My 5 Must Read Business Books

Books have played an important role in not only my personal life, but my business life and development as well. The five books below have been all opened my eyes; allowing me to steer to a different path when necessary without the guilt. 

They all at some point left me feeling exhilarated for the life I was going to continue to live afterwards, but with a different thought process. A clearer understanding of the direction I want to take, in both my OBM Business, Rare Seed Agency, as well as Artful Business Events, and most importantly balancing this all with parenthood and life.

Books have played an important role in not only my personal life, but my business life and development as well. The five books below have been all opened my eyes; allowing me to steer to a different path when necessary without the guilt. 

They all at some point left me feeling exhilarated for the life I was going to continue to live afterwards, but with a different thought process. A clearer understanding of the direction I want to take, in both my OBM Business, Rare Seed Agency, as well as Artful Business Events, and most importantly balancing this all with parenthood and life.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is the first one. This book taught me how to recognise my own patterns of self sabotage and learning meaningful ways to break the patterns. Who doesn’t occasionally sit down and self sabotage their own dreams!? We impose imaginary limits on how our life should be and once these limits are imposed, we turn to sabotage. It helped me to unlevel myself, even though it was damn uncomfortable.  If you are stuck, this book is the one for you.

Winging It by Emma Isaacs is up next. Emma forgot to draw up her life plan and she doesn’t have her 5 year goals laid out on her office pinboard. To some, this may seem odd. Who doesn’t have a plan? Her energy and confidence to take action now, to do what feels right and figure the rest out as you go along. Wing it, some may say. My biggest takeaway was the fierce reminder just to do it MY WAY. Follow my own rules on all aspects in life, especially within business and parenting. I could not love this book MORE.

Playing Big by Tara Mohr is lucky number three. The main takeaway from Playing Big was that Language Matters! After reading this book, I became aware of how often I would apologise for simply taking up space in the world. How often I would make remarks such as “I think….” or “I’m just…” to diminish the value and the force of what I was trying to say. As if my opinion wasn’t as important as the person whom I was directing my remarks too. Tara has noticed how many women were denying themselves. This book is for you to help recognise your talents, tuning your inner wisdom and communicating with power. 

The fourth book on my list is Tribes by Seth Godin. As human beings, we all need to feel a sense of belonging. Seth talks about how people connect and build on their communities.  The theory around one person’s tribe, is that 150 people in that tribe is the ideal size. This will allow people within the tribe to build on connections and deepen their relationships within a group. This is why Artful Events are designed the way they are. To allow people to connect with others outside their normal “tribe” and build on their existing tribes.

Lucky last, but certainly not least is Worth It by Amanda Steinberg. This book is about MONEY! ALL THE THINGS. If you are in a rut with your finances, you need to put buying this as your number one priority on your to-do list today. This book is what made me get SERIOUS about my own financial education. Reading this book was a mind blowing experience. As women  Amanda makes money relatable, with so many practical learnings amongst the pages of Worth It; however it was the catalyst to do more and learn more, to build on my own understanding of money that stuck with me. She wants women to understand a new message about money; it can be plentiful, it can be nourishing and it can be within your grasp; all whilst ditching the painfully tight budget. 

 

Tell me what are your top picks when it comes to gamechanging business books?

 

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is the first one. This book taught me how to recognise my own patterns of self sabotage and learning meaningful ways to break the patterns. Who doesn’t occasionally sit down and self sabotage their own dreams!? We impose imaginary limits on how our life should be and once these limits are imposed, we turn to sabotage. It helped me to unlevel myself, even though it was damn uncomfortable.  If you are stuck, this book is the one for you.

Winging It by Emma Isaacs is up next. Emma forgot to draw up her life plan and she doesn’t have her 5 year goals laid out on her office pinboard. To some, this may seem odd. Who doesn’t have a plan? Her energy and confidence to take action now, to do what feels right and figure the rest out as you go along. Wing it, some may say. My biggest takeaway was the fierce reminder just to do it MY WAY. Follow my own rules on all aspects in life, especially within business and parenting. I could not love this book MORE.

Playing Big by Tara Mohr is lucky number three. The main takeaway from Playing Big was that Language Matters! After reading this book, I became aware of how often I would apologise for simply taking up space in the world. How often I would make remarks such as “I think….” or “I’m just…” to diminish the value and the force of what I was trying to say. As if my opinion wasn’t as important as the person whom I was directing my remarks too. Tara has noticed how many women were denying themselves. This book is for you to help recognise your talents, tuning your inner wisdom and communicating with power. 

The fourth book on my list is Tribes by Seth Godin. As human beings, we all need to feel a sense of belonging. Seth talks about how people connect and build on their communities.  The theory around one person’s tribe, is that 150 people in that tribe is the ideal size. This will allow people within the tribe to build on connections and deepen their relationships within a group. This is why Artful Events are designed the way they are. To allow people to connect with others outside their normal “tribe” and build on their existing tribes.

Lucky last, but certainly not least is Worth It by Amanda Steinberg. This book is about MONEY! ALL THE THINGS. If you are in a rut with your finances, you need to put buying this as your number one priority on your to-do list today. This book is what made me get SERIOUS about my own financial education. Reading this book was a mind blowing experience. As women  Amanda makes money relatable, with so many practical learnings amongst the pages of Worth It; however it was the catalyst to do more and learn more, to build on my own understanding of money that stuck with me. She wants women to understand a new message about money; it can be plentiful, it can be nourishing and it can be within your grasp; all whilst ditching the painfully tight budget. 

 

Tell me what are your top picks when it comes to gamechanging business books?

 

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