With new found leisure time due to the pandemic, it is a great opportunity for many to acquire new skills, gain knowledge, and ultimately use this time as a way to inspire self growth. One of the best ways to motivate change within ourselves is by simply reading books that resonate. These are our top 5 book recommendations that will have you ceaselessly turning the page.
How to Win Friends & Influence People: With a continuously modernizing world, true relationships on all levels seems to be amiss. One of the most well-known self- growth books in the last few years, there’s a reason so many people are drawn to Dale Carnegie’s work. This book inspires many by discussing the 10 sure ways to make meaningful connections and build a network that lasts. With this network comes a level of respect and admiration by many.
Think and Grow Rich: Originally written all the way back in 1937, Napoleon Hill’s fundamental views on money still greatly apply today. Selling over 20 million copies, the formula for success and achievement is becoming a reality for many. One of Hill’s most popular expressions, “what the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” is the underlying theme throughout the text.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Steven Covey’s powerful book is not only a guiding force for many, but even greater, a legitimate model. This model has extremely valuable information that when implemented, can be life- changing in all areas of life. By sticking to timeless basics such as fairness and integrity, Covey will leave you feeling empowered.
The Power of Habit: Award- winning, New York Times business reporter, Charles Duhigg focuses on the power that comes with constant patterns over time. Tying in the power of consistent exercise, Duhigg makes the argument that great success starts in fundamental habits. Exploring human nature, failure versus success within differing companies, and the neuroscience behind it all, this book is nothing short of an unstoppable force.
Think, Fast and Slow: This book discusses the two systems that explain the way we think. System 1 is described as being fast, intuitive, and emotional. System 2 is slow, deliberative, and logical. The biases that come with system 1 is sure to inspire reflection of the ways in which we jump to conclusions too quickly at times when slow and intentional action is called for. Kahneman elaborates on when it is a good idea to listen to your intuition and when another approach is more appropriate.