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