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33 Kick Ass Motivational Books For Women You Must Read

Inspirational Motivational Books For Women

Here is a list of incredible motivational books for women that are bound to unleash the superwoman in you! 

Tired of settling for less? Do you have that inner voice telling you that you can be more but you just have not got the guts to go for it? Well these motivational books for women are just the kit you need to get up and soar. So here goes, buckle up ladies!

You Are A BadAss

This book is for the woman who wants to have that fearless lion attitude to life. There is no room for holding yourself back? Say goodbye to that little voice of doubt that is stopping you from going for it. Awaken to the confident and awesome you. The author,  Jen Sincero will not molly cuddle you in this book but will be the cheerleading voice you need to unlock your full potential. Here is a quote from the book to give you a sneak peek, “What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.” SHOP BADASS BOOKS

WHEN WOMEN PRAY

We are living at a time where women have more opportunities than ever before. Women, this is time to embrace your power, to be proactive and to rise up. In this book, it becomes apparent why Bishop T. D. Jakes is New York #1 best selling author.

When Women Pray draws us into the stories of 10 biblical women whose determination and commitment to prayer changed the course of history. The book offers great source of inspiration to all of you mothers, sisters and daughters out there.

When tough times hit, when there are obstacles in your way, remember these women of the bible who did it, so can you!

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EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE

Negativity is not a healthy trait. It saps our energy levels and it trashes confidence, enthusiasm, self belief and all the good attributes needed to make progress.

Bobby Darnell says,

“Negativity is cannibalistic. The more you feed it, the bigger and stronger it grows.”

Joel Osteen book is written specifically to teach us how to become masters of our lives and banish negativity. Osteen is an American pastor and televangelist so the book is written with a strong Christian perspective.

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Good Vibes, Good Life

Written by the relatively young Vex King this little number should be in every woman’s library. The title says it all really, this is a book aimed at specifically brightening your days!

Lewis Howes, New York Times Best Selling Author says, “The perfect guide for those who are seeking a way out of darkness and want to live a more beautiful and meaningful life.”

This makes a perfect gift to anyone who wants to cultivate positivity in their life and shake off that negativity.

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GET OUR OF YOUR HEAD

With so much going around us, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and to spiral into habits of negative thoughts. This book is about developing the ability to take control of our thoughts so that even in the midst of mayhem we can find calm. These negative thoughts can run away with us so to speak. If left untended they can easily take over our mind and become monsters. However, it need not be. Jennie Allen, the author gives the reader the tools they need to easily manage their thoughts. “A must-have resource for anyone looking to get control of their thoughts.”—Lysa TerKeurst Rediscover your zen and show those thoughts you are the boss! SHOP GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD

A YEAR OF POSITIVE THINKING

Cyndie Spiegel holds you by the hand for 365 days of the year and shows you how it is possible to live each day inspired and courageusly. With taking small steps, one day at a time it is possible to transform your life. With positive mantras and affirmations there is plenty of positivity in this number. You don’t need to live in the doldrums, live inspired with this little number.

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WOMAN TO WOMAN 

With daily motivational quotes, this book equips you with all the inspiration and motivation you need to face each day.
We are shaped by the words we hear and read, instead of tuning into negativity newspapers each morning, why not tune into words that empower?
If you want to stay upbeat, this is a great addition to your library.

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MORE THAN ENOUGH 

The author Elaine Welteroth has broken many barriers in her life. As a mixed race woman, she has walked the road and crushed the barriers of race and gender.

She draws from her own life experience to inspire that you do not have to be bound by race, background or gender. 

Difference need not be a drawback but is indeed an asset. 

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SHE IS FIERCE 

It will be hard not to be uplifted by this beautiful book featuring 150 empowering and beautiful poems by women from all walks of life. You will hear the voices from aristocracy to school girls, civil rights activists to house keepers. This is a feast of inspiration with such a variety of voices that you will find one you relate to.

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A YEAR OF YES

We often hold ourselves back by avoiding opportunities that can make us grow. Shonda Rhimes shares how she transformed her life by this 3 letter word, YES. 

Instead of using excuses to not attend engagements, not to do certain things, Rhimes was challenged to take up the opportunities that came her way rather than turn them down. 

The result was her life completely changed for the better. Today we know her as the creator of the successful medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy

Stop saying no to life, open yourself up to opportunities by saying YES!

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I AM MALALA 

Malala Yousafzai is a very determined young woman. In Pakistan, where women are still being sidelined with little or no access to education, she decided to stand up againts this. 

Wow! That takes courage! Malala knew that she was put herself in the firing line especially at a time when the Taliban were gaining control. Sure enough, she was shot but miraculously survived. 

There is so much to learn from this story of a young woman who has the resolve of steel. 

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THE BIG LIFE 

The former Seventeen editor-in-chief, Ann Shoket will for sure give you the motivation you need to get out your comfort zone and go after your dreams. 

The Big Life is a book which packs a punch. You will hear personal advice from high flying women who have achieved success and are living life on their terms.

Do not settle for less, it is a big wide world, let Ann Shoket show you how you can uncover your best version. 

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DARING TO DRIVE

O, the Oprah Magazine has described this number as “a vital, inspiring book” and this is true. For a woman to gather the courage to speak out in a country where women are very much suppressed is remarkable. It takes guts to stand up against centuries of male domination and Manal Al-Sharif is indeed one courageous woman for sure. This book will inspire you to face your fears and go for it.

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AND STILL I RISE

The author of this book, Doctor Maya Angelou was an awesome and talented woman. Despite the racial segregation, she made her mark as a writer and in this book, you will see why.
In the words of Barack Obama, she was, ‘A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman’
Prepare yourself to be uplifted and truly inspired with this book.

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SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD SO SHE DID

This little mini book makes an ideal gift for the woman in your life and that could be your very self! Filled with inspiring quotes on inner strength and the power of dreaming, I simply could not resist this book myself. 

It will become your little book of hope, empowerment and strong belief. A book that you reach out to when your faith is waning and on those dull days. Fill your days with enthusiasm and joy with this 80 page book of wisdom. 

 

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GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE

Are excuses holding you back? Perhaps they are not excuses but some not so beneficial beliefs you hold about yourself? We tend to be our own worst critics and put ourselves down. Well in this book, the author Rachel Hollis has no time for that. She is here to undo those negative self beliefs and shake you up into uncovering your true potential. If you are truly ready to discover a better version of you and live joyfully, then Rachel Hollis will most certainly help you do that in this engaging book.   SHOP GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE

WHEN THINGS FALL APART

Pema Chodron is such a gift to human kind. Her composure and her heartfelt advice is what every woman needs when things are not going to plan. Give this book a try, Chodron will not only calm you down, she will hold your hand through the storm. Here is one of Pema Chodron’s quotes, “All you need to know is that the future is wide open and you are about to create it by what you do.”

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DARING GREATLY 

Brene Brown challenges us to face our fears, open up to being vulnerable because is it only when we do so that we can discover more about ourselves and unlock new experiences. 

The book is thought provoking and a revelation to how we relate with each other. Here is a review from Amazon, 

“This is the book I would hope everyone would read. It’s wonderful and hugely important. For many of us, this is a new perspective about vulnerability, assertiveness around our needs and boundaries. Brene makes you think. She’s never patronising or sentimental – she’s accessible and challenging in a good way. For everyone who wants to love, be in a relationship, and have meaningful connection whether that’s with family, work colleagues, friends or a partner – and finds that a little bit difficult.”

 

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I’VE BEEN THINKING

Thinking is not something we do to a deeper level very often. Many a times, we are too busy jumping from taks to task. Well you deserve a break and this book Maria Shriver presents inspirational reflections, prayers and meditations bringing you back to calmness. An ideal book to have so you don’t let the busy life get the better of you. You will find words of wisdom and inspiration to pick you up on any day!

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STRONG WOMEN

Featuring biographies of 15 powerful women who although they did not make household names achieved great success in their lives and shaped history. 

Featuring names like the 10th-century novelist Murasaki Shikibu, this book will be a fascinating and inspiring journey of discovery as you are introduced to the not so famous women. 

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VOICES OF POWERFUL WOMEN

Oh what a book to have in your library! This book features a collection of interviews from powerful women who have shaped history. Some of the 40 interviewees are Maya Angelou, Isabelle Allende, Mary Robinson and many more. 

As you read through the journey of these influential women, you will discover they conquered their fears, how they achieved their successes and ultimately how they earned their place in history as leaders in their fields. 

A truly inspiring book!

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS

Women have come a long way as far as leadership is concerned. Once confined in the kitchens at home,  today we see women in recognisable roles of power. However, it is still an upward struggle and this book is for all ya sisters out there who need a confidence boost. Featuring interviews from 30 women leaders, this is an empowering read that will bring out the leader in you. If you are tired of taking the sidelines, and want to feel empowered and want your voice to be heard, then this book will be a great asset. SHOP THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS

THE HAPPINESS PROJECT 

Who does not want to be happy? I think it is fair to say that we all want to feel happy. Being happy is not necessarily a matter of wealth. There are rich people who are unhappy and vice versa. 

So what is the ingredient we need to achieve happiness? 

Gretchen Rubin was keen to find out and devoted an entire year into being happier. The result was The Happiness Project book where she shares the whole experience to inspire all of us.

Find out the formula to happiness in this gem

 

HOW TO GET YOUR SHIT DONE 

The title is pretty much on point. Erin Falconer is not treading the sidelines with this book. She is here to tell you like it is and give you the tips you need to get on with it. Say goodbye to procastination, become more organised and achieve a lot with little time. Unleash the super power in you and amaze yourself with what you can do.

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 WORK PARTY

Has your current role at work lost its appeal? If you feel stuck in a rut and really want to move upwards and onwards at work, this book is for you girl! Don’t settle for less. You can be promoted, your efforts deserve recognition. This little book is the ammunition you need to shoot any obstacles in your way.

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SELF LOVE EXPERIMENT

We often find loving others easy but not loving ourselves.  Shannon Kaiser’s book presents 15 solid ways to bring out that love for yourself. 

If we do not love ourselves then how can others treat us well. Self love is an important element in building healthy relationships so this is a great read. 

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PRESENT OVER PERFECT

Ladies out there do not let the daily grind overwhelm you. Take a step back and unwind with  Shauna Niequist.

Find your zen in the midst of chaos with this well written book.

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THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK

Using her own experience Gabrielle Bernstein guides us that we do not have to carry the burdens on our shoulders.

Instead, we need to cultivate faith and trust in life and God. You will be treated to affirmations, prayers as well as tips on how to overcome fear and live by faith.

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MY POCKET POSITIVITY

Negativity is all around us, thanks to the news and social media. But not anymore, if you choose to make this little pocket book your companion.  The book provides several exercises and inspiring thoughts. It is specially designed to do away with negativity and fill you with the all important positive attitude.

When we are positive we are happy, we are energitic and we feel great. We think about what we eat and we take good care of ourselves. The reasons for why we should maintain a positive attitude are too many to mention, making this little book a priceless addition to your library.

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ONE THOUSAND WELLS

Author Jena Nardella is one daring woman! She set herself a challenge to build 1000 wells in Africa and she achieved it! What a tremendous challenge but despite all the obstacles such as corruption, red tape, she did it. 

There is so much to learn from this story.  It is a story of resilience as much as it is a story of hope. Tough challenges can be achieved in Africa and a determined woman is truly unstoppable!

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FIND ME UNAFRAID

Find Me Unafraid is beautfiul love story between Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner. Odede is from the well known African slum, Kibera whilst Posner is from Colorado. Despite their completely different backgrounds, they fall in love. Together, they are determined to change the fate of Kibera’s girls. Their efforts include setting up a free school, health care and several other programs. 

The spirit of this couple is inspiring, they overcome challenges and are determined to change the fate of Kibera ‘s children. 

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BECOMING

Behind every successful man there sure is a solid woman. Michelle Obama is one such woman and when you read Becoming, you will understand how she came to be the first black First Lady of The USA. 

She opens up in her memoir and we discover more about her childhood, her education, her career and of course her love story with Barack Obama. 

I found it hard to put this book down, a fascinating and engaging read. 

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THE GUTSY GIRL 

In this book, Kate White is teaching us that opportunity waits for no man. If you want something, you have got to go and get it. 

Quite often, we know how to get it but do not have the guts to do so. Well, this book will give you the guts to not let opportunity pass you by.

White inspires the reader to banish the excuses, overcome the fear and not only seek but embrace the opportunities.  

Make this your time for opportunity, become the gutsy girl!

 

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