“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ― Dr. Seuss
The quote above needs no explanation. And it’s exactly how I feel about the personal development books I have recently read. They will change the way you think, the way you act and will help you grow both on personal and professional levels.
For a happy life, you must nurture both your mind and your soul and the books below are great sources of wisdom.
So, here is my best personal and professional development book kit.
1. 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
Transform your thought patterns and your habits for a happy and productive life.
This book talks about achieving a highly effective life going from dependence, through independence to interdependence. The character ethic is at the core of this long-lasting transformation, in contrast to personality ethic, which is only a quick fix. The icing on the cake is Covey’s Time Management Grid, that will help you prioritize and learn when, to what or to whom you should say “NO” in order to win precious time for yourself.
2. The Magic Of Thinking Big – David Schwartz
Theodore Roosevelt said: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
Well, this is exactly what this book is communicating. You’ll find here not only actionable tips on succeeding in your business or job but also lessons on how to “find happiness and greater peace of mind”.
3. The Linchpin – Set Godin
Upgrade your professional life
Throughout this book, Set Godin encourages and teaches you to give always the best of yourself as it will only have positive consequences upon your professional life, both in times of prosperity and adversity.
4. 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
Become an entrepreneur without becoming the slave of your own business
This one is a collection of methods on how to become independent or even better, interdependent by founding and managing your business with the help of the internet. But not only, it also presents a selection of tools you can apply immediately to your own case.
5. Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi & Tahl Raz
Climb the leader of success by helping and being helped. It’s always a win-win.
Based on its own life experiences Keith Ferrazzi teaches you how to build a successful life by creating a strong network of relationships. Helping people without waiting for something in return is the key to great results. And “never eat alone” is not only a metaphor, it’s actually one of the author’s secrets in building connections and helping these people build their respective networks.
Hope these personal development books will help you as much as they’d helped me. Enjoy the reading!
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