The top books for setting yourself up for success in 2018

Do you want to set yourself up for success in 2018? This week, the Career Coaching with Jessness podcast covers the top books to help you do just that! Check what made the list below and tune into the show for Jessica’s top takeaways from each book. Each book is categorized into key focus areas to help you pick the perfect one for you.


#1 Your Twenties by Jessica Smith

YOUR TWENTIES, is all about finding your why, getting to know yourself and owning your OWN your life. The book is organized into five sections, focusing on the five key areas of change and transition I think are most present in this roller coaster of a decade we call our twenties.

There are three micro chapters in each section of the book. The five sections are…

– Self-love

– Healthy Mind

– Body Acceptance

– Relationships

– Career

This book is set to release JAN 1 2018, learn more and sign up for the book bonuses available now –


#2 Let Go Now by Karen Casey

On empowerment and how to set healthy boundaries and take back ownership of your own life! | Get the book on Amazon –

#3 The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz

On change and creating a life you love and are proud of. | Get the book on Amazon –

#4 The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

On purpose and finding meaning in our lives. Brene shares her research findings on Authenticity, Connection, and Courage which she’s been studying now for over 20 years. | Get the book on Amazon –


#5 Essentialism by Greg Mckeown

On Prioritization, Organization, and Productivity. This will be a book I can see myself recommending for the rest of my life…dramatic but true.

Here’s the thing, the work? Is never going to stop. You are never going to get to a point where you’re done with it all of it. It’s not about doing it all but focusing your attention on the stuff that actually matters. | Get the book on Amazon –

#6 The E-Myth Revisited ‘Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It’ by Michael E. Gerber

Before you build an empire you first have to build a business that works! The author, Michael says, “Great people have a vision of their lives that they practice emulating each and every day.” | Get the book on Amazon –


#7 FYI: For Your Improvement by Michael M. Lombardo

If you’re a learner, manager, mentor or feedback giver this book is your one-stop shop for short n’ sweet write-ups on every competency you need to know.

Even if you’re not right now but want to be in one of those types of roles, this book is a great resource for all things self-development. A great book to buy if you’re not sure where to start! | Get the book on Amazon –

#8 Talking in Pictures by Chelsea Peitz

On branding, marketing, growing an audience and building a community. This book will teach you how to authentically connect with others and build a strong personal brand.

Even if you’re NOT in marketing or branding or whatever, you can learn a lot from this book when it comes to how to connect with others. At the end of the day people want to feel connected, heard and engaged and that’s exactly what this book will help you do. | Get the book on Amazon (and see if you can spot my 5-star review) –

#9 The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson

On work, money, and miracles. This book is based on the spiritual text, A Course in Miracles. Marianne teaches about how spiritual principles can help you overcome financial stress and unleash the divine power of abundance regardless of how bad your current situation looks and feels like.


#10 The Essential Life by Total Wellness Publishing

On modern day wellness with essential oils. This book will teach you how to incorporate solutions when it comes to your health and wellbeing so that you can show up and do your best work in the world.

Essential oils help me counterbalance the stress, my busy work schedule, deadlines and all of life’s to-do’s. It provides me a solid foundation for self-care so I can show up to life feeling good and do the work I’m here to do in the world. | Get the book on Amazon –

#11 Emotions and Essential Oils by Enlighten

My all time favorite book for referencing which essential oils to choose to support me mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Essential oils have all sorts of physical properties, but they also can do a heck of a lot for all the other areas of our lives: emotional well-being being KEY to living a life of fulfillment and vibrancy every day. | Get the book on Amazon –

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#12 Growing your Inner Light by Lara Owen

You could use this book as a new year guidebook to ensure you start your year off right by reading one chapter per week (13 total). | Get the book on Amazon –

If you found this post helpful I would appreciate it if you could share it on social media or forward it to a friend. I wish you a beautiful holiday with friends and family, and hope you get some downtime to really take good care of yourself as we close out another amazing year.

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Here’s to massive success in the new year….without the stress! Stay tuned for updates on the book release on Instagram @coachjessness.