Podcast #3 – 5 reasons to read non-fiction books

I’m a huge fan of non-fiction books, particularly of the personal development kind, and lately I’ve been reading a whole lot.

In this third episode of Mildred Talabi on Careers, I share five good reasons to read non-fiction books (if you don’t already), and five books that have significantly impacted my life in one way or another.

In case you’re reeeeally impatient and want to know those reasons now, here they are:

  1. It allows you to transcend reality
  2. It’s a doorway to transformation
  3. It encourages deeper thinking and creativity
  4. It’s like having a personal coach/mentor/teacher/motivator at all times
  5. It makes you more useful to other people

And my five (current) transformational books are:

  1. The Bible
  2. Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain
  3. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  4. Focal Point by Brian Tracy
  5. Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office by Dr Lois Frankel

Listen to the podcast for the full explanation of the five reasons and why I’ve chosen these five books in particular.

Click here to listen (27m02s)

Once you’re convinced of the benefits of reading non-fiction books, head over to Michael Hyatt’s podcast to find out how best to read them – and yes, there is a technique to it!


If you have a question or dilemma about any part of the job search process that you would like me to address in a future episode, drop me an email and I’ll do my best to cover it in the next podcast.


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