I am a sucker for a good book over here at KMD Marketing + Design. My virtual cart is a treasure trove of carefully curated reads, and I relish receiving recommendations from fellow females & entrepreneurs who are making waves in their respective industries. That’s precisely why I’m eager to share my current top picks, essential reads for any aspiring female entrepreneur. I’m committed to continually updating this list, making it your go-to bookmark for those moments when you’re ready to immerse yourself in a new book that builds your confidence, all while motivating you.
Rest assured, I’ve personally delved into each of these books, vetting them already for you. Every title on this list has left an undeniable mark on me, imparting valuable insights that have grown my confidence as a CEO, mom, friend, and wife. These reads span the realms of entrepreneurship, finance, habits, time management, productivity, and even navigating the wonderful dance of motherhood. They’re not just informative; they’re profoundly inspirational and compelling. My sincere hope is that these books will ignite a similar passion within you.
13 Books Female Entrepreneurs Must Read
So, without further ado, here are the current must-reads for female entrepreneurs. Consider this your personal invitation to explore, add them to your virtual cart, and brace yourself for a transformative journey that will undoubtedly reshape your business and entrepreneurial lifestyle!
Atomic Habits is all about improving yourself every single day. I owe this book to my morning routine before the kids wake up, and allows me to show up for myself first before I serve my family and clients day in and day out. You’ll get practical strategies to form healthy habits, break bad habits (we all have ‘em), and create behaviors that lead to the results you’ve always dreamed of.
Add To Cart: Atomic Habits
This book is the 2nd book on self-help/ professional development I ever read. I forgot what the first book was. This is the reason I gained so much confidence to get after it early on in my career. Self-sabotaging behavior holding you back? Do you want to break free and achieve career-defining results? Then pull on those ‘big-girl panties’ and discover how to overcome the 7 Deadly Sins with practical and transformative action steps, tips, and solutions.
Add To Card: Women Up!
GETTING TO NEUTRAL
Getting to neutral is all about embracing “neutral thinking” to navigate even the most turbulent situations with calm, clarity, and resolve. It’s easy to be positive when everything is coming up as roses. But life isn’t always positive. his book helped me overcome some health challenges, learn how to communicate more neutrally with clients when taking a data approach to ROI in marketing, and how to navigate moments with my kids when they feel its the hardest day ever for them.
Add To Cart: Getting to Neutral
Frequently, we extend credit, encouragement, and support to everyone around us but forget to grant ourselves the same acknowledgment. As female business owners, it’s crucial that we intentionally cultivate positivity within ourselves. When we make a daily practice of self-affirmation, there’s no limit to what we can achieve in realizing our dreams!
Add To Cart: High Five Habit
FIVE SECOND RULE
Were you aware that in just 5 seconds, you can gain confidence, overcome procrastination and self-doubt, conquer fear, alleviate worry, experience increased happiness, and boldly share your ideas? This book is precisely designed to guide you through these transformative actions!
Add To Cart: Five-Second Rule
HOW ARE YOU, REALLY
It is a simple question, yet the most difficult to answer authentically. Author Jenna Kutcher says, “It’s time to sit with all the questions we’ve been avoiding, ignoring, or just not hearing to find a path to something real.”
Add To Cart: How Are You, Really
- GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD
Again and again, we allow false thoughts about who we are to influence our thoughts about who God is and how He is at work in our lives. In fact, we get in our own heads about thoughts on who we should be and how we should act. You have the opportunity to stop the spinning in your mind and escape those toxic thoughts. This book right here inspired my poem ‘This is not who I am…” It brought so much calm to me when life changed rapidly on me.
Add To Cart: Get out of your Head
THE GRATITUDE JAR
A remarkable memoir by Josie Robinson, who learned to manifest the extraordinary through the simple practice of gratitude. Once my kids were old enough to talk and give thanks, we began the simple practice of nightly thankfuls as our last thought of the day. Let me tell you, this is such a fun moment to have daily with your kids. Sure, most days, they are thankful for their grandparents, but I don’t disagree with them. There are so many things, large and small, to be thankful for each day. What are you thankful for in your business? As a mom, as a spouse, as a friend?
Add To Cart: The Gratitude Jar
Author Sheryl Sandberg explores issues of gender inequality in the workplace, providing insights and advice for women to navigate their careers more successfully. Drawing from personal experiences and research, Sandberg encourages women to “lean in” to their ambitions, take on leadership roles, and challenge societal expectations. The book also addresses the importance of supportive partnerships and workplace policies that promote equality to create a more inclusive and balanced professional landscape.
Add To Cart: Lean In
THE COMPOUND EFFECT
Do you want success? And more success? You know what it takes to be successful, whether it’s in your business or personal life. It’s all here to help hold you accountable and to give you that boost of confidence.
Add To Cart: The Compound Effect
Marketing channels for your business can be hard to keep up with most days if you are taking a DIY approach to growth and marketing. Seth Godin does a great job at simplifying marketing while being remarkable.
Add to Cart: Purple Cow
YOU’RE A BAD A** AT MAKING MONEY
A motivational and practical guide by Jen Sincero that aims to transform readers’ relationships with money. Sincero combines humor and personal anecdotes to encourage a mindset shift towards abundance, addressing limiting beliefs and fears related to wealth. The book provides actionable steps and strategies to help individuals take control of their financial destinies, emphasizing the idea that making money can be a joyful and empowering journey.
Add To Cart: You’re a Bad A** At Making Money
The biggest changes in life and business come from being uncomfortable. Are you willing to get uncomfortable to make things happen in both life and your business? We, as women, are too focused on putting pressure on finding our purpose and passion. You may not find it right away. And that is OK! If you stick with it. It will come. Your purpose and passion are not always your career.
Add to Cart: Speak
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Which of these books will you read first? These are the ultimate reads for creative entrepreneurs that we’ve come across throughout our business journey. Each of them has played a unique role in contributing to the growth of our business, and we’re optimistic they will have a similar impact on yours!
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