Learn3 Books to Inspire Your Career Change

Mary McPherson
writes on January 5, 2016

It’s a New Year!

The whirlwind of the holidays has buzzed by, and if you are anything like me, you might feel somewhat dazed. But, it’s true, it’s 2016. It’s time to reflect on another year passed and the opportunity ahead, and to set your intentions.

I used chose the word “intentions” deliberately. Merriam-Webster defines intention as, “the thing that you plan to do or achieve : an aim or purpose”.

So, what is your purpose?

Flying blind will get you nowhere, unless out of pure luck. Here are three books that can help prepare you to get in the right mindset and ensure a successful career change.

The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion, by Elle Luna


If you are looking for inspiration to find your calling, and take the leap of faith to pursue it, look no further.

This book is one that you’re going to want to hold in hand because of it’s beautiful design. The artwork, layout and content, are worth it. You can also check it out digitally.


Business Model You: A One-Page Method For Reinventing Your Career, by Tim Clark

A fun read for those who want to develop a vision and action plan for their career. This book presents an out of the box approach, and could provide just the kick in the pants you need to get started. It’s full of exercises to help you think critically about your skills, and professional desires.

Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind, by Jocelyn K. Glei

What if you already have found your passion, or have a great career, but are struggling to do your best? This book offers advice from a range of industry experts on how to structure your day so you can be more productive. I really appreciated how digestible the content is. Each section is made up of mini-essays, with key takeaways listed at the end.

These books will get you off to a great start this year. Of course, if you are thinking you want a job in tech and want to learn to build websites or apps, you can sign up for a Free Trial with Treehouse!

2 Responses to “3 Books to Inspire Your Career Change”

  1. Phil Daquila on January 8, 2016 at 9:41 am said:

    I noticed that your link to the Luna book was flawed. Please try this one: https://medium.com/@elleluna/the-crossroads-of-should-and-must-90c75eb7c5b0#.6ycw2vs9o

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