Top 4 books to read in 2015

Reading is something that I am always trying to get better at. A good book is “food for the soul” and the fact that we can get access to some of the greatest minds in the world via a book is incredible. My mentor, tells me regularly that I should be reading more often and consistently provides we with a “book per a month” to fill my mind and help me take my life to the next level.

Over time and while I work at becoming a more consistent reader, I have found new ways to make sure I am learning and consuming all the information I need to in order to keep growing. Videos are great because you can get a quick injection in 15 – 20 mins, audiobooks are awesome (especially if you are in the car a lot) and iBooks are very useful because they allow you to get a cheeky 5 mins in while you a sitting in a waiting room ready for your next meeting.

Calling all up and coming female entrepreneurs, business leaders & corporate superstars. Here is the top 4 books I recommend you MUST read in 2015:

1) Scarcity by Sendhil Mullainathan & Eldar ShafirWhy can we never seem to keep on top of our workload, social diary or chores? Why does poverty persist around the world? Why do successful people do things at the last minute in a sudden rush of energy? Here, the authors reveal that the hidden side behind all these problems is that they’re all about scarcity. Using the new science of scarcity, they will change the way you think about both the little everyday tasks and the big issues of global urgency. 

2) Thrive by Arianna Huffington:In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. She likens our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. It may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we’re going to topple over. We need a third leg – a Third Metric for defining success – in order to live a healthy, productive, and meaningful life.

3) Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg:In Lean In, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions and offers powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

4) Blink by Malcolm Gladwell:This book is all about those moments when we ‘know’ something without knowing why. Here Malcolm Gladwell explores the phenomenon of ‘blink’, showing how a snap judgement can be far more effective than a cautious decision. By trusting your instincts, he reveals, you’ll never think about thinking in the same way again. 

The reason I choose 4 is because it is totally achievable to get through them all. Start here and I promise you will want to keep reading! 

Aleisha 🙂 

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