Read more. Do more. Be more.

 

It feels like as an entrepreneur we have to do more and more. To hustle. Be constantly pushing.

 

But:

 

More is not always more. That’s what I believe.

 

In some FB groups for entrepreneurs that I’m part of, there are many conversations about reading.

 

Reading a lot more. Some women even want to, and actually do read about 100 books per year.

 

This sound like a good idea because leaders are avid readers.

 

But more is not always more.

 

I think it’s great to read a lot (I loooooove reading) but when I hear that the new trend is to read about 100 books or more per year I’m shaking my head in disbelief.

 

I don’t think you can fully immerse yourself in what you learn, plus do what you actually read in the books, because you are already focused on the next book in your list (hello shiny, new object syndrome).

 

Instead of reading 100 new books (or 50) this year (and following the trend) I believe it makes more sense to use what I already have and re-read the books that I think are great.

 

I’m sure I already forgot a lot of what I was learning from the books I already own.

 

As a wise person said: 

 

 

“You have to read a book three times before you know it.”

 

― Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

 

So I wanted to share with you a list of great books you could read in 2019 and maybe you want to re-read some of your favorite books again.

 

I already read all of the books in the following list and I can highly recommend them.
Some of them are classics, some of them are pretty new and all of them are worth reading (once, twice or three times).

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS

How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

 

NLP: The New Technology of Achievement

Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

 

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

 

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt & Daniel Harkavy

 

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

 

BOOKS ABOUT ABUNDANCE & Money

 

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason

 

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy by Pam Grout 

 

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas

[I’m doing her Money Bootcamp which is a great way to uncover and release money blocks. Lots of successful entrepreneurs are part of her community and bootcamp too.]

 

Money, Master the Game by Anthony Robbins

BUSINESS BOOKS FOR ENTREPRENEURS, FREELANCERS AND BLOGGERS

 

She Means Business by Carrie Green

[I’m a member of her Members’ Club and Carrie is a smart and lovely person. Her book is especially for newbie entrepreneurs or female entrepreneurs who want to grow their existing business.]

 

Beyond the EMyth by Michael Gerber

 

Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley

 

Rework by Jason Fried

 

The Suitcase Entrepreneur by Natalie Saison

 

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris

 

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris

 

The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield

 

BOOKS ABOUT PRODUCTIVITY

 

The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins

 

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time by Kevin Kruse

 

The 12 Week Year by Brian P. Moran

 

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