I’m a huge reader! When people ask my hobbies, reading is listed and I always completed all my summer reading lists and had more pizza coupons then I could use.
And since starting my business one of my favorite learning resources is of course reading. I LOVE hearing what other entrepreneurs are reading and I thought I should be sharing what I’m reading in return. This list will be updated as I make my way through my entrepreneur biz book reading list.
My Very Top Picks
I’m not ranking the books I’ve read, as I feel that different people interpret books differently. Just like looking at clouds or a painting what I pick out and what you pick out might be quite different. But I thought I would list a few books here that made a particular impact on me.
OMG I’m obsessed with this book. I loved her first one but this one was 😍! So many truth bombs and inspiration to kick through your fear. I’m reading through it for a second time to do all the exercises and plan on developing my own money mindset routine once I’ve worked through all of them. This book really broke through to me on my mindset and made me realize how much I was letting fear hold me back. I 100% was not living my fullest life.
This book totally changed how I approach my day and scheduling. It made me so much more intentional with my approach to how I look at my time.
Yep, both her books are on my top read (not sorry). I loved this book and it never fails to inspire me. I seriously feel more badass reading it. I actually bought both books in audio to give me little pick me ups during the day. If I was to recommend one I would say the Making Money one first but both are great.
A fabulous read for motivation in telling your story and how authentic marketing works. I recommend this book to everyone trying to market themselves 🙂
Just because they are in the other reads list does not make them bad books. I’ll mention if I found a book truly unreadable but I always find some value in almost any book I read.
Loved this book, for both mindset as well as habits and how changes can affect you and why it’s so hard to make changes. If you are beating yourself up about motivation give this one a read.
I’m super into habit building and loved the scientific studies referenced in this book, but it was still an easy read.
I’m not sure I really have anything to add that hasn’t already been said 😂. One of my favorite parts the story she tells about another author “stealing” her story because her muse gave up on her. I loved that way of thinking about it. I also feel like sometimes we do seem similar ideas pop up at the same time in the online biz world but I don’t think a lot of them are from copying.
This book is good if you are trying to find your business direction.
Some interesting takes again on mindset, habits, and the collective/creative universe.
This one and the next one (The Science of Getting Rich) are good mindset books, though be warned they were written in the early 1900s and the writing is a bit different.
Good for money mindset, and is mentioned in both Jen Sincero’s books.
I loved this book too, though from a business perspective I recommend reading Better Than Before first. This book made me really evaluate how I was using my time and to make more of an effort to use time intentionally.
Woah! This book was all the feels kind of book. I’m not sure if I just read it at the wrong (or right) time, but there *might* have been tears.
Both of Kleon’s books are SO good if you suffer from comparative-itis or the dreaded it’s all been said before, nothing is original syndrome.
If you are in the B-School alumni group she is a member. A good read to get some perspective on sales copy and sales in general.
If you are looking for time management advice and on approaching your schedule this book might help. I wasn’t 100% in love with this one and liked the inspiration I gained around time from Rubin’s books a bit more.
This book was interesting and I read it after it was mentioned in Switch several times, but I did not feel it touched enough on how to develop mindset as a business owner or adult. I think it’s great for parents if you want to instill a growth mindset in your child though.
This book is good if you are thinking about mediation and wondering what it can do for you. It’s a bit more biographical then instructional (just fyi).
A good read for advice around business finances/bookkeeping and growth. Though I feel like I could have just skipped to the middle of the book to get the “good” information, the beginning felt like fluff to me.
What books have you read that I need to add to my list?
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