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The Beyond Law Book Club
When it comes to developing new ways to think about business and building client relationships, Beyond Law has spent years pouring over as many resources as they could find. The good news is, that means you don’t have to.
Beyond Law has culled down its massive “must read” list to just 10 books lawyers need to read. Discover topics and authors that will inspire and help you tap into your potential, both in business and life.
Browse our bookshelf:
by Michael Singer
The best book Janice has ever read about how to specifically change your mindset from one of past hurts to one of peaceful confidence. Learn more.
by Carol Dweck
Dweck is a professor whose students begged her to write this book. It explains the necessity of a growth mindset, which can be learned. The bottom line is, people with growth mindsets are happier, more successful and, although she doesn’t say it, probably have more sex. Learn more.
by Michelle Obama
The brilliance of Michelle Obama’s memoir is that it authentically describes her humility, strength and understanding of her gifts and limitations, including those of her husband. She’s open and revealing without being overly exposing. Reading her book made me want to “Become More.“ Learn more.
Girl, Wash your Face
by Rachel Hollis
Rachel Hollis demonstrates what personal power can do. She speedily writes these honest, somewhat religious books with curse words, yet such vulnerability. Learn more.
by Tara Westover
Tara Westover is one of the most resilient people alive. Her book tells a story of a young girl trapped in a horrific and limiting childhood in rural Idaho. Her parents were afraid of everything foreign, including educating their children. Through sheer force of will, she leaves and begins her education at age 17. The book ends with her acceptance at Oxford. Learn more.
by Katherine Graham
Katherine Graham’s life story reads like a history book because it is. A rare woman who ran one of the most important newspapers in the country, she nakedly shares all of her obstacles with zero shame. Her wealth did not protect her from her husband’s affair and suicide, her father’s sexism, or the lack of confidence in her by an all-male board of directors and Richard Nixon. She shares the joy of her true partnership with Ben Bradley and her triumph in making the Washington Post one of the best newspapers in the world. Great story of resilience. Learn more.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Steven R. Covey
A classic. Practical, efficient and timeless, Covey’s masterpiece is worth reading over and over again. Learn more.
How to Become a Rainmaker
by Jeffrey Fox
In 2003, I read this book. It had this simple yet ingenious way to measure business development efforts. The point system valued certain activities. For example, a phone call was two points, an email was one and so forth. The goal of the points was to help the reader create a habit of networking and began to keep points on a spreadsheet. After wearing my secretary out, we created a point system software to help attorneys create the habit of networking and that’s how Cloudburst was born. Learn more.
by Glennon Doyle Melton
Janice enjoyed this quick read. She was in awe of Ms. Melton’s brutally honesty. She laid it all out and Janice could actually feel the freedom in her transparency. Learn more.
I thought It was Just Me (But it Isn’t)
by Brene Brown
Brene Brown is one of Janice’s favorite authors because she has an uncanny ability to communicate what we all feel. Her self-awareness helped Janice to recognize her own. Ms. Brown is a social scientist who spent years understanding the impact of shame. Her thoughtful research became the basis of an amazing Ted-Talk and an introduction to Oprah, Janice’s ultimate dream date. Her book thoughtfully explains the power of vulnerability in a way that makes you want to be vulnerable, too. Learn more.
When you ignite the belief within, potential is unlimited.