In accordance with this month’s theme, I got the brilliant idea of letting some of my fellow blogging gals share their view on how they have established fantastic confidence, and how you can get that too. Here the amazing Kasey Taube from KaseStyles.com shares her favorite books to achieve a killer confidence.
I think all women have struggled or are struggling with building their confidence. It comes and goes for me when I am at my best and I am doing what I love to be doing I feel more confident.
When I focus on myself instead of comparing myself to those around me I feel more confident. So often when we aren’t feeling confident we focus on our outer appearance, but I think it is best to start from within.
These books have helped me explore who I am and who I want to be, and have helped me feel more confident. I’m sure it will do the same for you.
1. ‘On Becoming Fearless… In Love, Work, and Life’ by Arianna Huffington
If I could only recommend one book, this would be it.
Once I read this book I bought it for every woman I knew. Arianna tries to tackle fear and what most women are afraid of: ‘How attractive am I?’, ‘Do people like me?’, ‘Do I speak up?’
She uses antidotes from her own life and from the lives of other extraordinary women. To become fearless, she outlines that it starts from the inside out.
You need to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin to conquer fear and get what we want in love and in life.
2. ‘What I Know Now – Letters To A Younger Self’ by Ellyn Spragins
We are all trying to pave our own way and figure out who we are and what we want. So many times I wonder what advice successful women would give me if I could sit them down and chat over a cup of coffee.
This book feels like you are doing just that.
Each woman has written a letter to their younger self-giving great advice about what they have learned along the way.
This book is filled with great advice and insights, so while we are finding our own way, it doesn’t hurt to seek out advice from those before us who have already found their way.
Here are some of my favorite quotes, that if you are like me, you will be able to relate to:
“Enjoy the moment, not just the end result.”- Le Ann Womack
“Please yourself first, everything else follows.”- Macy Gray
“Work should not be work.” –Mary Matalin
3. ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ by Cheryl Strayed
This is one of my favorites. The advice Sugar (Cheryl Strayed) gives is thoughtful and genuine. She has quite the mouth so if you don’t like swear words beware!
However, her life experiences make her a perfect advice columnist. She answers her readers carefully and lovingly.
People may not believe you when you say a book have changed their lives, but this book made me hold myself accountable for my thoughts and actions. It made me have a whole new outlook on life, and I couldn’t be more grateful to my friend Leah for suggesting it to me.
Now when we have a tough situation we ask ourselves, “What would Cheryl do?”
We are all on our journey to build our confidence, and these are just a few books to help you along the way! I would love to hear about what you think of them.
Thanks to Juliana for asking me to write this post!
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