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5 Books That Will Change Your Life

Spend more time on yourself by reading these great books.
by Sandra Wu | Jul 2 2016
Want to be more satisfied

When Warren Buffett was asked about the secret to his wealth and success, he revealed that he read every day—500 pages, to be precise. Unfortunately, if you’re already working 9-5, you might not have the time to read at all, let alone an entire book a day. But what if you could get the benefits of reading without sacrificing all of your free time?

You can! With the Blinkist app, you get the key learnings from the best nonfiction books in minutes, not hours or days. Our experts transform these books into quick, memorable, easy-to-understand insights. Start with the 5 most-read titles on self-improvement and see if you don’t feel a little more satisfied already.

1. Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin

Do you struggle to get over your failures? Or dwell on things out of your control? Getting over these obstacles can have a profound influence on your everyday life. Morin shares how her most successful therapy patients overcame these difficulties.

2. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

Ever wondered why you can’t stop worrying about something? No matter how hard you try, are you fixated on the same issue? By defining the source of your stress, you can get over it once and for all. Carnegie came up with a timeless formula that helps you tackle any overthinking situation.

3. How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon

Are you making the right trade-offs in life? While career achievements can be satisfying, neglecting your family and friends can be detrimental in the long-run – in ways you can’t even imagine.

4. Finding Your Element by Ken Robinson

Everyone has a passion. If you don’t know what yours is, it just means you haven’t discovered it yet. Or perhaps you have, but it was dismissed early in life. Find out how you can break free of society’s strict rules and find your calling in life.

5. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Did you know if your pulse rate rises above 100 bpm, you’re deemed too emotional to think rationally? You probably let feelings cloud your judgment more often than you know. Goleman explains how you can avoid letting your emotions rule you and make better decisions in life.

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