4 Books You Should Read

Reading is very important if you want to be successful in a career. Reading expands our thinking. We develop new ideas, products, and careers. If you look at people who are very successful financially the majority of them read daily. I see articles about what books Elon MuskWarren Buffett, and others read. Reading increases our knowledge and helps us to become experts in our career. Reading helps us develop skills we need in today’s work world. Reading increases the artistic side that we all have. Reading provides entertainment. Reading is beneficial in so many ways.

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I have 4 books listed that I think you should read.

The first is 48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal by Dan Miller. Dan provides great insight into finding your passion and connecting it with a career. He gives direction on finding work you love. He provides instructions on writing a resume, interviewing, and negotiating. He talks about becoming an entrepreneur. This book has helped me as I’ve struggled with finding what I have a passion for and finding work I love.

The second is Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches by Steve Harvey. Steve tells his story and gives guidance for us in finding our unique gift and using it. He talks about how we all have a unique gift and that in using our gift, we should not being restricted by what we think we should be doing with our gift. He shows us how he took his gift and expanded it into multiple streams of income. Steve help me to see that I have a unique gift and to find the best ways to use my gift to help me and others.

The third book is The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. Dr. Stanley researched millionaires in America and looked at how they built their wealth. He interviewed millionaires by survey, group, and individually. He provides a look at how millionaires built and maintain their wealth. He explores their education, criticism they get, marriage, and faith. Dr. Stanley helps me to start thinking how millionaires think, so that I can become a millionaire.

The fourth book is Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The book explores Lincoln’s journey to the Presidency. The book showcases the skills Lincoln developed in everything he did. The book also shows how we can recognize our weaknesses and overcome them with the help of others. It shows how people who were against us can help us and we can even develop friendships with them. This book also showcases Lincoln’s leadership. This book helped me to understand great leadership and how important it is in any organization.

The fourth book was the inspiration for a great movie. I recommend the movie as I enjoy movies a lot, and movies can move us emotionally. Movies offer inspiration and guidance. Daniel Day-Lewis is a terrific actor and is magnificent as Lincoln.

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2 thoughts on “4 Books You Should Read

  1. Jeremy – this is a great list! I’m always interested to hear what others are recommending. There are so many great books out there that I need some help in choosing how to spend my reading time. I hadn’t heard of the Lincoln book before so thanks! 😉