There’s never a bad time to catch up on some reading, but the colder months are certainly a good time. Curling up in front of the heater with a good book is a perfect way to unwind. It’s even better if you can be inspired by the books you read. So, here are some of the 5 best business reads. From budding entrepreneurs to company executives, everybody can benefit from these titles.
Making It All Work – David Allen
This book is all about winning at the game of business and life. Since first being published in 2001, David Allen’s ‘Making It All Work’ has helped millions of readers around the world cope with the pressures of modern life. It’s a great book for those who always feel time-poor, or always seem to be sacrificing one part of their life in favour of another.
If you’re looking for more balance between the business world and your home life, this inspirational book serves as the perfect how-to guide.
The Inner Game of Tennis – W. Timothy Gallwey
You might be asking what tennis has to do with business. Bear with us! W. Timothy Gallwey’s ‘The Inner Game of Tennis’ may be the best-selling book in Amazon’s tennis coaching category, but it’s a whole lot more than that. In fact, with over 800,000 copies sold, it has helped people far outside of the tennis, or even the sporting world.
This book is all about achieving success in any chosen activity, helping you to focus your mind, overcome nervousness and distractions, build skills by practising smarter and achieving the results you desire. So, whether you want to be a Wimbledon champion or you just want to develop that app you’ve been planning, ‘The Inner Game of Tennis’ is the motivational book you need to read.
12 Rules for Life – Jordan Peterson
There’s an interesting tagline on this book. ‘An Antidote to Chaos’. That’s exactly what this book represents – a way to navigate through the chaos of life and come out better for the experience. Jordan Peterson is a renowned psychologist, but don’t let that make you think the book is dry. Peterson uses humour and an affable style to communicate his 12 rules for life.
Overall, the book has sold millions of copies around the world and has become an international best-seller in several countries. That’s possibly because of its broad appeal. It’s not a strictly business book, but it can certainly help business-minded people navigate the chaos around them to achieve success while maintaining freedom and happiness in their lives.
No Excuses! – Brian Tracey
Do you often struggle with self-discipline? Find it hard to get motivated in the morning? Maybe you’re an expert at procrastinating those hard-to-start projects. Brian Tracey’s ‘No Excuses!’ is all about the power of self-discipline. Best of all, it focuses on three main areas of your life – business, personal and money, and how to achieve success in all three.
Each of the 21 chapters introduces a new way to become more disciplined in different areas of your life, rather than just assuming others are luckier than you are. Every chapter also includes exercises that help you apply these guiding principles to your own life.
Indistractable – Nir Eyal
If you get distracted easily, you’re not alone. It’s a pretty common problem for people in all areas of life, especially in the modern world where there’s so much competition for our attention. Nir Eyal’s ‘Indistractable’ is a terrific guide for taking control of your attention and choosing the life you want. The book goes a lot deeper than just telling you to turn off your devices and concentrate. Rather, it addresses why distraction is such a problem, and offers tangible ways to change your approach to business and life.