning person or at least have a more calm, welcoming start to the day every morning. In The Morning Miracle*, Elrod outlines 6 habits that, when applied, can significantly improve your mornings and eventually your life. The book explains taking 10 minutes for each habit (resulting in an hour of morning time), but on his blog he even shows how just one minute for each habit can make improvements in your routine–that turns out to be just 6 minutes a day. I don’t know about you, but I think it is definitely a book worth checking out.
There you have it, three great books for the relentless be-better gal, the audacious future entrepreneur and the unapologetic personal development junkie!
Have you read any of these books? Which ones would you recommend? Leave a comment below :).
And until next time,