Balancing work, personal life, family, and general self-enrichment seems almost impossible for many busy, successful women. While many have access to mentors who nurture and guide them on the path to achievement, you’re poor, so you’ll just have to settle for those who write books about how they’ve dominated the global stage. Here are books by five inspiring women whose ridiculous achievements will seem completely within the realm of things you can accomplish for just a few brief moments as you read them.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Nobody’s scrappier OR littler than relatable Anna Kendrick! Just the title itself makes it feel like Anna Kendrick is JUST LIKE US if we’d also been nominated for a Tony award before we started our periods. She tells CRAZY relatable stories, like the time she wrote out a list for herself of cool things to do when a boy came over and he found it! You’ll feel like all your bumbling embarrassments are leading you to a life of success, if you can ignore the fact that this happened a week before she got her first Oscar nomination at 21.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
We’ve all had tough days where we’re trying to think of what we should do with our lives. And just like us, her version of a rough day was getting shot in the face by the Taliban, making a to-do list, and getting right back on track! So if you’re struggling to keep your apartment clean, and go to yoga all in the same day, this book is the thing to make you feel like you can totally accomplish it all. This book really emphasizes how capable we all are of getting through the hard times and making the best of bad situations and becoming an international hero. It’s all within your reach!
Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
Remember when you played soccer in high school and you had practice every day after school for like two hours a day for months on end? Well then you can totally relate to four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and her much more rigorous training routine. Just like your hard work won you the Most Improved JV Player award in high school, Simone’s got her three world championships, four national championships, four gold medals, and a slot on Dancing with the Stars! She also deals with totally normal things too, like meeting celebrities and deciding which Instagram filter to use. It’s exactly the same as you, except you haven’t really figured out what your thing is yet. Twinsies!
Wow! These women are just like us if we’d made entirely different life decisions and possessed significantly more talent, drive, and poise! Pick up one of these books today and realize just how close you are to having an unprecedented level of success.