Books to advance your career can be hard to find, so we gathered 8 for you!
Are you an assistant? An associate? A VP with an unlimited vacation? It doesn’t matter. Because no matter where you are at in your career, you will always have goals that keep you learning.
The Ignite Your Potential coaches have rounded up 8 books that will advance your career. Each one focuses on a different set of skills, beliefs, or values that are important to the growth-oriented person—at work and in your life. They will motivate you, inspire you, and help you shake up a stale work routine.
So, give the fiction a (short) break, and dive into these titles that will give your career a boost based on what you want right now! Here are 8 books to help you advance your career.
Books for if You Want to Advance Your Career to the Next Level
In Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career, from the 99U series and Jocelyn Glei, some of today’s leading minds offer their advice to take your career to the next level. Certainly in this detailed how-to book, you’ll learn how to create new opportunities, build relationships in the workplace, and unleash your creative potential.
Books for if You Want to Fall in Love with Your Job
Let’s face it: Work is more fun when you enjoy what you do, right? Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness is a guide written by Kerry Hannon. This will help you transform your boring job into something meaningful. Especially for people struggling to get through the day, Hannon’s tips will help you change your habits and your attitude. After that read, you’ll love your job again in no time at all.
Books for if You Want Work-Life Balance
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. It reminds us that there is more to life than earning a ton of money. The constant pursuit of more (and more) has been a one-way ticket to burnout for too many. Huffington encourages people to incorporate self-care into their daily lives. Throughout the book, she also shares personal anecdotes about her struggles with time management and prioritizing her career and family life.
Books for if You Want to Change Your Money Mindset
Have you ever wondered how Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and many of the other successful businesspeople of the 1900s earned their fortunes? Well, my friend, the secret is within Think and Grow Rich, the 1937 classic from Napoleon Hill. Not only will you learn what they believed was the key to their riches, but you’ll also get Hill’s 13-step program that will put you on the track to achieve wealth and success.
Books for if You Want to Recover From a Career Failure
The truth is, we all face failure in life, whether it’s in our careers or personal lives. Above all, what matters is how we handle it. But how can you become one of those people who turns his failures into learning experiences? Business blogger Megan McArdle explains just that in her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success. You’ll read stories from people in all different career paths (medicine, education, finance—to name a few,) and their examples will help you see your missteps in a different light.
Books for if You’re Feeling Stuck in Your Career
In Moving the Needle: Get Clear, Get Free, and Get Going in Your Career, Business, and Life, Joe Sweeney provides a detailed system for people who feel stuck and want a plan to make a change. It’s a perfect read for those that are craving actionable advice. In addition, you get a bonus: These lessons can be applied to personal aspirations as well.
Books for if You’re Ready to Pivot into a Different Career
In addition to the other books, Laura Berman Fortgang shares exactly how she has helped her clients successfully make big changes in their lives. If you’re looking for a new job or questioning what you’re meant to do with your life, Now What?: 90 Days to a New Life Direction will help you find the answers in just three months!
Books for if You Want to Start Your Own Company
Finally, if you haven’t read #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso yet, what are you waiting for? The founder of fashion retailer Nasty Gal, Amoruso opens up about her troublesome past. She goes deeper into how she turned her life around to become an insanely successful CEO. Even if you’re not passionate about the fashion industry, you can benefit from this inspirational story.
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