8 Best Business Books To Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Journey
The BB Team loves refueling and getting inspired by an encouraging and motivational business book! Honestly, we’re not sure what’s better than a night in with a good book, cozy blanket, and a cold glass of Pinot!
From business planning and confidence boosting to increasing creativity and finding your purpose, business books are an incredible way to keep you and your business on the path to success!
Whether you’re an aspiring or seasoned entrepreneur, today we’re sharing our eight favorite, total game-changing business books that are sure to leave you feeling oh so inspired. So, grab a fine glass of wine and settle in! Happy reading, love!
1. Big Magic
Read this if you’re needing a creative spark.
Ready to get your creative joy sparked and embrace the creative energy, passion and talent you were given in a totally no BS way? Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert is one of the BB Team’s absolute favorite books! It’s authentic, no-nonsense, and will speak to you on so many levels!
Letting fear get in the way of taking your business or dreams to the next level? We’ve SO been there! Big Magic will help you move past your fear with determination and courage!
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 business, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy inspiring you to live your life with more mindfulness and passion!
2. Girl, Wash Your Face
Read this if you need some real talk.
Ready to chase your dreams and stop the excuses? In Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, you’ll discover the 20 lies and misconceptions that hold you back from living joyfully and productively.
Feeling overwhelmed, unworthy, and lacking confidence? With painful honesty and fearless humor, Girl, Wash Your Face will encourage, entertain, and kick your butt into gear.
It’s time to live with passion and hustle, while giving yourself grace without giving up. So, get ready to become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be!
3. Everything Is Figureoutable
Read this if you’re facing a setback.
Ready to become the creative force of your own life, face your fears, and fulfill your dreams? Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks!
“Everything is figureoutable,” is by far one of our favorite sayings. Because, love, we’ve faced more setbacks in our online biz than we can count. But this whole life of freedom and flexibility is so worth fighting for and truly, there is always a solution!
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The habit that makes it 42% more likely you’ll achieve your goals
- How to overcome a lack of time and money
- How to deal with criticism and Imposter Syndrome
So, if you’re having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, don’t you worry! As Marie’s mom once said, “Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable.” Get ready; this book will make you unstoppable!
4. You Are The Girl For The Job
Read this if you need spiritual guidance in your biz.
Ready to forget about fear and second-guessing your gifts? You Are The Girl For The Job by Jess Connolly will pull you out of the holding pattern of shame, self-doubt, and comparison and lead you to living a more confident and purposeful life, all while keeping your faith at the center.
In six steps, you’ll learn how to:
- Set your focus
- Take stock of the story that has shaped you
- Face your fear
- Catch the vision
- Make a plan
- Make your move
With passion and heart-pumping hope, You Are The Girl For The Job will teach you that being the girl for the job doesn’t depend on your capacity. Rather, it has everything to do with God’s capacity and your willingness!
This book will rock your world, exponentially grow and challenge your faith, and inspire you to run and pursue that faith-centered business you’ve always dreamt of!
5. Daring Greatly
Read this if you’re looking for courage.
Ready to transform your success and chase your goals? Daring Greatly by Brené Brown will walk you through how being vulnerable is the key to success and will teach you how to implement a vision for letting yourself be seen as you chase your goals!
Feel like what you do in life and your online business is never enough? Has feeling afraid become your second nature? The secret sauce, you ask? Finding courage through vulnerability!
We get it – vulnerability can seem uncomfortable and even a little dangerous at times… Because putting yourself out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized, feeling hurt, or even failing.
As Daring Greatly best puts it, “When we step back and examine our lives, we’ll find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena.”
Through this book, get ready to discover a transformative new vision for the way you lead, love, work, and even parent through the power of vulnerability! It’s time to be seen and experience the greater purpose and meaning in your life!
6. High Performance Habits
Read this if you want to stay on track.
We all want to be high performing in every area of our lives… but how??
High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard completely changed the game for us and restructured how we approached our business and our lives by revealing the most effective habits for reaching long-term success.
Get ready to learn how to:
- Seek clarity
- Generate energy
- Raise necessity
- Increase productivity
- Develop influence
- Demonstrate courage
Whether you want to get more done, lead others better, develop skills faster, or dramatically increase your sense of joy and confidence, the habits in this book will help you achieve it!
7. You are a Badass at Making Money
Read this if you feel lost financially.
In need of a BFF talk that’s equal parts reality and equal parts motivating to help you achieve the income of your dreams? Then You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero is for you, love! It’s a life-changing guide to help you start earning the income you truly deserve.
You’ll learn to:
- Uncover what’s holding you back from making money
- Give your doubts, fears, and excuses the heave-ho
- Relate to money in a new (and lucrative) way
- Shake up the cocktail of creation
- Tap into your natural ability to grow rich
- Shape your reality—stop playing victim to circumstance
- Get as wealthy as you wanna be
Without a doubt, this book will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach!
8. Do It Scared
Read this if you feel like you’re sitting on the sidelines of your own life.
Ready for some inspiration and tough love? Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup combines practical, easy-to-implement strategies for overcoming fear and resistance in your life. So, get ready to be motivated and encouraged to actually start making real changes that lead to big results!
Have you ever told yourself that you’re too busy to pursue your dreams? Yes? Us too…But what if fear is the real reason you’re putting off your goals?
Fear that you’re not good enough, not smart or talented or capable enough. Fear that others might laugh at you, you’ll get hurt or be rejected, or that pursuing your true potential will be too hard. Fear that you’ll fail.
No matter the fear that you’re facing, we’ve got good news for you! Courage doesn’t mean you’re never afraid. True courage means taking action, despite the fear!
Throughout this book, you’ll:
- Identify the specific type of fear that keeps you stuck and learn how to conquer it
- Think bigger about your life and goals while creating a concrete plan of action for how to get there
- Foster accountability in order to stay motivated and accomplish big things
- Embrace a new set of core beliefs that will allow you to push past fear in your own life
Do It Scared will help you not only face your fears head on, but create a concrete action plan that will help you move forward! You can finally start creating the life you’ve always dreamt of — a life you love!
So, take your pick (or picks ;p) and get ready to be inspired, boost creativity, and reach those entrepreneurial dreams!
Reading not really your style? No worries, love! Check out our five favorite podcast episodes to boost productivity!
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