As a millennial boss, you probably have a series of unanswered questions and irking doubts about your career, or just about life in general. There’s a myriad of books that can answer your questions and worries, whether it be choosing your career path, climbing the corporate ladder, starting up as an entrepreneur, or organizing your priorities.
So grab a cup of coffee for a life-changing reading session with any of these 5 books that are perfect for you:
- You are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero
“Nobody ever accomplished anything big of new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone.”–Jen Sincero, You are a Bad Ass
If you’re one who constantly needs convincing that you’re doing great, always worries about what other people think, then this book is definitely for you. It teaches you that you don’t need approval and validation from anyone else but yourself. It’s you who is responsible to tell yourself that you are a badass, and that’s the only thing that matters. Nothing else.
The book stresses how important it is to figure out what you really want to be in life. One of the best lessons in the book is to stop living for others and start living for yourself. And because you are a badass, you don’t let anyone pull you down and tell you to quit.
We all know it’s tough to pretend you don’t hear what other people say and stay unaffected, but this book tells you all the reasons why you have to fly kick the opinion of other people to the curb right at this moment.
Now if you’re ready to discover your inner badass, this book is ready to tell you all the secrets and stories that can potentially change your mindset and eventually your life!
- You are a Bad Ass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
“You can have excuses or you can have success; you can’t have both.”–Jen Sincero, You are a Bad Ass at Making Money
Although money shouldn’t be the center of our lives, it’s a key resource that allows us to be happy. It buys us new clothes to boost our confidence, gadgets that make our lives easier, plane tickets that allow us to see more of the world and make memories.
And we, millennials, have always had an issue with money–how we make money, how much we make, and what motivates us to make money. This book by Jen Sincero allows the reader to understand the twists and turns of money-making (and spending), and how to remove question marks and setbacks along the way in order to fully become a badass at making money.
One of the key takeaways in the book is the lesson on embracing fear. Making money requires big leaps, changes, risks, and even sacrifices. You can take a step back out of fear and make an excuse. Or you could embrace your fear and go for it because you’re focused on your ultimate goal, your success.
If you wanna be that millennial boss who’s a badass at making and handling money, this book will definitely be a game changer for you.
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
“Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving.”–Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek
Drowning in corporate obligations in the same old office cubicle from 9-5? You’ve got a lot to learn from author Tim Ferriss. Can you even imagine a life where you only work 4 hours a week? Although it’s just a metaphor used by the author, the core message is to use your time wisely.
He talks about how to be a smart and vigilant entrepreneur, in terms of making business choices, crafting concepts and ideas, and formulating strategies. According to him, it’s better to focus on doing the few things that will lead to the most progress rather than doing as much as you can in the best way you can.
If a 4-hour work week (and more time spent for yourself) sounds good to you, this is a must-read!
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
“People who become great at something become great because they understand that they’re not already great –they are mediocre, they are average –and that they could be so much better.”–Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
Basically, the author just wants to say that giving too many fucks is bad for you. Pardon the French, there’s a lot of it in the book too (because Mark Manson obviously doesn’t give a fuck). But this is a very important warning that applies to anyone who cares a little too much.
We all get to that point where everything is too overwhelming. And what Mark Manson wants his readers to understand is that life won’t always be happy, but it’s critical to focus only on what’s meaningful and important to you and just let go of everything else.
This book will definitely make you laugh but it will also slap you in the face with some hard truth–but this honesty is probably what you need in life right now in order to push forward and grow.
- The Power of Broke by Daymond John
“Told myself it didn’t matter if my ride didn’t turn heads—it only mattered that it turned things around for me.”–Daymond John, The Power of Broke
Daymond John inspires his readers with a rags-to-riches story. Most of us would think that being broke is an obstacle, one big downfall. But to him, it was an advantage. It may sound absurd, but this kind of mindset is gold–definitely worth grasping.
The lack of financial resources will automatically allow you and force you to see other resources around you and to use what you’ve got in a surprising and revolutionary way. Daymond John was able to leverage being broke by compensating with creativity, passion, and authenticity.
More importantly, it teaches us that there’s nowhere to go but up. When you have nothing to lose, you can only win, and keep winning.
So if you’re ready for an upgrade to be a badass millennial boss, it’s time to grab one (or all) of those books and start learning. Sometimes, a good read that teaches you great strategies and insights is all it takes to turn your whole life a