How to Ignite Confidence in Yourself & Find Success from 5 Wise, Kick-Ass Women

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12/14/2020

Become the Best You with These 5 Women-Focused Titles

Transform your life from personal relationships to career changes

Close your eyes and imagine what your life will look like in five years. What do you see? Who have you become? Visualization is one of the most powerful tools for manifesting the life you want, but too often we focus on the destination instead of the journey.

Wherever you are in life, do you consistently feel there are still so many things you want to improve on? It’s easy to recognize what you want: more time, more money, stronger relationships. What’s harder is figuring out how you can reach those personal and professional goals.

The First Step Is Confidence

Inviting change into your life starts with building confidence. Self-belief empowers you to take that first step in the right direction. When you have faith in your own abilities, skills and talents, you attract new opportunities. The more opportunities you welcome, the more action you take and the more self-trust you gain. So, how does one start? Allow Audible to help.

Below are audiobooks and podcasts from five women who have inspired us to create positive change. Whether at work or in your personal life, these motivational audiobooks replace quick-fixes with actionable tools and strategies to help you change the way you think.

Already familiar with our choices? You can find tons more audiobooks from inspirational women, including memoirs and biographies that give a wealth of advice and hard-won wisdom.

Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

Do you ever feel like you can’t overcome your obstacles? Marie Forleo wants you to realize that even when things get complicated, there’s nothing in life that can’t be figured out. Everything Is Figureoutable is a guide to becoming a creative force in your own life.

Listeners learn how to form new habits to maximize potential, beat imposter syndrome and overcome hardships. Forleo communicates that it takes creativity to tackle challenges and achieve goals. With practical steps for retraining your brain, this audiobook will transform you into a relentless optimist, with a mindset of self-determination.

Everything Is Figureoutable

Author:
Marie Forleo
Narrator:
Marie Forleo
Length:
7:54
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor

Body image and self-esteem are closely intertwined. Thanks to the media, women are constantly barraged with unrealistic expectations and narrow definitions of beauty. Sonya Renee Taylor has set out to change that story with a message of radical self-love. According to Taylor, self-love begins with recognizing and waking up to the culture of body shaming.

A world-renowned activist and poet, Taylor asks you to reflect on your earliest memories of body shaming and provides her own hard-earned advice for overcoming those deep-seated insecurities. The Body Is Not an Apology is a starting point for body positivity and reconnecting to yourself.

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

Author:
Sonya Renee Taylor
Narrator:
Sonya Renee Taylor
Length:
4:49
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

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Make Life Work by Alice Fraser and Ash Ranpura

Alice Fraser is an Australian comedian and podcaster who became all too familiar with overworking, thanks to her past career in law. She knows personally the physical and mental costs of work-life imbalance and when unchecked, how long work days can leave you drained with little energy for self or other pursuits. Fortunately, she’s teamed up with neuroscientist Ash Ranpura to find out exactly what overwork is doing to us – and how to fix it – in this six-episode Audible Original.

Make Life Work

Author:
Alice Fraser, Ash Ranpura
Narrator:
Length:
2:05
Type:
Podcast Podcast

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Eloquent Rage by Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper’s subtitle to Eloquent Rage says it all: How a Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. Cooper celebrates and explores a tradition of Black women channelling their anger into power. She looks at icons like Serena Williams, Beyoncé and Michelle Obama to find out how their eloquent rage propelled them toward greatness and reminded them that they never had to settle.

Eloquent Rage has been called a “Black Feminist Manifesto” that focuses on the force of female friendships and radical Blackness; a call for self-empowerment that uses anger to make changes in the world.

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Author:
Brittney Cooper
Narrator:
Brittney Cooper
Length:
6:57
Type:
Unabridged Audiobook

Start Here with Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins is a no-nonsense voice who has spent 10 years motivating others to rise up to the challenges in their lives. In Start Here, Robbins taps into her breadth of wisdom to cover 13 separate topics in 30 minutes or less, such as anxiety, careers, family, money, relationships, emotional eating and more. Her goal is to get you to tackle the hardest part of self-development: the first step. Robbins strives to wake you up, uncover your strength and leave you ready to take on whatever challenges you face.

Start Here with Mel Robbins

Author:
Mel Robbins
Narrator:
Mel Robbins
Length:
5:30
Type:
Podcast Podcast

Trust Your Own Abilities

While each of these audiobooks and podcasts has a different approach, they share a common message: no matter what your goals are, success starts with you! Whatever hurdles stand between you and change, you can tackle them if you invest the time and effort to forge your path forward.

If you’re looking for more motivational content, check out these audiobooks that celebrate women’s voices, from memoirs to historical biographies to fiction. These will inspire you to follow in the footsteps of women who have found their voices and challenged conventions with confidence.

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