As we examine where we are at this point in the year, some may be tackling their goals like a linebacker and some may need a little push up the hill to get through the rest of 2018. Wherever you are, we encourage you to keep going. Whether you need a swift tackle or just some gas to keep you going, here are our recommendations for you.

Girl, Wash Your Face:
Stop Believing The Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

By Rachel Hollis

Lifestyle expert Rachel Hollis, founder of the popular website, has taken her social status to not only publish this book, but also act like your own personal cheerleader and BFF. It is hard to get past the first few pages without saying to yourself, “hmmm … I am not alone.”

In this book, Hollis encourages readers to face the feelings of inadequacy we may have and tactfully reminds us all that our unkind mindset is a straight-up lie. She exposes 20 lies and misconceptions that often hold us back from living our best lives and to truly feel joy and worth. Hollis uses honesty and humor to examine the lies that previously held her back while sharing practical strategies to shut them down once and for all.

“Girl, Wash Your Face” will help you take the steps necessary to live with passion, find joy and give yourself some grace along the way.

Unfu*k Yourself:
Get Out Of Your Head And
Into Your Life

By Gary John Bishop

This book is not for the faint of heart or easily offended, but is for the no-nonsense reader in search of becoming the truly unfu*cked version of themselves. Bishop directs the reader to “wake up to the miracle you are” and realize that others are not standing in the way of success; it is our own negative self-talk.

The opening line references feeling like a hamster on a wheel, moving but essentially going nowhere. Through a series of seven assertations, Bishop helps to reprogram thoughts to help lead the life you were meant to have and ends with “Where Next?”, the chapter that ties together all the previous lessons and hammers home that if you want things to be different, then you need to be different and make things happen. There is no combination of meditation, planning or wishing that can make things change unless we push ourselves to be the change.