New Year, New You: A Gift Guide to Jumpstart 2017

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to get your finances in order, score a better job, live more healthily, or embark on a new creative path, these books offer the tools and inspiration to get you started. So what are you waiting for? Dive into our 2017 gift guide of essential books for a better year and a better you.

New Year, New You

9780399174827-1Start Where You Are

Inspired by author Meera Patel’s mission to help lift her mother out of depression, START WHERE YOU ARE is a journal and personal companion filled with uplifting activities and inspirational messages from luminaries like Oscar Wilde and Thomas Jefferson transformed into beautiful watercolor art. This book will help you start any project – and your year – off right.

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It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again

In this inspiring, creative guide Julia Cameron–acclaimed author of The Artist’s Way–reminds you that it’s never too late to begin exploring your creative side.  As Cameron points out, many artists produce their best work in midlife and beyond, and those facing retirement in the New Year – or their third or fourth career shift –will find tools here to help them explore both where they’ve been creatively, where they always wanted to be, and how they can get there.

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Beautiful Money

As 2017 rolls in, many of us will make the same New Year’s resolution to make more money, whether by saving more, spending less, or reaching higher in our careers. This isn’t a “bad” goal, necessarily, but in exchange for a simple paycheck, we sacrifice time with our loved ones, our weekends, our vacations, and perhaps even our sanity. BEAUTIFUL MONEY is a revolutionary four-week wealth plan that shows you how to stop chasing money and start creating joyful, powerful, and meaningful wealth.

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Conquer Your Year

The end of the year can be a hectic time. In addition to the holidays, family, and traveling, many of us also get bogged down dwelling on everything we didn’t accomplish that year. For those determined to set goals for 2017—and actually achieve them all—CONQUER YOUR YEAR is a 12-month planner that meshes creativity with strategy and passionate purpose with profit. Let this be the year you achieve your dreams!

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Think and Grow Rich

Called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature,” there is no better book to jumpstart your new year than THINK AND GROW RICH. Since its original publication in 1937, this book has remained a seminal work for those seeking to become more prosperous in all areas of their lives and it continues to inspire the likes of entrepreneurs like Daymond John and Barbara Cocoran.

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9780143129271-2The Power of Kindness 10th Anniversary Edition

What better time than now to bring a little more kindness into the world? Piero Ferrucci’s THE POWER OF KINDNESS reminds us that our acts of generosity and decency are the secret to a fuller, more satisfying life. This 10th anniversary edition features a complete new chapter by Ferrucci on the theme of “Harmlessness,” which joins his other chapters on virtues such as “Honesty,” “Warmth,” and “Loyalty.”

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Win At Losing

In our quest to succeed, we so often forget how many times we first need to fail. And if there’s one thing that successful athletes, celebrities and public figures understand well, it’s that failure is a fact of life and one of the most powerful learning tools and experiences. In his book, WIN AT LOSING, Sam Weinman offers the perspectives of  well-known figures like pro golfer Greg Norman, politician Michael Dukakis, and actress Susan Lucci (among many others) who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks—and sometimes even new careers—to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience.

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As one year ends and a new begins, it’s time to stop blaming past experiences or encounters for your stalled project or creativity–this is the year for personal accountability. The bestseller QBQ! is a remarkable and timely book that provides a practical method for incorporating personal accountability into daily life. Instead of starting your new year off by wondering why your boss won’t listen to you, why people can’t turn in their projects on time or why your significant other doesn’t do his or her share of the housework, QBQ! encourages readers to approach life from the perspective of one who’s not a victim of another’s actions but rather an agent of them. Ask better questions, and you may finally get the answers and results you want to hear!

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The F-Factor Diet

Staying in shape (and skimming the extra weight!) is arguably the most common New Year’s resolution. Granted, making the resolution is easy as pie, but keeping it? That’s a different story. Nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot offers a solution to yo- yo dieting and fad “cleanses” in THE F-FACTOR DIET. Embracing a high fiber diet may not sound like much fun, especially coming off of a holiday sugar high, but it’s a lifestyle plan that has stood the test of time—and which has enough flexibility to help you actually stick with it. If New York magazine’s food critic Adam Platt can lose 40 pounds on the F-Factor Diet, those of us who don’t eat for a living stand a fair chance at trimming some stubborn belly fat.

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