15 Books for Millennials To Read in 2015


Happy Monday, Millennials! Since I can remember, I've always loved reading books. Short stories, poetry non-fiction, inspirational, business and marketing -- there's just so much you can learn from picking up a book. So get your library cards, Barnes & Noble gift cards or iTunes cards read, because you'll be wanting to get your hands on these ASAP!

As part of #Manifest365, I've challenged myself to read 15 books this year (with hopes of surpassing that mark, of course.) With a variety of book genres listed, I'm hoping to not only learn from the pages I flip (or swipe), but also get a few laughs and maybe shed a tear or two. Additionally, I thought that these books would be great of my fellow millennials to check out as well.

Take a look at the list below of the books I've picked, and send me a tweet to let me know know which books you have on your list for the new year. Happy reading!

1. Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

2. Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

3. Make Your Mark: The Creative's Guide To Building A Business with Impact by Jocelyn K. Glei

4. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life & Business by Charles Duhigg

5. Don't Waste Your Pretty: The Go-To Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love by Demitria Lucas

6. Ask More, Get More: How To Earn More, Save More and Live More...Just by ASKING by Michael Alden

7. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter & How To Make The Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

8. Instinct:The Power To Unleash Your Unborn Drive by T.D. Jakes

9. What Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: And Two Other Short Guides For Achieving More At Work and At Home by Laura Vanderkam

10. Crush It! Why NOW Is The Time To Cash In On  Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk

11. Beloved by Toni Morrison

12. The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in  Yourself and Transform Your Career by Ben Casnocha

13. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

14. Bossypants by Tina Fey

15. Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing and Giving Back by Kimberly Palmer



  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal
  • What I Know Now: Letters To My Younger Self by Ellyn Spragins
  • Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success by Dan Schwaebel


The Focus for 2015? To Manifest.


Happy New Year! Now that 2015 is here, I'm so excited to set new goals, try new things and push myself beyond my comfort zone.

Last year, I chose three words that would serve as my focus for the year. They were: consistency, faith and excellence. I put those words up above my desk in my room, wrote them down in my journal and did my best to apply them to the many facets of my life.

This year, I've chosen just one word: MANIFEST. The origin of this particular word for me stems from a gospel song with the same title sung by Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago. Each time I hear this song, it's a reminder that I've been blessed to experience so many amazing opportunities. Additionally, I've been blessed with tools and gifts to not only make my dreams come true, but to help others reach their full potential as well. That's why this year, I really want to focus on living with intention. From my professional life to personal endeavors to the people I interact with, I want everything I do to be purposeful and meaningful.

Throughout the year, you'll see me using #manifest365 on my social media accounts, not only to hold myself accountable for my goals, but to encourage others to live intentionally.

I'm so excited to share this journey with you all, and I challenge each of you to finally do those things that you've been putting off for so long. Believe in yourself and your ability to create dopeness, and you will be surprised what amazingness with come to pass.

Here's to a great new year!