The workplace can be a drag sometimes, right? We’ve all had those days, weeks, months where we just feel so uninspired, and we don’t want to do anything. Keeping motivated and keen at work can be difficult, especially if you are working in a job you’re not really passionate about. But, you should always be looking for ways of trying to perk yourself up and improve your workplace mentality.
Sometimes we just need that little source of inspiration from somewhere else. A wake-up call is often what’s needed, and sometimes we just need to look at life and work with a fresh approach to realize how we can make it better. And reading is one of the best ways of doing that, and one of the main sources of inspiration for all of us. These are 5 of the best books to get that motivation and inspiration for the workplace right now.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir By the Creator of Nike
A fascinating and inspiring book detailing how Nike, one of the world’s most successful brands, came about. Reading about the success of people or businesses you admire is a great way to fill you with ambition and inspiration. Read about how Phil Knight went from a young entrepreneur with a scrappy startup, to one of the most successful businessmen of all time. If this isn’t the book to perk you up and make you aim high in the workplace, we don’t know what is!
What Color is Your Parachute?
We all know that job hunting can be a daunting and nerve-wracking prospect. There are so many pitfalls in the world of business and job hunting. And there are so many areas where you can get things wrong and lose jobs you’d be perfect for. This book is ideal for helping you understand the biggest ways to improve your employment prospects. It’s the perfect motivation to get to work improving your career path today!
This is an intriguing must-read, penned by Brad Stone, the bestselling author of The Everything Store. In the book, Stone takes a journalistic approach to exploring some of the most well-known and recognizable companies in the world. We get a look at the way these companies (and their competitors) work, and what they have done that has changed the world so much. It also explores the day-to-day challenges that are involved in being a globally successful business.
Tools of Titans
Tim Ferriss’ wonderful business Bible should be considered your blueprint for becoming more successful. It’s not the sort of book you simply sit and read, but more a book you can dip into as and when you need to. This collection of advice and techniques is your business encyclopedia, where you can learn from the world’s most successful people. If there’s someone you admire and look up to, how great would it be to be able to follow the advice and approach they take to life? Well, this book allows you to do that and is perfect for keeping your morale and attitude up when you aren’t having the best of times at work.
Getting to Yes
This is a wonderfully influential book, written with contributions from three different authors, and ideal for helping you figure out how to inspire others. Getting people to see and understand your vision is crucial, but you might need a bit of help along the way to achieve that. This is a book that effectively breaks down how you can get to ‘Yes,’ and what is involved in the process. Make sure you do as much as possible to help secure deals and get people saying ‘Yes!’
These five books are essential reading for anyone in the business world, and they will help transform your approach to business. Sometimes it’s important to have a pick-me-up, and reading about the experiences or successes of others, is a great way of getting this. Make sure you check out these wonderful books, and that you do as much reading as possible.