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I have been getting requests from some of the readers of my blog on the kind of books one should read.  As majority of you would have realized through my blog posts that I am always of the view that one should develop a keen habit to read and read good books.  By reading books you educate yourself with what’s happening around the world, you can learn and develop new skills and tools to enhance your productivity and competency to shine and excel in your areas.

As the famous motivational speaker Robin Sharma says – “Education is the inoculation against disruption”, reading does give you an edge, it lets you know what successful people have done in their lives and how you can pick up clues from their lives and become a super achiever. 

In this article I want to share 5 books that I recently bought for myself and have found them extremely powerful and super useful.   Kindly note that I am not earning anything out of this, and the effort to write this article is purely driven out of my desire to help each one of you who read my blog – www.nimishgoel.com.

1.  The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Authored by Dr. Joseph Murphy

This book was an eye-opener for me as I realized how powerful our subconscious mind and how one can utilize its full potential.  Obviously, I am not a pro when it comes to using the power of subconscious mind, but I have personally gained a lot from this book.

I want to quote something very beautiful from this book:

“One of the main reasons that you do not succeed at achieving certain goals is because you have not accepted in your subconscious that you are capable of that achievement. The moment your subconscious mind accepts a goal, it starts in motion a powerful force that overcomes obstacles, stimulates creative thinking and brings into your life a power that is nothing short of miraculous. Use your subconscious power to build: Prosperity, Relationships, Happiness, Success, Self Confidence”

To have a look, click here - http://goo.gl/mZ1Syx

2.  How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be – Authored by Jack Canfield

This is book that one much have in his/her library and specially for those who really want to improve their lives, personal, professional and financial.

This book provides 25 principles that one should adopt in their lives and each and every principle has been beautifully explained, illustrated with examples and highly motivating.  Once you start it, I can bet you wont leave it until you have finished it.

Summary of the book – “This book is an inspiring and practical guide which will help people achieve success in their everyday endeavors”.

To have a look, click here - http://goo.gl/eGqNQ4

3. The Power of Habit – Authored by Charles Duhigg

of the very few books I have read that has been so thoroughly researched and very logically presented.  An absolute eye-opener to how we develop habits and whether those can be changed or not.  This book also very beautifully describes how we can create new habits. 

Summary of the book – In the book ‘The Power of Habit’ we learn that habits are not the end of everything.  One can change their habits to succeed in every aspect of their lives whether it is their professional or personal life”.

To have a look, click here - http://goo.gl/Pt6eU4

4. The Pumpkin Plan – Authored by Mike Michalowicz

I still haven’t completed reading this book, but it surely is an awesome book on entrepreneurship.  It’s a good book to read if you are planning to start your own venture and want to know what to do and what not to do whilst starting up.  The way Mike has developed the plot of the story is quite unique and his philosophy to create a business like pumpkin owners is very different and interesting to read. 

The summary - ‘The Pumpkin Plan’ guides you through unconven­tional strategies to help you build a truly profitable blue-ribbon company that is the best in its field.

To have a look, click here - http://goo.gl/kGTZRS

5. The Constitution of India

The recent events in India, be it formation of new Government at the Centre or a new Government in any State or a coalition of two parties to form Government or passing of any new bill in the Constitution has always made me wondered – what’s the underlying Constitutional provision that determines all these political and economic activities.

I personally believe that each and everyone of us (being commerce and economics students) should have a sound knowledge of our Constitution.  What is Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, how are members of these bodies selected and what are the powers of our elected members?  Some very interesting and useful information that should be read and retained in our brains.  

To have a look, click here - http://goo.gl/tK4ErG

I hope this article helps you take some informed choices.  I wish you all green lights in your life…

Authored by Nimish Goel (www.nimishgoel.com), a qualified chartered accountant who’s passion is to coach young chartered accountants and aspiring students achieve the best in their life.  Nimish used to work with EY and PwC in India and has also worked with KPMG in Europe.  He now runs his own consulting company and runs a blog www.nimishgoel.com.  He can be reached for any queries and issues on his blog.  


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