This list will be updated regularly with our recommendations – please remember, we won’t recommend a book that we don’t believe in, or that hasn’t helped us in some way.
First on our list is the $1000 Project by Canna Campbell (recommended by Gill)
Canna Campbell is a financial wiz in our opinion! Stylish, sassy, incredibly motivating – she began the $1000 dollar project to build her own portfolio that would give her passive income, shared it on social media, and it eventually led to her writing this book. You can find Canna on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube – details here.
Think & Grow Rich (recommended by Nikki & Gill)
The authority on using the power of your mind to change your financial life – there’s a reason it’s been around for a very long time! Yes, it’s an old-fashioned read, but try not to let that put you off, because the message applies just as much today as it always has.
Your Money Or Your Life (recommended by Gill)
This book changed my relationship with money and it could do the same for you.
One of the things that really struck a chord with me, a former shopaholic, was this: when you purchase something, you are exchanging a certain number of hours of your life for it, so you should question whether or not the item is worth it. For example, if you earn £10/hour and you buy something that costs £90, it’s effectively costing you 9 hours of your life. When you think of buying like this, it really does make you think about whether you really want the item and if it’s worth what it’s actually costing you in real terms.
A life changer of a book, for sure!
The Secret (recommended by Nikki & Gill)
This book is about the Law of Attraction, incorporating self help and learning to think positive (although it goes a lot deeper than that). We both found it really changed our attitude with regards to obstacles we faced in our lives, and it motivated us in different areas; if you put the practice in, it really works (especially manifesting parking spaces! lol). Give it a try, you have nothing to lose.
The Simple Living Guide (recommended by Gill)
The Simple Living Guide, written by Janet Luhrs and first published in 1997, was my first encounter with ‘minimalism’ (or rather, living more simply), in the late nineties. It quite literally changed my life, so much so that I set up my own decluttering and organising company in 2003!
I started decluttering my own home, removing items that I no longer loved, and began living more deliberately, which is the what the book is all about, and I’ve been on my own personal minimalism journey ever since.
Many people believe minimalism means getting rid of everything you own and living with bare rooms and no belongings, austerity if you like. This simply isn’t the case. It’s about surrounding yourself purely with things that you love, appreciate, and use, as The Simple Living Guide will explain. If that means a wall full of photographs or your childrens’ artwork, that’s absolutely fine. As long as you love it and appreciate it, then it deserves its place.
As the famous textile designer William Morris (who definitely couldn’t be considered a minimalist) said: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” Amen to that.
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