6 New Books to Read for Your Career and Self-Development
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I’m always looking for new books to read, review, and learn from both for my personal life and work as well. Our book posts are some of our most-loved so instead of sharing books that have been written about, I put together a list of recently released and books currently available for pre-order. Enjoy!
Chris Guillebeau is one of my favorite writers — his previous work, The Happiness of Pursuit, is one of my top books of all time.
I had the opportunity to read Side Hustle early and even though it’s he says the book is absolutely not for entrepreneurs, I read it anyway.
If you’re working a 9-5 and want to start up a side hustle to make additional income, this book is a must-read for you.
Side Hustle is available for pre-order and will be released on September 19, 2017.
This book is quite interesting because it’s actually a novel, not a non-fiction book.
The authors spent two decades in corporate America and relied on their experiences as company journalists, speechwriters, and communication directors, to collaborate on a satire of corporate culture.
The story is witty and relatable for anyone who has spent anytime in a corporate office. Be prepared to roll your eyes with laughter and think to yourself, “could this be anymore spot on?”
This book is available now. Thank you to the publishers for an ARC.
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better by Gretchen Rubin
I’ve been a big fan of Gretchen Rubin since I read The Happiness Project in college. I reviewed Better Than Before last year (see my review here) and still reference it (how to stop negotiating with yourself like in my recent post on ).
I’m interested to see her suggestions for each personality tendency she has previously identified. If you’re not familiar, the tendencies she outlines are known as Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels.
She asserts that our tendencies guide our behaviors and that by using our built-in frameworks, we can more easily guide our habits, behaviors, and outcomes.
This book is currently available for pre-order and will released on September 12, 2017.
This book intrigued me because my undergraduate degree is in Psychology. The author, Mary Lamia, is a clinical psychologist and professor at Berkeley and shares her years of experiences, insights, wisdom, and research on the topic of motivation.
If you’re interested in the science, behavior, and emotions behind motivation, this book will be quite practical for you. There is also a significant amount of research cited throughout. If you struggle with motivating yourself, I recommend picking this up.
What Motivates Getting Things Done is available now. Thank you to the publishers for an ARC.
I’ve never heard of this book or its authors before, but it was a suggested read on Amazon. Because I trust Amazon’s suggestions, I’m adding this to my to-be-read shelf for the fall.
From the books description: “Many of the defining moments in our lives are the result of accident or luck—but why would we leave our most meaningful, memorable moments to chance when we can create them?”
It’s a series of remarkable stories, anecdotes, and lessons which I love so much (The Happiness of Pursuit is similar).
This book is available for pre-order and will release on October 3, 2017.
As a entrepreneur and online business owner, I was stoked when Ramit put this out. I am a student in several of his courses and thoroughly enjoy his straight to the point style.
If you’re wondering if an online business is for you or if you have ideas or skills that can be profitable, I suggest reading this one. It’s pretty quick to go through and get the basics, but I do suggest going through more deeply — there’s a lot of knowledge being dropped.
This book is available now.
I’m curious to know — what books are you excited for that are releasing this fall?