Books That Will Make You Feel Powerful AF
Updated: Sep 21
Some of us gain a sense of power without even trying because it's simply in our nature. Some of us, however, need a little help lighting that spark to get there. Maybe we had it in us at some point and lost it or maybe we just grew up as codependents. Maybe we've grown to be naturally submissive to others’ needs or maybe we are still soul searching. Whatever the case may be, we all have it in us to feel powerful in order to reach the success we desire. To help you do just that, we’ve created a list of powerful books that are both inspirational and motivational. They'll make you think about your powers, talents and, more importantly, how to use them. You'll gain confidence and become the powerful person that we all can and should be.
You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
If you enjoy humor with a touch of sarcasm, this book is a must-read for you! The author kicks off You Are A Badass by talking about if this is the right book for you and why. You'll find that this book will help you channel your inner bada** when those feelings of inadequacy creep up on you. Jen Sincero hands it to you with some fun techniques and skills to help you expand in multiple areas of your life while reminding you to embrace who you are, love the life you live and to get out there and take what you desire.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Unlike many self-help books out there that tell us to only think positive thoughts, Mark Manson emphasizes that everything is not meant to create happy thoughts. Some things will make you feel discomfort and that’s okay! The truth is that no one is happy all the time but we shouldn’t put a heap of energy into negative situations. Manson wants us to learn the art of not giving a f*ck in order to excel and accomplish our goals because many times we stay stuck in a rut and allow those feelings to hold us back. The author pushes us to confront and live in our truth while embracing and learning from them but never dwelling on them.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This best selling book includes many prestigious individuals that give their input on ways to step into your power by using the law of attraction philosophy. It emphasizes that it's all about manifesting the things you want in your life. If you want a nice home, car, more money, and even a significant other, manifest it and it will be yours. It’s all about keeping the faith and having positive thoughts. While reading the book, you might gain a sense of liberation as you start to get excited for all the things you expect from the universe.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama, wife and former First Lady of the United States, opens up full throttle in this best-selling memoir. She gives readers a complete magnification of her humble beginnings, all the way from being a small girl in a run down neighborhood on the south side of
Chicago to being the wife of the first black U.S president. She speaks on her childhood, her college days, becoming a lawyer, meeting Barack Obama, becoming a mother and her life while living in the White House. Michelle also highlights the many struggles she faced as she was becoming the woman she is today such as finding her voice, light and purpose. There’s also a journal created by Michelle that serves as a guide to help you find your voice as well!
Free Your Energy: The Path To Freedom, Mental Clarity and A Life of Enjoyment by Sylvester McNutt III
Free Your Energy is a thought-provoking book that challenges readers to take a look at themselves, the people they surround themselves with and the choices they make. McNutt challenges you to honestly look at these aspects of your life in order to become free of less than desired ways of living. Taking a look at these things means being open and honest with ourselves and those around us. This comes with the good, the bad and the ugly which are all necessary to grow and become free. Liberation feels great, right?
All in all, only YOU can determine when, where, why and how you will become a more powerful you. These books can serve as inspiration and motivational guides with many tips, advice, tricks, and exercises to help you along the way. They are written by a variety of authors with different backgrounds and experiences. However, they all have a similar goal in mind: To help you become the most powerful person you can be!