The Best in the Business: Top Motivational Titles

By Julianne Jones | February 12 2020 | Best in Category

It’s easy to fall into a slump in work, life, and everything in between—especially with the expectations of a new decade looming overhead. Luckily, Penguin Random House has an illustrious list of bestselling motivational business books to energize and encourage readers to take control of their personal journeys.

This list features a wide variety of philosophies and topics: from Brené Brown’s brand of courageous self-care, to the groundbreaking concept of “The 4-Hour Workweek” from Timothy Ferriss, to bursts of inspiration from leadership expert Simon Sinek, to Elizabeth Gilbert’s fearless pursuit of passionate creativity, and much more. This collection of titles reaches beyond the professional to motivate readers in all aspects of their personal lives, as well.

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Daring Greatly
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
978-1-59240-841-2
The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold!Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené Brown: The Call to Courage!From thought leader Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.  “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”—Theodore RooseveltEvery day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Brené Brown PhD, LMSW, dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: “When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.” Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.
$17.00 US
Apr 07, 2015
Paperback
Avery
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated
Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.
978-0-307-46535-1
Paradigm shifting career-life guide for the Ipod generation, now revised and expanded with 15% new information.
$24.99 US
Dec 15, 2009
Hardcover
Harmony
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Together Is Better
A Little Book of Inspiration
978-1-59184-785-4
The bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last is an unshakable optimist. With this beautifully illustrated gift book of axioms, he inspires readers to seek out a brighter future--and build it together.
$23.00 US
Sep 13, 2016
Hardcover
Portfolio
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Big Magic
Creative Living Beyond Fear
978-1-59463-472-7
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you've dreamed of.
$17.00 US
Sep 27, 2016
Paperback
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt