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7 Books That Will Teach You A Valuable Life Lesson

Life is about learning, there is nothing more to it. If you want to learn some valuable life lessons, then these are the 7 books you should read.

#1 Organizing For Dummies by Eileen Roth

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Organizing For Dummies focuses on all aspects of your life, the home, the office and time management.

The biggest benefit of being organized is saving time.

Home: In the home, stop wasting time looking for something because you're disorganized. Also, save money by not buying a duplicate because want to use something you can't find. You can save time getting dressed for work when your closet is organized, and you can save time cooking meals with an organized kitchen. Save more time by organizing all the rooms in your home including the basement, attic, and garage.

Office: In the office you can save time by organizing your desk drawers and your files (paper and digital) so you find information fast and don't keep people Waiting for you to find the information you need whether they are standing in front of you or on the telephone or an email is waiting for a response. One person holding up a project delays the entire project.

Time: Planning your day is the biggest timesaver of all, but learning how to avoid timewasters like interruptions, meetings and procrastination will also increase your time. Manage your time well by being strategically aware of where your time is spent. This is critical if you have no idea where your time goes.

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Contributor: Eileen Roth from Everything in its Place

#2 How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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You're not nearly as important to the people around you as you think. Dale Carnegie wrote this timeless classic in 1936 and his wisdom is still as relevant today as it was then.

Through inspiring introspection and showing that our knee-jerk reactions often do us more harm than good - Carnegie lays out a solid framework for positively influencing others and removing the conflict.

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Contributor: Brendan Dubbels from Automation Aces

#3 So You Love an . . . Alcoholic?: Lessons for a Codependent

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So You Love an Alcoholic?: Lessons for a Codependent is a valuable book of valuable lessons (for any codependent). There are 25 important life lessons explained in the book, specifically for women who are struggling with loving an active alcoholic.

Written in memoir-style of how I learned my lessons, I share the powerful insights and shifts that I went through to break free. Once I learned these lessons, I was able to stop repeating bad habits in my alcoholic-codependent relationship. I encourage readers to identify and learn the lessons with me, as well as, learn and label their own. At my breaking point of loving an alcoholic, I learned basic principle: if you want to live a better life, you have to learn your lessons.

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Contributor: Grace W. Wroldson, Author

#4 Cloud Atlas: A Novel by David Mitchell

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, which teaches readers that no matter who you are, no matter how different we are, every human is part of the same overall story, and what we do in our lives can impact the lives of those around us-- and even those in the future! 

It really drives the point home that no man is an island, and we must be mindful of the effects of our actions. Also, it's heartwarming to realize that everyone is significant, no matter how seemingly average. 

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Contributor: Vanessa Aguirre from Prolitfic

#5 The Startup Owner’s Manual by Steve Blank

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The book that taught me a valuable lesson in life and how to start a business is The Startup's Owners Manual, by Steve Blanks. For me, Steve laid out all of the pre-work that was needed to be done before a company should even be started.

From getting out of the building and getting feedback from random strangers to being on top of your company and not in it, Steve takes real-world examples and explains everything in detail. He gave me the confidence and the reasoning to get that ball rolling on becoming an entrepreneur.

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Contributor: Gene Caballero from GreenPal 

#6 The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

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This book is amazing for looking at the common denominator amongst most successful people. By analyzing a myriad of personalities over the centuries who approached a seemingly insurmountable obstacle as the only path forward, it clearly illustrates the only way to huge success is by trying things in ways that most people won't. 

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Contributor: Brendan Dubbels from Automation Aces

#7 Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday

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Others don't care what you think about yourself. Throughout this book it's demonstrated that time and time again our ego holds us back. It keeps us from seeing our weak areas where we need to improve and often repels others from us. 

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Contributor: Brendan Dubbels from Automation Aces

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Written by Taegan Lion