10 Top Career Books You Need to Read


Reading career books is a great way to inspire yourself and to discover new ways to achieve your goals.

The top career books in our list have changed lives. What starts out as words on a page can spark a new mindset and a new, more successful you.

1. The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

Do you sabotage your own happiness and success?
Are you struggling to make sense of yourself?
Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?

Managing our minds is one of the biggest challenges we face in our careers. Psychiatrist, Professor Steve Peters has created a powerful mind management model that can help you to become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. In his best-selling book, The Chimp Paradox, you’ll learn to recognise how your mind works, understand your emotions and thoughts and manage them to be the person that you want to be.

If you’re unsure about how much of an impact this book will have on your life and career, just check out these Amazon reviews.

2. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Over the course of 2 years, Timothy Ferriss collected the routines and tools of world-class performers and brings them together for you in this fantastic book. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Tony Robbins, Ferriss really has pulled together the tools of titans! He asserts that the tips and tricks in this book have enabled him to double his income, flexibility and happiness.

Timothy Ferriss’ goal for this book is that every reader will like 50% of it, love 25% and never forget 10%.

3. You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Jen Sincero is a #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, success coach and motivational cattle prod who has helped countless people transform their personal and professional lives. In her refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, you’ll learn to recognise and change your self-sabotaging behaviours, create a life you love and make more money than you’ve ever made before!

“This book has changed my life…period. Laugh out loud funny, tear-jerkingly inspiring, temple-rubbingly thoughtful.”

4. Reinvent Yourself

James Altucher has been a computer programmer, a hedge fund manager, he’s interviewed drug dealers and prostitutes for a living, he’s started 20 businesses and has written 18 books. It’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two about reinventing himself! In this inspiring book he describes specific techniques, shares stories, tells the stories of others, and gives the ultimate guide to not only how but why it is critical for people to master the skills of reinvention.

With Altucher’s book we can all learn to succeed despite our flaws.

5. Black Box Thinking: Marginal Gains and the Secrets of High Performance

What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google?
What links Team Sky and the aviation industry?
What connects James Dyson and David Beckham?
They are all Black Box Thinkers.

Black Box Thinking is a new approach to high performance, a means of finding an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It is not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students. In other words, all of us.

Drawing on a dizzying array of case studies and real-world examples, together with cutting-edge research on marginal gains, creativity and grit, Matthew Syed tells the inside story of how success really happens – and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.

6. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey’s top-seller ignores trends and popular psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. His approach has been helping people solve personal and professional problems for over a decade and has very much maintained its relevancy.

‘Fundamentals are the key to success. Stephen Covey is the master of them. Buy his book, but most importantly, use it!’ – Anthony Robbins.

7. How To Be F*cking Awesome

If you’ve been looking for a kick up the backside to finally launch that business, start a new project you’ve been putting off or just become all round awesome, this book is for you.

Why do some people have an awesome life, plenty of money, amazing friends and a business to love while others struggle at every step, are constantly broke and can never get out of the daily grind? What enables some people to work hard, play harder and make a difference every day, yet still have time to take care of their body, eat good food and be there for the people who matter? How do some people connect and persuade with ease, make good decisions and get sh*t done, while others make little impact, doubt themselves and get stuck in the rut of procrastination? Is it really possible to be f*cking awesome, live life on your own terms, make a difference and be truly fulfilled, all while having bucket loads of fun? The answer is Yes!

This book shares 11 devastatingly powerful principles you can apply immediately to start getting more of what you want and less of what you don’t want. So, if you are ready to take action, sick of the usual guru bullsh*t advice, and want to finally make your life truly awesome, then pick up this book, read it from cover to cover, and do every single thing Dan says.

8. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action

The name Simon Sinek may ring a bell because his recent video, The Millenial Question, has been watched over 100 million times.

Sinek’s best-selling book Start with Why analyses leaders like Martin Luther King Jr and Steve Jobs and discovers that they all think in the same way – they all started with why.

Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question-WHY?

Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business. Sinek explains what it truly takes to lead and inspire and how anyone can learn how to do it.

9. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This step-by-step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:

* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
* How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
* How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
* How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
* How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’

10. Mindset With Muscle: Proven Strategies to Build Up Your Brain, Body and Business

How would it feel to have the body and business you’ve always wanted? Mindset with Muscle takes you on a different transformation journey.

When you read this book and implement Jamie Alderton’s proven strategies, you will be able to:

  • Develop your brain and build new habits that hard-wire you for success
  • Map out exactly what you need to do in order to achieve your physical, business and financial goals
  • Move forward confidently and take action to build the business, body and lifestyle of your dreams
  • Finally get in the best physical and mental shape of your life
  • Know with certainty that you will be able to achieve whatever it is you set out to do

Jamie Alderton believes that you have the choice to achieve whatever you set out to do, this book will help you to believe that too!

Want to discover more life changing, top career books? Check out Amazon’s Best Sellers.

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