Our picks for this fall’s best reads on discovering your purpose, embracing who you are, making personal changes and finally achieving more.
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals
By Rachel Hollis
Author Rachel Hollis solves many of our problems yet again by helping us live out our full potential. If you are feeling a longing for something more, but afraid of failure or not being enough, then this is the wake-up call for you. In “Girl, Stop Apologizing,” she talks women out of falling short of their dreams and letting go of the excuses that are standing in the way of growing in confidence and believing in ourselves.
The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose
By Oprah Winfrey
We all know that our lives have a purpose, but what we may not know is what that purpose is. In “The Path Made Clear,” beloved author Oprah Winfrey takes readers on a journey to discover that purpose. The book outlines that path to self-discovery and desire for determining what it really is that we need in life, while expanding on what the detours in life can mean for us. As always, Winfrey includes her own anecdotes to add wisdom and insight to empower readers.
Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change
By Stacey Abrams
For those who feel as if they need to be taken seriously or encouraged more in order to succeed, then “Lead from the Outside” is just the selection. Author Stacey Abrams takes her hard-earned insights from a career in politics, business and the nonprofit world to guide readers on how to break down ambition, fear, money and failure in order to realize your own power and refine your skills in order to make a real and lasting change.
Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less
By Michael Hyatt
If you are left feeling overworked and do not have the time for any sort of personal life, “Free to Focus” is the guide needed for gaining back your life. Author Michael Hyatt helps readers to understand that productivity is not just about getting things done, but about getting the right things done. His personal system explains how to redefine your work, filter tasks and commitments, cut out the nonessentials, eliminate distractions, and more so that you can build momentum achieving more while doing less.
Calm the F*ck Down: How to Control What You Can and Accept What You Can’t So You Can Stop Freaking Out and Get On With Your Life
By Sarah Knight
For those who feel anxiety creeping up on them, letting it take control of their lives while losing sleep over problems, this book is a must read. If your days are spent worrying about problems that have not yet even happened or overthinking problems that have already happened, the “no worries” method by author Sarah Knight explains “The Four Faces of Freaking Out—and their Flipsides,” “How to accept what you can’t control,” the “PHEW” method of productive helpful effective worrying, “The Three Principals of Dealing With It” and many more.