Monday, May 23, 2022

16 Inspirational Books That May Change Your Perspective Towards Life


There are times in life when we feel defeated to the point when giving up is the only option. Motivation does not appear out of nowhere; rather, it must seek for a source, which could be a person, an object, or something else entirely. As a female entrepreneur, I see reading motivational books as a method to escape the down and out world, as these books can assist me in getting back on my feet.

Books can teach us about things we’ve never heard of before, as well as teach us a valuable lesson. In today’s world, many authors are publishing motivational books to motivate others, and I’ve compiled a list of my favorite motivational books on Amazon. Reading books can provide us with information and open our thoughts, especially if we are doubtful about what to do. 

1. It's All About Perspective: Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life, by Katy L. McVeigh

The book is about how to change your perspective to change your life. It is a great read for anyone looking to change their life, as it provides plenty of useful information and advice. After reading this book, I was obsessed with making some changes in my own life to improve my happiness and wellbeing. The book helped me see that I had been viewing life through a lens limiting my growth, and it taught me how to change my perspective to see things in a new way. This has had a huge impact on my life, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a change. – Lindsey Hyland

2. You Don't Need to Be a Bitch to Be a Boss, by Mindie Barnett
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Mindie’s book is one of my favorite motivational book authors and speaker that I have read so far. Specifically, as a business leader who leans on empathy and she also is an expert in understanding how to create allegiant teams. Mindie is able to elaborate further on how to be helpful for finding success in your professional life and even applied in your personal life for leaders and workers. – Alexis Mankow

3. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements made me realize that I was never the problem. The problems were: 1.)  the direct and implicit bias that people held, 2.) that people felt empowered and unafraid to behave inappropriately, and 3.) that I didn’t have the tools to not internalize what I experienced and let it diminish my confidence and self-worth. This book is a great resource for any underestimated female entrepreneur to develop tools to maintain confidence in her own abilities and manage frustrations that come from negative racist or misogynist experiences with others, especially negative experiences with people in influential positions such as investors and potential clients/customers. – Adriana Herrera

4. The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne 

The Secret, immediately changed my life as I turned each page. I began to implement the wisdom I learned in every aspect of my life. As a mother, entrepreneur, co-parent, girlfriend, sister, friend, and aunt; I wear many hats and have been able to overcome obstacles, achieving success that I never thought possible. The biggest test was using it to transform my relationship with my co-parent, today we are friends and successful co-parents to our 3 teen daughters. In a world where hate, disease, and war have taken a front-row seat, The Secret, should be on every single nightstand, so all of us, young and old, can learn that we have the power within us to attract joy and success in our relationships and work. As a former teacher, I love how accessible this book is for everyone, including younger children with learning disabilities. We all can use the Law of Attraction and our imaginations to get what we desire. – Tanya Trevett

5. Dare to Lead, by Brene Brown
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This book that’s changed my perspective as an entrepreneur and business leader. I have read it twice and the second time, I really dug in and highlighted key points. I love that she has practical “words to say” to have more meaningful conversations with your team. Brené writes, “A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.” and that resonates with me. As a salon owner, my mission is to build confidence in others, whether that’s building confidence in clients through hair transformations or building confidence in my stylists through new techniques and goal setting. Developing the potential of my team is a privilege and a responsibility. – Martha Lynn Kale

6. Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong by Jessica Bacal

This book tackles the inspirational realizations of women. It also discusses their setbacks and failures and how they tried to fight again and stand up on their feet. They described how they came from the slumps up to how they achieved their success today. This book is definitely helpful for women entrepreneurs who are struggling to get back and achieve their goals. I would like to advise everyone to read this book and enjoy learning from other people’s experiences.

7. Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
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This book will help the reader to know how to be successful in the sanest and non-stressful way. As we all know, working gives a lot of stress to a person. Dealing with issues and challenges daily can have an impact on how they perform their job. This book can be a big aid for entrepreneurs to handle such situations in the most effective method. It teaches how not to be burned out while working and enjoy your job while achieving success. This book not only concerns how to become a successful entrepreneur but also how to have a healthy lifestyle while working.

8. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

This book is a great buy since it teaches people how to transform their notions of development and success. It teaches how to overcome a person’s bad habits and how to stay motivated. It also trains how to get back on track after a setback. It is really easy to understand and provides practical advice.

9. Rule Your Day: 6 Keys to Maximizing Your Success and Accelerating Your Dreams by Joel Osteen

When it comes to motivation, negativity is the foundation of the problem, and this book will teach us how to shield our minds and hearts against hate. It offers guidance on the most important aspects of obtaining success. Its constant wisdom and optimism will undoubtedly alter your outlook on life. – April Maccario

10. 10% Happier by Dan Harris

This book is based on the authors’ life journey that shows how possible changes are. The current situation of life is not the endpoint for every person. Changes and overcoming problems are the usual courses of life and that is what we should aim for. This book changed my perspective towards the challenges in life and taught me to look at it as a means to a better future. This indeed is a worthy read. – Sharon Winton

11. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Reading Ikigai was very refreshing as it offered me a different way to look at and process things in life. This book showed me the value of a life with purpose and helped me define my own. Whether it is as simple as finding a job or as grand as helping a large community, having your own purpose helps you become more resilient. This book also helped me reflect on the blessings I have and made me realize how grateful I am for my life. It also taught me that it’s okay to slow down at times so you can enjoy the moment and live in the present. – Sherry Morgan

12. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success, by John C. Maxwell

This book is a classic when it comes to breaking down the role of mistakes, losing, and failure into success. Its main message is that what separates the high-achievers from the flock is that instead of viewing failures as setbacks, they look at them as stepping stones for the next step of their journey. And they move forward despite those mistakes! As a serial entrepreneur, this concept speaks deeply to me. I lead a team of self-taught programmers and entrepreneurs. Every niche we get into is new to us, and mistakes are always waiting to happen on every corner. Inspired by this book, I always strive to look at my failures as opportunities to learn and move forward in my journey. – Isla Zyair

13. The Other Side of Life: Gain a Positive Perspective and See Life More Clearly, by Michael Unks

Reading The Other Side of Life: Gain a Positive Perspective and See Life More Clearly by Michael Unks was like a breath of fresh air. It’s a book that focuses on helping you gain a positive perspective on life and see it more clearly. As a woman entrepreneur, I found this extremely valuable because it’s so easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day business of running a company. This book helped me remember why I started my business in the first place and it gave me some great tips on how to stay positive when things get tough. If you’re looking for a book that will help you see life from a more positive perspective, I highly recommend The Other Side of Life. – Victoria Taylor

14. The Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand 

This book changed my perspective of life and people. It made me look back at all that I thought I had learned over the past 18 years. It is a beautifully written masterpiece which I would recommend to readers of all age groups. TheFountainhead is a core contributor to her thoughts and philosophy of objectivism. The story preaches her philosophy via the struggles of an innovative and passionate architect, Howard Roark, who strives to achieve success through his own terms. We go through his trials and tribulations – Love, Lust, Power, Greed and how he overcomes it as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. – Laura Jimenez

15. Shark tales: How I turned $1000 Into a Billion Dollar Business by Barbara Corcoran

This book tells the story of a woman who was one of ten children who grew up in New Jersey. She shows how she became a businesswoman through childhood lessons learned from her parents. The storytelling technique is brilliant as it is engaging and relatable. After reading this book, you will eventually feel motivated because it can give you the feeling that you can do anything. – Jaya Aiyar

16. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson

This book is all about helping you figure out what those things are for you and how to prioritize them. In a society where women are constantly tasked with trying to please others, this book really helps open your eyes to how you deserve to treat yourself and make yourself a priority. Saying “no” is something that I’ve really struggled within my life, but this book has given me a new perspective of my own self-worth and importance. Saying “no” to someone doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re letting others down, rather it’s a means to put yourself first. It’s really hard to give to others when you haven’t given enough to yourself so this book has been a difference-maker for me and the way I see my life. Despite the vulgar nature of this book’s title, the message is still rather lighthearted. It preaches self-importance but also does so in a humble manner that still acknowledges empathy for others by suggesting that everyone should try and do the same for themselves. – Michael Campbell

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