8 Inspirational Female Thought Leaders and The Books That Have Inspired Me

For International Women’s Day 2020 I’m going to share with you some female mindset thought leaders who have inspired me. I have learnt, and continue to learn so much from these women and I want to share some key takeaways from their books which have helped me on my journey of purpose and authenticity 💛

1. Susan Jeffers, and her book ‘Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway®’

My 3 biggest takeaways from this book:

  1. Fear will never go away, it’s about how you handle it
  2. Pain to power language – do you talk like a victim or a victor to yourself and others
  3. When you make a big decision, ask yourself the question “What is the worse case scenario and how can I handle it?”

2. Louise Hay and her book, ‘You Can Heal Your Life’

My 3 takeaways from this book:

  1. If you are unwell, there is a dis-ease with your mind and body connection
  2. The power of affirmations on your health, wealth and relationships
  3. Forgiveness of yourself and others is liberating and healing

3. Oprah Winfrey and her book, ‘The Path Made Clear’

My ultimate female mindset thought leader, Oprah Winfrey. She is my absolute Super Spiritual Guide and she is a tremendous force for good for the world – I love her!

I have the following 3 takeaways from her book ‘The Path Made Clear’:

  1. Your life isn’t about a big break. It’s about taking one significant life transforming step at a time
  2. I don’t believe in coincidence. I know there is a divine order to the magnificent mystery of our lives
  3. Wealth is a tool that gives you choices, but it can’t compensate for a life not fully lived

4. Julia Cameron and her book, ‘The Artist’s Way’

The wonderful Julia Cameron, is another female mindset thought leader who has been inspirational to me.

Her book ‘The Artist’s Way’ has given me the following takeaways:

  1. There is no such thing as a non-creative person
  2. The power of ‘Morning Pages’, a daily hand-written stream of consciousness writing
  3. Taking myself on a weekly ‘Artist Date’ – creative excursions to recharge and rekindle my innate creativity

5. Marie Forleo and her book, ‘Everything is Figureoutable’

Marie’s incredible book, has provided me with the following:

  1. The mantra ‘everything is figureoutable’
  2. Start before you are ready
  3. Focus on one goal at a time

6. Marissa Peer and her book, ‘Ultimate Confidence’

Marissa preaches a confident outlook on life and a positive mindset.

My 3 takeaways from her book are:

  1. Write on your bathroom mirror with lipstick: I AM ENOUGH
  2. Doing something different will feel unfamiliar
  3. You don’t have to be perfect to be confident

7. Brene Brown and her book, ‘The Gifts of Imperfection’

This list would not be complete should I not include the uplifting and moving, Brene Brown.

Brene’s book ‘The Gifts of Imperfection’ was life-changing and gave me these 3 takeaways:

  1. It’s OK to feel vulnerable
  2. Choose courage over fear
  3. A moment of self compassion can change your whole day

8. Sarah Ban Breathnach and her book, ‘Simple Abundance’

What a fantastic mindset thought leader who has a brilliant book called ‘Simple Abundance’.

This book has taught me:

  1. Gratitude is the key to fulfilment
  2. Abundance is a natural gift available to us all
  3. It’s the simple stuff that makes us happy