There are many different paths to success, but there is one thing that highly success people have in common: they read. A love for reading comes naturally to some, but sitting down with a book is a real chore for others. If you're less than enthusiastic about it, start by reading for just a few minutes a day and build up gradually. I love books and can't imagine my life without them! There is so much knowledge out there, and I plan to soak up as much as I can.
Here's a list of books that I have read or plan to read. I'll also host a live discussion on some of these titles, so follow and subscribe to get notifications about upcoming events!
2021 READING LIST
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
by Angela Duckworth
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people both seasoned and new that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit.
Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg
Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business – draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.
2020 READING LIST
The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose
by Oprah Winfrey
Oprah opens each chapter by sharing her own key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. She then brings together wisdom and insights from luminaries in a wide array of fields, inspiring readers to consider what they're meant to do in the world and how to pursue it with passion and focus. These renowned figures share the greatest lessons from their own journeys toward a life filled with purpose.
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald
“Blindspot” is the authors’ metaphor for the portion of the mind that houses hidden biases. Writing with simplicity and verve, Banaji and Greenwald question the extent to which our perceptions of social groups—without our awareness or conscious control—shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people’s character, abilities, and potential.