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13 Amazing Books That Will Transform Your Career and Business

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If you ask me: What’s your best way to discover new ideas and learn about unfamiliar concepts?

My answer: Reading Books.

I’m an avid reader and addicted to books since my school days.

NEVER read books just for entertainment or escape but knowledge and transformation of your life.

Here are 13 inspiring books that will help in your career and business. These books inspire and teach me new insights.

I STRONGLY believe these will add some value to your life and change your thinking. Enjoy!

1. How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Lesson I learned from it:

Make people feel important by appreciating, smiling, address people’s names and talk about them. This is the best way to make people like you and improve your life.

My favorite quote from the book:

“Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Lesson I learned from it:

If you want to achieve your dream or goal, you must have a burning desire to accomplish it. Don’t give up on following your dreams in halfway when situations become tough. If you have strong believe in yourself and your dream, you’ll achieve it.

My favorite quote from the book:

“Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins.”

3. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

Lesson I learned from it:

Are you facing any problem? Feeling stuck in your work? Our subconscious mind has the answer to all our problems. Whenever you stuck in your personal or professional life, just pose a specific question to your subconscious mind and it will start working on the problem.

My favorite quote from the book:

“Never finish a negative statement; reverse it immediately, and wonders will happen in your life.”

4. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Lesson I learned from it:

Rich people don’t work for money. Money work for them. Robert’s rich dad let you learn how can you make money work for you. Don’t want to be slave to money? Create a logical approach to it (not emotional).

My favorite quote from the book:

“The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant.”

5. Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Lesson I learned from it:

Created a product? Do you have a solid distribution strategy? Distribution is as important as product itself. It doesn’t matter how great your product is, if you don’t have a way to distribute it in market – you’re a bad business.

My favorite quote from the book:

“The most valuable businesses of coming decades will be built by entrepreneurs who seek to empower people rather than try to make them obsolete.”

6. Deep Work by Cal Newport

Lesson I learned from it:

The book is loaded with real-life examples and advice on how deep work can produce the work and improve your productivity. The book helps me to produce the best work I’m capable of. Once you clear about what’s your priority, you’ll get clarity about what’s not.

My favorite quote from the book:

“If you don’t produce, you won’t thrive—no matter how skilled or talented you are.”

7. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman V. Peale

Lesson I learned from it:

Each day is new beginning. Hope the best from each new day. There are beautiful things waiting for you out there. Leave your worries at the door. There’s something positive in every situation, look for it.

My favorite quote from the book:

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.”

8. 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

Lesson I learned from it:

I used to think to make more money, I have to work more (this is what our parents tell). But this book showed me that to earn more, I should not work more. I just have to focus on what works best for me and cut the time wasting activities.

My favorite quote from the book:

“To enjoy life, you don’t need fancy nonsense, but you do need to control your time and realize that most things just aren’t as serious as you make them out to be.”

9. On Writing by Stephen King

Lesson I learned from it:

Don’t be afraid of rejection. Are you panicking that nobody reading your blog? If you really enjoy writing, keep producing great articles and information. No matter how small your reader base is.

My favorite quote from the book:

“If you want to write a lot you need to read a lot. There is no other way.”

10. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Lesson I learned from it:

The best lesson the book teach me is that you don’t need a lot of money to start a successful business. You have to follow your passion and START NOW. The book has many real people stories who started business with $100 or less.

My favorite quote from the book:

“As you begin to think like an entrepreneur, you’ll notice that business ideas can come from anywhere.”

11. Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk

Lesson I learned from it:

We’re living in the world that is filled with opportunities, you just have to take action and grab them. If you love something, you can build a personal brand around it. Anyone can share his/her knowledge with the world and become an influencer.

My favorite quote from the book:

“If you’re not 100 percent happy with your life today, it is never a waste of time to try something that could get you there.”

12. The Dip by Seth Godin

Lesson I learned from it:

Quitting is not a bad strategy. It can help you to achieve your goals. Winner quit the things that won’t pay off in the long run at the right time. But NEVER quit when situation is tough.

My favorite quote from the book:

“Never quit something with great long-term potential just because you can’t deal with the stress of the moment.”

13. Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Lesson I learned from it:

Learn to Say No. You have to define what matters to you and what’s your priority. If you have to make choice and your answer is not definite yes, then say no. Focus on what’s essential.

My favorite quote from the book:

“It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential.”

It’s your turn

Which one is your favorite book? Or do you want to suggest any book to add to this list? Please share your valuable thoughts in the comment section.

 

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