Empowerment Books for the Summer

Have you ever heard the quote, “The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it?” If this is the first time you’re hearing it, you’ll remember it for always after reading the following books:


Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hills’ book was my first encounter in the understanding of goals: it isn’t always the most talented, but the most driven person who gets rich—without the intent of getting rich. Do what you love!

A book for the person who seeks to accomplish so much in life whether its for his/her business or personal development, Brian Tracy teaches you how to stay driven in order to cross each accomplished goal off your list sooner than you expect. As one whose accomplishments started with goal settings, I admire the way Tracy is able to give the readers an understanding that there’s a methodical way to practice goals unlike others who tell you to just do them.

The Little Engine that Could
Waty Piper instilled a lesson in every child’s mind through the blue little engine’s “I think I can” mantra. A book written for ages 5 and up, I feel that the “and up”s are the ones that could benefit most from it. Quite frankly, we’re the ones who need to it most as we go through trials and errors. Whether you plan on gifting this book or laying it on your shelf for occasional reminders, The Little Engine that Could is a keepsake.

Blue Ocean Strategy
Through highlighting strategic moves made by companies, authors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, points out the six principles that every company can use to successfully formulate and to keep its competition irrelevant. To me, it was insightful to read that making a small adjustment to a current business can create an entirely new business—becoming a big fish in a small pond.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad
This book taught me that it’s not about what you earn, it’s about what you keep!


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