5 Books You Should Read in 2022
A chapter a day keeps the doctors away.
Studies have shown that reading improves your focus, reduces stress, and helps with depression --- the few reasons why one of our main goals for 2022 is to read more and scroll less.
We've compiled a short list of books you should read this year. If you’ve already read some of these books, take this as a sign to revisit them in the new year; It may hit you differently the second time around.
Here’s to more reading and less scrolling!
1. The Big Leap
Written by Gay Hendricks
The book that you didn't know you needed.
When we think of taking a "big leap," we think of taking a leap of faith into the unknown: transitioning from one career to another, taking a chance on love, or simply betting on ourselves. However, what Gay Hendricks describes as the “big leap” is discovering our “zone of genius” --- the zone in which we thrive in uniquely and naturally.
Hendricks challenges us to take a leap into our zone of genius, past our “upper limit problems,” and dive into a world of personal fulfillment and satisfaction that's beyond self-sabotaging patterns.
You deserve to live the life you desire, but you have to get out of your own way, first.
2. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter
Written by Curtis Jackson, also known as “50 Cent.”
If you’re wondering if it’s an autobiography or business book --- it's both and a must read.
The New York Times Best Seller "Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter" runs the gamut from autobiography to constructive business advice.
Jackson goes into detail about the parallelism of the streets and business in chapters on knowing your value, negotiating, and the power of perception. Not to mention, he's a hilarious storyteller.
This book is a great for new entrepreneurs.
3. The Alchemist
Written by Paulo Coelho
Okay, it's 2022 — I’m sure if you’re reading this, you’ve probably already read “The Alchemist.” And if you haven't read it, I'm sure you’ve heard of it. And if you’ve heard of it and have never read it, take this as your omen to do so.
The Alchemist is the tale of Santiago, a young shepherd with a dream to travel and uncover a worldly treasure. However, the true story (and lessons) lie in the journey, the people that Santiago meets on his quest and ultimately the power in following your heart.
“When you want something, all of the entire universe conspires to help you achieve it.” This book gives you the momentum to pursue your wildest dreams and to honor the journey that takes you there; a true reflection of faith.
4. The Four Agreements
Written by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom is an all time must-read. One that you gift to friends and keep on your bookshelf for yourself.
Oftentimes we don’t realize it’s our own self-imposed beliefs that stunts our growth, healing and ultimate peace.
The self-help book written by best-selling author Don Miguel Ruiz presents four principles that will launch you into living a life of freedom and distant from self-limiting ideals.
Written by Will Smith
The #1 instant New York Times Bestseller "Will" isn't one that we've read yet, but is certainly on our 2022 reading list.
Will is a memoir written by actor Will Smith that details his childhood growing up in West Philadelphia, and his journey to personal freedom and self-knowledge. According to Oprah Winfrey, it's the best memoir she's ever read.
Essentially, it's not about reading as many books as you can in the year. The goal is to be intentional with with your time and the continuous improvement of your mental health. If you can trade in idle scrolling for a good book, that's a win.
Now that we've shared our list, we'd love to hear from you. What books are you looking forward to reading this year? Comment and share your personal reading list with us below.