I read. A lot. And I love reading books that will positively impact my career. I'm the type of person who is motivated by digesting motivational books and podcasts.

The following five books changed my outlook on not only my career, but my life. They've motivated me to be my best self and achieve my biggest goals.

If you've read any of the following books, feel free to let me know your thoughts down below! Otherwise, happy reading 🤓📖

1. Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant
In Originals, Adam Grant delves into the study of how "originals", or people who are seen as influential in their respective industries, develop their originality. What's the most effective way to create original ideas and share them with the world? Guess you'll have to read the book to find out 😉.

2. Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising

Ryan Holiday
Growth Hacker Marketing
If you're not into reading big books, then this just may be the one for you! Coming in at a whopping 56 pages, Growth Hacker Marketing teaches you the skills you need to effectively market your products, without spending thousands of dollars on marketing. How have notable companies such as Facebook, Evernote, and Airbnb built their empire without traditional methods of marketing? Ryan Holiday spills all their secrets.

3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habit
The Power of Habit is one of my favorite books of 2018. Using riveting anecdotes, the author uncovers the secret behind effectively, and permanently, altering habits. What makes a habit? How do you break bad habits and adopt healthy ones? You can leverage the tips from this book to improve your every day life.

4. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Nir Eyal
Hooked examines the concept behind habit-forming products. What lures customers back for more? Nir Eyal explains his four-step process for developing a habit-forming product that will leave customers wanting more.

5. Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden
Lean UX
Interaction design is a steadily growing field, and it's nearly impossible to build a successful product without a truly great user experience. Lean UX teaches you how to focus on the design experience rather than the deliverables in order to produce the most effective product.