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Celebrating World Book Day - My Favourite Self-Development Books

Stack of self-help books
Personal self-development books

Happy World Book Day!

I love reading and part of my development personally and professionally has involved hundreds, maybe even thousands of hours reading. I also love to recommend books to my clients and if we have worked together before, chances are at least one of these will be familiar.

So without further ado, here are some of the favourites on my shelf that have played an intrinsic role in my own life and many others.

🌟 The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim. I used to be utterly incapable of slowing down, with a constant feeling of running but getting nowhere, what some might call a 'busy fool'. When I inevitably burnt out, this book helped me to slow down and recognise all I had been missing out on.

🌟 SHINE - Rediscovering your Energy, Happiness & Purpose by Andy Cope & Gavin Oates. This glorious book played a huge role years ago in finally being brave enough to leave a corporate career and become a Coach. It will give you such a spring in your step as you discover how you too can SHINE.

🌟 Please Yourself by Emma Reed Turrell - I am a mostly recovered people pleaser and this is an amazing book for anyone needing boundaries and to choose themselves for once. Because yes, you can please yourself too.

🌟 Trust Yourself by Melody J. Wilding - This phenomenal book is for women who are sensitive/emotional but strive to achieve. It helped me to overcome Imposter Syndrome, self doubt, overthinking and embrace all those parts of me that years working in a male dominated corporate industry had been hidden away. It invites you to celebrate your achievements and thrive.

🌟 Anchored by Deb Dana - I discovered this during my three years of developmental trauma training and it's a magical book that helped me with regulating my nervous system, supporting releasing tension, anxiety and more. I use exercises from this regularly still personally and with clients.

🌟 And finally, the masterpiece that is Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr. Julie Smith. This is an incredible book that everyone needs to read - it should be on the secondary school curriculum as it teaches essential life skills, everything from understanding and managing stress, anxiety, self-doubt, confidence, motivation and more. Full of tips and resources, this is a brilliant book.

So that's my list for this World Book Day. I hope you might find benefit from one or more of these. Please share if you have any others that impacted you - I love recommendations.

And as always, if you or anyone you know could benefit from support through Coaching, I am here for you. Reach out for a free intro call anytime.

Love Claire 🩷


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