There are new publications trending right and left for entrepreneurs. The current media articles are full of fantastic information, but sometimes the old standbys can’t be beat. The publication date may be decades old, but the information is just as relevant today as the date these books were released. Here are 4 timeless classics that are guaranteed to motivate you to boost your career.

  1. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by Nicholas Lore

Your job is feeling mundane. You’re stuck in a rut and you need some inspiration. Perhaps you’re taking on a new endeavor, or just feeling burnt out within your current position. We’ve all been there. Within this book you’ll find a cross between a self-help publication and a career coach on paper. It includes self-assessments and several other diagnostic tools to help you map out a path to fulfillment. Despite the fact that it was published nearly 20 years ago, this information has not lost its value. Pick this up to start discovering your professional destiny.

  1. Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement by Tony Robbins

This book helps you increase your professional success by examining your personal skills. It covers the skills to be the best leader you can be. It also promotes self-confidence and happiness. An individual that is not in touch with their own happiness will struggle to find true success. Robbins also shows you how to uncover the 5 keys to wealth and happiness. When you’re ready to make your goals a reality, this is the book for you.

  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

One thing all successful entrepreneurs must have is interpersonal skills. As a business owner or someone working in a management role, it is essential to be able to communicate well. This book shares tips on how to get people to like you without seeming desperate. You will find ways to encourage your peers and others around you to share your viewpoint. This piece serves as an overall guide to managing relationships. Even if you feel fairly confident in your communication skills, relating and articulating well to others is so important that it is worth a quick refresher.

  1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Many of us suffer from poor time management skills. Perhaps you could use a hand with prioritization or maximizing your productivity. This guide is a proven classic that has sold over 25 million copies. Sprucing up your time management skills can help your business and profit grow exponentially! Positive thinking and organization are skills that can be applied in any professional setting. Even though this book was published in 1990, it covers the keys to success that are timeless.

It’s rare to find a one-size-fits-all type of publication. These books, however; are a great fit for someone starting out, starting over, or hoping to move up. Grab one of these reads when you’re in need of some inspiration. - Do you own your business... or does your business own you?