09 Mar The Job Shoppe Book Review…10 Must Reads For Success
There are hundreds of great books out there for achievers, but we have narrowed it down to 10 must reads! We encourage you to pick a few of these books that interest you and take some time to read at least a few pages daily. You will be surprised at the difference it will make on your outlook and journey toward success.
1. Focal Point by Brian Tracy
The true secret of high achievers is that they know how to find their “”focal point”” – the one thing they should do, at any given moment, to get the best possible results in each area of their lives. In Focal Point, Tracy brings together the very best ideas on personal management into a simple, easy-to-use plan.
Focal Point helps readers analyze their lives in seven key areas and shows them how to develop focused goals and plans in each.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity – principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
3. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don’t need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction—but you do need to learn and understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there. This book gives you those secrets!
4. The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar
What would you be willing to do for the rest of your life… ? It’s a question most of us consider only hypothetically-opting instead to “do what we have to do” to earn a living. “The Monk and the Riddle” offers timeless advice – to make work pay not just in cash, but in experience, satisfaction, and joy. At once a fictional tale of Komisar’s encounters with a would-be entrepreneur and a personal account of how Komisar found meaning not in work’s rewards but in work itself, the book illustrates what’s wrong with the mainstream thinking that we should sacrifice our lives to make a living.
5. Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed By Brian Tracy
In this book you learn ideas, concepts, and methods used by high-achieving people in every field everywhere. You learn how to unlock your individual potential for personal greatness. You will immediately become more positive, persuasive, and powerfully focused in everything you do. Many of the more than one million graduates of the seminar program upon which this book is based have dramatically increased their income and improved their lives in every respect.
6. See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar
The book’s basic tenet is simple- if you help a lot of people get what they want, it will always come back to benefit you and get you everything that you want in life. The book has served as a guide to generations and helped them to achieve personal success. See You At The Top stresses on the value of a healthy self-image and teaches the reader how to build just that. The lessons and insights from this book are widely used by corporates, education institutes, government agencies, health institutions, as well as sales organisations. While we all know setting personal goals is essential to success, this book shows you how to set and achieve goals and illustrates the steps to self-perception and how to improve your attitude to your surroundings.
7. The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau
Going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives — this book is a comprehensive study of that phenomenon. In The Happiness of Pursuit Chris draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation.
A book that challenges each of us to take control – to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment.
8. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
This book demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to:believe in yourself and in everything you do, build new power and determination, develop the power to reach your goals, break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life, improve your personal and professional relationships, assume control over your circumstances and be kind to yourself.
9. Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny by Tony Robbins
Wake up and take control of your life! This book with show you effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. The acknowledged expert in the psychology of change, Anthony Robbins, provides a step-by-step program teaching the fundamental lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to discover your true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that shape your destiny.
10. Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
Dr. Spencer Johnson realizes the need for finding the language and tools to deal with change–an issue that makes all of us nervous and uncomfortable. Most people are fearful of change because they don’t believe they have any control over how or when it happens to them. Since change happens either to the individual or by the individual, Spencer Johnson shows us that what matters most is the attitude we have about change.
Who Moved My Cheese? takes the fear and anxiety out of managing the future and shows people a simple way to successfully deal with the changing times, providing them with a method for moving ahead with their work and lives safely and effectively.
Okay, so you have our list of must-read books for achieving success… now what? Should you go out and get all of them immediately? Should you read them all? Don’t get overwhelmed, pick one that jumps out at you and go from there..