When I was 17, my best friend told me about a self-development book that was a "must read."
She went on and on about how it helped her improve her communication skills and have better relationships with people.
She said I HAD to read it.
But I ignored her suggestion because I was too busy living my life and doing whatever else seemed more important.
Then, years later, I found the book and read it.
... and she was right.
Not only did it change the way I thought about life, but it helped me communicate more effectively & build powerful relationships with friends, mentors, colleagues, and people all over the world.
If I had known the impact this book would have on my life, I would have read it the day my friend suggested it to me.
She gave me the perfect solution to a problem I didn't even know I had.
Needless to say, I'm forever grateful for this book and reread it every year. It has helped me become the leader I am today, and I recommend it to almost everyone I meet.
So, today I'm recommending it to YOU.
It's called "How To Win Friends And Influence People," by Dale Carnegie.
But before you get it, here are some things you should know...
First, this book is not an "easy" read.
You'll probably find hundreds of new words, expressions, and idioms that you've never heard before. Meaning, if you don't have an advanced level of reading comprehension, you should read this book in your native language.
Even I found new words the first time I read it!
And that's probably because the book was originally published in 1936, and lots of the words are no longer part of everyday speech... because, well, languages evolve, remember?
But 80 years later it continues to be a best seller all over the world, and there's a good reason for that...
...the author proposes such thought-provoking ideas that you often have to read the same sentence multiple times just to reflect on its meaning.
It really makes you THINK!
Next, don't worry about looking up every new word in the dictionary. Doing this just distracts from the message of the text and --more importantly-- it's tedious, boring work!
Finally, I suggest purchasing a physical copy of this book so you can highlight and underline important ideas. I love taking notes directly in my books, and I put *stars* by things I don't want to forget.
This is a book everyone should own, read, and study.
I know you want to improve your English, and that's why I'm recommending it to you.
The communication skills it teaches are a million times more important than "perfect" grammar and "native-like" fluency-- COMBINED.
So, if you care about having better relationships, being a leader, and leading a successful, happy life... then read this book!
You won't regret it :)
And after you read it (or if you've already read it), tell us what you learned in the comments below.
All for now,