Books to Inspire

by naomiw

Below are books I have read which have helped me along my journey. Each book has given me something that I can use in my personal or professional life and I wanted to share this wisdom with others.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”

I first read this book, during the start of what was to be my 3 year stint living overseas. At the time of reading, I didn’t really know what an Alchemist was or how this book came to be a desire of mine to read. Never-the-less it is one of the most prominent books that I still remember reading to this day. In the past few years, I picked it up and once again filled my mind with the wisdom that this book brings. The book is a reminder of the importance of following our dreams and I can’t recommend it enough!

The story begins with Santiago, a young shepherds boy, who has a recurring dream about a child who tells him about a hidden treasure located within the Egyptian Pyramids. After being told this could be a prophecy Santiago then starts off on a personal journey with a quest for riches which leads him to a life that is far more rich and satisfying then he ever could imagine possible. His journey teaches us the wisdom behind listening to our hearts, taking risks, paying attention to signs and omens, recognising opportunities and most of all following our dreams.


How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

“If you get clear on the what, the how will be taken care of”

This book is the type of book, I pick up every so often when I need to get clear on my goals and direction.

Jack Canfield is the co-creator of the well-known books; Chicken Soup for the Soul. He built an $80 million business from next to nothing and now shares his expertise on how to create a successfull business and a fulfilling life. The book is broken up into 6 chapters:

  • Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Success
  • Chapter 2: Transform Yourself for Success
  • Chapter 3: Build Your Success Team
  • Chapter 4: Create Successful Relationships
  • Chapter 5: Success and Money
  • Chapter 6: Success in the Digital Age

Jack Canfield’s powerful insights will help you navigate through life, equip with the tools to achieve greater success in your relationships, business and life.


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