As the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year approaches, it’s a good time to think about relaxing with a great book. This summer, instead settling into your beach chair with a best-selling mystery or romance novel, pack one of these paperbacks into your beach bag and you’ll have more than a tan when you’re done.
The first few books will give you a wonderful dose of confidence about being in a creative industry
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink
Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by marketing guru, Seth Godin
These best-sellers by Malcolm Gladwell really make you think.The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference and Outliers: The Story of Success
Here are two of my favorite big-picture guides–one for a perspective on the global economy: The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Friedman
and one to help you manage day-to-day priorities: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
And finally, for a different perspective on what might be really holding you back,have some fun examining your foundational beliefs with this help of this book: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie & Stephen Mitchell