Inspirational Books you need to read

Top Influential reads as chosen by Monster employees

Its Random acts of kindness day on the 17th Feb. To celebrate we’re sharing our favourite inspirational reads brought to you by Monster.

Whether you love leafing through the pages of a book, prefer a Kindle or listening to books through audio- these reads will inspire you to realise your potential.


Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery -  Chosen by Nicole Thomas Wyeth- Sales Team

A book that I have loved since I was a little girl, and revisit like an old friend every few years....as an adult, I realised that I soaked in the lessons of friendship, second chances, kindness, beauty, and love. There are certain passages that still make me giggle and more that make me cry. . . 

      Favourite Quote: “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”


The Secret - Rhonda Byrne - Chosen by Jean Collins Head of Business Marketing Monster                              

The power of positive thinking, even if nothing immediately materialises, the way it shifts your thought processes is worth a second or third read, especially if you are going through a tough time, or need an injection of positivity.

     Favourite quote “There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstances of your life can change!”


How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie - Chosen by Rishi Kapoor Head of Consumer Advertising Sales

My job involves meeting lot of new clients. This book offers lot of tips on how you to deal with people. It has really helped me to build stronger relationships in both my professional and personal life.

    Favourite learning from the book

    “Three key principles on dealing with people:-

  1. Don’t criticise, condemn or complain
  2. Sincere appreciation
  3. Arouse an eager want in others”

How to be a Women- Catlin Moran - Chosen by Sinead Bunting- EU Consumer Marketing Director 

An amazing book. Incredibly influential and incredibly funny! It made me proud to be a feminist. Proud to want equality for all.

Favourite quote “What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly, dressed, fat, receding, lazy and smug they might be. Are you a feminist? Hahaha. Of course you are.” 
 


Feel the Fear and do it Anyway Susan Jeffers - Chosen by Rebecca Mckee. Consumer Marketing

This book explains what fear is and how it can stop you living the life you want. Every one of us feels fear, however Susan explains how you can rationalise your thoughts, accept the worst case scenario (which in 99.9% of cases could never realistically happen!!) and go for it anyway. 

Whilst most of my peers climbed up the career ladder, settled into marital bliss and parenthood - I found myself suddenly single and underwhelmed in my career. This book gave me the confidence to take a 3 month solo trip through Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica. I’ve never looked back.

    Favourite quote  “The only way to feel better about myself is to go out…and do it”


The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck – Sarah Knight  - Chosen by Hannah Jones – Head of Performance Marketing

Easy to read, concise and practical advice which has helped me gain perspective in my personal and professional life.

Favourite learning - Embracing the power of "no". When Knight, for example, stopped giving a f*ck about the little things that annoyed her-RSVP'ing no to baby showers, unfriending annoying people on Facebook, putting on makeup simply to go shopping - she gained more time and money to do what she really enjoyed;e.g., tropical holidays, reading, spending time with her daughter. . When you stop doing so many things that annoy and do not bring you joy,your spirit will be lighter, your calendar will be clearer, and your time and energy will be spent on only the things and people you enjoy,”

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