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My Top 5 Motivational Books

Good morning gorgeous people! The sun is shining here in London and I’m feeling good! ( It’s very rare we get sun in London, so yes, I’m a little excited!) It’s national book day in the UK today so I’ve combined the most inspiring books you can ever read all into one post. If like me you love a good success story or books that’ll give advice and guidance on how to live your life and make the most out of your profession whether you’re in the financial industry, fashion or an entrepreneur these books are great reads!


This book is one of my most recent purchases and I have to say it’s fantastic. The book focuses mostly on how to increase your sales in whatever industry your in. The advice in this book is great, it really opens your mind on different ways to approach selling, not just to customers but to other businesses too. He also throws in a little life advice on how to increase your confidence when selling.

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude to what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you ” -Bryan Tracy

2. THINK AND GROW RICH- by Napoleon Hill.

If you’ve ever searched ‘Top 10 motivational books into Google’ this book has probably come up. It is a lengthy book but it’s filled with so much information on wealth, ways to inspire yourself the whole lot!. Napoleon Hill spent around 20 years researching some of America’s richest men from Henry Ford to Theodore Roose-Velt. In this book he basically shares all that he learnt from them. It’s a great book! I was doing a lot of underlining and highlighting when I read it<em> (Yeah it was that serious!)

“Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious”- Napoleon Hill

3. STILETTOS IN THE KITCHEN – by Shanel Cooper-Sykes

In case you haven’t guessed by the title, this book is stirred mostly towards us women. Girls I tell you, this book is one of the best I’ve read. She discusses everything from cooking, food, skin, fitness, men and how to keep them in check.! I finished it within a few days  and told my friends allllll about it. She’ll having you feeing sassy and more in control with every turn of the page.

“You can get any job you want, any man you want, live in any house you want, and have anything your pretty little heart desires. You just have to know how to get it ” -Shanel Cooper-Sykes

4. THE ALCHEMIST  – by Paulo Coelho

You’ve probably heard a ton about this book too. I first heard of it when I listening to one of Will Smiths interviews, he was mentioned how amazing the book was. He sold it to me, I ordered it straight away. I red this book so many times I could probably recite it to you. The story is about a young shepherd who travels the world in search of great riches and treasures. It shows the tribulations and issues he faced right until he found his treasure. It has a great ending too but I won’t spoil it for you!

“People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of” -Paulo Cohelo


Okay so I’m a huge fan of Alan Sugar, I just think he’s the most hilarious, chatty, savy old man. For those who aren’t aware, he’s a super successful British business man. He is also on the UK version of The Apprentice. This autobiography gives a very detailed version of his life story right from the beginning. He is someone who has a lot to say regarding pretty much everything. It’s a great read, expect a lot of laughs!

“If you nod your head any longer, I’m going to put you on the backseat of my bloody car”-Alan Sugar

So there you have it, these are my top 5 reads for when I need a pick me up, some motivation or some laughs.

Take care,

Genie In The Kitchen xoxo


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