#FridayReads: BE’s Summer Self-Help Picks

Books to help us help ourselves this summer

Black Enterprise is still getting busy with summer reading! Last week, the BE staff shared the non-fiction books we’re excited to learn from this summer. This week, we’re helping ourselves.

Check out our self-help picks below:

1. You are a Badass

By: Jen Sincero

Selected by: @KandiaJohnson

An entertaining how-to guide by bestselling author, Jen Sincero, this book serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word. Sincero’s book will help you to identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, to create a life you totally love right NOW (and make some damn money already).

2. Sorted: Freedom Through Structure

By: Gillian Perkins

Selected by: @RealAlphanista

Sorted is your guide to a beautiful destination: a place where you have the time and space you need to think clearly, discover meaning, and embrace life. The book offers a detailed system that will enable you to finally achieve order for your schedule, home, and future plans.

3. Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others

By: Andrew Sobel

Selected by: @RealAlphanista

Power Questions can immediately help you win more business, deepen your relationships, and connect with people more rapidly than you ever thought possible. This book shows you how to use thought-provoking questions to engage prospects and uncover their most pressing issues. It gives you the tools to get inside the heart and mind of anyone you meet.

4. Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose

By: T.D. Jakes

Selected by: @AlfredEdmondJr

Whether you are just starting out, starting over, or you’re wondering if there is greater success than what you’ve already accomplished, now is the time to reset your inner compass. This revelatory guide from T.D. Jakes inspires you to clear your path of distractions and disruptions, correct places where you have veered off course, get unstuck, and embrace your God-given purpose.

5. The Little Black Book of Success; Laws of Leadership for Black Women

By: Elaine Meryl Brown

Selected by: @jpw599

Three dynamic and successful black female executives share their strategies to help all black women, at any level of their careers, play the power game—and win.

6. If Someone Says “You Complete Me,” RUN: Whoopi’s Big Book of Relationships

By: Whoopi Goldberg

Selected by: Selected by: @jpw599

Whoopi speaks openly about why marriage isn’t for everyone, how being alone can be satisfying, and how what’s most important is understanding who you are and what makes you happy.

7. The Science of Mind: Complete and Unabridged

By: Ernest Holmes

Selected by: @SavageGazelle

Here, you will find six lessons and countless affirmations that will help you unlock the power of your mind and find higher truths. You won’t find a guide regarding the science of the mind as clear and easy to use as this one.

8. Thrive

By: Arianna Huffington

Selected by: @SavageGazelle

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.

How are you helping yourselves this summer?