Can’t resist a good non-fiction reading binge? If there’s one thing that gets you motivated in business it’s reading expert advice from others who have been there, done that, literally wrote the book on the subject. Some you keep by your bedside table for life, some you read and give away to your friend, but each will leave a lasting impression. Here are our 4 go-to non-fiction reads this month:
You Are A Badass At Making Money, by Jen Sincero
If you love money or you hate money, this is a book that will get you thinking. It’s not often one evaluates their relationship with their wallet, but in this book Sincero shines a light on the reasons why we are the way we are when it comes to our cash. Do you hoard it frugally in your bank account, or are you a massive shopaholic? Either way, it might be time to take a good hard look at the money you currently earn and the money you would like to be earning. And spending. If nothing else this book will make you consider what you really want in life and how much you’re willing to shell out to get it.
She Means Business, by Carrie Green
As the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association, Carrie Green comes across as insanely likeable and friendly, and this definitely translates in her debut novel. Written to empower women who want to take charge of their lives more and create a “wildly successful business”, it offers realistic strategies to help plan and achieve goals. Green’s personal story is inspiring in itself, but she even shares stories from some of the women in her community, which are bound to make you spring into action.
Get Your Sh*t Together, by Sarah Knight
Not strictly thought of as a business book, this one is worth a read purely for learning incredible curse word-filled phrases to use for the next time you’re frustrated while working. Knight talks about reshaping her life by stopping caring about the things that don’t matter to her, and reserving her energy for the things that do. Read this book if your to-do list is overflowing with irrelevant tasks and you want to learn how to say “no” more without feeling like an awful human being. Plus it’s a pretty hilarious read, and we’re big fans of Sarah Knight’s comedic genius while she helps us get our productivity in check.
The 4-Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss
Is there any other book that can be thought of as the remote working bible? This one has earned a permanent spot on the shelves of many an entrepreneur, and it’s not hard to see why. Ferriss’s advice for living your simplest, most efficient life is something to marvel at, and while many entrepreneurs, speakers and coaches might claim that you can work only a few hours a week and make millions, Ferriss is one of the few who doesn’t charge thousands for you to find out how, and shares his exact strategies to help you do it for real. People all over the world have talked about how this book changed their mindset, and subsequently their lives, so it comes highly recommended.
What books have you been reading this month? Do you have an all-time favourite? Let us know – we’ll be starting up our book club later this month, so we’d love your recommendations!