Sherrod Library’s 5 Books To Help You Reach Your Goals

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5 Book Recommendations to Help You Achieve Your Goals

The Laws of Lifetime GrowthIn The Laws of Lifetime Growth, Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura offer ten simple laws that everyone can use to keep a fresh, innovative perspective on their lives and the world around them. Each chapter is devoted to exploring one of the ten laws in detail, including stories of people from all walks of life who exemplify the law in action, common pitfalls that people often run into trying to apply the law, and practical strategies for getting past those obstacles. Once you start to integrate these laws into your life, you’ll never outgrow them, they’ll never become obsolete, and they will continue to lead you to greater happiness and fulfillment.

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Betty Liu is famous the world over for asking the tough questions of today’s most successful people—and for her uncanny ability to get straight answers where others have failed. As an award-winning financial journalist and Bloomberg Television anchor, Betty has sat down with billionaires, CEOs, politicians, and celebrities to get their views from the top.

Now, in Work Smarts, Betty helps you get to the top by distilling the wisdom of some of the most prominent CEOs in the country. Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, Elon Musk, Sam Zell, John Chambers, Anne Mulcahy, and many more spill the beans on what it really takes to be successful, giving practical, “from the street” advice on how to get ahead in your career.

Packed with candid, often humorous, revelations from leaders in the world of finance, technology, retail, telecom, entertainment, and more, Work Smarts delivers priceless guidance on:

  • How to really network
  • The importance of being likable
  • What your boss is thinking when you ask for a raise
  • Winning every negotiation
  • Bouncing back from a firing or layoff
  • Thinking like a true entrepreneur
  • The secret skill every successful person needs
  • Overcoming fear
  • Being a standout job candidate
  • Knowing what’s holding you back
  • Knowing what can propel you forward
  • Why sometimes being good at your job just isn’t enough

 

Combining the trademark, hands-on approach of one of today’s most respected financial journalists with the wisdom of the world’s most successful business leaders, Work Smarts is a gold mine of real-world insight and advice on how to get ahead in business and forge a career that maximizes all your best talents and skills.

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Very few of us actually plan our careers. In fact, many of us spend more effort planning what schools to go to, what co-curricular activities to join or where to go on holiday than what careers to go into. The reality, though, is that you will spend around two-thirds of your adult life at work, and how that time is spent goes a long way towards determining your quality of life. In this inspirational collection of 20 interviews with some of Singapore’s leading professionals, author Ronald Tay distills their lessons and insights into a power-packed guide to achieving success in work and life. Coming from diverse industries and fields of expertise, each interviewee reveals his or her journey from the tentative first steps, to the setbacks and difficulties, to finally tasting the fruits of their choices and hard work. Discover their secrets to laying the foundations for a successful career!

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UnstoppableBe determined. Be driven. Be unstoppable.

Don’t just coast through life-power through. Stop making plans that don’t come to fruition. Everyone’s busy, but nobody’s getting much done. It’s time to start achieving our life goals and not letting life itself get in the way.

Get organised. Lead. Build relationships. Deliver results.

With training from accomplished business coach and endurance triathlete Pete Wilkinson, you’ll learn how to hone a razor-sharp focus, keep driving through to the finishing line and become what you’ve always wanted to be. You’ll learn how to be more productive, expand your support system, and make things happen. You’ll discover your strengths and weaknesses and how to leverage one and delegate the other. With a practical, straightforward action plan for life, Unstoppable will help you:

  • Gain a crystal-clear overall focus
  • Direct your attention to key areas of priority
  • Lead yourself and others more effectively
  • Make the most of each day’s 86,400 seconds
  • Improve personal and professional relationships

 

So dust off your aspirations and drag them into the light. Get rid of the frustration, regain your focus and start making your goals a priority. Unstoppable gives you a road map to your very best destination.

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Everyone imagines top CEOs as larger–than–life figures who do things no one else could. But deep down, a good business leader is an everyman who combines vision and high energy with the ability to connect with and learn from all types of people. In The Power of Being Yourself, renowned business leader Joe Plumeri offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve success in your life and work.

Plumeri’s Game Plan for Success features eight key principles, from Everyone Has the Same Plumbing, in which his fish-out-of-water experience as CEO and chairman of a London-based company reveals how cultural differences can be overcome as people everywhere respond to authenticity, to You Gotta Have Purpose!, which explores the transformative ingredient that leads to tangible progress. And because this book is meant to be revisited and consulted whenever you need fresh inspiration or practical advice, The Power of Being Yourself also features a final section—Applying the Principles—imparting further guidance and checklists.

By sharing his own experiences—and candidly exploring high-stakes business decisions along with many personal triumphs and tragedies—Plumeri explains that the secret to success is found not in boardroom strategy or corporate philosophy, but rather in allowing passion, purpose, and true emotions to inform your approach and guide your relationships. His book is a timely wake-up call in a world where heartless electronic communication too often takes precedence over genuine connection. Plumeri reveals that if we can live in the moment and be honest and true in our emotions, the effect carries over into how we live all facets of our lives.

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