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14 Important Books To Get Your Through Your 20s

No ifs or buts! These are must reads if you’re a 20 something

Life in your twenties is a whirlwind of a time. Transitioning into adult life, becoming completely independent, marriage, kids, there’s just so many pressures from all sides to get on with things.
These books teach valuable lessons, including that there’s no one way of doing things, especially in your twenties. You have all the potential in the world, and these books will help you unlock it!

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#1 When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The 20s is a time for rampant personal growth. There are things that if you learn them in your 20s, you are set for life. Emotional intelligence is one of them. The book that I would highly recommend is Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart. This book does not preach the sugar-coated idea that bad things won’t happen.

Instead, it tells us bad things will always be there and teaches us how to deal with it. The author gives us practical and life-changing advice on how to embrace pain, disappointment and losses. This book will help you with the many ups and downs in life. Change is the only constant in life, through reading this you will learn to sail through both loss and prosperity. Brilliantly accessible and impactful.

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#2 Are You A Monster or a Rock Star by Danielle Robertson

Are You A Monster or a Rock Star by Danielle RobertsonGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is the ultimate guide for all caffeine drinkers. Learn how to stagger caffeine consumption to feel more energized with less caffeine. Meet the 20 most common energy drink ingredients and learn where they come from, what they do, and what dose is needed to have any real benefits. Readers will also learn the ABCs of Supplement Safety – an easy way to avoid product scams, prevent caffeine overdose, and maximize caffeine’s benefits while limiting the side-effects.

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#3 You Glow, Girl! by Beth Wilson-Parentice

You Glow, Girl! by Beth Wilson-ParenticeGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

In this newly released book, “You Glow Girl!” serial entrepreneur, mother, dreamer, and doer Beth Wilson-Parentice shows women how to dig deep and rise to their best life and shine. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to make a change, “You Glow, Girl!” gives you actionable tools to ignite the fire within, live your passion, and become the woman you’ve always dreamed of.

Beth Wilson-Parentice is a serial entrepreneur and spent much of the last decade growing a nationally successful beverage brand, Sipp Sparkling Organics, which she started out of the kitchen in her home. Beth’s newest venture is to inspire and empower women by helping them face the challenges of starting or growing a business, tap into their self-worth, and ultimately become their best selves.

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#4 Peak Performance Secrets by Todd Denen

Peak Performance Secrets by Todd Denen Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Peak Performance Secrets is a must-read book for anyone wanting to learn how to rapidly accelerate their Performance (FLOW) in order to maximize their income and wealth. This secret has already helped Billionaires like Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Marc Benioff, and Ray Dalio make their fortunes.

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#5 The Kindness Quotient by Rhonda Sciortino

The Kindness Quotient by Rhonda Sciortino Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Every 20-something should read Kindness Quotient because if there is a shortcut to creating personal and professional success this is it.

The hidden power of kindness and the secret meaning of kindness can catapult you to the top faster than any shady scheme or influence strategy.

Every chapter of The Kindness Quotient contains a rubric so that readers can evaluate where they are, and more importantly, where they need to build up their Kindness Quotient to enhance their lives and the lives of others.

This little book is literally life changing. Read it sooner than later, but either way, read it.

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#6 The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy FerrissGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The 4-Hour Workweek is one of those books that will change how you view and manage your time.

From entrepreneurship to life-style design to time management, this book is wide ranging and will change how you spend your time for the better.

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#7 The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit by Charles DuhiggGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Ever wonder why we do the things we do? This book picks at that thread and unravels it to reveal the inner mysteries of our life decisions. If focuses on how we get trapped doing the same things over and over again, even though they might not be the right things for us. But it also addresses habit reformation, something crucial to making a real change in your life.

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#8 Beyond the Content by Logan Thompson

Beyond the Content by Logan Thompson Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

In a lively, down-to-earth and engaging fashion, Thompson explains how our busy minds and upset feelings can sabotage our success–and how mindfulness and self-compassion can help save the day. A must read for test-takers, and for others seeking to improve their performance under pressure.

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#9 How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale CarnegieGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book is such a great resource to assist people in thinking about how to work and live with others in daily life. It is a great tool to read every year to keep the principles fresh on your mind. I have a copy that is beaten up and seen better days that I bring out every year and refresh myself. Having people work well with you is really key for all areas of life.

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#10 Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This resource really gets you thinking about how to have conversation with others and think about strategies to help all sides. This is helpful for 20 somethings because they may never have gone through many tough conversations and this book gets you thinking, and practicing on how to respond to prepare you for when they do arise.

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#11 Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion By Robert Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion By Robert CialdiniGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Influence is a fascinating study into why people say yes to things, while intended to help you be more persuasive, a byproduct os reading Influence is that highly aware of how you yourself can be easily manipulated. I wish I could send a copy back to my college dorm, it would have changed my life. An older book but the lessons are actually more important in this age of constant distraction.

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#12 Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The generation of 20 somethings today could gain a lot from hearing the inspiration and motivation that David Goggins has to give. Through self-discipline, hard work, and mental toughness you can learn to achieve anything you put your mind to. He pushes everyone to take responsibility for their actions and transform themselves into the person they want to be.

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#13 Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry

Broke Millennial by Erin LowryGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Spend just a little time getting to grips with money in your 20s, and you’ll save yourself some serious headaches in your 30s and beyond.

Broke Millennial is packed with insanely practical advice: it covers stuff like how to check and improve your credit score, which bank accounts to open and why, and how to handle student loans.

There are also great sections on how to have those awkward money conversations with your partner or friends, and how to negotiate more money at work.

So much personal finance advice is outdated and impractical for 20 somethings graduating with massive student debt into the unstable gig economy. This book is written by a millennial, for millennials, and it could change your life.

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#14 Normal People: A Novel by Sally Rooney

Normal People: A Novel by Sally Rooney Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Published when Sally Rooney was 27, Normal People is a must-read for 20 somethings in today’s world. The story of two young people from different backgrounds initially drawn into an intimate and secret relationship before drifting in and out of each other’s lives over the course of several formative years. Normal People is relatable and at times painful but incredibly ordinary which I found made it that much more impactful.

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#15 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute by Richard Wiseman

59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute by Richard Wiseman Get this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

What makes 59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute by Richard Wiseman so helpful, is the sheer amount of scientific research referenced when writing this book. Everything the author says is backed up by data and studies, so the author isn’t just making things up as he goes along.

The information itself is very practical, and offers a lot of advice in how to handle day to day things such as how to make a good impression when going out, spotting lies or staying motivated.

Other lessons are connected to more impactful scenarios, such as how to nail an interview, keep a solid and clean reputation and how to shape your environment to stay happy.

The book is also a very fun and easy read, and the pages simply fly away.

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