These are books I have personally written, read, or listened to (I love Audible) 
that have made an impact in my life and business.
'The Truth About Success' 
A collaboration with 25 women from six countries sharing how they overcame different challenges in life and business to achieve their own version of SUCCESS!


52-Week Bible Study Journal for Women: A Guide to Reading the Bible Cover to Cover in a Year and Arming Yourself for Battle

by Summer Dey

Isn't it interesting how we read every other book cover to cover but most of us will never make it through the entire Bible even once in our lifetime?

If you have ever wanted to read the Bible cover to cover but are not sure where to start, Summer Dey has created a journal to help you do just that.

I hope you will join me in taking on this challenge of reading the Bible cover to cover in one year, along with Summer.


The Ultimate Guide to Jobs that Can Be Done From Anywhere
by Robin Barrett

With so many people wanting to work from home and from the road while getting out and experiencing life, I am so happy to have found this book to share with you.

Robin Barrett was an unlikely candidate to begin living the RV lifestyle but after a devasting event with her sister, she realized life was too short. She has been living the RV life for several years and encourages others to do the same.

She has compiled one of the best lists of remote/online ways to make money that I have ever seen.

If you are considering ditching the 9-5 but not sure what you can do to make money, I highly recommend this book!


Uplevel Your Mind. Grow Your Biz.
by LaDondra Hervey

Y'all, this book is BEYOND AMAZING! 

If you are a Christian woman in business, especially an entrepreneur, this book is for you!

LaDondra Hervey is a mighty woman of God who has been given a Divine Download JUST FOR YOU!

In her book, Powerful Beyond Belief, she helps you uncover what God says about you in a way that can only mean one thing - after ready her book, you will truly KNOW that you are POWERFUL BEYOND BELIEF.

She speaks straight to your heart and soul in this book while giving you action steps to go BEYOND your wildest dreams with your business.

Trust me when I say, THIS is the book to get for YOURSELF to Uplevel Your Mind. and Grow Your Biz!!!


Fear is Not the Boss of You

How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made For
by Jennifer Allwood

Y'all, this book is AMAZING! 

If you are a woman in business, especially an entrepreneur, this book is for you.

Let me rephrase that, if you are a woman who has been afraid to go out on your own and start your own business, or take that next leap of faith and follow your dream, this book is for you.

I absolutely love how Jennifer talks directly to her audience in a way that is personable and makes you feel like you can, and should, do that very thing that has been stopping you or holding you back for a while.

Come on, girl, just do it!


The Rhythm of Life

Live Every Day with Passion & Purpose
by Matthew Kelly

This book was recommended to me by one of my clients. I'm so glad I went and got it right away.

This book talks about the rhythm of life and encourages us to pay attention to everything - ourselves, our surroundings, our thoughts, etc.

I recently finished reading this one and am going to start it all over again because I know I missed so many nuggets of wisdom.

Discerning the Voice of God

How to Recognize When God is Speaking
by Priscilla Shirer

In my journey to know God better, praying and hearing from God has been the hardest part for me. When a couple of my girlfriend's recommended this book, I got it but couldn't imagine how much I needed it.

Priscilla Shirer takes you on a journey of understanding how to hear the voice of God through stories and examples in her own life. This book has helped my prayer life so much.

The cool thing about this book are the 'Chapter Challenges' she gives at the end of each chapter. My girlfriends and I even turned this into a book study and it has made quite an impact for all of us.

If you are struggling to hear the voice of God, I would highly recommend this book. Maybe you can even start your own book study with it.


Chop Wood Carry Water

How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great
by Joshua Medcalf

This book was another book recommended to me that I absolutely loved reading. 

This book teaches you that patience, persistence and belief in the process is all you need to be great.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

How to Survive and Thrive when Opportunity Roars
by Mark Batterson

This book was actually given to me by a dear friend. She always saw something in me that I couldn't see. One day she called me a lion chaser but I didn't really know what that meant until she gave me this book and I read it.

The best way for me to describe it is straight from the write up on Amazon:

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase.

You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it” (2 Samuel 23:20 -21).

Unleash the lion chaser within! #InAPit



Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results 
by James Clear

Whatever your goals are, Atomic Habits gives you a proven framework for improving--every day.

Taken from the description on Amazon:
"If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights."

"Learn how to:
    make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy);
    overcome a lack of motivation and willpower;
    design your environment to make success easier;
    get back on track when you fall off course;
...and much more."


Eat That Frog!

21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
by Brian Tracy

I'm sure you've heard of Brian Tracy. If not, he's a fabulous motivational speaker that I highly recommend you following him.

If you haven't read 'Eat That Frog!' yet, this book gives you quick, practical steps to help you stop procrastinating and actually DO. THE. THING(S).

So, don't think about it, just click the link below and get this book TODAY! Stop thinking about it....for real!



A Delicious Way to Drop a Dress Size
Skinny Meals You Can Make in Minutes
by Lifetime Television

This is my GO-TO recipe book for healthy meals that are pretty easy to make and taste good too.

Hey, when you can make Turkey mini meatloaf with Spinach and your Tween will eat it and say "That was good....I couldn't even taste the spinach"'ve got a WINNER!


lucy libido says....there's an oil for that!

A Girlfriend's Guide to sing Essential Oils Between the Sheets
by Lucy Libido

If you haven't heard of Lucy Libido, she's about to become your new BFF!

With so many women suffering in silence about things like:
  • painful intercourse
  • low libido (his and hers)
  • lack of desire
  • and the list goes on.....
This book addresses those silent issues and provides healthy, plant-based, 100% all-natural options to help you have healthy hormones and a rockin' libido! Trust me.....YOU WANT THIS BOOK!!


betsy bosom's baby book!

A Girlfriend's Guide to Using Essential Oils from Bellies to Babies
by Lucy Libido

Gal Pal of Ms. Lucy Libido is Betsy Bosom.

As seen on Amazon: "Lucy and Betsy have gone above and beyond to research many of our favorite essential oils and how they impact both mom and baby. They cover every topic that a mom could need during pregnancy and after bringing baby home"

So if you, or someone you know, is trying to get pregnant, is pregnant or just recently had a'll want to get this book.

The value of this book is tremendous! These gals "give the inside scoop on why we choose to focus on certain oils and avoid others using science backed data. This dynamic duo pulls together the greatest use of essential oils from the trying-to-conceive stage all the way to holding baby in your loving arms. 

Aside from pregnant mamas, this book is a must-have for anyone who is an oil educator or who has has children or grandchildren. It includes never before seen dilution guides and oil reference charts for babies, toddlers and children. 

Every question you could ever have about using oils with children is covered in the well researched and modern Betsy Baby Book."

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If you like holding a book, sitting in your favorite spot and reading, I applaud you! For me, finding that time to sit still and actually read a book I'm holding in my hands is few and far between.

That's why I LOVE AUDIBLE!!

I can listen to inspiring books while getting ready in the morning or cooking dinner in the evening.....and everywhere in between!

If that's you too, I want to encourage you to try an Audible Membership.

CLICK HERE  for a Free Trial of Audible Plus to see if you like it.

Personally, I have chosen the Audible Premium Plus membership which gives me two (2) free books each month. 

If you're like me and know that listening to books is a good way to 'read' more, CLICK HERE to get your Premium Plus membership that includes 2 books each month with membership.

(Pro Tip: If your books are related to business, this may be a tax write-off....obviously check with your tax professional to be sure.)


While you're at it, why not give the gift of reading to someone you know would love an Audible Membership. You can do that by CLICKING HERE.