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Your guide to the best self empowerment books to read in spring

Your guide to the best self empowerment books to read in spring

If you’re a lover of all things self-development and empowerment, then here’s your go-to guide for the best reads this spring.


Voted #31 in the Dymocks 2022 Top 101, with over 1 million copies sold, this bestselling book by James Clear is sure to transform your life, one small habit at a time. World-renowned expert in habits and behaviour, Clear gives you the tools to achieve greatness and lifechanging outcomes with only the smallest of changes and the power of the daily compound effect. He calls these small changes “atomic habits” and says they can be applied to any part of your life, including your career, relationships, health and finances. If you are looking for an easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones, then this book is for you.


Bestselling author and international self-empowerment juggernaut, Dr Brene Brown, reveals her latest work, Atlas of the Heart. In this new book, the five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author delves into the 87 emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. An essential encyclopedia of emotions, this book delves into the language we use to define emotions, helping us to become emotionally fluent with ourselves and each other. It aims to help us understand the power behind and choices around our personal experiences, and essentially aid us to build more meaningful connections.

CAN’T HURT ME - David Goggins

David Goggins is a retired US Navy SEAL, a former US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member, and one of the world’s top endurance athletes – think ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist and triathlete – but his life didn’t always look so promising. Released in 2019, Can’t Hurt Me is a tell-all of Goggins’ challenging childhood where he endured poverty, prejudice and physical abuse, and the story of his self-made transformation through self-discipline, mental toughness and hard work. In his bestselling book, he reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. His story reveals how anyone can push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential using what he calls The 40% Rule.

IKIGAI - Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

According to the people of the Japanese island Okinawa, the secret to a long, happy and more fulfilled life is finding your ikigai – a reason to jump out of bed every morning. Okinawa is renowned for the longevity of its people, and it is their stories, routines and mindsets that are revealed in this book. Full of useful tools, easy-to-adopt strategies and science-based studies, this book will show you how find meaning, to leave urgency behind, find your purpose, nurture

MENTAL FITNESS - Ant Middleton

Mental Fitness is the new book from the Chief Instructor of SAS: Australia, Ant Middleton. This international bestseller delves into the 15 rules to strengthen your body and mind in order to perform at your peak. According to Middleton, the mind and body should work in harmony, rather than separate entities, and he believes that when they work together that people can truly push themselves to the highest heights. This book explains the principles that Middleton lives by to best keep his mindset and body as strong as they can possibly be, and how you can apply them to your daily life.

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