When you’re self-employed it’s really important to keep learning, developing yourself, and improving your business – and good old-fashioned books are a great way to do so, whether it’s an actual paper book (you remember those, right?) or Kindle version.
But there’s more to reading than learning. It’s relaxing, gives you some time out, and much needed time away from a screen. Seeing you enjoying reading also sets a great example for your children, so what’s not to love!
Here are our 5 favourite books that every self-employed woman should read…
Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers
An empowering and life-affirming book from internationally renowned author Susan Jeffers. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway* will help you turn your fear and indecision into confidence and action
Our thoughts: This book will make you feel like you can achieve anything. If self-doubt is ever an issue for you, you need this book!
It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be, by Paul Arden
A handbook of how to succeed in the world, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be* is a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible from the world’s top advertising guru, Paul Arden
Our thoughts: A quick read that will start to change how you think things should be done
Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting To The Top, by Karren Brady
Before being Alan Sugar’s aide on The Apprentice and Vc of West Ham United, at 23 Karren Brady persuaded David Sullivan to buy Birmingham City football club – where she turned that business around to sell it for an incredible £82m 12 years later. Strong Woman: The Truth About Getting To The Top* tells how she balances her personal life with her professional, her priorities, her life as a mother of two and a wife
Our thoughts: As a strong but quite private business women, Karren Brady shares her story which is immensely inspiring
HABIT STACKING: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less, by S.J. Scott
You know you need to form some better habits, but it’s always such hard work not to fall back into your old ways. Well not anymore! Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less* teaches you about habit stacking – it works because you eliminate the stress of trying to change too many things at once by stacking them all into one new routine
Our thoughts: This book will change your habit making ability forever
She Takes on the World, by Natalie MacNeil
Packed with powerful business and life lessons, and the engaging real-life experiences of successful women entrepreneurs. She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose* is a business book like no other, with sparkling clarity, honesty and humour, and activities to complete throughout
Our thoughts: This book offers practical strategies along with a beautiful message
But as Jim Rohn said “The book you don’t read won’t help”, so take action. Just click on the pics above to view the books on Amazon* – pick one and order or download it today!
Read a great book? Tell us in the comments below if you’ve read any of these – or any other good business books…