If you’ve ever wondered how your coworkers, friends, or neighbours always seems to win at life, we’ll let you in on a little secret: they’re probably reading the right books.
To help you keep up with the most successful Joneses, we scoured Amazon’s list of strategy-centric books everyone is reading right now.
Whether you want to start a business, build new work habits, or re-organise your house or apartment, Amazon’s best-selling business and money books offer a range of ideas and solutions from experts.
Now you know, you have no excuse not to be on top of your game.
'Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy,' by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
'After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. 'I was in 'the void,'' she writes, 'a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.' Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience.'
'People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.'
'After interviewing fifty of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the No. 1 New York Times bestseller 'Money: Master the Game,' Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.'
'At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes 'I Will Teach You To Be Rich,' Ramit Sethi's six-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance -- banking, saving, budgeting, and investing -- and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.'
'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising,' by Marie Kondo
'Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organise your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).'
'Habit Stacking: 127 Small Changes to Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Most are Five Minutes or Less),' by S.J. Scott
'Want more time to work on important goals? Need to build a specific habit? Struggling to change your life? Imagine what life would be like if you started every morning with small actions that created a chain reaction of positive benefits throughout your life. You eat a healthy breakfast, have a great conversation with your loved ones, and then begin your workday focusing on the important tasks. Then, throughout the day, you complete other habits that positively impact your top goals.'
'In 'The Power of Habit,' Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, 'The Power of Habit' contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.'
'Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents. In its latest national bestseller, 'StrengthsFinder 2.0,' Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment, language of 34 themes, and much more. While you can read this book in one sitting, you'll use it as a reference for decades.'
'One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents -- in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.'
'There is a movement of women stepping into their God-given gifts to make money doing what they love. If you're ready to join them, this is your handbook that will take the ideas in your head and the dream in your heart and turn them into action.'
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