Getting past your fear and outside of your comfort zone is hard. Getting out of your own way accomplishing the goals you’ve set for yourself can be even harder. But it is possible!
The books that I am going to share with you today hold such powerful messages. They’ve taught me how to focus on my goals and kick procrastination to the curb. They helped me get out of my own way!
My list of must reads are:
1. The Power of Focus – Jack Canfield
2. You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero
3. The War of Art – Steven Pressfield
4. The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau
5. Niche Down – Christopher Lochhead
6. Girl Wash your Face – Rachel Hollis
7. Start with Why – Simon Sinek
8. The E-Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber
9. Profit First – Mike Michalowicz
10. 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins
#1 The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty – Jack Canfield
Do you know the #1 reason that stops people from getting what they want? Ten years later, it’s still a lack of focus.
In The Power of Focus, you’ll discover:
- How to thrive in a turbulent economy.
- Proven financial strategies for today’s world that will give you freedom and peace of mind.
- How to focus on what you do best and let go of the rest.
- Easy-to-implement Action Steps with every chapter.
- Plus, the latest insights from the authors to help you prosper in all areas of your life.
In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you’ve never made before.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you’ll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can’t change, how to change what you don’t love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?
The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.
Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
#4 The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future – Chris Guillebeau
In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.
Are you ready?
In this dynamic, direct and succinct book, Lochhead and Clancy describe a research-based approach to thinking about your life and business called “category design.”
Through a narrative stuffed with inspiring stories, they examine how legendary people — especially legendary entrepreneurs — introduce the world to new ways of thinking and solving problems. They reveal how to exploit the exponential value of what makes you different vs. the incremental value of what makes you better. And they show how to conquer a market category that you design, becoming its de facto queen or king.
After reading this ground-taking book, you’ll gain the insights required to become known for a niche that you own.
#6 Girl Wash your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be – Rachel Hollis
In this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.
With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains, and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.
With unflinching faith and rock-hard tenacity, Girl, Wash Your Face shows you how to live with passion and hustle–and how to give yourself grace without giving up.
In business, it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters WHY you do it.
Simon Sinek explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question-WHY?
Why do we do what we do? Why do we exist? Learning to ask these questions can unlock the secret to inspirational business
An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.
#9 Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine – Mike Michalowicz
Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales – Expenses = Profit.
The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren’t always logical. Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses.
#10 The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage – Mel Robbins
In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:
- Become confident
- Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt
- Beat fear and uncertainty
- Stop worrying and feel happier
- Share your ideas with courage
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face —we hold ourselves back.
The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.
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