If you want to succeed in your career and life, add these 8 must-read books every professional woman should read to your list now!
What I love about this list is that each book has had such a profound impact on my life.
I’ve learnt so many strategies that have positively impacted my life. Just are few are: how to speak up in meetings, how to ask for anything, being energised in my work, and change my mindset to focus on how I can learn from life lessons, rather than focus on the mistakes. These are just a few of the incredible lessons from 8 must read books for professional women.
Here are the 8 must-read books every professional woman should read:
1 | Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Caroline S. Dweck
In this brilliant book, Caroline shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavour can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
2 | Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin
One of the best books I’ve read about how to become amazing a what you do in your 9-5. In Linchpin, Seth Godin explains how anyone can make a significant impact within their organization by becoming a Linchpin. A Linchpin figure’s 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.
3 | Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
If you are stalled by your fear of failure, of not being good enough or if others won’t appreciate what you create, then Big Magic is a book you don’t want to miss. Elizabeth encourages you to tackle what we most love and face down what we most fear. Whether we are looking to create art, address challenges in our work, give ourselves permission to embark on a dream long deferred, or simply to infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
4 | The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
In the One Thing, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, tackle overwhelm head on. They break down the illusion that doing many things at once is productive and share they step-by-step formula that gets you to focus on one thing to complete. It’s one of the best tactics I’ve used to stay focused and on track.
5 | Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office by Lois P Frankel
6 | Choose Yourself by James Altucher
7 | How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie
8 | Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg