3 Books to Increase Personal Effectiveness

The lifestyle of a modern person is like a race since you must come to work on time, spend a couple of hours to get home, eat, take a shower, and go to bed.. We have to spend free time on cleaning, cooking, shopping. As a result, everyday routine and lack of time do not give you a chance to be engaged in self-development. You understand perfectly well that today you must constantly study and be able to find a common language with people, understand their motives and behavior. If you don’t have time for reading, use an audio version of the books while standing in a traffic jam or doing the cleaning.

1. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert Glover

Who are the “nice guys”? As a rule, they stay late at work, solve other people’s problems and help others to their own detriment. They perceive conflicts as the worst thing in the world, and they try to avoid them at all costs, forgetting about their pride and principles. These people are convinced that if they are kind to everyone, then people around them should treat them accordingly. But, unfortunately, everything happens quite the opposite, and others take kindness for weakness. As a result, nice guys do someone else’s work, donate their own time, and often don’t get thanks. If you suffer from the “nice guy” syndrome, then you need to get rid of it. This book will help you overcome some complexes and will teach you to defend your own opinion. The special exercises described in it will teach you to listen to yourself, follow your dreams and live the life you want.

2. The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People’s Gestures and Expressions by Allan and Barbara Pease

To make an impression on people and influence them, you have to give the information correctly. Your way of speaking, expressing your thoughts, gesticulation, correctly chosen words can help you move up the career ladder and attract a special person. In this book, you will find the basic rules of effective communication. You will learn about the special techniques with which you can influence people, learn to pick the right words, voice timbre, make contacts. You will study gesticulations, the necessary psychological aspects of the personality that you need to influence. And, most importantly, you will understand how to do it.

3. Memory development on methodologies of special services by Denis Bukin

Have you ever thought about how the scouts manage to memorize even the smallest details and the maps, which they managed to see only briefly? They manage to keep in mind passwords, plans, legends as well as accurately reproduce all this information at the right moment. In this book, you will find techniques and exercises that will help develop memory, and it is important to note that these techniques are still used in many institutions around the world. In addition, you will find out how to establish contacts, gain trust and convince even strangers. This book will change your mindset, teach you how to analyze, and make you a more organized person.