While it may that bad out there since you are inside your home quarantining all you have to do is read your “Need2Know” email or click the Facebook news update to know it’s REALLY BAD.
People are dying and the medical profession is taking a beating.
Not to mention all the ESSENTIAL workers who are still heading out to work each day.
I’m super grateful to my Husband who is one of those and hope he stays safe and healthy!
Since you are home and have more time on your hands than usual here are some of my favorite reads from this past year in the entrepreneurship journey.
This first one is super important especially for anyone that did not have that rainy day fund set up before all this craziness happened.
Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
by Mike Michalowicz (Author)
Author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability.
Since reading this book I have opened multiple bank account to keep my money separated based on the teachings in the book for both my business and home finances. Great Read!
Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
by Simon Sinek
Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations.
Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work — and in turn inspire
Sinek teaches you People Don’t Buy What You Do, They Buy Why You Do It! Awesome read to help you discover your WHY which is super important in running a successful business.
You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
by Jen Sincero
YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON’T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT.
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
One of my role model Interior Designers Vanessa DeLeon put me on to this book and I am so grateful to her for sharing it! I have bought and recommended this book and the money book to so many people I should have an affiliate link from Jen Sincero lol.
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
by Jen Sincero
“A cheerful manifesto on removing obstacles between yourself and the income of your dreams.” —New York Magazine
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass®, a life-changing guide to making the kind of money you’ve only ever dreamed of.
This book will help you get over and through all those mindset issues you have with money that have been passed down to you from your parents and family. I promise you will LOVE this book. I have read both of Jen Sincero’s books twice!
The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level
by Gay Hendricks
With over 100,000 copies sold, New York Times bestselling author Gay Hendricks demonstrates how to go beyond your internal limits, release outdated fears and learn a whole new set of powerful skills and habits to liberate your authentic greatness. Fans of Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, and Gabrielle Bernstein will discover the way to break down the walls to a better life.
This book helps you to stop self-sabotaging yourself and believe that you deserve success and happiness. So many times we put things in our heads that are not even there and they stop us from reaching our fullest potential.
The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible
by Brian Tracy
Double and triple your sales—in any market.
The purpose of this book is to give you a series of ideas, methods, strategies, and techniques that you can use immediately to make more sales, faster and easier than ever before.
It’s a promise of prosperity that sales guru Brian Tracy has seen fulfilled again and again. More sales people have become millionaires as a result of listening to and applying his ideas than from any other sales training process ever developed.
Great read to help you understand why people buy and how to tap into their pain points. The best part is at the end of the book so make sure you don’t stop reading before you make it to the end.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise Hay
Louise L. Hay, bestselling author, is an internationally known leader in the self-help field. Her key message is: “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.” The author has a great deal of experience and firsthand information to share about healing, including how she cured herself after being diagnosed with cancer. An excerpt from You Can Heal Your Life: Life Is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.
This book was recommended by Jennifer Lopez need I say more?! But for real so many people have read Louise Hay’s books and benefited from them. This book will truly get you on that path to loving yourself first so you can be the best version of yourself and love others fully. It is only by first healing yourself that you will truly find happiness. Awesome read!
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do?
Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?
Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.
The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.
Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.
Another powerful read to get you to move out of your own way! This one recommended by the rock star Marie Forleo. As creatives, it’s super easy to procrastinate or act as if we are so busy. I have learned the powerful need to focus on one task at a time. We think that when we multitask we are getting work done but we actually are not!
Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth
by W. Chan Kim (Author), Renée Mauborgne (Author)
BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is the essential follow up to Blue Ocean Strategy, the classic and 3.6 million copy global bestseller by world-renowned professors W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people’s confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space. By combining the insights of human psychology with practical market-creating tools and real-world guidance, Kim and Mauborgne deliver the definitive guide to shift yourself, your team, or your organization to new heights of confidence, market creation, and growth. They show why nondisruptive creation is as important as disruption in seizing new growth.
BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is packed with all-new research and examples of how leaders in diverse industries and organizations made the shift and created new markets by applying the process and tools outlined in the book. Whether you are a cash-strapped startup or a large, established company, nonprofit or national government, you will learn how to move from red to blue oceans in a way that builds your people’s confidence so that they own and drive the process.
With battle-tested lessons learned from successes and failures in the field, BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is critical reading for leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs alike. You’ll learn what works, what doesn’t, and how to avoid the pitfalls along the way. This book will empower you to succeed as you embark on your own blue ocean journey. BLUE OCEAN SHIFT is indispensable for anyone committed to building a compelling future.
In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success.
I have both of these books and they are next up to read! The concept is to stand out in your industry and be the only so you don’t have any competition. Think Dry Bar Hair Salons, Uber, AirBNB and the others who have created original business ideas that didn’t previously exist. Be the Unicorn in the field of horses, my friends!
The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children
by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents’ psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents’ development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction. In Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child “know it all” approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.
Another great read to help with your MINDSET as well as being the best parent you possibly can!
If you are a parent or thinking of becoming one please buy this book! Again this will help you break the pattern of raising your children with the limiting beliefs from your parents so they can truly find and be their genuine selves NOT the person you think they should be. I wish I read this sooner but better late than never!
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
by Cleo Wade
A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade—the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called “the Millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine—that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey.
True to her hugely popular Instagram account, Cleo Wade brings her moving life lessons to Heart Talk, an inspiring, accessible, and spiritual book of wisdom for the new generation. Featuring over one hundred and twenty of Cleo’s original poems, mantras, and affirmations, including fan favorites and never before seen ones, this book is a daily pep talk to keep you feeling empowered and motivated.
With relatable, practical, and digestible advice, including “Hearts break. That’s how the magic gets in,” and “Baby, you are the strongest flower that ever grew, remember that when the weather changes,” this is a portable, replenishing pause for your daily life.
Keep Heart Talk by your bedside table or in your bag for an empowering boost of spiritual adrenaline that can help you discover and unlock what is blocking you from thriving emotionally and spiritually.
This will get you in a happy space. Won’t you join me in my bubble of Unicorns and Rainbows??? Ignorance is Bliss my friends. : )
Don’t forget to comment if you read any. Let me know what you think after and share any good books you’ve read lately.
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