Changes that seem small and unimportant at first will compound into remarkable results if you're willing to stick with them for years. We all deal with setbacks but in the long run, the quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our thoughts and habits. Mindset is everything, never stop working on yours x

Atomic Habits by James Clear

My favourite book to date. I read the whole thing in 2 days, and would read again. An engaging, hands on guide to break bad habits and make better ones. It will change how you approach your day and live your life. ’It doesn’t matter how successful or unsuccessful you are right now. What matters is whether your habits are putting you on the path toward success’.

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Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins

I read this book while travelling solo in Bali. If you have ever dreamed of a better life, it will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality you desire and deserve, and how to master it on a personal and professional level. If i had to choose between this and awaken the giant within i would choose this-it effected me more maybe because of the stage i was at in my life when I read them. Anything Tony Robbins puts his hand to is going to be amazing. He also has some fantastic Youtube videos and his series on Netflix ‘I Am Not Your Guru’. WATCH IT!

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The Fitness Mindset by Brian Keane

Fellow Irish Online Coach Brian Keane shows his readers how to train for the body they want, eat for energy to sustain this training and manage your mindset to always put your best foot forward. I was gifted this book when i first started in the fitness industry and i absolutely loved it. I really respect Brian and all he has accomplished in his career so reading his book was a must when I started my own journey. ‘Build better habits and find your 'why' so you never lose motivation again’.

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Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

This book shows you how to take immediate control of your mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny. Anthony Robbins is the ultimate life coach and this book will really leave you feeling so motivated to go after your dreams. A good all-rounder.

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You Are a Badass - How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

This book will help you identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours that stop you from getting what you want, to create a life you totally love. And create it NOW. ‘Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life’.

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Thinner Leaner Stronger by Michael Matthews 

In this book Michael Matthews takes us back to the fundamentals of losing fat and building muscle. We are bombarded with too much information on the internet, especially social media-most of which is utter rubbish about how to lose weight, build muscle etc and its made to look so difficult. Contrasting ideas coming from all angles no wonder so many people are confused. Solid info backed by solid science. GAME CHANGER!!!

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek. There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter! What we give our time to defines us so we need to make smart choices. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience!!!

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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

This book is intended to be a guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and avoiding thoughts of the past or future. So many of us worry about tomorrow instead of being grateful for TODAY. A very deep read that will really open your mind.

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Who Moved My Cheese? by Dr Spencer Johnson

A great short read-I had the whole thing finished in 30 minutes. An amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life, for example a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. The maze is where you look for what you want, perhaps the organisation you work in, or the family or community you live in. The problem is that the cheese keeps moving. Food for thought!

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Life Lessons from Remarkable Women by Stylist Magazine

If you could share one lesson from your life with every woman, what would it be? Stylist magazine has asked that question of remarkable women from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sport and fashion. With honesty, wit and a serious no-BS attitude, their lessons address the challenges every woman faces today, from climbing the career ladder and finding inner fulfilment, to forging authentic relationships and overcoming life's setbacks. Nothing motivates me more than hearing success stories from other people so this one i really enjoyed!

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July 28, 2020 — Sarah O'Donnell