31 Energizing Book Recommendations - See the list!
Book 1 | Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine
This book is fueled with incredible strategies and exercises to defuse your mental saboteurs so you can power more happiness, fulfillment, and productivity.
Book 2 | Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
A must read about why you need to unplug from fixed mindset and plug into the power of a growth mindset to fuel greater success and transform your life!
Book 3 | Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
An energizing book about the power of doing less so you can focus on doing what's better. (It's all about focusing on the big rocks, if you're a 7 Habits fan!)
Book 4 | The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times
by Dr. Anita Sanchez
This book is a powerful read, especially given these times of social, political and economic unrest in our world. Fueled deep wisdom, heartfelt stories and incredible tools, you'll reconnect with your four sacred powers so you can live with greater harmony, peace, and fulfillment.
Book 5 | Choosing Happiness: Keys to a Joyful Life by Alexandra Stoddard
An inspirational read filled with dozens of ideas to fuel more happiness, energize life, and find extraordinary in every day's ordinary moments.
Book 6 | The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
Based on actual events between Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla, it's an entertaining tale of the battle to electrify America spun from the perspective of Westinghouse’s young lawyer.
Book 7 | The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam
You've heard a picture is worth a 1000 words. This book reveals a set of powerful visual tools to help share complex ideas and clarify any problem quickly and simply.
Book 8 | Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose
by Tony Hsieh
An entertaining and insightful read about how focusing on prioritizing employee happiness and a positive corporate culture fuels success by igniting increased employee engagement and productivity!
Book 9 | The High Five Habit by Mel Robbins
Giving high fives is fun, yet how often do you give one to yourself? This book is filled with incredible advice, tips and strategies how to give yourself the same kind of love and encouragement you give others. Imagine the power in quieting your self-doubts and turning up the volume on your internal cheerleader!
Book 10 | Endurance by Alfred Lansing
An adventurous, harrowing tale of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition which would become one of the most astonishing survival stories of all time. Spending months drifting on icy packs, navigating 1000+ miles of ocean in open boats, and trekking mountainous glaciers. To the men of this voyage, “Endurance” became more than just the ship’s name, it became the necessary determination, grit and absolute will to live!
Book 11 | Making Your Voice Heard by Connson Chou Locke
A fresh perspective on stepping into your power, owning your space, and boosting your influence with ease. This practical guide shares how to find your voice, enhance your presence, and strategies to overcome ways we are prone to miscommunicate.
Book 12 | The Camel Club by David Baldacci
The first book in a series about an eccentric, ragtag group of characters, partnered up with an ex-Secret Service agent questioning government actions and chasing wild conspiracy theories. In this page-turning thriller, the “Club” witnesses a murder and finds themselves caught in a high-stakes game of danger and intrigue as they race to uncover the truth in a chilling plot threatening the security of the nation.
Book 13 | Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
A beautiful book filled with inspirational messages, gentle lessons, and daily reflections to help find more balance, fuel you soul, and reconnect with what makes you truly happy.
Book 14 | The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard
Fueled with nine declarations to reclaim your personal power, it’s a guide for creating more time, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual freedom. By exploring the motives behind our liberty of choice, Burchard reveals how to take back control of your life by winning battles with your self-doubt, fears, and distractions.
Book 15 | The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
by Kory Kogan and Adam Merrill
Written by two FranklinCovey leaders, I love that this book extends beyond principles of effective time management to also capture strategies to focus your attention and manage your energy. In it, you’ll find a simple framework for how to make high-impact choices to tackle today’s overwhelming pressures to take your “ordinary” to “extraordinary,” to achieve what matters most.
Book 16 | Self-Intelligence by Jane Ransom
Fueled with cutting-edge brain science research, and incredible storytelling, this highly engaging read reveals a proven science-based approach for reaching your true potential. Each chapter is filled with intriguing real-life examples, enjoyable wit, and playful quizzes on how to strategically rewire your brain to overcome resistance and sustain high performance.
Book 17 | Irish Curses, Blessings, and Toasts by Nicholas Nigro
The Irish spirit is known for its merriment and fun energy! Enjoy this entertaining little book of wit, wisdom, and whimsy in the spirit of today’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
Book 18 | Bossypants by Tina Fey
From growing up a vicious nerd with a reoccurring stress dream, to balancing motherhood with being a businesswoman, it’s an enjoyable collection of autobiographical essays from one of my favorite SNL women. I recommend snagging the self-narrated audio version, which is even more entertaining!
Book 19 | The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
An inspiring guide for living authentically and freeing yourself from false expectations about how life should look. With honest, heartfelt storytelling, the pages reveal ten guideposts for energizing your perfectly imperfect life, embracing its beauty, and living more whole-heartedly.
Book 20 | The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Plug into the five love languages if you’re seeking increased connection and harmony in your relationships. Powerfully shift how you communicate by learning to share love in the ways others want to receive it. Based on similar foundations in this original book, The Five Languages for Appreciation for the Workplace is an incredible tool for transforming corporate communication.
Book 21 | The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey
Building on the foundation of the famed 7 Habits, this less known, equally powerful 8th habit is focused on going beyond personal effectiveness to organizational leadership. It reveals principles for how to inspire, empower and build trust with others to both make a difference and fuel a legacy of greatness.
Book 22 | Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
One of my go-to, feel-good reads of all time, as it reminds me of my relationship with my grandfather. This inspirational, heartfelt read is written as the author’s last class with his favorite professor, in the aging man’s last few months battling a terminal illness. Following a series of Tuesday conversations, it’s filled with wisdom, sage advice, and a “curriculum” for living life to the fullest.
Book 23 | Code Name Hélène by Arial Lawhon
Based on the true story of one of the most elusive spies and decorated servicewomen of World War II, Nancy Wake. Told through interweaving timelines across her four code names used to evade capture, this thrilling tale follows her smuggling people and documents across borders and the exploits that led her to become one of the most powerful leaders in the French Resistance. Her autobiography The White Mouse is also a fascinating read!
Book 24 | Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
When I learned about this book, the “enginerd” knew I would love reading about how to become the architect of your own joy and thrive by powering both your mind and body at their optimal capacity. This Yogi’s guide shares how to make transformational shifts in harnessing your own inner energy to energize a life you love!
Book 25 | Jump: Dare to Do What Scares You in Life and Business by Kim Perell
Too often we live in our comfort zones afraid to take risks, yet what if? This energizing read reveals a simple, success formula for finding the inspiration, powering up the courage, and taking the life-changing leaps to fuel the future you've been dreaming of! Isn't it time? Go ahead and JUMP!
Book 26 | Aspire: Discovering Your Purpose Through the Power of Words
by Kevin Hall
This energizing book guides you on an incredible journey of self-discovery through eleven powerful words. By diving into their deeper meaning and origins, each engaging chapter reveals incredible lessons for living with greater fulfillment, passion, and purpose through the impactful reflection of each word.
Book 27 | Loving What Is by Byron Katie
A powerful book about finding peace by accepting and embracing life’s circumstances. Sharing vivid real-world examples, the author walks us step-by-step through her transformational approach known as The Work. With four simple questions, it reveals how we can let go of struggles by examining them in a new light.
Book 28 | The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Les Hewitt
In this book, you’ll find a blueprint that multimillionaires across the globe use to create a guilt-free balance between life and business. You’ll learn how to leverage ten proven strategies for clearing distractions, energizing action, and unplugging bad habits, so you can energize the laser focus needed to fuel greater success. (To energize more powerful habits will change how your life and supercharge results, read The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.)
Book 29 | The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
Known for using engaging fables to demonstrate practical and powerful frameworks to enhance company culture, this is one of my Patrick Lencioni favorites. It follows the story of a struggling leader desperate to save his family’s revered construction company by energizing teamwork more positively. It will plug you into the necessary virtues of an ideal team player and provide you with actionable tools for how to identify, hire and develop them within your own organization.
Book 30 | Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
Filled with energizing advice, life lessons, and motivating personal stories, this book is a collection of interviews with over 100 eclectic experts. Flipping through the pages, this diverse positive vibe tribe includes mentors like Aisha Taylor, Bear Grylls, Jimmy Fallon, Maria Sharapova, Richa Chada, and Tim McGraw. From athletes and actors to business executives and poker players, you’ll find quotes they ponder, failures that set them up for success, and purchases they’ve made of $100 that positively impact their life!
Book 31 | Ignite Your Leadership by 11 International Thought Leaders
An inspiring compilation of proven leadership tools to energize teams, fuel momentum and accelerate results, including my chapter on “Powering Personal Energy!” Divided into three sections--Leading Yourself, Leading Others, and Leading Organizations—you’ll tap into the power of your story, conscious leadership, intentional possibility, heart-centered employee engagement, and how to outfox subconscious saboteurs.
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