5 Books I Want My Daughters to Read

“In 5 years you be the same person, except for the people you meet and the books you read.”   You have the ability to get smarter.  You have the ability to grow.  You are NOT the same person you will be…if you choose to read (or listen to) books.  You get to choose.   But what books?  I have already given you a list of books that I recommend for people in sales (and we are all in sales).

That got me thinking about the books that I think are foundational.  These are the books, that if you haven’t already read, I think you should.

These are the 5 books I want my daughters to read.

Mindset by Carol Dwek:  If you have not read this book, start here.  In this book Dr. Carol Dwek explains that there are really only two mindsets; fixed and growth.  And your Mindset, can unknowingly determine the overall trajectory of your life.  This is powerful and is a must read for anyone that wants to get better…at anything.

7 Habits for Highly Effective People:  Yes I recommend this book a lot.  That’s because I find myself quoting it all the time, and it’s been years since I read it.  There are so many foundational principles in it that can help anyone.  If you want to improve, then be pro-active, stay in your circle of influence, and sharpen the saw by reading this book!  🙂

The 5 Second Rule:  This is a great book to get you un-stuck.  It’s a simple principle…but simple does not always mean easy.  And if you are going to get this one, I recommend the audiobook because the author Mel Robbins is awesome on it.

The Happiness Equation:  I found this one easy to read and a pleasure to learn.  Your mind functions better when you feed it “happy.”  Author Neil Pasricha explains the “hows” and the “whys” in this great book.

Fan of Happy:  Okay, you have to give me this one.  It’s a book about personal development that I (quite literally) wrote for my daughters.  You can check it out here. 

So those are just a few “foundational” books on personal development that I think everyone (including my daughters) should read.  As always, let me know your favorites!  And remember, never miss an update by signing up for our VIP newsletter here!

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.