Performing better at work is one of the resolutions that a lot of people have now considering that they want to start the year performing stronger than ever. Whatever the motivation is for performing better at work, there are 7 books that one can read to gain the necessary advantage in the corporate world.
The first book on the list is Can You Learn to Be Lucky? by Karla Starr which goes into a deep dive on what luck is all about and how it affects the different opportunities that a person experiences in life and at work. Starr looks a bit closer to how people fixate on a particular opportunity while completely overlooking other potential opportunities that might be better, and thus dictating their overall luck. In this book, Starr has based all her writings on different sources such as personal experiences, scientific research, and personal interviews with different people. She believes that all the things that are happening to us are results of all our small decisions to do certain things.
The next book on the list is My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander. This book focuses on the proven fact that whatever time of day a person wakes up, the first thing that is done can set the tone for the rest of the day. Xander and Spall believe that it is difficult to have a good and productive day when one does not start the day with the intention to do well and improve from the previous day. And instead on just relying on concepts and beliefs, this book focuses more on the morning routines of the most successful people today and prove how the routines say a lot about their successes.
The third book on the list is Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change; this book is a part-biography and part-memoir. It covers the different experiences of GE’s former vice chair, Beth Comstock, who talked about all the experiences she’s had and how she was able to overcome the thought of being an outsider, as well as mastering how to identify when a battle is worth fighting for.
Another book on the top of the list is Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones that was written by James Clear. He focused on the thought that all the small habits that a person has says a lot about the ways in which a person is able to achieve all goals in life – be it personal, career, health, or even financial. The problem is that a lot of people fail to sustain all the necessary habits to get to the goal that one wants to attain. James Clear mentioned that the most effective way is to make changes in oneself one small step at a time so that the effects are sustainable and long-lasting.
The fifth book on the list is Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewrite Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy by Due Quach. This books contains all the personal experiences of Quach from being an outsider while she was growing up. Because of this, she got inspired to learn more about how one’s thinking can greatly affect how one can overcome all the challenges in life. She shares how very much possible it is to rewire the brain and get better results in life.
The next book is entitle Wisdom @ Work: The Making of A Modern Elder by Chip Conley. This books tackles the truth about how more and more people choose to be employed for most of their life, and gives suggestions on how one can continuously improve their skills so that they can stay relevant in the industry for a longer period of time as well.
The last book is called Building on Bedrock: What Sam Walton, Walt Disney, and Other Great Self-Made Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Building Valuable Companies by Derek Lidow. With technology governing most of the businesses today, there is a misconception that all start-up companies need to be technology related as well. In this book, entrepreneur, CEO, and business professor Lidow, explains how successful and long-lasting businesses are really built from the bottom up.
With these excellent list of books, one will surely be more inspired to do well at work and make their goals a reality this year and in the years to come.