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Set yourself up for 2018 with these 5 motivational books

by Josh Wakerman on Saturday 23 December 2017

 

It’s that time of year where suddenly we want to shake off the past year’s dust and move on.  It’s when we step back a little and refocus on what we want to achieve in the new year.

And, with a little more time on our hands, we can finally sit back and get to the reading we swore into last year’s resolutions.    

So, here are 5 motivational books that’ll stoke that inner-fire for 2018 and beyond.

The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
By Tom Brady
 
The title sounds a little unachievable, but after all - Tom Brady is a five-time Super Bowl champion so he clearly knows what's up.  The book has been described as the 'athlete's bible', with solid principles about training, nutrition, cognitive fitness - just an overall guide to killing it at life.  
 
But it's not just for athletes! Whether you train for a living, or you exercise just to stay healthy - you're bound to get heaps of gold out of this one. 

Make Your Bed
By William H. McRaven
 
You may have seen that viral video go around that features an inspiring speech about how you can change the world by making your bed - anyone?  That speech was given by the same guy who wrote this book, Admiral William H. McRaven.  
 
If you're looking for a quick read, and something a little different from the standard 'top ten motivational books of all time', then this is a great one.  McRaven recounts anecdotes from his experiences in military service, bringing solid wisdom about discipline, attitude and determination.   



Year of Yes
By Shonda Rhime 
 
From the woman who brought you a show you may have binge watched recently… 'How to get Away with Murder', as well as Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, the Year of Yes is a memoir of Shonda Rhime's year of saying 'yes' to the things that scared her.   

It sounds like a real-life Yes Man, but it’s so much more than that!  Something as simple as saying ‘yes’ led her to achieve countless things in one year.  Plus, she’s a very entertaining writer.    
 
5 Second Rule
By Mel Robbins

If you’re the kind of person who sets new goals every year, but can’t seem to stick to them – this one is for you. In this book, Robbins gives you tools to break the bad habit of procrastination, fear and self-doubt.   

She gets to the core of what’s stopping you from achieving what you want to in life, giving you the most simple, actionable tool to help you get moving – the 5 second rule.  

Anything You Want
By Derek Sivers

Calling all entrepreneurs, or aspiring entrepreneurs – this is a must read!  Anything You Want is a quick read (great for those of us who are time poor), yet packed full of some of the best advice for building a business.   

Sivers is refreshingly well-grounded, and he’s actually known as being an accidental entrepreneur – a musician who founded CD Baby before selling it for $22million.  It’s the perfect book if you’re looking for motivation and honest advice on entrepreneurship that just gets to the point.

So, are you ready to hit 2018 for six? Grab one of these books to get your engine started.


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