How exciting it is that you’re a woman in business hustling for your vision! That my dear deserves an applaud (#SlowClap for you!). You can read all of the technical articles on how to grow your social media presence or listen to as many podcasts how to climb the corporate ladder or watch as many webinars on building your blog as you want, but let me be clear with you: If your mind isn’t right, you’re not going anywhere darling. Truth stings a little, I know, but it’s the truth. I never thought I’d be reading one of those “self-help” books, but here I am sharing with you my favorites. It’s more important to focus “Woman First. Boss Second.” (thank you Cara Alwill Leyba for the reminder) than all of the hoo-dats and what-dids, when building your empire. That’s why I’ve gathered my 5 Must Read LadyBoss Books that have made an impact on my business and my mindset.
5 Must Read Lady LadyBoss Books
In her fourth self-published book, Cara flips the switch on women in the entrepreneurial world. Instead of comparing, competing and battling, she shares advice and stories of connecting and coming together as women to build connections. Why? Because there is room for success for all of us. This book will not teach you business practices or systems to build a billion dollar business. It will teach you to build confidence in yourself, focus on your “why”, & learn the power of connection.
Best-selling author, Saba Tekle compiled 20 stories, from 20 Beautiful Women that have all experienced loss, suffering, or disappointing circumstances in their life with one thing in common: the strength of healing to find their purpose and inspire others. The stories will inspire you to live your life, stop allowing your past to define you but inspire you, find your passion, and start living your purpose.
“#Girlboss” – Sophia Amoruso
Not only did Sophia Amoruso create a phenomenon of #GirlBoss culture with the release of this book, but it quickly became a number 1 seller for women working their own hustle. Sophia built her million-dollar plus online fashion empire, Nasty Gal from the ground up. While Sophia was working on overcoming a reckless past & selling vintage clothing on eBay working every bone in her body, she was focused and driven on creating an international fashion brand as the least typical CEO you could imagine. In her book, Sophia shares personal stories that seem to hit us all as we are working on creating our empires. Don’t expect all rainbows and butterflies because Sophia lays out a no bullshit attitude on creating success in life. “… trust your instincts and follow your gut.. knowing which rules to follow and which to break..”
Alexis Jones has traveled the world listening to and helping young girls and women figure out their true purpose and how to live by it. No matter what circumstances life has thrown you, you are not broken, they do not define you, and you have magic within you. “That girl” is the best possible version of you that is like no one else. Through this book, Alexis takes you on a journey of personal stories of finding purpose, living by purpose, and takes you deep within yourself to truly #BeThatGirl.
It is no surprise that this book is a New York Times #1 Best Seller. Jen Sincero has traveled the world teaching and coaching success. In her book she shares hilarious stories, advice, easy exercises for change, and may slip in the occasion F-Bomb here and there. #Wink. This book will help you to fight your fears, break down your self-sabotaging walls, change your behaviors that hold you back from success, and create the life that you want and deserve. Jen’s real and honest approach to reminding you what you have and how to utilize that, will send you forward to major badassery. “…it’s not your fault that you’re fucked up. It’s your fault if you stay fucked up… ” #MicDrop
Each book photo has been obtained from the author & book’s Amazon page and are not my original. All titles & photos are linked directly to the book for purchase on Amazon.