3 Books to Get Your New Year's Resolutions Started Off Right. Read it on www.itsalamb.com #Books #NewYear #NewYearsResolutions #RachelHollis # Inspiration #AlizaLicht #AlexandraReinwath #SelfHelp



Happy New Year everyone! Like most people when the new year begins I start setting or reevaluating my goals for the upcoming year and beyond. Sometimes that means creating a vision board or watching an inspirational Ted Talk. But sometimes, I need something more motivating in order to stick to my resolutions. I need a good book (or three). If you do too, here are 3 books to help you get the new year started off on a good foot.

For the New Year's Resolution Keeper: Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis is the perfect book to kick off the new year. Whip yourself into shape and follow your dreams no matter how big or small or simple or complex them may be.

It's great because she says a lot of things that you probably hear all the time, but don't really listen too. But she makes you listen to them and see how these simple bits of knowledge can turn your life around. She's like your personal hype-man. Like all the motivational quotes and advice you've heard mixed into one, found in one great book.

But beyond the powerful positive pep, the book has a lot of practical, actionable (well explained) steps to get you focused on being the best you that you can be and achieving your dreams in a nick of time. Girl, Stop Apologizing hands you the tools to build up your confidence and the foundations of your success to take control of your destiny.

I kept reading it before bed and I didn't want to put it down. I wanted to break out my notebook and my laptop and get to planning. Ultimately, sleep won over but I would wake up energized to seize the day. This book is like having your own pep-talk coach. Except instead of an intense speech to motivate you before a game, it teaches you all about developing an internal motivational monologue that will get you through whatever life throws at you.


Favourite quote
"You can start again over and over and over until the feeling of moving in the right direction is more natural to you than the feeling of giving up."
~ Rachel Hollis, Girl, Stop Apologizing

For the Aspiring Social Media Rockstar: Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media. by Aliza Licht

As we follow Aliza's Licht's journey from medical student to the owner of a viral Twitter account developed as the manager for the major fashion brand DKNY, we get to experience her rises and falls throughout her career that made her who she is today. This book reminded me that it is okay to dream another dream no matter how far behind you think you are. If you are willing to put in the research and the work then you'll make great strides towards your goal. While Aliza's dream was to enter the fashion industry Leave Your Mark has a lot of practical advice that can apply to any sector that you are pursuing. I actually read this book quite a while ago, but the tips and tricks found within it have been useful time and time again. This book is great for those (like me!) who are just starting off in their careers and need a bit of guidance to find their way by avoiding any mishaps and embracing and eventually thriving in your field of expertise.

Favourite quote
“Life isn’t a dress rehearsal; you have to go for it. But it takes hard work and dedication and you might not always get what you think you deserve. It doesn’t matter. Handle yourself with professionalism and remember that in business, your personal brand is your greatest asset. Mind your reputation and the rest will come.”
― Aliza Licht, Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media.


For the Recovering People-Pleaser: The Good Girl's Guide to Being a D*ck: The Art of Saying What You Want and Getting the Life You Deserve by Alexandra Reinwath

I know what you're thinking. Don't let the title fool you. This book will not turn you into a jerk, but someone who knows exactly what they want and does it (within reason of course). No excuses provided. If the first few books didn't get the message through, with such a title, this book is sure to make sure you get it once and for all. Last year's motto of 2019 according to my friend was assertiveness. Every time one of us had to make a hard decision or were just too indecisive period she would say "Assertive 2019!". And like The Little Engine That Could, it would become my internal battle cry (and my external one, as we would answer her with our own "Assertive 2019!" in an effort to strengthen our resolve and reaffirm whatever our final course of action was) to get me through the challenges I faced that year.

If you find yourself in need of developing your assertive backbone. Or being a bit too much of a people pleaser. Or saying yes when you really want to say no, or better yet feeling bad about it whenever you actually do say no. Then this is the book for you. Alexandra Reinwath provides both anecdotes and advice that's practical, wise, and at times even funny. That is perhaps the best part for me because she makes me realize how silly it is to worry about the things that I do worry about, and most importantly, that other people are going through the same trials and tribulations as me. Ultimately, it helped me to do fewer things I do not want to do and made room for me to do a lot of things that I actually enjoy.

Favourite quote*
"Olé!"
~ Alexandra Reinwath, The Good Girl's Guide to Being a D*ck: The Art of Saying What You Want and Getting the Life You Deserve by Alexandra Reinwath

3 Books to Get Your New Year's Resolutions Started Off Right. Read it on www.itsalamb.com #Books #NewYear #NewYearsResolutions #RachelHollis # Inspiration #AlizaLicht #AlexandraReinwath #SelfHelp
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*You'll totally understand this one once you read the book. Trust me.