New year, new books – right?
We’ve scoured the Internet and our community for recommendations and here are some it seems people can’t stop talking about! These will give you insight on how to build an amazing life and business, from those in the know.
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
This New York Times bestseller is the exploration of ‘grit’ over talent, when it comes to pursuing success. Psychologist Angela Duckworth explains how anyone with the wish to succeed (from students to business people) can strive with more than just talent, but a mixture of passion and persistence. Angela also shares what she’s learned from talking to a wide range of people who’ve succeeded in life —from JP Morgan CEO, Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff.
She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green
This book shows how as a creative and ambitious woman, you can make your dreams come true, as Carrie did with her first online business at just age 20. Using her personal experience, Carrie guides you through the challenges of starting a business, from fear to overwhelm, which all entrepreneurs face.
From getting clear on your business vision, to understanding your audience and moving past your fears, this is the book you truly need to create the business of your dreams.
Style Your Mind by Cara Alwill Leyba
If you’re looking for something more than just a book, then Style Your Mind is the answer for you. It also acts as a workbook which helps you make the personal and professional changes you need to take your life to the next level. Packed full of powerful questions and inspirational quotes, personal development author Cara Alwill Leyba leads you through the process we all need to really make lasting changes in our lives.
We’ve all had them – bosses or coworkers who simply don’t know how to speak to another human nicely. As though they forget their manners and simple humanity when it comes to interacting with people at work. Author and ex-Google and Apple exec, Kim Scott has been working on ways for herself and other people to be a good boss with her approach to management: Radical Candor, which are presented in this book.
This book suggests in order to have an impact, you have to care personally, but also have the ability to challenge directly. When you have one without the other, then it doesn’t work and can result in too much aggression, or too little. And when you have neither, it can be seen as manipulation. This book guides you through building better relationships both in and out of the office!
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
2017 was a harrowing year for author Tim Ferriss, in which he realised how time is our most important non-renewable resource.
With this in mind, questions came to mind such:
- how could he be more kind to himself?
- how could he distinguish if his goals were his or someone else’s?
To find answers to these, he reached out to some of the world’s most-impressive achievers. People who have been through the mill, from people in their 20’s, right through to people in their 80’s. From being more mindful, to the best morning routine and why losing can be good for you, this book will teach you some invaluable lessons for 2018 and beyond.
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas
Hands up, who else has had money blocks in the last few years? Then this book is the one for you. Denise takes you through some amazing lessons and exercises for you to unlock your hidden potential for abundance and to start earning what you’re actually worth.
A lot of us can feel guilt and shame when it comes to talking about money. In this book, Denise is all over taking you through this journey of self discovery to stop your money blocks and fears.
Are you ready to get rich, you lucky bitch?
Rework – Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
The old ways in business aren’t working. Time has moved on and in Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson are all about taking you through the key ways to do business in a better and easier way.
From not taking on investors, to keeping your team small and becoming intensely resourceful and productive, Rework shows you how you don’t need outdated things such as an office or meetings to run a successful business. And the authors should know, they’re both uber-successful entrepreneurs in their own right.