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About a year ago, I decided to devote 30 minutes of my day to reading personal development books, after being inspired by some of the world’s top entrepreneurs. Keep reading to find out some of the best personal development books for women that I’ve read.
A while ago, I read an article on the reading habits of ultra-successful people. The article found that top business leaders and entrepreneurs make reading a major part of their lifestyle.
An example of someone who takes this to the extreme is Warren Buffet, who reportedly devotes 80% of his day to reading. Let’s be honest, most of us don’t have the luxury of devoting 80% of our time to reading (and would you really want to?) but devoting at least some of your day to reading personal development books is a wise decision.
This is such an excellent way to enrich yourself in less time, because let’s be honest, unless you’re some insanely fast speed reader, it’s gonna take you awhile to get through all of these awesome personal development books.
Get two free book summaries here (hint, the free summaries are actually from two books on this list!)
Personal Development Books vs Books That Entertain
While it might be fun to occasionally escape reality with a fiction book, the majority of successful entrepreneurs focus their reading on personal development books or books that educate, as opposed to entertain.
Successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, was told by his mentor Earl Shoaff:'If you want to be wealthy and happy, learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job.' Click To Tweet
Personal development is one of the keys to success in all aspects of life, and as such, I’ve made it a point to devote at least 30 minutes a day to reading from my library of great self-development books (this equals 2.08% of the day devoted to reading some of the best personal growth books I can find. Substantially less than Warren Buffet’s 80%, but something that I feel is more achievable at this point… I’m sure you can aside 2% of your day to read, right? )
I started this habit of devoting 2% of my day to reading personal development books about a year ago now, and it’s now become a regular part of my daily routine. If you’re interested committing yourself to reading, I’ve compiled a list of what I believe are some of the best books to read on personal development.
If you’re short on time, click here to be taken to Amazon where I’ve compiled all 20 books together for easy (and cheap) purchasing.
20 Best Personal Development Books for Women
Think and Grow Rich is one of the best personal development books of all time, so it’s only fitting that it’s first on this list. While the title and cover of the book suggest that it’s solely about acquiring monetary riches, the teachings found in Think and Grow Rich can be applied to all aspects of life. *This is one of the book summaries you can get for free from Readingraphics!
You might be familiar with Elizabeth Gilbert from her bestseller, “Eat, Pray, Love.” If you’re a creative of any kind, then you’ll love Big Magic. Fear is usually one of the biggest factors that holds us back from achieving greatness, and in Big Magic, Elizabeth helps you break down those barriers.
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