I’m incredibly lucky to be surrounded by interesting, engaged, vibrant people. Every month I look forward to one particular meeting: the Resource and Referral Breakfast at Central Exchange. It’s hosted by one of my favorite people, Mona Raglow, and while the attendees sometimes change month to month and the spin is always a little different, I am always certain of two things:
One: I will learn something about someone I didn’t know before this breakfast.
Two: I will walk away with more than one resource that I can’t wait to check out.
I particularly loved Mona‘s challenge to us today: share a motivational book that has inspired you in some way. I’m not too proud to admit that I’ve had a couple of these books on my shelf for far too long; today I was reminded to pull them out, dust them off, and dive into the wisdom on the pages. I also heard some new-to-me titles that I’m adding to my list of “must read” titles.
As I was driving home, I thought what a shame it would be to keep this list–helpful resources and lessons curated by people I know, admire, and trust–to myself. Instead, I’m sharing it here, along with links to buy and links to the folks who suggested each title (if I have a link to share). You should know that the links to the books are Amazon affiliate links; that might mean that if you click through from this link, I earn a commission. It’s not enough to feed my kids even one dinner but every penny does add up, so I’m thankful for anyone who buys after clicking. But you can also check out these books from the library, head to Half Price Books and grab one on sale, or borrow a copy from a friend, if they happen to be like me, and have oodles of titles sitting on their neglected bookshelves.
The Law of Attraction by Esther & Jerry Hicks, suggested by AnaLeya North, Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Still Writing: the Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro, suggested by Lisa Allen
And, because I can’t stop with just one, I also shared how crazy-stinkin’-excited I am to read Elizabeth Gilbert‘s new book Big Magic, on shelves September 22nd, and how much I LOVE her podcast Magic Lessons.
Finally, for good measure, here’s Liz rocking a TED talk about failure and the drive to succeed: