There is something about a great book that will make a woman feel like she can conquer the world. Amazing books will inspire give you and give you that extra push or motivation you have probably been needing for a while. Don’t have time to actually sit down and read a book? Audio books are here to get some praise as well! Perfect for getting some extra reading done while driving to work, cleaning the house or putting some time in at the gym (who said multi-tasking was a bad idea?), audio books are just as effective. Whichever way you decide to get some extra reading done, here are a few books every boss woman should read this year.
Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny
I had a chance to read this book about 2 years ago and it really opened by eyes to how much money women leave on the table in a number of different areas. It also helped me to negotiate a higher salary at my current company.
Currently, over fifteen million women make $100,000 or more, and the number continues to rise at a rate faster then for men. And these women come from every industry – psychologists, dot com founders, consultants, freelance writers, and even part-timers.
What makes these particular women able to do so well in the workplace? Fueled by curiosity, Barbara Stanny, author of Price Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money (Viking Penguin), set out to research this phenomenon. What she discovered was that, though the high-earning women she interviewed came from different backgrounds and had had greatly different work experiences, they all had certain characteristics in common.
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
I have not had the opportunity to read this book but seriously EVERY woman I know who has read You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero can not stop ranting and raving about how great this book is.
By the end of You Are a Badass, you will 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 start living the kind of life you used to be jealous of. Via chapters such as “Your Brain is Your Bitch,” “Fear is for Suckers” and “My Subconscious Made Me Do It,” Sincero takes you on a wild joy ride to your own transformation, helping you create the money, relationships, career and general all around awesomeness you so desire. And should you be one of those people who would rather take a bullet than get busted with a self-help book in your hands, fear not.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Micheal Gerber
I love a good business book, but this book is more than “business as usual”. This is actually a book I listened to on Audible. The E-Myth totally changed how I viewed my business, my management style and helped me to understand the importance of people and processes. It is a must read for any side-hustler or entrepreneur.
The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way. 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.
Once you learn the difference between working on your business vs. in your business you have to understand how to properly manage your revenue and expenses. Profit First by Mike Michalowicz totally changes the game on what you thought you knew about financially running a business. I urge you to read this BEFORE you launching a business. If you already run a business and are finding a hard time turning a profit, this book is definitely for you.
Any books on your reading list you think every boss woman should read? Let us know in the comments.
Also, if you are attending the Side-Hustlers and Entrepreneurs Brunch on April 7th you will have a chance to get You Are A Badass for FREE! But you must have a ticket to attend. Grab yours here and we’ll see you there!