With a flood of personal development books out on the market, from everything from just making your bed to manifesting all the money in the world – WHERE DO YOU START?
You will know I am a devoted reader of Personal Development and Business strategy books, and struggle to read fiction if I’m being honest, and it is with that love of books that I have decided to start doing a monthly Book Haul review for you on the blog and over on my Youtube Channel.
// Why read Non-fiction?
Personal Development, working on ourselves in our spare time, is a life changing habit.
You can read all about how you can start your own Personal Development journey here of course.
Each month I also have a Mamafurfur Book Club where I share my personal favourite book of the month ahead, that I have read and loved and you can find this month’s book over here.
Be sure to go check the latest book club selection out, you will love it!
// Give yourself 15 minutes to change your mindset
I commit to at least 15 minutes a day or listening to an Audiobook or reading, and truly has changed my life.
If you are not a great reader, I love Audible to be able to pick up great books on the go and turn that car journey into an education experience.
Audible offer between 1 and 3 months free trial (1-3 free books!) depending on if you are a Prime member or not, so the perfect excuse to give audiobooks a go.
You can start your trial through this link, which is an affiliate link below, but I believe in this product so much I wouldn’t recommend it otherwise.
// Books I loved this month
Worry affects everyone and descends with ease upon work, money, family life and relationships. This book offers practical strategies for breaking out of this destructive habit, before it breaks you.
Dale Carnegie shows how worry has been conquered by thousands, some famous, but most just ordinary people, and offers practical suggestions for leading a more positive and enjoyable life.
As a busy mum I found the information priceless and still relevant right today with all the modern burdens and distractions on our time, and also found a beautiful poem titled “Just for today” within the chapters that had a profound effect on me.
“As a Man Thinketh” is a long form essay written by James Allen, published in 1903.
Allen has tried to make the book simple, so that all can easily grasp and follow its teaching, and put into practice the methods which it advises. It deals with the power of thought and how the thoughts become things when we choose to concentrate on them.
It is a beautiful simple essay showing how everyone holds the key to every condition in their life and can be actively designing how they want their life to feel.
The Abundance Project is about having more than enough in every area of your life—more than enough money, time, love, creativity, happiness—regardless of the circumstances you’ve been through or are currently facing. This may sound like wishful thinking, but once you understand what you’re really made of, and what the source of real abundance is, you will increase your capacity and unleash your divine inheritance.
The author describes a unique view that everything within the world is a result of what we put out there first, focusing on what we are lacking by creating it within ourselves and showing to others. I found this truly inspiring in my own life to consider this way of thinking, and aim now to apply it as much as I can daily.
Teaching you step by step how to create more abundance of anything you desire in life with focus and attention, this book is a wonderful addition to the reading this month that seems to centre on Mindfulness for me in my own life.
This true story tells of James’s life growing up as a son of an alcoholic father and depressed mother finding ways to cope in life. One day he enters the local magic shop that then changes his world and teaches him the importance of the mind and meditation.
Through his journey to teach the reader with his stories, he shows how that background ultimately lead and created his successful life today of being a top class neurosurgeon and helping thousands of others have their lives transformed with his work. He explains the science behind mindfulness and why the skills he learned – to think clearly despite stress or emotions – lead him on this own journey and path to help others.
Wonderful inspiring book with many practical elements we can learn from.
// Looking for more books to read and enjoy?
Feel free to check out my top 30 Personal Development books in the below link that I truly believe will change your life.
*Some links above are Affiliate book links should you purchase from Amazon