If you’re anything like us, you’re a young hustler always looking for ways to get ahead, and like us you also might get a little anxious when you have too much downtime during the workday. The next time you’re stuck in traffic or bored during your lunch break or sitting restlessly on that commuter train, and those familiar quells of anxiety start to creep in, consider ditching the music and listening instead to an audiobook for young professionals.
And don’t be turned off by the whole notion of “self-help”–these are books by men and women who were hustling (and still hustle) just like you. They’ve achieved success and now they want to share some advice that will definitely improve your game if applied correctly. The best part is that thanks to sites like Amazon, obtaining and listening to an audiobook is always just a few clicks away. Read on for a list of our five favourite audiobooks for young professionals (i.e. hustlers).
Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook
Written by Tony Robbins
Narrated by Tony Robbins and Jeremy Bobb
The name Tony Robbins should be enough to let you know this is one of the best audiobooks on the market. Of course if you know anything about Tony you know he’s passionate about speaking–in fact we think we can hear him now. On this audiobook he speaks to you directly, offering indispensable advice designed to make you financially independent once and for all.
The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead
Written by Richard Branson
Narrated by Richard Branson
To say Richard Branson has lived a charmed life would be putting it mildly, but don’t think he didn’t put in the man-hours to make such a life happen. Behind that sharp smile is a tireless entrepreneur, not to mention a world-class explorer who’s defied death on multiple occasions. Here on this audiobook, Branson himself tells you much of what he’s learned along the way in hopes that it might help you handle the daunting task of leading a company to success. This is a must listen for all you aspiring CEOs out there.
How to Win Friends and Influence People
Written by Dale Carnegie
Narrated by Andrew MacMillan
If you were to survey successful business professionals across the world and ask where they received the most helpful advice, you’ll hear the name Dale Carnegie over and over and over again. Here on Carnegie’s massively influential, perennially popular audiobook, you’re introduced to the fundamental tenants of forming relationships in the business world and then using those relationships to your advantage as you climb the ladder of success. It all starts here, gentlemen.
The Trusted Advisor
Written by David Maister, Charles Green, Robert Galford
Narrated by Kent Cassella
Being a success in the modern world is in many ways no different than going to the gym. In other words, it takes consistent training to do things like build confidence and nurture relationships, and if you slack off it will show almost immediately. Here to build and then sustain those business muscles is this audiobook, which keeps things approachable by utilising a “top ten list” format. It’s like having your own personal advisor so that one day you can afford your own personal advisor.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain
Narrated by Kathe Mazur
The top echelon of business used to be reserved primarily for alpha males (and alpha females) and extroverts, with the occasional introvert sneaking into the room. Thanks to things like the tech sector, that’s definitely not the case anymore. Nevertheless, plenty of psychological hurdles awaits the modern introvert trying to make an independent dollar in this world. Should you be an introvert with lofty ambitions, let this audiobook help you first understand the differences between various personality types, and then empower so that you might properly navigate the world that will remain ruthless no matter who’s dominating at the top.