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5 Things to Read When You Need a Career Change

January 9, 2018

New year, new goals and resolutions, but what if you’re in need of a career change too? The new year is usually a time of reflection on the past year, but what if this time of self-reflection leads you to realize that you’re not where you’d like to be in your career, that you’re not happy in your current job and that it’s time for a change.

Trish Barillas, the best-selling author of A Face of Anxiety is a life and career coach specializing in anxiety, job advancements, organization, relationships, and breakups. Here are the 5 books (in no particular order) that Trish recommends you read if you are in a career rut and desire a change.

1) It’s Called Work For A Reason: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault – Larry Winget

“For all those who are frustrated at work, who seem to have no luck in business, who are underappreciated at the office, who are uninspired by their daily tasks, who just aren’t finding the career success they desire, Larry Winget is ready to share his wisdom.” –From publisher description

2) You Are A Badass:  How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life – Jen Sincero

“In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love.” –From publisher description

3) Rising Strong – Brené Brown

“It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up.” –From publisher description

4) The Anti 9-5 Guide: Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube – Michelle Goodman

“Today, lots of women would love to integrate their passion with their career and are seeking advice on how to do just that. Michelle Goodman, a self proclaimed, “wage-slave” has written a fun, reassuring, girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide on identifying your passion, transitioning out of that unfulfilling job, and doing it all in a smart, practical way.” –From publisher description

5) Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires – Esther and Jerry Hicks

“Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve. As you read, you’ll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality-and you’ll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life.”–From publisher description

Gaining perspective from other’s experiences and getting advice when making life-changing decisions, like a job or career change is a smart move. Found these books helpful? Let us know. Want more advice from life and career coach Trish Barillas?


By: Percy Jimenez-Nagy

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