The Best Motivation Books To Read No Matter Your Employment Situation
Whether you’re back in an office, working full-time remote, freelancing, or searching for that next dream job, motivation is key to a happy and productive work life. Check out this list of four books that will have you seizing the day and getting stuff done.
1. Drive by Daniel H. Pink
Since we’re talking motivational books, let’s start with a high-level approach. Drive pulls the curtain back on our traditional perception of what motivation is and draws on four decades of scientific research to shift the paradigm. He ultimately asserts that our motivation comes from a deep place of wanting to create new things, direct our own lives, and leave the world better than we found it. However, the journey to get there is deeply moving for any reader and may provide a new, refreshing perspective.
2. Remote, Inc. by Robert C. Pozen and Alexandria Samuel
If you’ve ever picked up a book on working remotely, it may contain a lot of content on why we should consider working remotely. After at least a year of being out of offices and in our lounge clothes (from the waist down), we don’t need a lesson on why working from home is necessary. This book, published earlier this year, spends no time on a work from home argument, but rather on strategies and approaches that will make you successful in doing so. If you want some tips and tricks that you can implement immediately, Remote, Inc. is for you!
3. Do The Work by Steven Pressfield
Do The Work deals with our resistance points in approaching projects and tasks and breaks down how to begin a project, how to push through the midway point, and what you can do afterward to set yourself up for success in the future. No matter your employment status, the nature of your work, or the size of your team, this book will help you identify what stops you when moving through the work cycle and how you can improve your efficiency and final product.
4. Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg
From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Power of Habit, this book focuses specifically on productivity and the science behind it. The book contains eight different productivity concepts that consider different individuals, teams, and situations and pulls apart what allows these groups to function at the highest productivity levels. Duhigg then distills these teachings down into implementable tactics that you can use at work, at home, or even in your personal time.
This list is certainly not comprehensive, and while it contains some of our favorites, the most important motivational book is the one that resonates with you! Regardless of whether you choose one from this list or find something on your own, we wish you a smooth journey on your path to productivity, motivation, and creativity!
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