Whether you’re an aspiring or seasoned creative entrepreneur, we all need a little creativity boost from time to time.
Facing a creative block? Struggling with confidence? Unsure how to showcase your creations? Afraid of putting your work out in the world? We’ve SO been there, love!
When facing these challenges, the best remedy was always a good book, cozy blanket, and a cold glass of Pinot! So, today we’re sharing our five favorite, totally revolutionary books that will help you reach your full creative potential! Happy reading, love 😉
1. Creative Confidence
Whether you’re an accountant or designer, virtual assistant or writer, you will get so much out of this thought-provoking book, Creative Confidence!
Written by two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity, David and Tom Kelley hit the nail on the head in believing that each and every one of us is creative! While drawing from countless stories of their past, they share the principles and strategies that will help you tap into your creative potential, in your online business and your personal life.
So, if you’re ready to have a more creative approach to the way you think, while also becoming more productive and successful, Creative Confidence is a must-read for you, love!
2. Show Your Work
Wondering how to show off your work, get your creations out in the world, and boost your output of creativity? Show Your Work is the perfect book for you!
You’ll learn how to:
- Think about the process, not the product
- Teach what you know
- Not turn into human spam
- Take criticism
With ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, and productive, Show Your Work will help you make your way towards self-discovery while totally revolutionizing the way you do business!
3. Big Magic
One of the BB Team’s absolute favorite books, Big Magic will help you embrace the creative energy, passion, and talent you were given! It’s authentic, no-nonsense, and will speak to you on so many levels.
If you’re letting fears get in the way of taking your business to the next level, Elizabeth Gilbert will help you overcome them with determination and courage!
Here’s what you’ll get out of it:
- Learn how to tackle what you most love and face your biggest fears
- Discover the attitudes, approaches, and habits you need in order to live your most creative life
- Uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within you
Whether you’re just discovering the remote work world or are looking to grow your full-time freelance business, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy. Get ready to be inspired and live your life with more mindfulness and passion!
4. Embrace Your Weird
Ready for entertaining and illuminating exercises that empower you to be fearless? Ready to rediscover what brings you joy and crack open your imagination? Then, Embrace Your Weird is just what you’re looking for!
No matter what your creative outlet is, Felicia Day will help you unlock your power of self-expression so you can get motivated, creative, and most importantly, weird! By the end of Embrace Your Weird, you’ll be able to conquer your enemies of creativity — such as your anxiety, fear, procrastination, perfectionism, criticism, and jealousy!
My favorite part? Every couple of pages, there are super fun and unique exercises for you to complete. I highly recommend getting the paper version so you can start workin’ right inside the book! 😉
5. Steal Like an Artist
Another favorite by Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist is an inspiring guide to creativity. With ten life-changing principles, get ready to truly discover your artistic side and build a more creative life!
Throughout Steal Like an Artist, you’ll discover so many eye-opening truths about creativity! You’ll learn to embrace influence while giving yourself space to be bold in your imagination and your work. Most importantly, you’ll learn that the most important part of being an artist is just being yourself!
To go along with this incredible book, you can also purchase the Steal Like an Artist Journal, an interactive journal that will ignite your creativity and house your brilliant ideas!
What are you waiting for, love?! It’s time to start readin’ and get those creative juices flowing! 😉
Looking for more business book recommendations? We’ve got ya covered! Check out our 8 best business books to inspire your girl boss journey!