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Regroup and Recharge This Holiday Season with These Personal Development Books

With the holiday season upon us, you should have some time away from the office to rest and rejuvenate. As you celebrate with family and friends, be sure to take time for yourself as well. One activity to participate in is reading personal development books. Here are four suggestions to get started. If your plans for the new year include finding a new job, partner with Alliance Resource Group, a leader in Southern California Finance Recruitment Firms. 

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington 

Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, uses her challenges with juggling business demands and prioritizing family life to redefine how individuals measure success. Rather than solely focusing on attaining money and power, she focuses on building a rewarding, stimulating life full of purpose, joy and wellbeing. Huffington’s book uses groundbreaking scientific research in psychology, sports, sleep and physiology to demonstrate the transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving back.   

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann  

For 30 years, Bob Burg has been helping companies, sales leaders and their teams more effectively communicate their value,. Since the age of 17, John David Mann has founded a school, food distribution business, graphic design businesssales and distribution organizationtwo publishing companies and two magazines. Burg and Mann’s book details how giving back through your business relationships to provide additional value provides you with benefits in line with five “laws.” For instance, your professional worth is measured by how much more you give in value than what you take in payment.   

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski 

Mika Brzezinskico-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, shares how to manage the money you have and learn to negotiate for more. Her book shares advice from internationally recognized women such as Joy Behar and Sheryl Sandberg about how women can do a better job of owning their careers and asking for what they deserve. The goal is for women to increase their self-worth and net worth at the same time.   

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown  

Greg McKeownCEO of McKeown Inc., has dedicated his professional life to discovering why some people and teams break through to the next level and others don’t. His book demonstrates the importance of pursuing things that are essential to your life and leaving the rest behind. McKeown shows how to determine what you truly want in your life and how to make decisions at work and home based on your answer.   

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