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5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

by | Last updated: Apr 14, 2022 | CEO Mindset

It’s no secret that I’m an AVID reader… so today I thought it would be fun to share my 5 MUST READ books for entrepreneurs (and I’m giving them away to one lucky person)!

“Girl Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis

Girl Wash Your Face

Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough? Or smart enough? Or pretty/sexy/thin enough?

I love how Rachel opens each chapter with a lie – a limiting belief – that she believed and the story of how she overcame each lie of not enough.

This book resonated so deeply because these are the lies we ALL tell ourselves. This is a book that will not only resonate as an entrepreneur – but as a wife, partner, creator, mother, sister, friend.

And if you’re not following Rachel Hollis on social media – go follow her Instagram, listen to her podcast Rise and the podcast she co-hosts with her hubby Dave called Rise Together. This lady is ON FIRE and has a lot to teach women entrepreneurs!

“The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins

Have you ever found yourself avoiding taking the exact action that you need to take to see real results in your business – your life – your health – your relationships?

Turns out, when we hesitate in any way, our brain sees that hesitation as a threat… and proceeds to keep you from taking that action step.

Enter the 5 Second Rule.

I first discovered Mel Robbins in this amazing interview about Why Motivation is Garbage (do yourself a favor and watch it). She broke down exactly why motivation just doesn’t work and how taking ACTION is the key to overcoming the excuses holding you back.

“The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp

Have you ever read a motivation or mindset book only to lose that drive in a day?

The key to consistently showing up 110% in your business is in your habits.

Twyla is one of the most prolific dancer/choreographers in the world – so when she writes a book on creativity, it is a must read!

My biggest takeaway from this book is that prolific creators don’t sit around waiting for inspiration to create. They build habits and routines that eliminate all the decision fatigue so your brain can just get to work instead of fighting all the excuses why you can’t get to work.

This book has led to me personally creating morning routines to start my day (and get the exercise and self care that I make lots of excuses about) and the starting/ending routines to create mental space for my work day. If you work from home, you forget that a commute is a routine that opens and closes your work day! Creating those for yourself can massively improve your productivity.

“Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz

Have you ever gotten to the end of the month… and realized you don’t have a penny left over?

I’m gonna be 100% transparent and raise my hand right now. Great at making money – not so great at managing/saving money.

That’s why reading Profit First has been such a huge game changer for me!

Mike breaks down how most of us allow profit to only be whatever is leftover at the end of the month (SALES – EXPENSES = PROFIT)… but if we start putting PROFIT FIRST aka setting aside a percentage of revenue for profit before we pay expenses (SALES – PROFIT = SALES), suddenly we can transform our businesses.