My Fave Books for 2016

Books, books, books. I LOVE books! And I especially love how they can have such a life-changing impact on our lives.

Here are 6 top recommendations of books I read last year, plus 5 of my all-time favorites:

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

If you’re ready to step into and truly live in your Zone of Genius, then get this book now. Hendricks lays out exactly what stops us from fully living our brilliance and what we can do about it. This book is such an easy, compelling read that the first time I read it, I finished it in just a few days. Now, I’m going through it a second time more methodically with my Mastermind partners. Five stars all around!

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

If you want permission to express yourself creatively and to stop holding back your art—whatever form that takes—this is definitely the book for you. I don’t consider myself an artist in the traditional sense—an artist of my life, yes!—but I found Gilbert’s inspiring words applicable to me as an entrepreneur. She makes it so easy to just keep expressing your voice and creativity and putting your stuff out there, warts and all!

The Presence Process by Michael Brown

Warning: this book is not for the faint of heart! But if you’re ready to do the deep emotional clearing work that’s required to cultivate present moment awareness, then buy this one. Brown will take you on a 10-week journey to accomplishing and maintaining genuine personal peace. It’s not easy, but it’s worth the lifetime benefits.

Busting Loose from the Money Game by Robert Scheinfeld

This book was pivotal for rewiring how I think of money, the triggers that come with money, and specific ways to reverse the intensity and take back my power with not only money, but in every situation where I give my power away. The insight that each one of us is the scriptwriter for everything that happens in our experience (and I mean, everything!) is priceless.

Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin

A great book if you want to start a new healthy habit, especially if it’s something you love to do, or break an old unhealthy habit. What I love about this book is that Rubin does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to habits. Instead, she draws on cutting-edge science, plus her fun and quirky personal observations, to make the case that change is possible for everyone, but you must know yourself first and discover what will suit your individual temperament.

Short Moments, Many Times by the Balanced View Team

It’s hard to explain this book, but it’s such a beautiful book of awakening that brings such relief and expansion to everyday moments in life. Here’s a quote that may help describe the book a bit better: “When something appears—whether it’s a thought, emotion, sensation or experience—rather than getting involved in the story about that experience, the choice is made to rely on open intelligence and to acknowledge open intelligence rather than getting involved in all the descriptions and ideas that have been used to describe everything.

And here are 5 of my all-time favorites that I find myself picking up over and over again:

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles

Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Wishes Fulfilled by Dr. Wayne Dyer

So tell me…

Is there a book here that speaks to you?

And what have been some of the pivotal or life-changing books for you lately?

I’d love to hear! Drop me a line, or post them in my blog comments below.

About Rebecca Massoud

Rebecca Massoud, founder of SHINE, is an award-winning business success coach and marketing mentor for soul-inspired women entrepreneurs. She believes it's time for you to move beyond what holds you back in marketing your business and bringing your unique message to the world, so that, individually, you can create an amazing income and amazing joy in your work, and, collectively, we can create an amazing impact.
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