At Our Edit we are huge fans of books that encourage us to reflect and consider how we are living our lives, from mediation and mindfulness to cooking and craft, we believe that every book you read is an opportunity to expand your mind and learn something new.
So it’s no surprise that we enjoy a motivational read that offers insight or solutions to enhance and aid our busy lives. If you are indeed of some business inspiration or psychological support, check out our favourites.
If you have not heard of Joey Bradford and Persia Lawson then simply put you need to get acquainted. The duo makes up Addictive Daughter, best described as modern day life coaches very much geared up to helping and healing the high stress existence of our generation. Their first book, The Inner Fix, is a fascinating read sharing practices and tools to help reader get ‘addicted to the good stuff’. Fluff and babble free, this is a must read for all girls on the go.
In a world where we are bombarded by images of The Perfect Life, Bloom, by Canadian born lifestyle vlogger Estee Lalonde, sets out to help you enjoy and thrive in the life you are living, embracing your past and your flaws and moving forward anyway. An uplifting read and one that shows even the most perfect appearances can be deceptive.
This book was literally life changing for us. We read it on the beach during a much needed winter break to Antigua in November 2015 and have been recommending it ever since. Media power house Arianna Huffington’s selfhelp-come-business-tome details her third metric for a successful life, majoring on the need to take time out and enjoy life instead of beavering away and missing the good stuff. Sounds simple right? And yet so many of us fail to do it and Huffington aims to redress the balance.
A business auto biography with a difference. Founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, details her ascendancy from dumpster diver to fashion mogul. This honest account of how Amoruso grew her EBay business to a multi million-dollar corporation is as amusing as it is inspirational. The book is just one part of the Girlboss movement, and the ethos speaks of integrity and ingenuity and will leave you with the sense that anything is possible with enough hutzpah.
If you have ever felt you are being held back by your own thoughts then Mindset is for you. Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck examines how we can limit our potential simply by how we approach a set of circumstances, and how a simple change in mindset can unlock success. A real eye opener.
With such a pile of motivational non-fiction, all written by women, you have the perfect excuse to skip book club this month and swap chick lit for something that will really enhance your life.