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On My Reading Radar: Business/Self-Help

On My Reading Radar: Business/Self-Help

Hello friend! Since this winter I have been on a serious reading kick. I’ve been trying to read before bed (instead of scrolling through social media) and every time I’m traveling for long periods of time I’ve got a book by my side.

I’m almost finished with all the books I have set aside from the holidays, so I took a trip to the bookstore to find some reading inspiration for once I’m done. These are all business related or self-help, but they look really intriguing and I wanted to share them with you too!

The Millennial’s Guide to Changing the World - Alison Lea Sher
This book is all about the career search for millennials in a world where we’re trying to match our goals, passions and values into one position at one company. The author travels around in an RV (tiny house/skoolie life has always fascinated me) to meet with students and newly graduated adults to get their perspective on their job search, what they’re looking for in a career and what it really means to be an adult in this generation. Super fascinating!!

You Don’t have to be a Shark: Creating your own Success - Robert Herjavec
Learn how to sell yourself and your skills from a judge on Shark Tank? Yes, please! I’ve only seen a few episodes of Shark Tank, but once I start, I’m sucked in for the rest of the day. I’m really interested to see what he has to say about success!

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing - Daniel H. Pink
Timing is everything and that’s what this book explores. The author helps us look at our day-to-day life for patterns that show us when the best time to act is. I’m constantly second-guessing when to email people and the time of day to do certain things, so I’m really interested in getting some insight from this!

Quiet Girls Can Run the World - Rebecca Holman
As an introvert through-and-through, I always grapple with the concept of needing to be more assertive to be successful. The author talks through her own experiences, as well as research to show just how much we introverted workers matter to companies. I feel like this will be a book I come back to again and again when that annoying imposter syndrome starts creeping in!

Work Party: How to Create and Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams - Jaclyn Johnson
I am a HUGE fan of Create & Cultivate and devour content all the time from their website and recorded versions of their live events. Since this blog is all about living thoughtfully and purposefully, this book would be great research and intel for here but also as I continue to work through my own career development and plans for growth. This one has me super excited!

I just started reading Successful Women Think Differently by Valorie Burton the other day but am already figuring out what’s next! I’m leaning towards Jaclyn Johnson’s since I love the Create & Cultivate brand and would love to get a taste of that philosophy! Have you read any of these? Which one do you think I should start first?

Thoughtfully yours,
Skylar

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