Recession Proof Graduate – Charlie Hoehn
“Recession Proof Graduate is just epic for younger people starting out…”
– Noah Kagan, Founder of AppSumo
“…Or anyone who’s starting over, or trying to reinvent themselves.”
– Tim Ferriss, Bestselling Author of The 4-Hour Workweek
Charlie graduated in 2008 – during the worst economy in 80 years – and spent months spamming his resume to hundreds of companies he didn’t want to work for… and never heard back from them.
When he changed his strategy, he landed several dream jobs, and got to work with amazing people like Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi.
Steal Like An Artist – Austin Kleon
Unlock your creativity.
An inspiring guide to creativity in the digital age, Steal Like an Artist presents ten transformative principles that will help readers discover their artistic side and build a more creative life.
Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do – Daniel M. Cable
Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem?
Alive at Work focuses on the solutions. Practical, scientific solutions.
In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work.
Restore your energy for work and become truly alive!
#ENTRYLEVELBOSS: How to Get Any Job You Want – Alexa Shoen
An easy-to-follow, nine-step process for how to land your dream job and cut through the noise of job-searching in the 21st century.
Banging your head against the wall about the job search? Wondering why nobody’s even bothering to send you a rejection letter (much less an interview request)? You are not alone.
Forward Tilt: An Almanac for Personal Growth – Isaac Morehouse with Hannah Frankman
Forward tilt separates the exceptional from the average. It’s a mindset. Having forward tilt means having drive and energy. It’s the tool you need to accelerate your career and actively create your life. This book is a compilation of fifty-two short essays.
Each essay was originally written as an email from Isaac Morehouse to participants going through the Praxis program. We’ve selected the best and arranged them into an almanac. This book is designed to direct a year-long pursuit of personal growth. Are you ready?
Don’t Do Stuff you Hate – Isaac Morehouse and Mitchell Earl
When it comes to improving your life you’re probably making it harder than it has to be.
Stop focusing on what you want, what you love, what your calling or passion is.
Start focusing on what you hate, what makes you bored, what’s draining your sense of excitement.
The best way to a life you love is simple: don’t do stuff you hate.
Atomic Habits – James Clear
This is a must-read for everyone at any point of their career.
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving—every day.
James Clear is one of the global leaders when it comes to habit formation. And reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. And James Clear teaches you how to be a master of it.
Get your systems correct, rest everything will follow!
Whether you’re living for the weekends or counting the minutes until 5 pm every day, life is too short to wish it away because you feel stuck in your job.
The good news is that you have the power to stop living on autopilot and turn your career around.
“Follow your passion,” “find your purpose,” and “do what you love” aren’t doing much to actually help you figure out what you’re meant to do with your career.
In You Turn, Ashley Stahl shares the strategies she’s used to help thousands ditch their Monday blues, get clarity on what work lights them up, and devise an action plan to create a career they love.
Access Stahl’s proven roadmaps and guide yourself to an awesome career!
The End of Jobs – Taylor Pearson
The rapid development of technology and globalization has changed the leverage points in accumulating wealth: money, meaning and freedom.
Those that don’t adapt are becoming trapped in the downward spiral of a dying middle class – working harder and earning less. Entrepreneurs that understand the new paradigm, have created unprecedented wealth in their lives and the lives of those they love.
Learn why a 20th century world view to career search questions like “What career is right for me?” and “How do I find a career?” could be the source of your frustration (and a better way to think about it).
Linchpin – Are You Indispensable? – Seth Godin
This life-changing manifesto shows how you have the potential to make a huge difference wherever you are.
There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there’s a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there’s no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.
The Last Safe Investment – Michael Ellsberg and Bryan Franklin
Investing in yourself > saving money.
That’s the essence of this powerhouse gem of a book.
Learn to spend systematically so that you can create True Wealth and abundance forever. True Wealth isn’t just money, but also skills, career fulfillment, health, relationships, and happiness itself.
Start investing in yourself now, and get this book.
From Paycheck to Purpose – Ken Coleman
“Work” isn’t supposed to be a four-letter word.
Does the work you do matter to you? Are you unsure what you want to do for a living? Are you in the right place but looking to advance? No matter where you are in your career, you were born to do work you love.
Ken gives actionable and concrete advice.
Give and Take – Adam Grant
What do effective networking, collaboration, influence, negotiation, and leadership skills have in common?
Adam Grant answers it, along with addressing how success isn’t driven by individual factors, but by a range of multiple things, and how we interact with others.
Grant researched as Wharton’s youngest tenured professor and talks about his lessons in the books, showing different things and their impact on success.
Grant’s book is a must-read for anyone who’s looking to transform lives!
Resumes are Dead and What to Do About It – Richie Norton
This is career development reworked, unconventional and results-driven. Whether you’re retired, in the middle of your career, fresh out of college, or have been hit hard by economic crisis, this book is chock-full of powerful, raw principles that will help you find your footing.
The Smart Approach to a Satisfying Career – JT O’Donnell
Why are so many people unhappy on-the-job?
As many as 7 out of 10 Americans are dissatisfied with their careers. Expensive college degrees are seen by as a requirement to enter the American workforce.
Yet, many students fail to graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to embark on a satisfying career path.
In this innovative, step-by-step guide, JT O’Donnell unlocks the secrets to working smarter when it comes to creating a career you can get excited about.
The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
Small daily acts produce massive results.
This is the power of the Slight Edge.
This gem will help build a habit of turning those seemingly small, everyday choices into success and fulfillment.
Take a small step now and order it.
Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – Daniel Pink
Intrinsic motivation (meaning, autonomy, and fulfillment) is more powerful than extrinsic motivation (money, rewards, and praise).
The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right – Gorick Ng
You’ve landed a job. Now what?
No one tells you how to navigate your first day in a new role. No one tells you how to take ownership, manage expectations, or handle workplace politics. No one tells you how to get promoted.
The answers to these professional unknowns lie in the unspoken rules.
The problem is, these rules aren’t taught in school.
So forget school.
(check out Gorick’s site, too).
Sparks of Genius – Michelle and Robert Scott Root-Bernstein
Your one-stop guide to creativity – this distills the work of extraordinary artists and thinkers to immerse you in the science of creativity and how it can be found in your everyday life.
This book talks about how everyone including you and me has the ability to build creativity and also shows how. Rethink the ways you think as this read can be very fruitful to your creative minds and your mental capacities.
What color is your parachute? – Richard Nelson Bolles
As the book title says,” Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success”.
THE handbook on what to do with the rest of your life. A unique self-inventory that helps you design your career—and your life—around your key passions, transferable skills, traits, and more. Everyone from people looking to change their careers to college students loo king to start one should read this.
A quote from the book-
“One of the saddest pieces of advice in the world is, “Oh come now—be realistic.” The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were “realistic.” They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and then gave them horses to ride.”
Daily Rituals: How Artists Work – Mason Currey
“Daily Rituals: How Artists Work” is a fascinating book that delves into the daily routines and habits of some of the most successful and renowned artists of the past and present. Each chapter focuses on a different artist, providing a glimpse into their daily routine and the specific habits that helped them create their masterpieces.
If you’re interested in the creative process and the habits of successful artists, this book needs to be on your reading list!
How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie
This timeless book can help you build and grow your business and as well as personal relations.A type of book that needs to be in everyone’s library and should be consulted from time to time.
The core idea is that you can change other people’s behavior simply by changing your own. It teaches you the principles to better understand people, become a more likable person, improve relationships, win others over, and influence behavior through leadership.
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