The Best Career, Self-Awareness & Self-Help Books to Read

at the Beach this Summer.

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Most of the times, going to the beach is a synonym of relax and disconnection. It is easy to find something to do. Play volleyball, cards or just talking to someone. However, you can also use this time to get to know yourself better. 
There are plenty of good readings out there and if you choose the right one, you can earn a lot of personal knowledge and development.

We have selected some of the best readings we consider for this summer. All of them will bring you questions and sometimes will make you overthink. However and most important, these books will provide you solutions and new insights about your personality but also professional life. 

Take a close look at our choices and pick your summer reading.

 

The Happiness Equation: Want nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything by Neil Pasricha

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Written by Neil Pasricha, this books provides you with 9 secrets of happiness. Once you’ve unlocked Pasricha’s 9 Secrets, you will understand counterintuitive concepts such as: Success Does Not Lead to Happiness, Never Take Advice, and Retirement Is a Broken Theory. You will learn and then master three brand-new fundamental life tests. The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about pretty much everything—your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness.

Author: Neil Pasricha
Year: 2016
Genre: Self-Help, Decisions
Pages: 320

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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Written by a Psychologist, this books perfectly explain how humans make decisions in life. It covers all three phases of his career: his early days working on cognitive biases, his work on prospect theory, and his later work on happiness.

Author: Daniel Kahneman
Year: 2011
Genre: Psychology
Pages: 499

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Most people feel like they know themselves pretty well. But what if you could know yourself just a little bit better—and with this small improvement, get a big payoff…not just in your career, but in your life? Through stories of people who’ve made dramatic gains in self-awareness, she offers surprising secrets, techniques and strategies to help readers do the same – and how to use this insight to be more fulfilled, confident, and successful in life and in work.

Author: Tasha Eurich
Year: 2017
Genre: Personal Development
Pages: 368

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

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The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher.
If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. And along the way, it will inspire you with dozens of true stories of the greats from every age and era.

Author: Ryan Holiday
Year: 2014
Genre: Self Help, Philosophy
Pages: 224

These days it’s increasingly rare to have a stable career in any field. More and more of us are blending big company jobs, startup gigs, freelance work, and volunteer side projects. But how do we make sense of that kind of career – and explain it?
She shows how to find the connections among diverse accomplishments, sell your story, and continually reinvent and relaunch your brand.

Author: Pamela Slim
Year: 2013
Genre: Self-Help
Pages: 256

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With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world’s most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles’s long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today’s job-hunters and career-changers.
Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.

Author: Richard N.Bolles
Year: 2018 (Original 1970)
Genre: Career Guidance
Pages: 368

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.

Author: Mark Manson
Year: 2016
Genre: Self-Help
Pages: 224

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Sometimes life throws you for a loop. You’re stressed out at your job; you’re torn between work and family; your motivation and productivity are taking a nosedive. Incorporating the latest findings from psychology and neuroscience and peppered with inspiring stories of successful pauses, this book will show you that the fastest way to happiness is to slow down.

Author: Rachael O’Meara
Year: 2017
Genre: Self-Help, Psychology
Pages: 256

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In Solve for Happy Mo questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment. He shows us how to view life through a clear lens, teaching us how to dispel the illusions that cloud our thinking; overcome the brain’s blind spots; and embrace five ultimate truths.

No matter what obstacles we face, what burdens we bear, what trials we’ve experienced, we can all be content with our present situation and optimistic about the future.

Author: Mo Gawdat
Year: 2017
Genre: Self-Help, Psychology
Pages: 368

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An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy.

With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.

Author: Bill Burnett
Year: 2016
Genre: Self-Help, Psychology
Pages: 272