Spice Up Your Job. Pick Up a Book!

 Please don’t tell me… don’t tell me you have been sucked into robot mode at your job.  No excitement, only routine, and you show up everyday just to “pay the bills.”  Nooooo!  You are better than that!  You were hired because of your special talent that sometimes needs an upgrade, refresh, or just a little lift!

For an EASY way to spice up your job and bust out of robot mode, simply pick up/download a new book!  (I’m not talking about Hunger Games or The Girl with the Unicorn Earring- we are talking business section!)   You don’t have to read the whole thing, I promise.  A couple of minutes and a few pages are all you need to add variety and stop going through the motions.

Here are a few of my fave picks:

1. Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi

I remember reading only a couple of pages each morning before heading out.  This book transformed the way I build relationships with peers and clients.  Pick it up ASAP!

2. The 4-Hour WorkWeek – Tim Ferriss

This brilliant young dude has cracked the happiness code by providing tips and tricks to become more effiicient at your job, do what you love, and spend more time enjoying life.

3. The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World – Harvey Mackay

Harvey will make you stop and re-read one sentence over and over by stating the obvious we NEED to hear.  How to find the right mentor, when to stop, when to keep pushing- afterall, we are all in sales.

Let’s get serious – when was the last time you stopped in front of the “Business Section” at Barnes and Noble?  Pick up one of these, read the pages that interest you, and apply to YOUR job.  Afterall, you can’t expect to get ahead by doing the same thing everday.



Nadene is an adopted Chicagoan who graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. She is a sales woman who specializes in technology solutions for business. Nadene is also a mentor, speaker and sales coach. You can find some of her amazing tips and tricks on her blog - Fresh On the Job and every Wednesday on Ms. Career Girl!

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