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Looking for some motivation? These books can help you find it!

The Best Books to Feel Motivated

We can all use a little jumpstart from time to time, to light the fire inside, to teach us new ways of thinking and seeing our world. But there are so many titles about motivation, living smarter, being happier, pursuing your goals…. where do you start?  We want to make your search a bit easier and share some of the most popular and effective books on motivation so you can realize your own success!

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

In just 27 short, entertaining chapters, this best-selling author gives you humor, advice, funny stories and easy ways to rid yourself of the negative thoughts and habits that prevent you from realizing the success you want.  Jen Sincero has an edgy style of writing that is refreshingly direct, comical, a little bit snarky, and always inspiring.  By the time you finish You Are A Badass, you’ll understand why you are the way you are, how to embrace what you can’t change, and how to start living the kind of life you really want.  

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

In this New York Times best seller, you’ll discover that HOW you think is more important than WHAT you think. Duhigg digs deep into the science of productivity, tapping into the latest findings in psychology, behavioral economics, and neuroscience.  He offers eight concepts for productivity and shares the experiences of a wide variety of successful people, including four-star generals, educational reformers, FBI agents, CEOs, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters. This well-researched book uses wonderful storytelling that readers have found lively and energizing… to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do!

High-Hanging Fruit: Build Something Great by Going Where No One Else by Mark Rampolla

Talk about an inspiring story!  Author Mark Rampolla was not fulfilled by his job and he dreamed of doing more. His ambitious goal of selling coconut water in America created a whole new industry, bringing healthier beverage option to the states while helping producers in developing countries profit from this resource.

As the founder of ZICO Coconut Water, Rampolla tells a riveting story of his fight with the American beverage industry and standing up for his beliefs and values. The lessons in High Hanging Fruit can benefit anyone and teaches readers that when you reach higher, you’ll be able to build a successful business, make a profit, and promote social change.

The Magic of Thinking Big by Dr. David J. Schwartz

Six million copies sold and counting, David Schwartz has improved the lives of people all over the world with this timeless guide.  You’ll like his easy-to- understand writing style, where he proves you don’t need innate talent to become successful, but rather you must adopt ways of thinking and behaving that will get you there. 

Readers have called The Magic of Thinking Big a “life-changing” read.  It offers useful methods to get the most out of a career, marriage and family life, and community.  By changing the way you think and urging you out of your comfort zone, Schwartz teaches you how to work better, manage smarter, earn more money, achieve your goals, and, most importantly, live a happier life.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

This is a classic.  Carlson offers gentle and supportive suggestions to help you ignore the little things in life that might drive you crazy and how to stay calm in our hurried and chaotic life.  Written in thoughtful and insightful language, readers learn about mindfulness, living in the moment, trusting your intuitions, giving other people the spotlight, and living each day as if its your last.

By making small, daily changes, you’ll learn to keep life in perspective, resulting in a more meaningful, loving life. It is no wonder Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff was on the New York Times Best Seller list.  It’s inspired millions of people… and will inspire you, too!

Want more popular books to motivate you?  Try these!

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a [email protected]! by Mark Manson

The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

The  7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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