I am a HUGE believer in the power of personal development! I’ve learned so much more in the past 6 years of owning my own business than I ever did in college and grad school. You don’t need an MBA to succeed in business, but you do need the right mindset, as well as strategy. Both of those things you can learn in the following book suggestions!

If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, you need to read some of these books to prepare you for the challenging (yet crazy rewarding) road ahead!

I start every single morning reading and it really helps me start my day off right!

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Alright!! Let’s get to it! I’ve broken up the list into categories, because there are some days I just really want to focus on my mindset, and others I want biz strategy! It’s important to read BOTH kinds!!

MINDSET

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Failing Forward by John Maxwell

Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell

How Successful People Think by John Maxwell

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

You are a Badass by Jen Sincerro

The Universe Has Your Back by Gabby Bernstein

May Cause Miracles by Gabby Bernstein

The Desire Map and Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown

BUSINESS

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

Ask by Ryan Levesque

Girl Code by Carl Alwill Lewba

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun

People over Profit by Dale Partridge

Be Obsessed or be Average by Grant Cardone

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Intentional Living by John Maxwell

Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck (get his books on audible!)

Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynernuck (get the audio for his books)

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster by Darren Hardy

The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuck

The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

Grit by Angela Duckworth

TIME MANAGEMENT

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy

The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran (SO GOOD!)

LEADERSHIP

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

5 Levels of Leadership John C. Maxwell

People Follow You by Jeb Blount

Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard

That’s a pretty good list to help you get started! Have you read any of these yet? Which one will you start with?

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