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I love to read.
This has translated into a very expensive Kindle addiction that I’m trying to break, but that’s another story…
Sadly, I don’t seem to have enough time to read as much as I like, so what I do now is usually buy the book to listen to on Audible, while I’m walking my crazy Spaniel. If I particularly love the book, I end up buying it on Amazon as well.
My Kindle is full of books that I’ve bought and never had time to read. It is also full of lots of gems.
The books below are a few of my favourites. They are not necessarily the latest books on the market, but they are the books that I most often recommend to my female clients.
I have to admit it was very difficult to whittle it down to 5!
Known: The Handbook for Building and Unleashing Your Personal Brand in the Digital Age by Mark Schaefer
I first listened to Known when I was walking my dog over Epsom Downs. There were so many amazing nuggets of insight and pearls of wisdom inside this book that I couldn’t keep up.
So, I decided to buy the book as well so that I could leaf through the pages and absorb its wisdom more easily. One of the downsides of audiobooks is that it’s difficult to go back and review things.
In Known, Schaefer shares his strategies on how to become the go-to person in your field.
It takes time, commitment, and focus to become a known leader in your industry, but he shares some really practical tips and strategies to help you get there. There is very little fluff in this book. Something that is a big plus for me!
The Universe Has Your Back Transform Fear into Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein
Although this is not strictly a business book, it is well worth reading if you are feeling low in your business or your life.
I first bought this book back in 2016, but I didn’t read it straight away. A few months later, one of my mentoring clients told me she was reading it. I took that as a sign that I should take the time to finally read it. I am so glad that I did.
This is a book on spirituality, which may not be for everyone, but at a time when I was feeling very low, it gave me the messages and strength that I needed at the time.
If there is an element of your life that is causing you to hold on to fear, then this book is transformational and could be just the thing that you need to help you move forward.
She Means Business Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur by Carrie Green
Carrie Green came onto the scene with her business The Female Entrepreneur Association back in 2011. Her story is incredibly inspirational. I know Carrie personally and have found that she is genuine in everything that she does. She grew her business primarily by adding lots of value to her Facebook page.
One of the things that I particularly liked about her book is how open she is about the challenges that she faced when creating her business.
The journey to building a successful business can be a lonely one, and believing in yourself and your vision is crucial.
Will it Make the Boat Go Faster? Olympic-winning strategies for everyday success by Ben Hunt Davis and Hannah Beveridge
I loved this book.
It was both incredibly inspirational and had lots of useful insights on how to achieve a seemingly impossible goal.
The question “Will it make the boat go faster” was what the author’s coach asked of him and his teammates as they prepared for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The team went from not really being contenders to becoming victors.
The stories are inspirational and the advice relevant, whether you are working by yourself or as part of a team.
Having a clear goal, focus and commitment are key to achieving the success that you aspire to and Ben and Hannah’s book will give you lots of ideas on what you need to take you there.
Books to Feed the Soul and Inspire Your Business
I hope you enjoyed learning more about some of my favourite books for female business owners.
Reading books like this can not only feed your soul and inspire you, but they can give you comfort that you are not alone in your business journey. No matter where you are.
Have you read any of these gems? What do you think about them? Make sure you share your thoughts (and any good recommendations), in the comments below, and over on my Facebook page.