Success is often measured by what we see on the outside. But, of course, rich and miserable is not a big goal. The same goes for being passionate about living in a storage closet. Success It is a big prize that you can better achieve with a combination of rewarding features. It is a combination of a position of power, the ability to make an impact, and a sense of purpose. These 10 powerful books put these goals at your fingertips.
They will help you open your mind, inspire better habits, build more wealth, sharpen your negotiation skills, embrace change, make better choices, and get inspired to follow your goal all the way to the winner’s circle.
10 books to help you be more successful
1. The Shoe Shoe: A Memoir of a Nike Creator by Phil Knight
If you want to know what the real path to success looks like, you will find it in the story of Phil Knight. It’s one that started with absolute design. Knight struck a deal to import Onitsuka Tiger running shoes from Japan that brought in $8,000 profit for his company, Blue Ribbon, in his first year. This led to the creation of the Nike brand, which after 60 years became an absolute giant.
His detailed account of twists and turns offers valuable lessons, from the need to feel connected to the product you’re selling to remembering anything that could be learned (“I had no idea how to run a factory,” he writes of the decision to open a Nike book first, “but I was willing to I was willing to learn.”) Bill Gates calls the book, “a heartfelt, refreshing reminder of what the path to business success really looks like: messy, unstable, and riddled with errors, endless struggles and sacrifices.” Knight even discusses coming back from the brink of bankruptcy on several occasions.
Takeaway: “Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
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