2021 is Right Around the Corner: 3 Books That Will Help Your Career and Finances Start Off in the Right Direction


As we head into the new year, you may be wondering how you can kick-off 2021 the best way possible. Let’s face it, 2020 was rough—and most likely wasn’t anything you had planned this time last year.

Perhaps all your travel plans were canceled. Or you haven’t been able to see your family or friends in months. Most likely, your career and finances took a bit of dip this year as the world came to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking a hard look at your future career and finances may bring some unwanted stress. Don’t fret! We’ve got you covered with some great reads to power through the last couple weeks of December, so 2021 is the year of strong professional and financial growth.

Designing Your Work Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

We all can get overwhelmed when searching out advice for our next career moves. Everyone has a slightly different perspective on what works and what doesn’t. And, after hashing through everyone’s recommendations, you may be more lost than when you started.

In Designing Your Work Life, Burnett and Evans take a holistic approach to finding your career path. They encourage readers to take a “design-thinking mind-set” that is unique and fitting for you. Check out some of their ideas on The goop Podcast to see if this book would be a good fit for you.

The Entrepreneurial Artist: Lessons from Highly Successful Creatives by Aaron P. Dworkin

Founder of the Sphinx Organization, Dworkin grew his one-man-shop of a nonprofit into a thriving, world-renowned business. In The Entrepreneurial Artist, readers are given a guide for how to take creative-drive and artistic abilities into building a strong, flourishing business. Dworkin includes the inspiring real-life stories of twelve highly successful individuals that will inspire you to take a leap of faith in your career.

Napkin Finance by Tina Hay

When it comes to money, keeping things as uncomplicated as possible is key to Tina Hay. Learn the basics of spending and saving with this easy-to-understand guide accompanied by illustrations. If you’re a visual learner, this book will help break-down anything you need to know about finances so you’re setup for success in how to budget, save, and invest.

Give these books a read and let us know your thoughts @StarterNoise.

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