7 Impactful Books You Must Read in 2018
Every year I make it a point to read books as part of my strive for self-improvement, knowledge and continuous learning. It’s more than just a resolution. It’s a part of me. It’s who I am. And it’s what defines me.
Much of my desire to read comes from the belief that I simply don’t know enough and need to continuously learn and grow. It’s perfectly fine for me to admit this fact – and I encourage everyone to put aside their egos and admit the same. While you want to carry around a persona of being knowledgeable, it’s perfectly alright to admit it to yourself.
So this brings me to a few impactful books that’ll surely provide you much learning and growth. They’ll help you learn about yourself and others in your life. Also, these books will provide you much insight into running your business, relationships and just having the right mindset to succeed.
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
This book will help you increase your coaching skills to maximize the potential of those around you with the help of asking the right questions. Coaching is a powerful tool and the book will teach you how to develop top performers through enhanced questioning and listening skills.
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard
This book is a step-by-step guide to developing high performance habits that’ll encourage you to become organized, prepared and on top of your game. At its core, the book helps you develop clarity, courage and passion that you need for a successful career.
The Motivation Myth by Jeff Haden
So here’s the thing about this book. It’s abrupt and straight up in its approach in that it’ll help you accomplish everything you’re capable of and filter out from your life things that aren’t important. The book shares ideas that’ll help you create a motivated life.
Brave Leadership by Kimberly Davis
What’s authentic leadership? The stories and questions asked in this book will tell you the truth about what it is. Exposing the reality that your vulnerabilities can help you lead others with a genuine leadership voice makes this book a brilliant must read.
The Choice by The Arbinger Institute
Understanding your motives behind your actions to become a better version of yourself is what you can learn from this book. Along the way it’ll help you alter your mindset away from being centered on yourself and divert focus on building stronger relationships with others.
The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
Happiness is subjective and a relative state. It holds different meanings and has various versions for everyone. Through this book you’ll learn a new way of defining happiness to positively impact your personal and professional life and achieve fulfillment.
Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
We all have ‘interesting’ ways of reacting to certain triggers and situations and this book focuses on how to control them. By changing your environment and responses you’ll learn how to develop lasting habits that can help you achieve consistency in your performance.
Reading these books won’t guarantee success. Nor will you be less successful by not reading them. However, these impactful books can be catalysts to hasten your success by helping you develop positive habits and mindsets. If you know of any interesting books that are similar to these do share them.
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