10 Empowering Books to Motivate Your Mindset


With a new year comes the opportunity for a fresh start! This year we are taking the opportunity to focus on personal growth, and a great way to begin is with some reading (or listening if you’re on the go)!  Whether you’re looking for inspiration in the workplace, as a mother, in relationships or beyond, below are some highly recommended books from Wichita moms! 

10 Motivational Mindset Books for Women

Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin

Looking to change some habits but not sure where to start? This book provides ideas on how to change your habits based on your individual needs. The website also provides access to an app, a weekly newsletter subscription, downloadable resources and more.

All of Bob Goff‘s Books

Bob Goff writes several books with topics including reaching your dreams, living without fear and loving others.  His website also includes podcasts, videos, coaching and information on retreats.

Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

The original book discusses how to set boundaries for yourself. The authors have expanded their collection to include topics such as setting boundaries in the workplace, dating and more. Their website includes free resources, articles, a blog, and a boundaries quiz.

Dare to Lead by Brené Brown

This book is wonderful if you are looking to grow as a leader. The website also provides a podcast and hubs for additional information.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Kristine and Richard Carlson

This series of books encourages you to avoid the burden of the little things in life. The series includes books that focus on work, money, and moms.  Their website offers information on courses, a podcast and merchandise is available for purchase.

The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey

If you are a parent navigating the school years, this book may be a helpful resource for you. It provides insight on how and why we should step back as parents to provide more opportunities for our children to grow and succeed.

High Five Habit by Mel Robbins

This book focuses on building self-confidence and prioritizing yourself. Bonus- if you order the book and visit the website, you get free access to a 2-hour masterclass and the 5-day global challenge!

The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi

This book helps you discover what matters most to you in life. The website also includes a podcast and blog.   

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

If you feel like you wear many hats throughout the day and strive for perfection this book is a useful tool to focus more on living in the present.

Trust Yourself by Melody Wilding

Do you find that you are a sensitive striver at work? This book helps you eliminate personal workplace stress and sensitivities to successfully grow as a leader. The website also includes a blog and information on coaching and workshops.

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Lindsay is a Kansas City gal who moved to Wichita in 2017. She has been married to her husband, Mike, since 2017. Although they attended the same high school they didn’t meet until their mid-20s. Formerly an Early Childhood teacher and curriculum consultant, Lindsay now stays at home with her daughter (July 2020) and is expecting a son (October 2021). She is also a mom to two fur baby Golden Retrievers. Originally from Michigan, Lindsay loves traveling and spending time outdoors. She is excited to navigate life with two under two and a large coffee in her hand!