Have you read a book recently that had an impact on you, your life or the way you think? Let us know and check out some great responses from the community below.

Catherine Urbanek | (Almost) Lawyer, Actress, and Spin Instructor

I recently read the book CAN’T HURT ME: MASTER YOUR MIND AND DEFY THE ODDS by David Goggins. Goggins is a retired Navy SEAL and is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, the U.S. Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He is also an exceptional athlete and was one of Outside magazine’s Fittest Real Athletes. Can’t Hurt Me is Goggins’ autobiography. Given his exceptional career, it’s easy to imagine that he had an easy early life. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Goggins dealt with an emotionally and physically abusive father, grew up on welfare, received a poor education, and at one point weighed 300 pounds. Goggins was given every excuse in the book to do nothing with his life; he could have claimed he was a victim of circumstance and remained complacent. Read more>>

Sarah Vega | Creative Entrepreneur

Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers. If you can get past the christian overtones, It is a great example of how you can be your own worst enemy by how you speak to yourself, how you don’t do the shadow work and how you think. This book has helped me build up my resilience. Read more>>

Tracey Massey | Certified Grief Coach & Podcaster

I’m an avid reader so there are many books that have had an impact on me in some way. The one book that stands out is “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I like this book because it teaches how to create and maintain healthy habits. One of the concepts of the book teaches how to be 1% better than you were the day before. One percent may not seem like it would make an impact, but it does. Focusing on being 1% better than you were the day before shows a steady improvement, which is encouraging, and helps to keep you from feeling overwhelmed by whatever goals you are working towards. Read more>>

Maricia Magana Meert | Founder of LITTIL

One of my best friends Maya Stojan which I should add is on of the most grateful beautiful souls I know recommended this book and it changed my life. The book is about the power of Gratitude. What I love about this book is it really made me reflect on what areas in my life.. You can tell which areas in your life that you have practiced gratitude in by the ones that are most abundanant and happy. The areas that are suffering most likely are lacking gratitude. This book has exercises for 28 days aka the number of days to form a habit. You will be AMAZED while doing these practices magical things happen..With every day you also have to list 10 things you are grateful for. It’s such a beautiful habit to have. After doing these day after day you really start thinking, past things like I am thankful for my family, home, career etc and start thinking about everything, like I am “thankful for the sun,” “I am thankful for my eyes, my hands and so on and so on.” Read more>>

Christina Samuelson | Transformational Portrait Photographer

Love yourself like your life depends on it by Kamal Ravikant. This book had a tremendous impact on me. It might sound trivial or obvious but if you don’t love yourself, you don’t value yourself and that will show up in all areas of your life. Your world will reflect back what you send out. It’s a raw book, Kamal, a startup guy in Silicon Valley, tells the story of being in a really bad place and how loving himself transformed him. It has some very powerful practices and questions to ask yourself. This is such an important book this society we are conditioned to look outside of ourselves for value and love, when in fact it all starts with us being able to love and value ourselves. One of the questions to ask yourself: If I loved myself truly and deeply, what would I do? If I truly believed that I deserve the best, would I do this? That has been super powerful for me, it gives you a chance to dig a little deeper and not just go along because of old habits. And it’s true what he says, as you love yourself, life loves you back. Read more>>

Isabelle Gray | Hypnotherapist & Energy Healer –Teacher

The book that really started my journey inward was ‘many lives many master’ by Brian Weiss. It sparked my interest in hypnosis and erased all preconceived ideas I had about the modality. I had a couple sessions with a hypnotherapist, it truly changed my life. I traveled back into a past life, released so much emotion, and felt connected to myself again. I was very intrigued, and started studying the modality and many others after. That was the start of a new career after being a designer for years. The combination of all these techniques became my own unique modality and teaching. Read more>>

Giselle Shah | Vegan Chef

Becoming supernatural, by Doctor Joe. Dispenza! The book that changed my life & placed me on the path of my current business. Changing my perception about life & how to master ourselves, our brain, thoughts, emotions & reactions! In order to be successful in life, we need to master our minds, & I always strive to learn more daily about how human system operates so I can better navigate my mind towards what I want in life. Read more>>