Thursday, December 28, 2017

8 Books to Help You Better Yourself in the New Year

Well, here we are. 2018 is upon us and our list of resolutions is overwhelming. Here are 8 books to help you accomplish those goals in the new year.

By Gretchen Rubin
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives

Habits are the invisible architecture of our lives. Rubin provides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand these habits--as well as change them for good. Infused with her compelling voice and funny stories, she illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that she uses herself and tests out on others.

By Adam Grant


The New York Times best-selling author of Give and Take examines how provocative thought leaders can champion originality in their organizations, drawing on illustrative studies and stories spanning a range of disciplines to explain how to recognize a good idea, speak up, build allies, choose a time to act and manage doubts

By William Burnett
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

By Shonda Rhimes
Year of Yes: How to Dance it out, Stand in the Sun and be Your Own Person

Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed?and the result was nothing short of transformative. InYear of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying Yes had on every aspect of her life?and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.

By William H. McRaven

Make Your Bed

Told with great humility and optimism, this timeless book provides simple wisdom, practical advice, and words of encouragement that will inspire readers to achieve more, even in life's darkest moments.

By Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

The path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert's books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.

By Jen Sincero

You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Offers a blunt and irreverent guide to achieving the money, relationships, career, and happiness that one desires through recognizing and doing away with self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors.

By Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking

With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life -- and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You'll learn how to:

- Expect the best and get it
- Believe in yourself and in everything you do
- Develop the power to reach your goals
- Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life
 -Improve your personal and professional relationships

Happy Reading!
-Lompoc Library Staff

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