5 Books to Motivate You in Your Career

As working women, we are constantly battling to keep up with our hectic agendas. Whether we’re busy with work or school, there’s always something to do. Often, our pleasure reading is set aside and forgotten, left to stack up on book shelves and nightstands.  But what if I told you there were books out there that are enjoyable AND can motivate you in your career? Would you more likely make time in your schedule to read?

Books can sometimes be the perfect inspiration boost to get us rejuvenated and back on the path to living healthier, fuller lives. Here are 5 great books that provide just that:  

1. David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell


Malcolm Gladwell draws on the biblical story of David and Goliath in order to challenge what we see as obstacles and disadvantages. He then incorporates relevant stories from today, which bring insight into how today’s underdogs can ultimately overcome their struggles and find success. As women in the workplace, society tends to assign us the role of underdog. However, with the help of Gladwell, we can look at our situations from a new perspective and find the strength to take on our own giants.

Sydney Love

About Sydney Love

After taking a year off to do some soul searching, Sydney is now continuing her studies at the school that originally stole her heart- Agnes Scott College, a small women’s college in Decatur, Georgia. She plans to pursue an English-Literature major and an Africana Studies minor. When Sydney's not busy with her studies, you can find her tutoring on campus, reviewing local coffee shops for her personal blog, or writing for Agnes Scott's college newspaper, The Profile. Follow her on Twitter: @mssalove
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