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Inspiration, by definition is a noun and it is described to mean:


1. the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.


2. a sudden brilliant or timely idea.


I make sure I add inspiration to each and every day that I open my eyes, and my feet touch the ground. Here are all the books, passions, blogs, motivating reads and and and that I have come across and added to The Joy Club because maybe, just maybe something might inspire you too.


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You Are a Badass

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

By: Jen Sincero

Narrated by: Jen Sincero

If you are looking for some good inspiration and some real serious motivation to get you going, and working towards something you want, then this next book is fabulous!!! Seriously … I actually read it twice, and I know that I will be reading it again for sure … probably many times … this is about YOU and life!


You are a BADASS at making money by Jen Sincero – brilliant!!!!! All about getting over your money blocks, in such real examples and workable and practical tips, and tricks, and mantra’s and all that stuff … I loved it so much I actually considered starting it all over again when it was finished today! HAHA  It is all about how to decide to move on … and make money! For YOU!

It’s called You Do YOU … and it is literally what the title says it is … it is a step by step guide on how to put your first, always. This lady is great, she calls herself an “anti-guru” and she uses real examples to explain her points, and some are really funny … but all are real, and you can totally identify with this. She explains, very simply how easy it is to do you …

Big Magic

Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat Pray Love … but this book is not a story, it is all about Creative Living Beyond Fear, I really enjoyed it. She speaks about how an idea comes to you, and it will come and present itself a few times until you ‘take it on’ and if you don’t it will go find someone else … she also talks about how to harness your creativity (which can be anything) and work with it, and not fear it – REALLY awesome!

Thrive ~

Arianna Huffington is just a remarkable woman, she has achieved so much in the world, and I really admire her. Her sister actually narrates this book, and she talks through her book on all the challenges she has faced as a woman in business, and how she overcame her stumbling blocks … was a great read!

On Becoming Fearless by Arianna Huffington

This book was absolutely and without a doubt one of my best so far … this book Arianna actually narrates, and I just fell in love with her even more, because you can hear all her real fears and her views on how woman face these fears all the time, and then how to think about them differently, to work through them.

The Alchemist …  This book is the absolute most amazing, insightful book I have ever read …. ever!!!!
It is not just a pure motivational book, it is actually written as a story, of a young boy and his journey … it is so insightful in terms of all the lessons in life, all we know, but forget.
It was beautifully written, and narrated by Jeremy Ions, but the story was one I literally did not put down and wanted to start again. I know I will be reading this again, and I cannot wait.
It truly left its mark on me, and if you asked me for the one book I would suggest you read, it would be this one for sure!

The 5 Second Rule ~ This is an absolutely incredible and life-changing book for me.
Mel Robbins shares a technique that she developed when she was down and out, and thought life was going nowhere for her. The technique turned her life around, quite literally. She uses a simple rule related to 5 seconds to get you to do something you want to, or wish to, or are having trouble doing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I would recommend it to anyone!!!
I have started to use her technique and it has made a serious difference to a lot of things going on for me.

Girl Wash your Face
I have raced through another book, so here it is …
Her book is a real-life look at the lies we believe about yourself. We too fat, we will only be happy with xyz, we not able to be a good mother, pretty much each and every life hick-up we all face in life. She unpacks her real-life example, which is really nice because I could relate to almost everyone (barring the mommy ones haha) and then she talks you through the real responses we should have to each. It was an easy and great read x

Kick Ass with Mel Robbins ~ by Mel Robbins
This is a book that shares 8 real-life coaching sessions, where each person shares their honest raw struggles with Mel, who in turn coaches them through each to the real core issue, & then how to move past it.
Each person is so vulnerable & open, and in return, Mel kicks some ass to make sure they don’t make excuses, they don’t get soft … but they do what it takes to start a new chapter in their lives so they can be happy.
It was a beautiful read for me, because each person had something that I related to, and could learn from Mel to work on myself.
Thank you to each person for sharing so beautifully, & allowing us to learn from you.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
A 1989 novel that focuses on four Chinese American immigrant families in San Francisco who start a club known as The Joy Luck Club, playing the Chinese game of mahjong for money. The book is structured somewhat like a mahjong game, with 4 parts divided into 4 sections to create 16 chapters. The 3 mothers & 4 daughters (one mother, dies before the novel opens) share stories about their lives in the form of vignettes. The story is all about teaching their daughters lessons in life that they learnt through their lives.
Really stunning stories & motivating lessons we all need to hear.