Going into the holidays, we tend to lose sight of
ourselves… or our friends and family do. Maybe you are really motivated and
just want to get fired up. Maybe you just simply want a good read. Maybe you’re
feeling a little stressed and need some help finding your path again. Maybe
you’re thinking of how to better yourself, the world, or everyone around you. These
top ten books are a great gift for others, or even just for yourself.
1. The Ideal Team Player
a leader trying to create a culture around teamwork, a staffing professional
looking to hire real team players, or a team player wanting to improve
yourself, this book will prove to be as useful as it is compelling.
2.The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Human beings are flawed and limited "not everybody can be
extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not
fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and
accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop
running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find
the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness
3. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be
The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity, all notions that can be applied to aspects of modern life.
4. You are a Badass. How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
Bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, create a life you totally love.
5. The Secret
The Secret is a best-selling 2006 self-help book by Rhonda Byrne, based on
the earlier film of the same name. It is based on the pseudo-scientific 'law of
attraction' which claims that thoughts can change the world directly.
6. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
This is an
inspirational guide--a classic in the self-help genre--shows you how to put
challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily
changes, and find the path to achieving your goals.
In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
8. The Fred Factor
speaker Mark Sanborn recounts the true story of Fred, the mail carrier who passionately
loves his job and who genuinely cares about the people he serves. Because of
that, he is constantly going the extra mile handling the mail – and sometimes
watching over the houses – of the people on his route, treating everyone he
meets as a friend. Where others might see delivering mail as monotonous
drudgery, Fred sees an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those
9. The Motivation Manifesto
Motivation Manifesto is a poetic and powerful call to reclaim our lives and
find our own personal freedom. It’s a triumphant work that transcends the
title, lifting the reader from mere motivation into a roaringly purposeful and
10. The Celestine Prophecy
The Celestine Prophecy is a 1993 novel by James Redfield, that discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas rooted in multiple ancient Eastern Traditions and New Age spirituality. The main character undertakes a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual insights in an ancient manuscript in Peru.