A more recent read for me, this book is written by the fabulous Susie Pearl, who I am currently having coaching sessions with to help me with all areas of my personal life and work. The Art of Creativity was written specifically for creative people like you and me, and highlights seven key habits that help creatives in both their daily lives and working lives, and shows you how you can incorporate these into your own life to reach your goals, take risks and get rewards, and ultimately fulfil your dreams.
It’s so worth a read if you feel like you need a push in the right direction, or if you feel like you’re stuck in a bit of a rut. Susie is amazing, I highly recommend her books.
You can buy the Art of Creativity here.
S.U.M.O. is another great book to pick up if you’re feeling held back. It encourages you to reconsider your thought process on certain aspects of life and take charge, understanding that once you reevaluate and alter the way you think, you can reach your true potential, make the most of given opportunities, and find more enjoyment in life and work.
It’s all about being honest with yourself, something that a lot of people find hard, but something that can really help you make changes when taken into consideration. I recommend this book for everyone!
You can buy S.U.M.O. here.
This is a slightly different one, but really quite lovely. Counselling for Toads is a psychological spin off of The Wind in the Willows, and continues the story of Toad and his friends, but focusses on Toad’s feelings, outlook on life, and how he deals with these things. Different characters in the book take on the role of counsellor, helping Toad to understand his emotions, help himself, and grow as a person (or amphibian, I suppose I should say!).
This book is really great for anyone who gets on better with fiction, opposed to non-fiction, and likes the idea of a more light-hearted approach to what can be quite a serious and daunting subject.
You can buy Counselling for Toads here.
Like S.U.M.O, The Slight Edge is another book that encourages you to look at and change the way you think. This was a book that was recommended to me and I love it! It goes into how, just by doing little things everyday, you can build up to amazing successes, whether it’s diet, health, business. It’s a fantastic read, and a quick synopsis is available as an audio book which is worth getting if you’re stuck for time.
You can buy The Slight Edge here.
Image credits (from top to bottom): Susie Pearl, Browns Books, Amazon, Rakuten Kobo.