Books & Reading
Motivation,  Personal Development

Books & the Power of Reading: 6 Life-Changing Books

Books are amazing. Reading offers escape and adventure. There is so much growth from seeing possibilities that may have seemed beyond your reach.

I learned that anything is possible from the books I read. I loved reading stories of real people with real problems that I could relate to and seeing them conquer the worst was amazing. It just made my dreams that more tangible for me.

If you can see it, you can be it. And I believe in that.

Elizabeth Marvel

I had a period of depression about 10 years ago that I didn’t know how to deal with. I decided that I needed to get out of my slump and do something about it. The one thing amongst others that really gave me a glimmer of hope in life was reading.

I’ve always loved reading from an early age. Mostly romantic novels and fiction. It wasn’t until life started to really unfold and I had my fair share of ups and downs that I realized, reading just for fun was not beneficial in my life. Yeah sure, it helped to peak my creative imagination but I needed more substance.

The power of reading is in the fact that you become what you feed your mind. If all you do is dream, none of your dreams come true. Do you get where I’m going?

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Today I will share with you some of the books that really changed my life and gave me hope to face another day.

1. Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Weird but intriguing title for a book. This book is not the ordinary take on self-help or motivation. It really resonates with me and I’m sure it will for you too.

We may resist change, but it is inevitable. Who Moved my Cheese tackles change from four perspectives and personalities. I found myself at one point or another as one of the characters in the book. However, I strive daily not to be a Hem.

Who moved my cheese is thought-provoking and will lead you to a deep introspection in any area of life. When I was at my lowest (a Hem), I didn’t really want to change or feel it was necessary. I was perfectly fine, it was the world that needed changing. And that’s the kind of realness you need to get to to get out of that slump.

Haw was my inspiration to get back on track. He made me realize that it is never too late. As long as you live and breathe, there is always hope and a brighter future even in the unknown.

2. Where Has my Ceiling Gone by Sally Eichhorst &Warren Veenman

I have read this book three times already. It has been a great reminder that I can rise above any circumstance or challenge if I change my mindset, plan, and have a positive outlook on life.

It is true that we have man-made invisible ceilings in the form of fear, doubt, excuses, etc. When you start to change your mindset and outlook the ceiling is lifted. The more you actively and positively work toward your dreams the higher it lifts until there is no more ceiling.

Whatever limiting beliefs you may have, reading Where has my Ceiling Gone will most definitely change your life and make you realize that fear is often all in our minds and that our greatest fears don’t even materialize.

3. Lost & Found by Sarah Jakes

This book came at just the right time in my life. I started in chapter 5 because the struggles of motherhood under trying circumstances is what resonated with me most at the time.

Sarah really made me see that motherhood was not a curse even if I was a mother out of wedlock, which is frowned upon in the Christian community. I didn’t feel so lonely anymore and found much-needed comfort from her story. Mine seemed minimal in comparison.

This book offers hope in a time of need. My key take out from the book was that no matter how lost you may feel, you are never too lost to be found.

4. Change your Thinking, Change your Life by Brian Tracey

Mindset is everything. Like every muscle in your body, your brain needs a good workout regularly. Unlike many books out there, I found this one practical and refreshing.

I believe in the power of a healthy mind and the effects it has on your life. This book covers that in both your personal and professional life.

5. Escape the Rat Race by Robert Kiyosaki

When I first read this book at 13, it was because of its comic. However, valuable lessons lead me to read it again at the beginning of the year. I needed a reminder of the lessons.

This book is great to introduce your kids to know how to work with money and make it work for them. We all desire financial stability and freedom, so this was my first intro to financial wellbeing.

6. I Can’t by Sally Eichhorst and Warren Veenman

Sally has become one of my favourite authors. In the book I Can’t she partners up with husband Warren again to offer a quick read that offers a lifetime impact.

One thing I believe in is that YOU CAN! This book takes an in-depth look into the limiting power of thinking you can’t. What really holds you back from achieving your goals and reaching your full potential is that limiting belief.


I have always loved reading and find solace in locking myself up with a good read. The lessons are invaluable if put to action.

I hope you will enjoy these books and that they will change your life like they did mine.

Happy reading!

Love, Everyday


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