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Five books that will challenge your way of thinking

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Whether you like to hold a physical book in your hand, you’re an e-reading addict or you prefer audiobooks, there’s no denying the power of a great book. They can be thought-provoking, life-changing and simultaneously expand your mind and refine your ideas.

When it comes to some books that will challenge your way of thinking and expand your mind with regards to your career, look no further than the list we’ve compiled below.

Atlas of the Heart – Brene Brown

Brene Brown might just be one of our favourite humans on this planet. In her latest book, Brown holds our hands as she delves into a journey of the eighty-seven emotions that detail what it means to be a human. This is an incredible read that provides a framework and tools for you to access new capabilities and channel your bravest self. It’s incredibly inspiring and riveting knowledge to possess for any stage of your life or career.

Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results – James Clear

James Clear’s novel is a go-to guide to build good habits and break the bad ones. Clear’s ethos is about getting 1% better every day – and ultimately build towards a better and more holistic you. This book will have you reassessing your daily patterns and behaviours and is the perfect wake-up call to change up your routine and reinvigorate your day-to-day and will benefit your mental, emotional, professional, physical self.

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin’s novel started as a twelve month experiment on how to be happier – what she found was that novelty and challenge created a deep sense of happiness and that it’s the small changes that make the biggest waves. This book is a great reminder – to everyday do what you love, to find what you’re passionate about and supercharge it.

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think – Brianna West

This is Brianna West’s second book – and it will quite literally do as the title says – change the way you think. Through a thoughtful compilation West explores pursuing purpose, embracing all forms of thinking, seeking wisdom in your daily life and becoming aware of cognitive biases. West’s essays are the perfect accompaniment to when you need a rejuvenation in your career and life – it will spark new ideas and push you to think outside of the box.

Untamed – Glennon Doyle

Untamed is a little bit from column-a and a little bit from column-b – it’s inspirational, motivational and also a memoir. In her book, Doyle explores what it means to stop looking to meet the expectations of the world around us, and rather how courageous it is to listen to our gut instinct and our inner voice. Untamed will leave you feeling raw, inspired and ready to tackle your life and work with a new perspective.