Spring has Sprung: 3 Books on Starting Something New

Even humans tend to hibernate in the winter. That makes spring the perfect time to think about switching jobs, switching whole careers, or just switching your mindset.

Take advantage of the vernal equinox, the longer days, the greener trees–and try one of these three books for motivation.
Career Courage: Discover Your Passion, Step Out of Your Comfort Zone, & Create the Success You Want by Katie C. Kelley (AMACOM March 2016)

Jacket cover of Career Courage by Katie C. Kelley

Katie C. Kelley put just the sort of change we’re talking about into action in her own life. After years of striving and succeeding in the field of psychotherapy, she realized something wasn’t fully clicking–so she found her career courage, and sought a new path. The book will guide you through that very process. It’s full of questions to help you discern your true calling, exercises to create the skills that will help most as you boldly stride forward, and stories of the fascinating experiences of seventy others with remarkable career-change journeys.

Check out a preview on the AMACOM blog: Katie C. Kelley on Taking Risks to Further Your Career

What To Do When You’re New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations by Keith Rollag (AMACOM September 2015)

Jacket cover of What To Do When You're New by Keith Rollag

“Rollag presents fresh strategies for making everything new less scary, more manageable and much more rewarding.” —Joyce Lain Kennedy, Chicago Tribune/Tribune Media Services
“…well-organized, comprehensive book. A must-read for newcomers in all areas.” —Library Journal

Everyone wanted to share Keith Rollag’s wisdom when his book emerged, as evidenced by his appearances in Fortune, Fast Company, The Harvard Business Review, and many more, but you can have it all to yourself with a copy of What To Do When You’re New! Whatever you choose for your big spring change, you’ll ace it with everything you learn from this book.

No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You A Lifetime of Fitness by Michelle Segar (AMACOM June 2015)

Jacket cover of No Sweat by Michelle Segar

“…not merely a weight-loss guide but rather a motivational manual to self-care and sustainable change… for persons wishing to set goals, change behavior, and/or improve their lifestyle.” –Library Journal (starred review)
No Sweat is the ultimate guide for changing your mindset. It’s primarily about fitness (certainly a great option for making a change this spring), but Dr. Michelle Segar’s stunning research and insights into the science of motivation can help you achieve innumerable positive shifts in your life. This was one of our best sellers of 2015, and we think you’ll see why after only a few pages. Dr. Segar offers an excerpt here.


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