YouTube star and New York Times Best-Selling author, Lilly Singh, has opened up about the self-help books that have greatly impacted her journey of self-discovery in a recent interview with Spotify's For The Record. Among her favorites is "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz, a book that outlines a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom. The book's simple and practical guide to personal freedom has made it a go-to resource for the YouTube star whenever she's faced with struggles in life.
Singh, who also launched her own book club called Lilly's Library in 2021, revealed that "The Four Agreements" inspired her second book, "Be a Triangle." With its endorsements from celebrities like retired NFL star Tom Brady, "The Four Agreements" gained popularity after being recognized by Oprah Winfrey. First published in 1997, the book emphasizes four agreements to live by: being impeccable with your word, not taking anything personally, avoiding assumptions, and always doing your best.
In addition to "The Four Agreements," Singh also mentioned another book she enjoyed, "At Least You Have Your Health" by Madi Sinha. The book provided a humorous and enlightening commentary on the women's health sector, shedding light on how women's bodies are often understudied.
For Singh, becoming an author allowed her to share deeper and more personal stories in a "safer space." She believes that writing allows for a greater vulnerability and explores topics in a way that is not always possible in videos. As an added perk, Spotify Premium users in the U.S. can now enjoy audiobooks, including Singh's best-selling titles.
Lilly Singh's candid interview has provided insights into the self-help books that have resonated with her and guided her on her own journey of self-discovery. Her recommendations are sure to inspire her millions of followers and readers alike.