My Favorite Biz Books (That are totally NOT about business)

My Favorite Biz Books (That are totally NOT about business)

“What’s the #1 skill I need to learn to succeed in business?”

The first answer is, “COPYWRITING”.

But even before being a good copywriter, it’s critical to master your mindset. Mindset mastery is what helps us LEAP out of our conditioned “9-5” mindset and into a more creative, evolving place.

If you take your 9-5 mindset and habits with you into entrepreneurship… you’re going to create another living hell for youself.

These books will launch you into a more creative, playful, coach-approach to life, business, and creating something entirely new for yourself.

1. This Time I Dance:

Every time I see Tama Kieves, the author, I thank her for ruining my life.  This book is all about taking the leap from a “stable” 9-5 environment and into the creative, wild, unknown. It gave me the courage to go out on my own.

2. The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. 

This book helped me unpack the big blocks that were holding me back from really owning + embodying my success.  Thanks to this book, I also came to understand MY unique zone of genius. Knowing my zone helped me work my way OUT of a day job while still enjoying what I was doing.

3. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle.

Many people’s introduction to this author was The Power of Now.  I love the more updated A New Earth for its lyrical, feminine writing and very pragmatic approach to surrendering the Ego. The thing is, if you hold a lot of Ego in business, everything in business will trigger you and block you. Gotta get it handled.

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4. The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer.

This is one of the few books I’ve listened to instead of read, but it is read by the author and I just LOVE the energy behind the book and how she communicates her own writing. It’s all about the power of community + asking. It strengthened my mindset for everything around selling in my business!

5. Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott.

Besides that she is hilarious, wise, and rebellious, Anne Lamott unpacks the mystery and uncertainty – and gift – of creative life like no other. The ups, downs, highs, and lows are all here, wrapped up as spiritual gifts.  And guess what? They’re the same ups, downs, highs, + lows as the creative life of an entrepreneur.