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!
I’m a huge believer in Personal development, and actually a lot of Self Made Millionaires and Billionaires swear by reading non-fiction up to an hour a day. You can check out my results when I followed their top common habits here, it was 5 days that changed my life:
// Books I loved this month
RESET: How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money by David Sawyer
Dave’s book was a random find one day that was mentioned in a Scottish newspaper that I happened to find. Little did I know actually that Dave lives about 10 miles away from me, and this book is exactly everything I believe people in the UK are missing to design the life of their dreams and gain FU money (money enough to live off that you can tell people to leave you alone if you don’t want to do it).
That straight talking nature is exactly why I love this book.
Covering everything from money management and how EXACTLY to Invest your money for passive incomes and savings, this is backup completely by exactly what I preach on my own channel and blog here.
That means two things – the knowledge and research in this book will deliver the results it promises, and also my own study and research has been correct too.
I was lucky enough to have many conversations with Dave over the past month, and he is as nice and giving as you would hope a person with this level of drive to help others should be.
I thoroughly recommend this book for any one in the UK looking to transform their life from normal to extra-ordinary.
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch
Personally this month I have been drawn to books all about achieving more with less time, being a busy working Mum with a home to run and a life to love, I need to be efficient.
This book is one of my personal favourites, explaining a clear principle that underlines the majority of our lives without us noticing it.
You will even notice that I use it for my own budgeting strategy to get them most fun and joy out of my money.
The 80/20 Principle describes how 80% of our achievements will come from 20% of the things we focus on, and ultimately it is the little things completed well that get the big results.
I have been applying that to most areas in my life since reading this book and it has been a game changer for me.
Read this book, get a copy, underline parts and re-read, and keep it on your bookshelf for years to come back to later.
The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need by Scott Pape
I came across this book via a Youtube vlogger that I follow who recommended it as one of the best financial knowledge books she had read.
It is actually based on Australian money strategies, and the access to funds and banking account options, but the fundamental principles remain the same that we can apply.
A beautiful calming take on achieving financial freedom, with some great little suggestions such as having a money Date night with your other half each month until your finances are completely on autopilot.
I particular enjoyed the flow of the book, and the focus on balance and happiness.
I’m sure you will enjoy this little easy read too, although not strictly for the UK market unfortunately.
The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian Moran
Without doubt, this book is a step by step guide on how to achieve your goals and put them into reality in terms of how to achieve it.
I had read this book last year and attempted to apply the techniques once, and that lead to this channel and blog you see before you now.
However, over the course of the year I failed to plan and action and so this month, when a particular important goal came to my vision and dreams for my life – I knew this was the book I needed to re-read.
Spelling out clearly how you take a vision, define the clear steps you need to take and then how to track and action – this is another book you can apply straight away to your life from the first read.
Have a goal in mind and then put it to the test.
// 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