Three Books to Help You Get What You Want 

Three Books to Help You Get What You Want 

Advance your career, boost productivity, and enhance leadership skills with these insightful reads that can equip you with the tools to get what you want and ultimately thrive.

Achieving your goals requires more than just hard work; it demands strategic insight, imagination and personal growth. 

To help you navigate this journey, we’ve curated three transformative self-help books that promise to unlock your potential and steer you towards success. 

From mastering the art of negotiation to harnessing the power of positive thinking and building unshakeable habits, these books offer practical wisdom and actionable strategies. 

Brave Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More and Live Bolder, by Reshma Saujani

In the quest to get what you want, embracing the right mindset is crucial but the truth is that even the strongest of us worry about failing. 

But imagine a life where failing more could make you fear less?

Reshma Saujani’s “Brave Not Perfect,” does that by looking at way to transform how we approach goals and challenges

Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit that aims to support women in computer science. Drawing from personal experiences and extensive research, she reveals how the pressure to be perfect often prevents individuals from pursuing true passions and taking risks.

Aiming for perfection is something that many of us do but perfection doesn’t always equate to success. “Brave Not Perfect” advocates for a shift from striving for flawlessness to embracing courage and resilience. 

Through compelling anecdotes and practical advice, she empowers readers to step out of their comfort zones, confront failures, and redefine success on their terms. 

Saujani famously says of this mindset: “Don’t let fear hold you back from something you know you’re capable of.”

The book is an essential read for anyone looking to break free from the constraints of perfectionism, encouraging a more authentic and fulfilling approach to achieving one’s goals. 

Life’s A Pitch: How to Win What You Want in Business and in Life, by Margot Black

In both our professional and personal worlds, mastering the art of persuasion is a critical tool for achieving any goal. 

Margot Black’s “Life’s a Pitch” offers a comprehensive guide to perfecting your pitching skills, whether for career advancement, sales, or personal branding. “True power comes from having choices”, notes Black, “and my goal is to get readers to have more opportunities to get up to bat for what they want.”

Black, an award-winning publicist and CEO/Founder at, shares her wealth of experience and insights, revealing the secrets to crafting compelling pitches that capture attention and drive results.

Using hard-won wisdom and a sprinkling of humor, “Life’s a Pitch” breaks down the elements of a successful ask, from understanding your audience to delivering your message with confidence and clarity. 

Black provides practical advice and real-world examples that demonstrate how to tailor your pitch to different scenarios and objectives. She also looks at the personal branding techniques of various celebrities, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Z and Fran Drescher, to illustrate the power of advocating for yourself. 

“Pitching is about mastering the art of persuasion – the ability to connect with your audience, understand their needs and desires and create a mutually beneficial relationship that leads to long term success,” Black says.

The book emphasizes the importance of clear communication, being visible, engaging your audience with great storytelling and strategic thinking.

Equipping readers with the techniques and mindset needed to pitch with purpose and achieve their desired outcomes, “Life’s a Pitch” is a valuable addition to any professional toolkit.

Tell Yourself a Better Lie: Use the Power of Rapid Transformational Therapy to Edit your Story and Rewrite your Life, by Marissa Peer

Another resource that has the power to transform is Marissa Peer’s “Tell Yourself a Better Lie,” a book that revolutionizes how we perceive and overcome personal limitations. 

Peer is not just the creator of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), but a hypnotherapist, psychotherapist  and motivational speaker, and in this latest book, she delves into the power of self-talk and the stories we tell ourselves. 

She looks at how negative beliefs can sabotage our success and offers a compelling framework for rewriting these narratives. 

“Tell Yourself a Better Lie” emphasizes the importance of positive self-perception and cognitive reframing. “Every word you say and every thought you think forms a blueprint that your mind and body work to make your reality,” she says.

Using ten diverse case studies, Peer demonstrates how changing our internal dialogue can lead to profound shifts in behavior and outcomes. 

This book provides practical strategies for identifying and replacing detrimental thoughts with empowering ones, fostering a mindset conducive to achieving personal and professional aspirations.

For anyone looking to break free from self-imposed limitations and unlock their true potential, “Tell Yourself a Better Lie” is an invaluable guide, equipping readers with the mental tools to reshape their reality, paving the way for greater success and fulfillment.