Perfumes are great. Diamonds are greatest. A sexy dress made to flatter; a pair of terrific shoes, given together with a matching bag; and other gifts in between are appreciable gestures, but nothing says “I love you” more than an investment in the soul and spirit of a person. Not even a luxury car, a trip to space and a yacht experience wrapped into one.
A deposit of knowledge, inspiration or happiness into your loved one’s reserve, is a gift that empowers them to become. It is a gift that will ultimately make them who they should be, in the long run. Therefore, it is a gift that can not be exhausted: a gift with an eternal value.
Granted, other gifts are also very valuable in their own rights, as a good bottle of perfume can cause a person’s confidence to soar; a great dress can invoke happiness; a pair of exquisite shoes and bag can help close a deal; a big diamond can be exchanged for a house, but none of them can position the mind for wealth creation, success and total well-being.
Your beloved will like to be smart, skilled, financially independent and happy. Get her the 5 books (below), we think, every girl should have had by now.
The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success. Written by Lydia Fenet.
As a senior executive at Christie’s, leader in her field, Lydia Fenet knows firsthand that the one skill that can set women apart in both their personal life and career is the ability to sell. This book will equip her with everything she needs to know—from how to sell authentically and how to network, to the importance of never apologizing, how to perfect her poker face, and always, always, tell the truth. Lydia offers plenty of encouragement to take ownership and look for opportunities to innovate.
Women Who Don’t Wait in Line: Break the Mold, Lead the Way. Written by Reshma Saujani
This is an urgent wake-up call from the former New York City Deputy Public Advocate and founder of the national nonprofit ‘Girls Who Code’. She argues that aversion to risk and failure is the final hurdle holding women back in the workplace. Saujani advocates a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship – where women encourage each other to compete, take risks, embrace failure, and lift each other up personally and professionally.
Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life. Written by Barbara Stanny.
Based on extensive research and hundreds of interviews, including more than 150 women whose annual earnings range from $100,000 to $7 million, Stanny turns each of the six-figure traits into a specific strategy for upping earnings. By rigorously fine-tuning them, readers can, step-by-step, climb the income ladder.
The Art of Mingling: Fun and Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room. Written by Jeanne Martinet.
This book offer keys to feeling at ease in any social situation.
It is filled with simple techniques, tricks, tips, lines and maneuvers. It is also illustrated with entertaining examples that teaches:
* Basic survival strategies for the truly terrified
* Opening lines and gambits that really work
* Tools and rules for keeping the conversation going in the right direction
* The all-important etiquette of escape
* Faux pas recovery techniques
* How to avoid the dumb use of smartphones
* The secret to being a good listener
* The right way to follow up online
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person. Written by Shonda Rhimes
The book chronicles the powerful impact saying ‘Yes’ had on every aspect of the writer’s life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. “Yes”.
Ultimately, we also recognize that your beloved may already have our recommendations above, so here is an even better suggestion; give her a year subscription access to a great reading app, like Scribd.