One of my greatest joys of 2020 was starting the She Believed She Could podcast. I had NO idea how much I would absolutely cherish the opportunity to connect with so many accomplished women who are unapologetically taking on the world.
I’m fascinated with how successful women keep themselves motivated and so I added in a few questions for each guest about what they read and listen to, and if they have any recommendations for those that are tuned in to the podcast.
Back in 2019, I had set a New Year’s resolution to read at least a book a month. I was blown away by how much this impacted my mindset and have maintained this commitment ever since (check out the list I recommended after reading 40 books in 2019).
Fast forward to now, and I’ve accumulated an awesome "must read" list from our incredible guests and wanted to share some of their book recommendations with you.
Here are the top 5 recommendations from my AMAZING Boss Ladies and Savvy Girls on the She Believed She Could podcast that you should read in 2021!
"The Magic of Thinking Big" by David Schwartz.
This book focuses on helping you achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life.
Dr. Mark Goulston has been described as a "people hacker," and in this book, he does not disappoint! He unlocks the mysteries of the irrational mind and explains how detrimental thinking patterns develop. His insights are coupled with a set of counterintuitive strategies proven to help you defuse crazy behavior. Also included are scripts, examples, and exercises that teach you how to use them.
Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses," and has shared additional wisdom in her book, "Presence." When you're able to access your personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. She shares the science behind body-mind effects and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.
Recommended by Juliette Valle.
"Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat." by Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Sarah is the definition of a BOSS. Unwilling to settle for average, she learned through a series of dramatic successes and epic failures to follow her own extremely personal path to success. I loved the authenticity and vulnerability she shared in this book as she opened up about not only her climb to the top but her falls as well.
Sarah reached the top of the corporate ladder at Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox—also becoming a wife, mother, and endurance athlete. And while she was fired twice, in her thirties she led the turnaround of a $5 billion Gatorade sports drink business.
The Extreme You approach is to fiercely, and continuously develop yourself and to tap your true potential and find your own greatness. Definitely grab a copy of this book today. If you're into audible, you'll genuinely enjoy it!
Recommended by Cynthia Johnson.
It's no surprise that Rachel Hollis was BY FAR the most recommended author from my guests this year. This book also graced my 2019 list and I'm a huge fan of the preceding book, Girl, Wash Your Face!
Rachel is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, plays host to one of today’s top podcasts, and is a proud working mom of four who uses her platform to empower women around the world by being her authentic self.
In Girl, Stop Apologizing, she calls out the pitfalls, challenges, and excuses that stop us from achieving our goals. She openly and honestly shares her own experiences and mistakes and offers valuable advice about how to create the lives we want.
If you're interested in seeing the full list from all of our guests, check out this link and bookmark it for the future! I update it after every interview.
And don't forget to subscribe to the podcast! We've already got an incredible line up of guests and will release a new episode (at least) every other Tuesday all year long!
Here's to an awesome 2021. Stay committed to your goals and dreams, and don't let anything get in your way. And remember, I believe in you 1000% and my goal is that you do too!
p.s. If there is anything I can do to help or support your dreams, let me know! Check out the 2021 offerings we've made available!
Please note, I am an Amazon affiliate and will receive a commission if you purchase anything from my list. Happy shopping, and thanks in advance for your support!