“Don’t just try to pass your classes; try to ace them. Don’t just aim to pay your bills; save to travel. I don’t want you to write a script just to see a movie get made; I want you to win an Oscar. That’s the difference between settling like a survivor and conquering like a Bawse.
Books have been our friend from a very, very long time, before the social media havoc happened, before all the likes and shares. I seriously admire the fact that just by flipping a few pages, we could enter a totally different world, sometimes an imaginative one and sometimes a very relate-able one.
Self-help books can be cheesy but they definitely help in changing the perspective and making us feel that, we are not alone in dealing with this thing called life.
Here are some non-cheesy but kick-ass books that can help you ace your life.
1. How to be a Bawse By Lilly Singh
The YouTube star Lilly Singh has created constant fun content for years and clearly made us all laugh. And then she came up with a step by step guide to become a bawse. Reading about her life and hustles can surely help you understand that there are no shortcuts in life. This book is the best way to go behind the scenes of her goofy videos and see the actual Lilly who gets hurts, has goals, and how she conquers life one step at a time.
“A Bawse knows that if you want to be taken seriously, you need to show people who you are, and then keep showing them.”
2. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Every day we are constantly surrounded by insecurities and self- doubt. In this best selling book, Rachel Hollis begins each chapter with a specific lie that she once believed and that left her feeling unworthy or ready to give up. She brilliantly breaks them down one at a time. A perfect combination of humor combined with wisdom.
Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be.
3. You Are a Badass
I think we all need a reminder once in a while that whatever life is throwing at us, we can deal with it. This #1 New York Times Bestseller is definitely refreshing and entertaining. And if you are someone who wants to make changes in your life without reading the cheesy books, well, girl you need to grab this one.
“There is always room for BAD-ASSNES in the world.”
4. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*uck
Well, this is definitely not your typical self-help book. It’s not about being in La-La land or how everything will fall into place if you will just think positive. You know what I mean? If you don’t mind a bit of cussing than pick this book up for some twisted self-help therapy.
The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.
5. The Power of Habit
You know we are what we repeatedly do every day of our lives. Our habits have the power for us to change how we achieve our goals and understand life. This book uses research and examples of successful companies, how they transformed their businesses by changing certain habits.
To modify a habit, you must decide to change it. You must consciously accept the hard work of identifying the cues and rewards that drive that habit’s routine and find alternatives. You must know you have control, and be self-conscious enough to use it.
Girl, it’s time to unwind on your couch with some latte, one of these books and dose of inspiration.