5 self help books that will make you better at your job

In search of a good read? How about one that simultaneously turns you into the ultimate worker, capable of blowing any of your colleagues out of the water? Yeah, we thought so.

From explaining why irrationality is actually a good thing to learning to thrive when the world overwhelms you, there is a ton of material out there that’ll get you in tip top office shape.

So what are you waiting for? Waterstones is only just around the corner and we’ve provided you with the best five self help books to get you started. Off you go.

1. Feel the Fear… and Do It Anyway – By Susan Jeffers

Always held back at work by your lack of confidence or fear of failure? Susan Jeffers has all the answers you need to become the go-to office ideas factory, honestly.

Her no-nonsense approach promises to move you away from a victim mentality and into a position of power. Her motto for life? “The only way to feel better about myself is to go out… and do it.” We quite agree.

2. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard – By Chip and Dan Heath

Not many people like change, it’s scary and can mean leaving a comfortable and enjoyable position in your life. But change can actually be a good thing you know, so embrace it.

Chip and Dan Heath have written a brilliantly simple guide to dealing with it in a work life context. It’s engaging, informative and even funny at times. So go grab yourself a copy pronto!

3. The Highly Sensitive Person – By Elaine Aron

This book is billed as a handbook on “how to thrive when the world overwhelms you”, which is something we can totally get on board with.

In a career environment that constantly feels like it’s trying to snap your nerves in two, being overwhelmed is an all too familiar experience. Check out Elaine Aron’s excellent book to get your head back in the right place.

4. Crush It! – By Gary Vaynerchuk

“Why now is the time to cash in on your passion”. Sound like an enticing prospect? That’s because it is. Vaynerchuk’s book details his step-by-step guide to setting up your dream business. Useful for any entrepreneur, but there are also some key skills for anybody to use in their day job.

An online empire titan, Vaynerchuk’s words don’t come without any backing either, check it out if you’re looking to grow your brand, be it online or as a physical retail enterprise.

5. The Secret – By Rhonda Dyrne

Not strictly a work-related book, although Dyrne’s bestseller teaches you to create the life you desire in all aspects, The Secret is your fast track to that dream situation you’ve so long been searching for.

Inspirational, educational and downright fantastic, The Secret is a must-read in every sense of the word.

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