My Favorite: Books
1. You Are A Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
This is my most recent and most favorite book. You Are a Badass talks about finding happiness from yourself and working on external goals through positivity and determination. I love the way this author breaks down the simple concept of manifesting energy that more famous books such as Ask And You Are Given by Abraham and Hicks discuss.
2. The Woman I Wanted To Be: Diane von Furstenberg
A living legend in the fashion industry: Diane von Furstenberg is a positive and influential role model not only in the fashion business but in advocacy for women. In her biography she talks about her past as a royalty living all over Europe but her name isn't what defines her. Diane is a woman of integrity and it really shows in her book; she is a true woman of her word and is always striving to help others.
Having worked at Donna Karan, I was interested to learn more about the woman behind the brand. Donna Karan's biography is a story of hard work and determination. After being let go by Anne Klein herself, she sets out to prove that she meant to be a designer. Her life living and working in the NYC fashion industry is one that really connected with me.
As part of a book club, Becoming by Michelle Obama was a book that I was excited to get my hands on. Though very long, Michelle is another woman of integrity and determination. Her triumphs are only a reflection of her selflessness and character. Having grown up in the midwest I really connected with her and could empathize with her struggle to keep true to herself through hard times.