Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Four Self-Improvement Books for Your Career and Your Life

I've read many self-help books, but only a few have stayed with me long after reading the book. The following four books have proven most useful and memorable to me.

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

If you are a chronic worrier or suffer from anxiety, this book will offer practical advice about overcoming your worries. My favorite aspect of the book is the stories about real people that overcame their worries to achieve success and happiness.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Establishing and maintaining good relationships is probably the most important factor in having a happy and successful life. The advice found in How to Win Friends and Influence People boils down to treating others as you would want to be treated.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen Covey

The seven habits Covey mentions are not just important for business leaders, but also for students, job-seekers, and all employees. You’ll also find advice on time management and effective leadership

What Color is Your Parachute?
by Richard Nelson Bolles

What makes this book a classic is its unconventional career planning and job search advice. While reading the book, you'll create a diagram that pulls together everything you want in a job. Keep this with you as you plan your career and search for a job.

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