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The Best Books for Personal & Professional Growth

By NOW Marketing Group

I recently posed the question on Facebook, “What is one book that has changed your life?” The response I received was overwhelming. Apparently there are a multitude of books that are life changers!

To me, reading is essential to growth professionally, personally and spiritually. Books stay a part of who you are and allow us to have access to the most brilliant and influential people of all time!

My goal last year was to read one book a month and this year I plan to double it for the sheer fact that I believe that when you invest time in continuing education you continue to up-level to your next best.

For your reading and up-leveling pleasure, I have compiled a list of titles from the responses my super-smartie friends sent in. What book would you add to this list?

#12Books12Months


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - https://amzn.to/38e3QNu @JessikaPhillips Click to Tweet

The E Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber - https://amzn.to/3akq4iH

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle - https://amzn.to/2TmIWHU

Start With Why by Simon Sinek - https://bit.ly/30sRPRQ

Stories That Stick by Kindra Hall - https://amzn.to/30nb3Io

Dare To Lead by Brené Brown - https://bit.ly/30lBSNa

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer - https://amzn.to/36UL5yk

Write. Publish. Repeat. By Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant - https://amzn.to/2tjxH8k

The Bible

Mindset by Carol Dweck - https://amzn.to/370tjtu

The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly - https://amzn.to/3878flk

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz - https://amzn.to/3a9BRAh

Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin - https://amzn.to/38a4wmY

Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao - https://amzn.to/2QX1rRw

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas - https://amzn.to/2NuTS2q

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates - https://amzn.to/373dGBS

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - https://amzn.to/2QW4PMv

The Power of Moments by Chip Heath & Dan Heath - https://amzn.to/381I0ga

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson - https://amzn.to/3a966rj

Procrastination on Purpose by Rory Vaden - https://amzn.to/3a6fjQW

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - https://amzn.to/3aheBAG

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop - https://amzn.to/38hf8R0 @JessikaPhillips Click to Tweet

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks - https://amzn.to/2tmzNUX

I Reality and Subjectivity by Dr. David Hawkins - https://amzn.to/36SdGo1

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - https://amzn.to/2sxjzrW

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson - https://amzn.to/2FP2cG5

The Go-Giver by Dave Ramsey - https://bit.ly/2FRH5mj

The Explorer’s Mindset: Unlock Health, Happiness and Success the Fun Way by Francis Shenstone - https://amzn.to/35VHnmL

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - https://amzn.to/2NoGTPN

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris - https://amzn.to/2u01frG

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero - https://amzn.to/35PrG0w

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins - https://amzn.to/2TtLunp

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers - https://amzn.to/2u5VaK8

Atomic Habits by James Clear - https://amzn.to/30mNOyh

Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio - https://amzn.to/2RnW2Cd

A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson - https://amzn.to/38c0lXI

Seat Of The Soul by Gary Zukav - https://amzn.to/2RqvG2u

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert - https://amzn.to/2QWFwtW

Evict the Bully in Your Head by Vicki Fitch - https://amzn.to/2uKBX10

Deep Work by Cal Newport - https://amzn.to/362c8Xu

Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself by Mike Michalowicz - https://amzn.to/2Rn44ef

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman - https://amzn.to/388dxgs

Magic Mala: A Story That Changes Lives by Bob Olson https://amzn.to/2RiCG13

The Celestine Prophecies: An Adventure by James Redfield - https://amzn.to/2uKDnIS

The Fourth Dimension by Dr. David Yonggi Cho - https://amzn.to/377BCUJ

Mach2 With Your Hair on Fire How to Master Self-Motivation & Stay on Fire for Life by Richard Bliss Brooke - https://amzn.to/36YAzWL

Fear is Not the Boss of You by Jennifer Allwood - https://amzn.to/2NtDiQe

Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud - https://amzn.to/362dtgY

The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews - https://amzn.to/2u1VfyN

The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff by Andy Andrews -  https://amzn.to/388V5En

Iditarod Leadership by Chris Fuller - https://amzn.to/35VLEGP

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson - https://amzn.to/35RbDiI

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis - https://amzn.to/2ToLZiC

Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis -https://amzn.to/2FUAnw4

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins - https://amzn.to/2NtE0gm

Breaking The Habit to be Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Dipenza - https://amzn.to/38abGHS

How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie - https://amzn.to/2G36lWI @JessikaPhillips Click to Tweet

Recovery: Freedom From Our Addictions by Russell Brand - https://amzn.to/2FSxWKn

Chasing the High: An Entrepreneur's Mindset Through Addiction, Lawsuits, and His Journey to the Edge by Michael Dash - https://amzn.to/2FP0Hrp

Happy by Fearne Cotton - https://amzn.to/38ac0q4

Prepared: What Kids Need For A Fulfilled Life by Diane Tavenner - https://amzn.to/2Rihoko

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings by Brené Brown - https://amzn.to/2TrGGip

Tools of the Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Farriss - https://amzn.to/3adDYDd


Here’s to reading as many of these in 2020 as we can and I hope you find one that inspires and changes your life for the better as well!

My Best,

Jessika Phillips

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