Updated: Jan 23
I LOVE to get my nose into a good book, I'm a self-confessed book worm. I'll read anything from the faraway lands in a fictional world or straight into someone else's business mindset with a non-fiction.
In fact, I've been known to have two books on the go. During the day, when I need a break from my laptop screen or calls, I tend to read non-fiction books with a business focus. For me, this is a productive rest time and keeps me learning, plus I LOVE hearing the business journeys of other people. It helps me put to things in perspective and is so inspiring. Then, in the evenings and weekends, I love to read a fiction - just to help me unwind and relax and generally shut out the distractions of everyday life.
Here are some books that I've read recently and I thought they were teeming with inspiration, creativity, thinking points and guidance that could really benefit new business owners.
Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, PhD
This book is filled with concrete techniques to turn passivity into asssertiveness. Dr. Susan Jeffers teaches you how to stop negative thinking patterns and reeducate your mind to think more positively. You will learn: the vital 10-Step Positive Thinking Process; how to risk a little every day; how to turn every decision into a " No-Lose" situation, and much more.
Good vibes, Good life by Vex King
Vex overcame adversity to become a source of hope for thousands of young people, and now draws from his personal experience and his intuitive wisdom to inspire you to:
Practice self-care, overcome toxic energy and prioritize your wellbeing
Cultivate positive lifestyle habits, including mindfulness and meditation
Change your beliefs to invite great opportunities into your life
Manifest your goals using tried-and-tested techniques
Overcome fear and flow with the Universe
Find your higher purpose and become a shining light for others
You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
This book launches you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach. Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero channels the inimitable sass and practicality that made You Are a Badass an indomitable bestseller. She combines hilarious personal essays with bite-size, aha concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.
• Uncover what's holding you back from making money
• Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho
• Relate to money in a new (and lucrative) way
• Shake up the cocktail of creation
• Tap into your natural ability to grow rich
• Shape your reality—stop playing victim to circumstance
• Get as wealthy as you wanna be
Mindset by Dr Carol S. Dweck
Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Part inspiration, part memoir, Untamed explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and instead dare to listen to and trust in the voice deep inside us. From the beloved New York Times bestselling author, speaker and activist Glennon Doyle.
For many years, Glennon Doyle denied her discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love. Three words flooded her mind: There. She. Is. At first, Glennon assumed these words came to her from on high but soon she realised they had come to her from within. This was the voice she had buried beneath decades of numbing addictions and social conditioning. Glennon decided to let go of the world's expectations of her and reclaim her true untamed self.
Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanising wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is also the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honour our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.
Untamed shows us how to be brave. And, as Glennon insists, 'The braver we are, the luckier we get.'
The Gift by Dr Edith Eger
In the end, it's not what happens to us that matters most - it's what we choose to do with it. We all face suffering - sadness, loss, despair, fear, anxiety, failure. But we also have a choice; to give in and give up in the face of trauma or difficulties, or to live every moment as a gift. Celebrated therapist and Holocaust survivor, Dr Edith Eger, provides a hands-on guide that gently encourages us to change the imprisoning thoughts and destructive behaviours that may be holding us back.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? I'm always looking for book recommendations, give me a shout and let me know what's on your must-read list!!