“What book has made an impact on you?”
Guests of the Second Breaks podcast often recommend books that helped them in their careers and various pursuits. Here’s a curated selection of their recommendations… because we could all use the inspiration, motivation, and anything that could move the ball forward (whatever your particular ball is!)
by Jack Canfield
The Success Principles™ will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Not merely a collection of good ideas, this book spells out the 67 timeless principles and practices used by the world’s most successful men and women.
by Brené Brown
Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. Brown writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
by Gay Hendricks
Hendricks delivers a proven method for first identifying the four fears that prevent us from reaching our personal upper limit, and then breaking through that limitation to achieve what he refers to as our Zone of Genius. Hendricks provides a clear path for achieving our true potential and attaining not only financial success but also success in love and life.
by Gregg McKeown
The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
by Anne LaMott
An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. Ostensibly a book about writing, but it is truly more than that.
by Jen Sincero
You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Sincero combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
by Brené Brown
“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown maps a clear path to true belonging.
by Darren Hardy
The Compound Effect is a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire.
by Tom Rath
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. In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular assessment to help people uncover their talents.
by Dorie Clark
Whether you want to advance faster at your present company, change jobs, or make the jump to a new field entirely, this book provides a step-by-step guide to help you assess your unique strengths, develop a compelling personal brand, and ensure that others recognize the powerful contribution you can make.
by Tara Mohr
In her coaching and programs for women, Tara Mohr saw how women were “playing small” in their lives and careers, were frustrated by it, and wanted to “play bigger”. Playing Big provides real, practical tools to help women quiet self-doubt, identify their callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, unlearn counterproductive good girl habits, and begin taking bold action.
by Steve Chandler
With over 50,000 copies sold, The Prosperous Coach has helped thousands of coaches and consultants build their businesses by invitation and referral only. Show your clients what they cannot see. Say to your clients what no one else would dare to say. And you will have all the clients you ever desire.
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