5 business and 5 nonbusiness books to stay motivated
We are at the beginning of the second quarter, how is business going? Have you noticed? I made some strategic business decisions. My website was kind of confusing, offering advice to create a personal brand that stands out and photography services. I had a great consultation with a business coach to get some insight and she explained that I would have to make a choice. As the client I was targeting with my photography services didn't really need my help to set up a personal brand.
I have decided to keep doing photography as an artist and will continue helping you as a creative director for your personal brand. As much as I enjoy doing photography for personal brands, I’m convinced that at some point all small businesses and personal brands will create their own visual content.
We’re all becoming, copywriter, designer, art directors, editors of our brand, I want to support you, directing you creating and/or curating visual content that will enhance your brand by engaging with your ideal client, tell your brand story and stand out with what makes your brand unique. Now that I’ve got that out of the way I’m presenting 5 business and non business books that have helped me stay motivated, and fuelled my inspiration. I hope they will inspire you as well.
Five Non business books
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Do you have the feeling to be stuck in rut? This book will give you a new perspective and set some time apart to give you space to think outside of your day to day chores and business management. What Hal suggest is to set up a routine, for your morning and stick to it, for these special morning rendez-vous that will help you shift your mindset and refocus on what’s important.
The 5 am club by Robin Sharma
A bit in the same vibe as the Miracle morning but pushing the concept even further by setting your clock at 5 am every morning to give yourself a full hour away from digital gadget, your daily chores and email overload. To grow in your personal life and business you need to give yourself some space to do nothing and develop your creativity, this is what the 5 am club will allow to do.
Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein
A very helpful book if you’re in the tendency of judging yourself and others too harshly. In this book Gaby gives you the tools to reset your thinking and it’s quite powerful and refreshing to be able to let go of the constant judging that can go on in our mind.
Waking up in Paris by Sonia Choquette
I love Sonia Choquette here is a woman who didn’t hesitate to drop everything in her life to follow her dream and move to Paris. It wasn’t easy, her writing style is very warm and heartfelt and will inspire you to follow that dream.
No Matter What by Lisa Nichols
Lisa had her fair share of drama in her life but never gave up she’s now at the head of a billion dollar business. In No matter what she shares her journey to where she’s at today. You will feel inspired by her story, in the book she gives you 9 steps to follow to the live you love and realise your dreams no matter what.
Five Business Books
Girl boss by Sophia Amoroso this is the story of how Sophia set her Nasty Gal multi millions dollars business starting from her bedroom, she gives a lot of insight for self-starters, might ignite some new ideas for you and makes it all sound easy. Not really she worked her socks off proved that you can become a success if you don’t go to college and are a bad ass. She teaches innovative and unconventional way to do business, you might find some great ideas in her book.
She means business by Carrie Green
Carrie is another sensation turning multi million pounds entrepreneur. Carrie shares her journey as an entrepreneur, without the fairy tinted glass she says it as it is, entrepreneurship is not for the faint hearted and is long patience game. She also gives you all the nitty gritty of setting up your business away from the traditional business book. An enjoyable read for the weekend.
In the company of Women by Grace Bonney
100 in business to inspire you with new ideas, creativity and mindset. Full of practical advice and ideas for your own business, the interview give you the detailed steps of each entrepreneur interviewed in the book.
This is marketing by Seth Godin
Seth is a pioneer in marketing he saw the marketing transformation before anyone else. In this book he explains how marketing is shifting into serving your client by creating a community built on trust. People are human beings and do not want to be sold to anymore but being part of tribe, feel valued and looking to build relationship on the long term
How to create a distinctive brand
Ever wondered what would set your brand apart, how you can show the world what you’re made of and why people should work with you? This book will help you work on your uniqueness, be consistent and create more engagement via your brand story, by promoting what makes your brand unique and how you can inspire and connect with your audience by telling your brand story with your images. Learn more.
Do you have any life changing or business you would like to share with us, tell us all in the comments!