Books We Recommend: Personal Growth, Business, Success & More

We are both avid readers of self-development books so we love to share them. Books we recommend cover subjects such as personal growth, business success and more – and just life in general.

We won’t recommend a book that we don’t believe in, or that hasn’t helped us in some way, although we will occasionally share those that friends have recommended to us.

For a more detailed list, check out our Amazon recommended reading page.

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

This may have been published over a decade ago, but it’s still very relevant today. Jack Canfield is one of the top names in self-development, publishing over 50 books in this field. An excellent, easy to follow book, that breaks things down into manageable steps so you never feel overwhelmed. Definitely recommended.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The principle of this book is simple: you can transform your life through the hundreds of small choices and decisions you make on a daily basis. There’s a reason this became a million-seller, and that’s because it breaks down what you need to do into bite-size tasks. This is an especially useful book if you’re someone who finds big goals overwhelming, or you find planning and organising things difficult. Highly recommended.

The 30-Day Productivity Plan by Damon Zahariades

If you’re sick of procrastinating, losing your focus, and never finishing anything, this book could help you. It’s a step-by-step guide to breaking the bad habits that are holding you back from succeeding. It’ll also teach you how to make To-Do lists that actually work for you and don’t overwhelm you. And it’s not just for business/career success – you can apply the principles to any areas of your life.

The $1000 Project by Canna Campbell

Canna Campbell is a financial wiz in our opinion! Stylish, sassy and incredibly motivating! She began the $1000 dollar project to build a portfolio that would give her passive income and shared it on social media. Eventually it led to her writing this book. You can find Canna on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube (all of her social links are on her YT channel).

Think & Grow Rich

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

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. Therefore 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 certainly makes you think about whether you really want the item. Moreover, it makes you examine if it’s worth what it’s actually costing you in real terms. A life changer of a book, for sure!

The Secret

This most famous book about the Law of Attraction, incorporating self help techniques and learning to think positively (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. Additionally it motivated us in several different areas, both personal and professional. If you put the practice in, it really works (especially manifesting parking spaces!). Why not give it a try? You have nothing to lose.

The Simple Living Guide

Written by Janet Luhrs and first published in 1997, this 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 2004. I can’t recommend this book enough. Read more about the book here.

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