An insightful book has the potential to shift your mindset, boost your productivity and make you happier, healthier or wiser. In short, the right book can change your life. Bill Gates says that “reading fuels a sense of curiosity about the world” that can help to drive you forward in your life and career.
And he’s not alone, Warren Buffet says that reading is the single most important thing you can do to achieve success. “Read 500 pages…every day,” he once told a class at Columbia University. But for regular folk with full-time jobs and families, finding the time to read (500 pages!) daily is not an easy task.
What if you could get all the benefits of reading in just a few minutes a day? Now you can! getAbstract finds, rates and summarizes the best business, productivity and personal development books and delivers the key insights in 10-minute reads or listens. You’ll find the relevant knowledge you need, when you need it.
Invest in yourself and get started with 5 of the most popular personal development titles:
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey
Wherever you are in your life and career, this title can help you reach the next level. The habits: take initiative, focus on goals, set priorities, only win when other win, communicate, cooperate and reflect on and repair your deficiencies. Get a handle on these habits and you’ll be read to join the ranks of highly successful people.
2. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
All of us have to deal with anxiety and frustration in life, but not all of us are successful at it. A regimen of positive thinking and focusing on large, important tasks rather than small, trivial ones can help. Another important tip? No matter what happens, always be yourself and don’t try to imitate others.
3. The Little Book of Big Change by Amy Johnson
“You can experience more joy folding laundry or filing papers than going on your dream vacation if you are fully in life and not just thinking about life.”
Social psychologist Amy Johnson offers a fresh take on controlling bad habits. Rather than encourage people with negative habits and addictions to view themselves as sick and telling them to fight against their habits with willpower, Johnson teaches them simply to be mindful of their urges and forget willpower altogether.
4. Practical Genius by Gina Amaro Rudan
Everyone is a genius, or was once. Tragically, life stifles the genius within most people in the work world. This smothering begins in childhood, and, by the time most people become adults, their genius languishes beneath a slag heap of convention and custom. In her inspiring book, exuberant personal development whiz Gina Amaro Rudan explains how you can tap into your natural genius and rev up your life.
5. 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management by Kevin Kruse
Kevin Kruse – New York Times best-selling author, Forbes contributor and Inc. 500 award-winning entrepreneur – combines his skills as a CEO and a journalist to search for common bonds of success by surveying people of great accomplishment. Billionaires, entrepreneurs and Olympians stress that they regard time as an asset more valuable than money and they spend every minute wisely.
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