7 MUST READ CAREER BOOKS FOR SELF DEVELOPMENT

“Books don’t just go with you, they take you where you where you’ve never been”.

Asides building your vocabulary, books also help broaden your perspective and helps improve on your self-development. In this post are a curated list of books that can help you become more productive and provide answers to your career-related challenges.

  1. “PITCH ANYTHING” by OREN KLAFF

 Do you get uneasy or nervous about sharing your ideas with people?

 This book would help boost your confidence and also work on how you communicate your ideas with others

2. “THE THIRD DOOR” by ALEX BANAYAN

 This book explains that rejection doesn’t mean it’s the end. Most successful people in the world today have gone through many shut doors before they got to where they are now.

It also explained that failure is an inevitable part of success, but most importantly seeing it as an opportunity to turn your situation around.

It is definitely a must read!

3. “THE ONLY MOVE THAT MATTERS IS YOUR NEXT ONE” by JENNY BLAKE

  In this book Jenny Blake discussed about normalizing the process of wanting to switch or try something new when it comes to your career. Especially when you are confused about what to do.

  He also emphasized not to only accept where you are, but also embrace what is ahead.

4. “SO GOOD THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU” by CAL NEWPORT

 People say most times that to follow your heart and passions to get a fulfilling career but the author, Cal Newport says they are wrong.  He stated that developing your skills instead of placing your focus on your desires is one of the keys to having a successful job experience.

This book features interviews with a lot successful people, ranging from freelancers to farmers, business people; strategies that has helped them figure out life and their various careers.

5. “THRIVE: THE THIRD METRIC TO REDIFING SUCCESS AND CREATING A LIFE OF WELL BEING, WISDOM AND WONDER” by ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

This book reminds us that there’s a lot more to life than just earning money. She talked about how the constant pursuit for money has led to stress and breakdown for a lot of people.

She therefore encourages people to always invest in self-care. She also shared her personal struggles with time management and balancing her career with family life.

6. “MOVING THE NEEDLE: GET CLEAR, GET FREE AND GET GOING IN YOUR CAREER, BUSINESS AND LIFE” by JOE SWEENEY

 In this book Sweeney gives details about people who sometimes feel stuck and intend on making a change.

It’s an amazing read for those that often crave actionable advice.

7. “THE NEW RULES OF WORK: THE MODERN PLAYBOOK FOR NAVIGATING YOUR CAREER by ALEXANDRA CAVOULACOS AND KATHRYN MINSHEW”

The book talks about how you have to be willing to adapt and find stability in today’s business world by building your personal brand and mastering some important soft skills.

 The authors also mentioned several career trends that would help prepare you for your next job and definitely get you that dream position.

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