In this week’s blog I’m excited to share five of my favourite books for moving forward without fear.
But let’s get real for a moment, fear is never going to go away. It’s more about moving forward with the tools, wisdom and insight to overcome the fear that creates the blocks to our success. As Tony Robbins says, you can’t control fear, but you can learn to dance with it.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
In this book the author shares stories from her own life. Plus that of her friends and people who have inspired her. She empowers us to embrace our curiosity to keep us moving forward. So that we can tackle the things we most love and face down what we most fear.
One particular extract that stood out for me is the below…
“We all spend our twenties and thirties trying so hard to be perfect, because we’re so worried about what people will think of us.
Then we get into our forties and fifties, and we finally start to be free, because we decide that we don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks of us.
But won’t be completely free until you reach your sixties and seventies, when you finally realise this liberating truth – nobody was ever thinking about you anyhow.”
The lesson for me from this book is how our fears can sometimes become greater than our desires. Learning how our mindset is blocking our success, gives us the power to transform our lives. And of course those of us around us.
You can get your copy of Big Magic here.
Feel the Fear and do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers
First published over 30 years ago, this is an oldie but a goodie. It’s also one of the first personal development books I ever read. It’s a powerful book that will help you in moving forward from a place of paralysis, pain and indecision. To one of energy, enthusiasm and action.
One of my favourite extracts from the book is…
“If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life, yet so many are out there “doing it” despite the fear. Then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.
Obviously the real issue has nothing to do with the fear itself, but rather how we hold the fear. For some the fear is totally irrelevant. For others, it creates a state of paralysis.
The former hold their fear from a position of power (choice, energy and action), and the latter hold it from a position of pain (helplessness, depression and paralysis).”
One of my takeaways from this book is that we will never be free of fear, but it’s how we manage it that matters. This book provides practical and valuable advice, insight and tools. Helping you overcome your mindset blocks to success.
You can get your copy of Feel the Fear and do it Anyway here.
I Heart My Life by Emily Williams
This book is particularly close to my heart having been a client of Emily’s in 2020 and 2021. Her enthusiasm and passion for you to keep moving forward towards your dreams is contagious.
She offers a mix of practical and mindset advice. Covering everything from belief, possibility, desire and purpose. This book will help you address your mindset blocks to success, so you can reach your goals faster.
One of my favourite extracts from the book…
“The truth is that we’re addicted to negative thinking, and because we’re addicted and the programming is so deep, it’s going to take time to break those habits.
Your mind is comfortable with where you are today, and comfort is its #1 priority. It’s like the woman who stays with the man who abuses her because she grew up with abuse – it’s horribly sad, but familiar”.
The author gives us a powerful reminder that it’s time to stop settling for a life which doesn’t light you up. Because nothing changes unless you do. This book will help you flip the switch on your negative thoughts and how you view yourself.
You can get your copy of I Heart My Life here.
Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley
This book has more of a spiritual spin and is witty and intelligent. It contains empowering nuggets of wisdom, helping you to live a life of abundance and joy. So you can keep moving forward without fear.
One of my favourite extracts from the book is…
“Surrender the “hows” even as you continue living your normal life – knocking on doors, turning over stones – by not insisting upon which doors open or which stones possess your solution but only upon the end result you desire.”
The author challenges a popular social belief that manifesting our dreams is about hard work. Of course it is but it’s also about belief, intention and knowing the truth about your place in the Universe. He talks about the concept of us being spiritual beings filled with infinite possibilities.
One of my favourite lessons from this book is to get out of your head and reconnect with our heart. As Gabrielle Bernstein says ‘the Universe has your back’. Life is full of infinite possibilities. It’s even more powerful when you address the mindset blocks that are holding you back from your success.
You can get your copy of Infinite Possibilities here.
You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
I’ve read all of Jen Sincero’s books and love her style! She has a no nonsense approach to help you with moving forward so you can uplevel your mindset. So you can step out of self-doubt and into greatness.
One of my favourite parts of the book is this…
“I think, therefore I can create awesomeness. Or horrendousness. But the bottom line is that it’s through our thoughts that we create our realities.
It’s also why buying into whatever illusion you’re living in in the present moment is selling yourself so short if it’s anything less than what you truly desire. You created the reality you now exist in with your thoughts, which means you can use the very same power of thought to change it’.
This book is full of funny and inspiring stories (the goat one is my favourite) that will help you understand how you can create a life you absolutely love. This bestselling author and success coach serves up empowering advice and easy exercises. All with the aim of helping you get out of your own way.
You can get your copy of You are a Badass here.
If you’re looking for support with moving forward without fear and creating your next level of business growth, book a FREE discovery call with me today.
We’ll look at where you are now and how I can support you to push through your mindset blocks. So you can experience a deep sense of fulfilment, alignment and empowerment. Ready to create a deeper sense of harmony as you grow your business and be in service to your clients. Because you are worthy of success!