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I created this video, Inspiring Books To Change Your Life, a while back, but realized I hadn’t created a blog post to go along with it. Lately, I have been coming back to my favorite list of books that will change your life and wanted to share them with you.
When you come across a great book, you don’t just read it. You savor it. You highlight the words, you post quotes surrounding the text that really resonated with you. And if you read it on digitally, you go out and buy the actual book. I did all of the above because these books did change my life for the better.
I created a quick YouTube video if you prefer to listen.
Lately, I have been circling back on these favorite books of mine especially Big Magic and Becoming Supernatural but also have been thinking about some of the passages from the Mountain is You. I don’t want to give anything away from the books because they are truly must-reads if you’re in a creative rut or feeling stuck or sorry for yourself and basically want to change your life.
I had been wanting to create this video and list of book for a while and I’m glad I was able to read them and share my personal positive experiences after reading them and applying them to my life.
The Alchemist – I read the Alchemist about 5 years ago. First, I read it in a few hours. It was a book I COULD NOT PUT DOWN. The story is written in a parable format, but its so digestible and transportive that I was so inspired to tell anyone I know about it. When people are wanting to be more inspired or need a push in their current reality, I always recommend the Alchemist. I love the underlying tones of the book, how one step in the right direction, even if it doesn’t feel like it in the moment, those steps can change your life.
As A Man Thinketh – Learning that your thoughts shape your reality was huge for me. Once I understood that, it was impossible to look at things any other way. This book taught me that.
Becoming Supernatural – If you didn’t know how powerful your mind is, this book walks you through other people’s personal experiences and shows you just how strongwilled you are. I loved this book so much. I still flip through very often at pages and certain chapters that really resonated with me. When I feel like I need a change, I look to this book again for reference. I’ve also given this book as gifts to other family and friends because it was so powerful.
Big Magic – I actually listened to Big Magic on audible, but because I loved it so much, I needed the physical copy. Just like with Becoming Supernatural, I open random pages of this book and read certain passages as a creative boost and encouragement. This helped me to open my eyes that I am creative and I can lean into that and be the artist I want to be.
The Mountain Is You – This book was packed with real talk. I loved how honest and raw Brianna Wiest is in this self-discovery book. From beginning to end, it was concise and to the point, no fluff, just a reality check. It helped me to acknowledge areas in my own life that have been self-sabotaged and why. She also shared tips of how to power through and become your own version of success.