Books to Help You Succeed

Scot Adams, Steven King, Jack Canfield, Jeff Olson

Being a writer also means being a businessperson. With over fifteen published books and novellas under my belt, and many more planned, teaching on-line classes on medical history, and a blog devoted to helping you write and other life adventures, I'm always eager to learn and grow on my journey to success.

Below are some books I've recently read that offer valuable insight on how to set yourself up to get the things you want in life. These can include everything from your own business, blog, writing career, better health or a happier outlook. All of these books are very straightforward without a lot of woo-woo stuff. The advice is practical, something you can implement, and all are enjoyable reads.

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. This book is all about how small choices you make everyday add up to big changes and success in your life. It's an eye-opening way to look at your everyday habits and how they are either helping or hurting you and how to change them. He covers every aspect of life from health to friends to happiness.

How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert and he talks about how to turn failure into success. He also discusses how it isn't goals you should be focused on but systems that open you up to opportunities. I love his ideas for taking the skills you learned from all your past failures and building them into a skill set that can help you in any endeavor.

The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield. Jack Canfield is the cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. This book asks you to evaluate your life and what you want, and then offers ways to help you achieve it. I especially love the chapter on how your life is 100% your responsibility, and if you don't take responsibility for everything, and instead blame others for you problems, then you will have a difficult time.

On Writing by Steve King - an excellent, no frills book on the craft of writing. There's nothing fancy or gimmicky about it, just good advice on how to sit down and write.

I hope you find these books helpful on your way to success.

If you enjoyed these books then you will love mine because they are filled with people who succeed in love.

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Sue Jackson said...

I hadn't heard of most of these before so appreciate the tips! I LOVE On Writing - one of my favorite writing books!

Great list - thanks!

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Mom's Small Victories said...

I have On Writing on ever extensive to read wish list. Thanks for the recommendations for others to read too!

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