5 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read
As entrepreneurs, it’s important we dedicate time to learning and growing as a person. One of my favourite ways to do this is by reading a book written by someone who’s been where I am and is now where I want to be.
Reading as little as a chapter a day can make such a difference to your mindset, to your motivation levels and can inspire you if you’re feeling stuck.
Here are 5 of my favourite books that have had a huge impact on my confidence levels, have increased the belief in myself that I’m a successful business owner and have helped to reassure me that the journey towards success isn’t always a smooth one.
Like She Owns The Place - Cara Alwill Leyba
I recently downloaded this on Audible and loved it so much I listened to the whole thing in one go. Cara makes confidence sound simple, easy to achieve and not something to be afraid of. She shares her own stories and talks about her own confidence journey which not only reassures you that confidence IS possible for you but also gives you the motivation you need to take action to increase your confidence levels.
Favourite quote: “Confidence is a series of choices to accept yourself”
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You Are a Badass at Making Money - Jen Sincero
I loved this book so much I downloaded it on Audible AND purchased the paperback. Jen’s no nonsense, cut the bullshit approach to making money is refreshing - at times brutally honest - but gives you the kick you need to quit whining about the situation you’re in and take action to change it. With exercises to complete throughout the book, You Are a Badass at Making Money helps you deal with your negative money beliefs and view making money in a whole new light.
Favourite quote: “There is no such thing as too much awesome”
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The 5 Second Rule - Mel Robbins
Would this book be classed as a business book? Debatable. But the reason it’s on this list is because it had a huge impact on how I run my business. We all get a little overwhelmed sometimes and when we feel like we’ve got too much to do, we tend to put it off again and again because ignoring the task can often be easier than tackling it. Right? This book teaches how NOT to put things off. Need to respond to an email? 5,4,3,2,1. Respond. Need to pay an invoice? 5,4,3,2,1. Pay it. Need to read through your 432681 notifications on Facebook? 5,4,3,2,1. Read them. When you’ve read the book, or listened to it on Audible as I did, you’ll get what I mean.
Favourite quote: “There will always be someone who can't see your worth. Don't let it be you”
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She Means Business - Carrie Green
This was the first business book I ever listened to. And like You Are a Badass at Making Money, I also purchased the paperback after listening to the audiobook. Carrie talks about her life as an entrepreneur, the different businesses she’s had as well as stories from other entrepreneurs she’s friends with. She shares the highs, lows and everything in between along with practical advice to help you out as an entrepreneur.
Favourite quote: “When you focus on becoming amazing at one thing at a time, that’s when the breakthroughs happen”
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She is Unstoppable - Featuring Rebecca Hawkes
Yep, that’s me! How could I not mention the collaborative book I’m part of that became an international #1 bestseller 12 hours after it was launched?
Our book uncovers the lives of 12 global influencers, thought leaders and entrepreneurs by stripping back the glitz and glamour and deep diving into the real authentic rollercoaster, the wonderful and the heart breaking, of their lives. If you’re looking for inspiration, a shift, a change in perspective, the motivation to take action then this is a must read for you. With ALL profits from the initial launch going to charity, this is not only the perfect Christmas gift for you, but you’ll also be giving back too.
Favourite quote: “You can achieve anything you put your mind to”
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