I don’t have a ton of time to read, but when I do I like to read books that help my small business. I want something that gives me tangible advice and strategies I can apply. I also like some that motivate me and encourage me to be a better human, mother, business owner.
So which books made my top 4 books that helped my small business list?
My favorite book that helped my small business is Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller.
After hearing numerous people recommend Building a StoryBrand, I finally pulled the trigger and ordered it. And I’m so glad I did. I don’t think I’ve read a book that was so clear, easy to follow and actionable.
This book is great if you’re having a hard time with your messaging and feeling like you’re not connecting with your client in your marketing. It will also change how you look at movies too.
Another Book that helped my small business is Do Less by Kate Northup.
Kate Northup writes about being a woman in today’s world. Do Less talks about how we are running ourselves into the ground trying to do it all. While this book isn’t business specific I found so many strategies and topics useful for all aspects of my life.
This book was a super fast read with short chapters, perfect for the busy mom and business owner trying to squeeze a little reading in while taking a bath, making dinner, and putting the kids to bed.
The top book for all creatives is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
This is a book you have to read if you’re a creative. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert gives it to you straight, encouraging you to just get out there, do it, and allow your creative self to be set free. Her stories are beautiful and inspiring and leave you ready to take your creative business to the next level by being your most authentic self.
My final book that helped my small business is Atomic Habits by James Clear.
Another book that I kept hearing people recommend and had sitting in my Amazon cart for almost a year. I should’ve read Atomic Habits earlier.
I admit, at the time of writing this I haven’t even finished the book yet. However, a third of the way through it and I’m already feeling the changes. This book is about changing habits in your life, a key element to running a business and living your best life. Already I feel changes happening. I cannot wait to finish it.
I feel like I could keep going adding favorite books that have helped my small business, however, I promised 4, so I will stick with that.
What book would you add to the list? Which of these are you adding to your must read list? Share them below because I love adding new business books to my nightstand to read, too!