I guess you could say I am one of those people who is annoyingly addicted to learning. But at the same time, I am also the queen of lazy excuses with a short attention span. No bueno! So how does a distracted reader like me manage to read at least one book a week? The answer is audiobooks! Instead of belting out the latest Taylor Swift song while driving (hello, Swiftie here!) or staring at the ceiling in the hot tub, I keep my momentum going. Want to channel your inner business goddess while doing chores, walking your dog, or relaxing on your bed of nails? JUST.PRESS.PLAY more often.
Here they are, my favorite books for entrepreneurs on motivation, inspiration, and mind care. A solid selection for people like you who want to set goals and move the needle forward in business and life (while working on themselves). On y va!
Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
TAKE IMMEDIATE CONTROL OF YOUR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL AND FINANCIAL DESTINY
Those of you who have ever felt the agonizing pain of not doing what you really want, raise your hand! In order for you to accomplish something great, your desire to win must be greater than your fear of failure. That thought alone is worth its weight in gold, is not it? Wait, there’s more. Mr. Powerhouse himself, Anthony Robbins, explains in detail how you can reprogram old thought patterns and link them to new, more enjoyable ones. Raise your standards and stand by your decisions. This is the core of building your dream business and your dream life overall. For example, the day a smoker quits smoking is not the day they smoke their last cigarette. Rather, it is the day he decides to quit! Tony also makes this very clear in his workshops (yes, I attended one). First imagine your successes and then execute them. To try this out, check out THIS, a simple but effective exercise. What do you want to accomplish? How would you feel if you achieved that goal. And most importantly, how would you feel if you made no effort at all to achieve that goal? Get the book, that’s my final advice.
The Day that Turns Your Life around by Jim Rohn
REMARKABLE SUCCESS IDEAS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE IN AN INSTANT
All I can say is this is a refreshing classic! Funny enough, it’s Jim Rohn, who served as a mentor to Tony Robbins in the past. My favorite sections were the ones about goal setting. According to Rohn, it’s not what you get, but what you become that matters. Reading the book almost feels like having a one-on-one conversation with a world-renowned motivational speaker in a fancy library.
You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
HOW TO STOP DOUBTING YOUR GREATNESS & START LIVING AN AWESOME LIFE
Girl, It’s time to throw your self-sabotaging beliefs out of the window! Why? Cause you bickering about not being good enough is getting old… and boring! Jen Sincero who can be sassy and serious at the same time, snaps you out of your own head. Just be the badass you are meant to be! This book is an entertaining peek inside Jens personal struggle with her own insecurities and self-doubt. She will kick your gear back into action!
5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins
TRANSFORM YOU LIFE, WORK, AND CONFIDENCE WITH EVERYDAY COURAGE
It’s not always easy to get things done, especially if you can not find an effective way to motivate yourself. Self-discipline is the key! So if you need to get up early but keep napping (and losing), you just need to count to five. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… and go! Get your body moving within those 5 seconds or your brain will kill the idea of getting out of bed. Honestly, this method works and is great for masters of procrastination. After a while, it will become second nature to you and you can skip counting.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
CREATIVE LIVING BEYOND FEAR
Talk about getting the right message at the right time! The same Elizabeth who wrote ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is here to help you break out of your creative rut, dear artist! There’s nothing hippy about this book, it’s motivational and inspirational. In short, if you are lucky enough to be haunted by a creative idea, embrace it and give it your attention, or it will leave you and go elsewhere. Stay creative, do not be afraid to make mistakes. Done is better than perfect.