Shake up your summer reading

Looking for something worthwhile to read this summer? Here are some of the best books to get you motivated and ready to take on the world.

1.The 4-Hour Workweek
Author: Timothy Ferriss
This book redefines the whole idea of work. Forget the old concept of working towards retirement, The 4-Hour Workweek tells you there is no need to wait, and demonstrates what you have to do to in a step-by-step guide to achieve a luxury lifestyle, whilst trading a long-haul career for short bursts of work.

51yk+z-OUML._SX308_BO1,204,203,200_2.The Alchemist
Author: Paulo Coelho
In this book we follow the story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who is on a quest that leads him to different and satisfying riches. His journey is all about teaching us the wisdom in listening to your heart and to be ready to recognise opportunity and follow our dreams. This book features highly on many ‘must read’ lists the world over, so check it out.

3.The Success Principles
Author: Jack Canfield
This book is filled with principles and strategies that you can take and adapt to fit your own life. The reason it’s great as it’s not aimed at just one profession. The methods presented apply to achieving goals, no matter what they are.

4.Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff (and it’s all small stuff)
Author: Richard Carson
This book helps you to differentiate between what is really important and what actually deserves your attentions, and what’s just noise, the time fillers that clog up the system making work more laborious and difficult. Great read if you want to be more efficient.

5.How to Win Friends and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
If you are looking for pointers in how to handle the people you work with, this book is a veritable gold mine. It teaches you three fundamental techniques to handle people, ways to make people like you, how to get people to come round to your way of thinking and how to change people without rubbing them up the wrong way.

Main photo credit: Simon Cocks


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