Any successful leader, coach, mentor, star that I know will confirm that habitual reading has been integral to their success. A few of them say that reading is the #1 reason they have leaped into their purpose. I have heard Brendon Burchard say that he has read at least one book a week for the past 15 years.

Reading has been a part of my life since I was a little girl and I continued the practice of reading to my sons when I put them to bed (years ago now!). I read mostly self-help books and every once in a while I put some variety in there by reading fiction novels. I love to read on a kindle and also hold “the real deal in my hand”.

Whatever is your style I have put together a library to help you grow personally and professionaly, to guide you i n this journey to claim  your purpose, to stretch and live your best level life.

My wish is for you to find in these books as many treasure as I did. These books are full of secrets and insights from some of the world’s wisest teachers and most successful leaders. Commit to reading every day (schedule at least 30 minutes in your calendar!!!) and you will see a massive and almost instant uplevel, inside and out.

Love,

Valerie

RECOMMENDED READINGS

Empowerment

Gratitude 540 featuring Valerie Bottazzi on how gratitude changes our lives

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks, MUST READ become aware of when you hold yourself back becuase you hit your upper limit

The Heroine’s Journey by Maureen Murdock

GRIT By Paul G. Stoltz The Science of Success

War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Sacred YES by Reverend Deborah Johnson A must read book by your bedside table

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero (all her books!)

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav Deep, profound and empowering

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life by Dr. Wayne Dyer

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The 80/20 Way by Richard Koch

No matter what by Lisa Nichols

The power of eight by Lynne Mc Taggart

The way of the superior man by David Deida

Power versus Force by David R. Hawkins, MD PhD

Classics of Self-Help

The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill A classic, you can’t read it too many times

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles This little booklet should be highlighted, read and re-read

The Game of Life and How To Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn a classi to read and study

Fantasy

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Harry Potter literary series by J.K. Rowling

(what? Harry Potter? Yes, absolutely!)

Classics

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë [I must have read it 3 times at least]

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

1984 by George Orwell (scary similitude to today’s reality!)

 

Abundance and Prosperity

You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

Abundance Now by Lisa Nichols

Prosperity, Plentitude & Infinite possibilities by M. B. Beckwith

The soul of money by Lynne Twist Essential for healing & shifting our relationship to money

I hope I screw this up by Kyle Cease

The Illusion of Money by Kyle Cease

Relationship & spiritual support for women

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown The Ultimate Mindset Guide to Courageous Leadership

Pussy by Mama Gina – A favorite book to align your sexual power with your life intentions

Conscious Uncoupling by Katherine Woodward Thomas

Co-dependent no more by Melody Beattie

Loving what is by Byron Katie

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Nutrition and Diet

The Four Day Win by Martha Beck

Make the Connection by Oprah and Bob Greene

Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr (Great plant based recipes!)

Wheat Belly (the series) by William Davis MD

Novels thought provoking

Buddha by Deepak Chopra

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

Illusions by Richard Bach

Running from Safety by Richard Bach

Nothing by Chance by Richard Bach

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Inferno by Dan Brown

Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer

As the Crow Flies b Jeffery Archer

Romance

If you enjoy “time travel romance and fantasy” then go for Diana Gabaldon’s Books

Outlander [The whole series is priceless] by Diana Gabaldon

The Perfect Hope by Nora Roberts

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger