The best books to implement and manage change

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino Author Of The Change Guidebook: How to Align Your Heart, Truths, and Energy to Find Success in All Areas of Your Life
By Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

Who am I?

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the founder of The Best Ever You Network and co-founder of Compliance4. Through these companies, she has helped individuals and organizations around the world be their best and achieve world-class excellence with gratitude-based behavior and belief systems. She is one of America's foremost personal and corporate development consultants specializing in mindset, change management, strategy, leadership, and taking action. Elizabeth is also the author of the award-winning personal development book PERCOLATE - Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House) and multiple children’s books as a contributor and author. Elizabeth lives her daily life with life-threatening food allergies. Elizabeth and her husband live in Maine with their four sons and three rescued cats. 


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The Change Guidebook: How to Align Your Heart, Truths, and Energy to Find Success in All Areas of Your Life

By Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino,

Book cover of The Change Guidebook: How to Align Your Heart, Truths, and Energy to Find Success in All Areas of Your Life

What is my book about?

Many of us know we need a change, an overhaul of the way we “do” life. We feel the need to move forward but we aren’t sure where to place our feet to take those first steps. There are countless manuals for bettering our lives, but we crave something that will truly help us to change for the better once and for all.

The Change Guidebook ends the search for self-help that works, serving as a life-long companion guide and resource to complement your life. It offers ten points for making a change or adapting to unforeseen circumstances and allows you to become a change master by using the provided solutions to change, grow, and become your bravest and boldest self.

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The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

By Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer,

Book cover of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Why this book?

If you want to change any aspect of your life, Jack Canfield is, in my opinion, one of the best teachers and resources we have. I believe success and change are intertwined and this book does a fantastic job of showing us just that. This is a book I refer to often. I also often give it as a gift. Jack is masterful in his teachings. Jack knows how to help you change your life and help you become your best version of yourself. This book is a wonderful tool for your Best Ever You toolbox.


Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Difference

By John C. Maxwell, Rob Hoskins,

Book cover of Change Your World: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Difference

Why this book?

This is a very relatable book from everyday people who have created change for good. I firmly believe that the practice of change starts with us individually and this book supports that concept. I believe that to be our best and live our best lives, we must solidly and whole-heartedly look within.


Who's in Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life

By Ivan Misner, Stewart Emery, Rick Sapio

Book cover of Who's in Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life

Why this book?

Dr. Ivan Misner is the father of modern networking. It stands to reason he knows a thing or two or three about change. When you are trying to make changes in your life or be successful, it is very important to surround yourself with the right people to foster your growth and success. This book shows you just how to do that. This is one of my favorite books to recommend to people when they feel stuck.


Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

By Spencer Johnson,

Book cover of Who Moved My Cheese? An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

Why this book?

Who Moved My Cheese? is a timeless book. The book tackles the fear of change. It provides perspectives on why change can feel so hard to make in both work and home life. To love this book is to love metaphors. It has sold over 30 million or more copies worldwide. 


Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

By Bj Fogg,

Book cover of Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

Why this book?

This is a very thorough book about creating and breaking habits. I strongly believe that small changes create waves of change and this book is masterful. If you fear change or if change feels so overwhelming, this is one of the best books on where to start and how to be successful in what you really want to do.  


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