A good book can immerse you into a completely different world. It can inspire you to become a better version of yourself. Even more so, a good book has so much power that the most successful (and the happiest) people in the world dedicate a piece of their success to reading.
If you’re feeling stuck in your career, or just flat out unhappy with your job, it’s time to make the change. Let’s dive into to the top 6 books that will help you shift your mindset to pursue that job you’ve always wanted.
Book #1: Moving the Needle: Get Clear, Get Free, and Get Going in Your Career, Business, and Life! by Joe Sweeney
The message of this book is all in the title. Joe Sweeney is sharing some of his best, straight-to-the-point advice so that you can finally feel unstuck. Often times in a career, rather than waking up excited, you experience total depletion and resentment. Joe wants you to find clarity in your dreams so that you can make the career changes you’ve been putting off. Moving the Needle will help you make a big move and harness the confidence to do so.
Book #2: You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Don’t have enough money for a life coach? Well, Jen Sincero plays the role throughout her book, You Are A Badass. Jen creates an atmosphere of comfort and confidence through her humor, giving you the tools to stop self-sabotaging and to create the person you want to be living a life you love. Turning the pages of this read will help you discover new ways to overcome obstacles that are holding you back.
Book #3: Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins is world renowned for his motivational speaking, and his book, Awaken The Giant Within, remains a #1 bestseller even a decade later. Tony introduces philosophies that will help you identify your passions and take control of your own life in health, relationships, finances, career and so much more. If you’re unhappy in your current position, but not quite sure where your passion lies, this one’s for you.
A good book has so much power that the most successful (and the happiest) people in the world dedicate a piece of their success to reading.
Book #4: WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams by Jaclyn Johnson
Work doesn’t haven’t to be boring, it can be exciting and invigorating if you do what you enjoy. WorkParty is filled with motivation and career advice to kickstart landing a job that makes you happy. Jaclyn Johnson, founder of Create & Cultivate, has united and inspired thousands of women to pursue their dream career through career-focused conferences and now this book. She shares pieces of her personal story that many of us can relate to, such as losing her job, feeling uninspired, experiencing doubt and even being doubted. Not into reading? She’s got a podcast for that. Check it out here!
Book #5: Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition by Jay Abraham
Jay Abraham is a renowned advisor to some of the most profitable and popular corporations in the United States. He decided to tap into his own knowledge of success and write a book that helps you hone your strengths for overall success. The title, Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got, means learning to access the tools within you to truly outperform the competition and use your strengths to propel you forward.
Book #6: Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi
A big piece of landing a job that makes you happy is networking. Never Eat Alone is famous for instructing the reader on how to invest into the relationships around them genuinely to eventually help them along in their personal journey to success. The power of good, healthy relationships can make all the difference when it comes to landing your dream career or even finding a new passion you hadn’t formerly known.
Whether you read one or all of these books, may your motivation be replenished and inspire you to pursue a job that makes you happy. Let us know which book is your favorite by commenting below.
Adaire Smithwick is Write For The Job's Spring 2019 PR intern and attends University of Georgia.