Book recommendations

These are our favorite books that have been helpful to us on our journeys.

Present over perfect

By Shauna Niequist

Do you feel like you are running around all time being really busy but it doesn’t feel like the “right” kind of busy? This book helps you let go of perfectionism and focus on the essentials.


By Arianna Huffington

You don’t need to go 100 miles per hour all the time to achieve great things. This book is a great reminder that prioritizing sleep and well-being are key ingredients to success.

Braving the wilderness

By Brene Brown

Brene Brown - enough said! Her books were my first venture into the “self-help” genre and I haven’t looked back. If I had to pick a favorite of hers, it’s Braving the Wilderness, about our quest for belonging, most importantly to ourselves. Also be sure to check out her other books The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly and her latest Dare to Lead.

The Confidence Code

By Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

This book was a total game changer for me. It made me realize that a key differentiator in success is how you project confidence and that keeping your head down and working hard is not always the best solution. You must project confidence - like raising your hand for raises and promotions and making sure your bosses are aware of all the great things you are accomplishing.

The 4-hour workweek

By Tim Ferriss

An oldie but a goody! This book completely changed the way I think about the type of career and income situation I want…i.e. a 9 to 5 corporate job is not the goal, but rather a situation that provides the income I need to meet my lifestyle and savings goals while having maximum flexibility to enjoy the present and do the things I enjoy, It helped me realize that a “deferred lifestyle” of work hard and save money while you are young, so that you can retire at some point and then enjoy life is not the best route.