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5 Must Read Self-Development Books

Saturday, January 23, 2021   /   by Breanna Thornton

5 Must Read Self-Development Books

Are you in need of a new good read? Hip Realty is here with their favorite self development books in order to help you become a better you! Take a look at the list below to see a range of books that will help you be more successful, confident and happy. Monika, Jammi, Breanna, Shantay and Karli all share their favorite lessons below!

1)  Mindset
- Carol Dweck

“I love how this book was able to help me see the areas I need to change my mindset. It also helped me realize the areas where I already have a growth mindset so I can continue to develop.” - Monika


Mindset is a book outlining the difference between a mind that is focused on growing vs. one that is fixed in its ways. Dweck talks through a series of situations and examples of how the different mindsets would look for a person. From family to work to sports, there will definitely be a part of the book that applies to you! She gives practical ways to improve your mindset so that the sky really is the limit.

Amazon link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Growth-Mindset-Guide-Professional-Personal/dp/1546618392

2  Four Commitments of a Winning Team - Mark Eaton

“The lessons taught by Mark through his experience in becoming an NBA all star are priceless. I love the way he teaches the principles of teamwork through stories. He teaches how knowing your job and making others look good will help propel your own career.” - Jammi


As Eaton talks about his journey from an auto mechanic to a record breaking NBA Star, you will learn about the value of teamwork and success. By eliminating internal competition with the people you work with, you learn how to be a better leader and a better professional.

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3) The Fred Factor - Mark Sanborn

“The story of Fred inspired me to go the extra mile with everything I do. The thing I love most about this book is it’s an easy principle to improve on. By genuinely caring about others, we can bring meaning into our own life and the lives around us.” - Breanna


Mark Sanborn gives an account of multiple interactions he’s had throughout his life with people that have a “Fred Factor.” There is something special about these people that really made him feel significant. Sanborn talks about four principles we can all incorporate in order to become a “Fred”: how to make a real difference everyday, how to become more successful by building strong relationships, how to create real value for others without spending a penny, and how to constantly reinvent yourself.

Amazon link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Fred-Factor-Passion-Ordinary-Extraordinary/dp/0385513518/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=fred+factor&qid=1611599130&sr=8-1


4) Girl, Wash Your Face - Rachel Hollis

“I love this book because it showcases the lies we often tell ourselves; the lies that limit and diminish us. It allowed me to open my eyes and see where I was trusting those lies more than I was trusting myself and the belief that I am enough.” - Shantay


In the society we live in, it is easy to think we are not good enough, smart enough, or attractive enough to succeed. In this book, Rachel Hollis talks about twenty misconceptions that commonly hold us back from feeling complete joy in our lives. With faith and grace, we can achieve whatever we want in our lives and feel confident in doing so. 

Amazon link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Wash-Your-Face-Believing/dp/1400201659

5  The Oz Principle - Craig Hickman, Tom Smith, & Roger Connors

 “This book brings accountability to a whole new level. I found, and still find myself wanting to think 'below the line' at times, and continually have to improve my way of thinking. It is not just a way of thinking professionally, but it can make a difference in your personal and family life as well.” - Karli


In this classic business book, accountability is taken to the next level. The authors focus on owning up to goals and responsibilities in order to achieve personal success, as well as team success. Results are best seen as each individual becomes personally invested in the company.

Amazon link to buy: https://www.amazon.com/Oz-Principle-Individual-Organizational-Accountability-ebook/dp/B0012M2IX2

Happy reading! We hope you all gain some valuable lessons from our favorite books. As always, let us know if you need help with anything!

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