Feels like books in that niche *business self-help* genre are aimed at insecure overachievers like us. There are 500 and no one got time for that shit. What is a key takeaway from 1 you found helpful?
I’m dealing with severe anxiety about my future. Woke up at 4 this morning and found it difficult to get back to sleep. I’ve talked to a therapist and family, taken medication, and read self-help books, nothing seems to work. I feel as though it’s never going to get better.
"Count blessings/be positive/life is what you make it" peddlers: negative feelings are not chosen, this isn't a flippable switch and self-help comments definitely won't help if all the books haven't.
Hey everyone! I just wanted to share this book, The First 90 Days, I’m reading that helps with transitions into new positions. It’s given great tips so far!
Any self-help/improvement books you want to share that you have found impactful?
I’m depressed. Nothing unique about my depression - I’m in big law, my career defines me, when I’m not working I can’t find the will to get off the couch, I’m sad or I’m numb…I know I’m the only one that can make a change to my life…I’m on antidepressants. Just extremely unmotivated and paralyzed. Self-help books are not for me, but I am curious - has anyone tried a guided depression/anxiety journal? Any recommendations if so? Or, if you have experienced the same, what steps did you take?
What's with the saturation of self help/ productivity books on social media (reddit, Instagram etc.) ? Not saying I don't mind reading them, but I see this quite a bit. Know a few people who consciously only read non fiction instead. Just thinking aloud over here. Would like to hear what you guys think ?
Good audiobook recommendations?? (Not just “self-help/business” books; open to all recommendations)
Book recs? I love reading self-help books but sometimes they bore me. Any good fiction series out there that can get me reading more often?
I’m so depressed, have been for years, and don’t see it getting better. I’ve tried everything from therapy, exercise, psychiatry, journaling, self help books, healthy diet, etc. what else is there?
Interviewing at Mckinsey. Need help with case interview prep. Any suggestions beside self-help books?
Any books/self help materials for someone who is constantly worrying (and waste a lot of unnecessary time)? E.g. No matter if i pass or fail an interview, there is always something to worry about. The worrying/anxiety multiplies when I proceeded further in the interview stages. Now that I signed the offer and is pending background checks, my anxiety is off the roof as it itches closer to my starting date.
What's your end of the year goal? Personally or professionally? My personal goal is to finish 2 more self help/professional advancement books by January 1st. Currently reading "It didn't start with you" by Mark Wolynn. Taking rec's too if you've read any good ones!
Anyone have an recs for self help books that help with work anxiety? I've felt so low on the totem pole since I joined in 2015 that I rarely give any opinions at the office. Obvi this is (cont'd)
There's a ton of self help and leadership books out there to help people in their careers. If there was one that was written front the lense of a public accounting, would you read it?
Anyone willing to share some best resources (books, podcasts, etc) for imposture syndrome? For awareness, I am a white women in HR. Always struggled with confidence but experienced some brutal/toxic management with my HR role with a bad business partner (now in a new role), and I am continuing to struggle with my confidence. Appreciate resources that are “self-help”. Also considering a therapist but hoping to also own the process myself for quicker “recovery”. TIA!
Are there any good movies or novels that show skill development - like follow through? Self-management? Money management? I read a lot of self help books so I know a lot of the theory, and books peppered with examples help, but I feel like most 1 paragraph examples don’t five justice to how hard it may be to change a behavior.
Best books to read when starting your own business, but also embody imposter syndrome & validation issues. Anything from self-help, psychology & business is welcome. TY x
What are you reading right now? Any types of books (fun, self help, memoir, etc) welcome. Everything i want from Libby is on hold rn so i need something to read!
Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.
My therapist just told me I'm depressed..do you ever feel like they tell you things you hear a lot or could have figured out on your own? Like take care of yourself, it's ok to feel such and such, etc. I'm still newer to therapy so wondering if that's the common experience? Do you ever have moments where you're like wow that actually is eye opening and I wouldn't have gotten that from reading self help books and websites etc?
How have you utilized your current or past company's education assistance benefit aside from getting another degree?
My niece is an environmental engineer, working on green energy as an intern in the Netherlands and just graduated from her Masters in Environmental studies. I’m wondering if anyone is willing to refer her to entey level jobs in her field in the Netherlands? She is proficient in English and learning Dutch now.
Infosys hey fishes , kindly help me on this. I had my salary discussion 3 weeks back with infosys HR offered 50% +1.2L joining + pwfh. I have requested for 60% +1.2L joining bonus + pwfh and hr told me She will send for approval to see and she said it might take a week Max to get back. But it's been 3 week I got a call from hiring hr for screenshoot interview. Upon checking my approval for 60% is still waiting to be approved. Any idea what's happening. How long can I wait ?
Already one year into my current job.
I work in what most places would call a sweatshop, and I've worked my ass off and gotten good results (constant 10-16 hr days, very few days off, won a new biz, got some stuff getting produced, etc...)
Now is about time for the moment to ask for raises or promotions, and I do not know how to approach this....
Any advice? I'll leave a bit more context in the comments
If you wold like some assistance with classroom management or even managing your ow children, check this out.
Any thoughts on JW vs Renaissance Esmerelda in Palm Springs? Looking to use some points and suite nights. Likely to just be by the pool, ordering room service, spa (if it’s open)
How can I go from a 65k year 14 hr day to making money streaming.. I have 3000 tik tok followers and 4000 meetme
Jp Morgan HR round scheduled tomorrow, what kind of questions to expect?
Having 7 years of experience in Mainframe current CTC is 20.5lpa fixed, how much Max package i can ask for?
Please help as this is my first switch in whole career
How do you get into Product? I want to be a product analyst but I can’t find anyone that’s looking for an entry level PA. I have 1.5 YOE as a strategic planner and 5 months as a BA, even have a CSM.
I know the framework, but every place seems to want you to have the experience but don’t want it to be on their dime. Are there better companies or industries to get started?
Hello - has anyone in this group worked in a grocery store? What was the experience like?
Hi all. Looking for recommendations where I can buy medium size gold hoop earrings that are 14k or 18k or 24k? Like mejuri styles but other vendors appreciated!
I recently had my first baby and I’m trying to be as practical as possible, I did not get a bunch of baby stuff I just got the essentials, I think they sell you too much unnecessary things. I do appreciate people showing affection with gifts but feel kids now a day are over gifted. Would it be taken wrong if I suggest that for birthdays and Christmas instead of toys people deposit whatever they were going to spend in my baby’s 529 account?
Hi all , can anyone please tell me where pwc hyd is allowing employes to work from office voluntarly ? At present
Any LA agencies looking for CD’s?
I recently joined the KPMG n I will be appearing in appraisal cycle. My question is how much hike should I expect min (there are many factors but I will some general one ☺️)
Has anyone resigned their lease on a covid deal apartment? Did the rent go up significantly? Lease is expiring in November and not sure what to expect from the lanlord since the market is back to pre-covid levels
Have two offers in hand. Please help on which one to choose and why.
Deloitte USI - 8.3L fixed + 1L jb + 0 to 10% variable (location near to my home town)
Accenture - 9.2L fixed + 75k jb + 0 to 21% variable (location far from home town)
Experience - 2.5 years
Domain - SAP
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B4 to FAANG Exit opp question: Would an advisory consultant for AWS role be a step down from my current role as a Manager at a Big4 firm? What have others transitioned to from the same level at B4?
Have an opportunity to change roles and become a program manager for Payment Security. It may result in me getting a 20k drop in pay, however the work is much more interesting and a better WLB than my current role. Is this a good move? And how could I leverage this into a MBB job in two years?
Can we stop calling them crypto”currencies”?
- They aren’t units of account
- They aren’t a local medium of exchange (and i don’t count being able to buy a tesla using BTC a medium of exchange- and even then, they’ve axed acceptance of BTC)
- They aren’t stores of value
Further, CFTC regulates crypto derivatives as commodity derivatives, not FX derivatives.
MBB Human Capital or FAANG Product Manager? Both are in NYC and compensation is similar. I have 7YOE in risk management at an industry specific (tech) boutique investment bank.
During my PTO, my SM called me and asked me to start plugging myself in and he mentioned that I don't want to be left behind. He asked me to set up a call during my PTO to "catch up" with the rest of the team. I cannot wait to get out of this company as this is kinda touching my bottom line.
If you miss a flight by your own fault and have to rebook, do you expense the extra ticket? Guessing no but curious what others think.
Anyone with AA Executive platinum completed a mileage run to get them to the 100k EQM... Was it worth it? Are the system wide upgrades flexible or bogus low priority? Thoughts and advice welcome 🙂
I’ve heard the opinion expressed that, while the ‘08 bailouts were necessary, that the bailouts being pushed now are not the stimulus’s best use. None of the threads have provided
Is there a technical track in EY for folks who are not interested in giing the typical sales route? Heard Deloitte has this option- any feedback?
Are there any couples here who became lifelong partners and got “married” from a social sense but legally did not actually sign marriage documents?
About to start my first travel project and looking to get a new credit card. Currently have Chase Sapphire Preferred (since Jan 2016).
I’m mainly considering AmEx Platinum and Marriott BonVoy. (Cont)
My team has no bench... Next project was supposed to be 2SA and 2EA... Manager just informed me that they will only be staffing 2EAs (me and one other), but the scope hasn't changed.
Which country is good to work and have work life balance when it comes to management consulting.
My dog has decided he is independent now and has started to sleep on the couch rather than in my bed...and I SHAN’T have it!!!!!
Getting more involved with selling projects - any recommendations for books to read to develop sales skills? I just read How to Win Friends & Influence People and found it really helpful
So I've read quite a few comments regarding race based discrimination in the layoff process at EY and Deloitte. This can't possibly be true though right?
Best WFH office chair?
Barbarians at the Gate. Best business book of all time.
This is your plot to multitask the next time Calvin phones, right?
Both fiction and Non-fiction
K1, was there a French-Fanadian movie based on that book?
Came here to say what K1 said. Barbarians at the gate is a phenomenal story of greed and hubris, and is very well written.
Also like most of Michael Lewis’s work, lowenstein’s “when genius failed” (LTCM downfall), and “the smartest guys in the room”
The books on Bear and Lehman are interesting to read as well. (“Street fighters” and “a colossal failure of common sense”, respectively)
The cool thing about these books is that if you read enough of them, the same characters start to pop up. It’s interesting to me that there are a good number of people who had their hands in the downfalls of some of America’s most storied institutions.
Also “Losing the Signal”—story of rise and fall of BlackBerry is good
I read all things Michael Lewis.
House of Lies. The book is good, the show is not
I second The Goal
The Phoenix Project