Here are five of my favorite “small” books. These books are fast and easy to read and filled with powerful content. Sometimes we women in business just need to stop, pour a cup or glass of our favorite beverage, relax in a comfortable chair and just read for fun. Here are five “fun” suggestions.
1. Just Who Will You Be? – Maria Shriver
This is a little book with a big message. You’re not your age, family history, looks, profession, net worth, social status or other “surface” factors. You are your own special and unique person. Maria Shriver began writing this book as a woman going through an identity transition and finished this book as a woman of purpose on a mission. That’s how Maria Shriver related to me – she was open, honest and spoke from her heart to my heart.
Just Who Will You Be? by Maria Shriver is a great read for women, men, teenagers, mid-life or elderly. The message is the same for all age groups – live life from your heart.
2. Positive Thinking Every Day – Norman Vincent Peale
The subtitle says it all: An inspiration for each day of the year. Who doesn’t need a little inspiration everyday? What if first thing each morning you pick up this book and read a positive affirmation – do you think it might set a positive tone for the day?
Here is just one example: “Stamp indelibly on your mind a picture of yourself as succeeding. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture.”
This is a small book with 365 positive ways to begin your positive day.
3. 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People – David Niven, Ph.D
An interesting little book because it takes scientific findings of over a thousand studies about happiness and digests them into interesting and practical nuggets of wisdom. It’s an interesting read. I suggest you pick up this little book when you need a little positive “pick-me-upper.” Every time I read one of these facts I think to myself, “Who can I email or call and share this with?”
Here is a pearl of wisdom number 54 – Get A Good Night’s Sleep: For those who sleep less than eight hours, every hour of sleep sacrificed results in 8 percent less positive feeling about their day.
4. 365 Ways To Energize Mind, Body & Soul – Stephanie Tourles
Just think, a little book that contains an energizing tip for each day of the year. As a busy woman do you make time to do those special things that energize and invigorate you in mind, body and spirit? Do you make some energizing time for yourself?
Need I say more? You can see why I am recommending this book – it is time to make some quality time to ignite your positive energy. Our positive energy is important because it gives us the power to succeed and thrive personally and professionally.
I like this one: Enjoy the Little Pleasures – Are you so busy you overlook life’s little pleasures? Living at breakneck speed puts you on a wild roller coaster ride and makes you feel physically exhausted and spiritually frazzled. Set aside time for yourself, on a regular basis, to revel in the small, daily pleasures.
5. The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters – Andy Andrews
Andy Andrews, New York Times best selling author of The Travelers Gift, has written a small book with a big message. Have you ever given serious thought to how your day-to-day actions can create a ripple effect that could potentially extend around the world? The Butterfly Effect proves to us is that this premise is truly possible – our actions matter.
The bottom line of the Butterfly Effect: Everything you do matters, no matter how small! As you wake up in the morning, remember that your actions during the upcoming day matter, you matter. A simple gesture, word or action can potentially change a life or even the world – you never know whose life you’re changing for the better.
What do you think, can you make a few quiet minutes everyday to read one of these small books? The thoughts you are placing in your mind first thing in the morning, can have a powerful impact on how negatively or positively you’ll spend your day. The same holds true for the last thoughts you place in your mind before going to sleep. Isn’t time to turn off the television or computer and read an empowering little book?
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