So you鈥檝e decided that your present career path isn鈥檛 working and it鈥檚 time to quit your day job and change your direction 鈥 congrats! Changing careers can be both exciting and terrifying, but taking this brave step doesn鈥檛 have to be聽stressful. Take a deep breath, pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine聽and crack open these books. They鈥檙e here to help you find your inspiration, passion and everything else you鈥檒l need for your next venture.


1.聽I Am That Girl聽by聽Alexis Jones ($9): Changing your path can seem a bit overwhelming, especially if you don鈥檛 know the first step to take. If you鈥檙e struggling to find your voice, add this book to your shopping cart ASAP. It will guide you through those crucial first steps to ensure #girlboss status in the future.


2.聽Eccentric Glamour聽by聽Simon Doonan ($18): Owning one鈥檚 career is all about attitude, and Simon Doonan has attitude nailed. If you鈥檙e dealing with some confidence issues at home and at work, Doonan offers up some hilarious advice about rockin鈥櫬爕our personal style.


3.聽Leave Your Mark聽by Aliza Licht ($17): If you鈥檙e in need of a mentorship ASAP, this book was made for you.聽All 19 chapters are full of helpful tips and lessons, including the kind you won鈥檛 learn in a classroom.


4.聽Yes Please聽by Amy Poehler ($18): As soon as we heard that our girl Amy P.聽was releasing a memoir, we knew it would be nothing short of amazing.聽It鈥檚 the perfect mix of advice, essays, poems and memoir聽鈥斅燣eslie Knope would definitely approve.


5.聽The Best Advice I Ever Got聽by Katie Couric ($13): This book is full of helpful stories and lessons on how to be successful. The most important lesson: Learn to live with your failures and keep going!


6. Bossypants by Tina Fey ($6): If Liz Lemon is writing a book, you鈥檇 better believe that we will read it and love every word. Fey takes us back to her early jobs and teaches us that when life starts to pile up and get a little hectic, you can allow it to stress you out, or you can laugh it off.


7.聽Ask for It聽by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever ($13): Feeling a little down at your current job? If you鈥檙e having problems gaining the confidence to get what you want, this book can guide you through the unfamiliar process. You never know until you ask!


8.聽#GIRLBOSS聽by Sophia Amoruso ($16): Whether you鈥檙e looking to start your own business, switch career paths or just get a quick recharge, Amoruso鈥檚 refreshing take on management, attitude and everything in between will definitely help you take advantage of this next exciting step in your life.


9.聽Lean in for Graduates聽by Sheryl Sandberg ($14): If you were inspired by Sandberg鈥檚 TED Talk, this book will definitely resonate with you. Even if your college graduation was years ago, Sandberg鈥檚 advice still works for anyone forging a new career path.


10.聽Mistakes I Made at Work聽by Cheryl Strayed ($14):聽If you鈥檙e experiencing self-doubt over your career change, this book offers some refreshing advice through 25 personal essays. And if you鈥檝e ever made a mistake at work and wanted to leave and never come back, some of these essays will truly speak to you.


11.聽Start Something That Matters聽by Blake Mycoskie ($8): Want to use your new career or business to help others? Check out聽what the聽founder of TOMS has in store for you. You鈥檒l find what worked for his company, learning opportunities and the importance of that first step.

Are there any other reads that we missed? Share your favorites in the comments!