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3 #Careerlion Books to Read this Fall

3 #Careerlion Books to Read this Fall

Non-fiction books seem to have me hooked on reading. There is an endless supply of books that I want to read lying around the house and in shops that I have yet to purchase. The photo album on my phone is contaminated with pictures of books that I would very much like to own sooner rather than later. Unfortunately, you cannot read hundreds of books at once. Believe me, I tried. This calls for some good old prioritization. That is why I have made a list of books to read this fall tackling the main issues of the fall and addressing those areas I would like to improve on. Are you interested in my reading list? Read on!

The 4-Hour Body

The fall has officially arrived, that dark period where I seem to gain weight like it is my destiny. All the shops are filled with #Sinterklaas candy and the weather is just accommodating “tea” moments even more than usual. The rainy days are perfect for some Netflix, blankets, chocolate, kruidnoten and fabulous cups (make that pots) of tea. Tim Ferriss, yes the guy Liona and I idolize for years now, in his book The 4-Hour Body warns you with “do not read this book unless you want immediate results”. Well, I sure do. With my injuries and current “walker” (a shoe that functions as plaster) situation, I sure would like to keep that weight gain to a minimum. Also, I plan to get those training schemes ready for when my body is fully recovered and reset. If you plan to read this and do the program, don’t hesitate to contact me as a buddy. Still looking for a buddy to keep me accountable for all of my cravings and lack of progress.

How to Perform Under Pressure

With only three months left we’re closing into the end of the year. For us #careerlions that also means major deadlines coming up before the end of the year. Everyone being back from holiday, the pressure at work is on. It is clear that major milestones are not yet within reach and the pressure is increasing raised. How do you keep your cool in these situations? How do you make sure that you are performing at your best instead of shutting down? Well, I sure plan to find out the best strategy reading How to Perform Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most by Hendrie Weisinger and J.P. Pawliw-Fry.

The Personal MBA

I have been working as a full-time analyst now for two and a half years. While I learn a lot on the job, I don’t exactly have a lot of business knowledge yet given my education at the TU Delft. An MBA being quite the commitment, this book The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman promises to teach you everything you need to know without the associated costs and time. The one important note being that you actually start applying what you read right away. While I doubt that it is the same thing, not having the knowledge to compare, I am still intrigued. My job doesn’t require an MBA, but I am sure the basic concepts can offer me a helping hand. The same goes for our #careerlion adventure. I reckon it will be a good and productive way to spend rainy afternoons.

Are you ready to order one of these books? Or do you have any of titles stored in one of your bookshelves already? I am curious to know what you think of these titles, so do share in the comment section below. If you have any suggestions to add to my list, don’t hesitate to do so either.

How to dance battle your way into The Next Web

How to dance battle your way into The Next Web

Snapping back to work

Snapping back to work