As I slowly get back into reading, it’s a constant battle on what to read. I go back and forth between reading books that serve a purpose and those that are pure entertainment. While I was on vacation in May, I was able to plow through three books! I haven’t read three books in a month in years! Of course, they were all the romance type so they were easy reads with predictable plots. This month, I wanted to focus on business books instead. I’ve been doing deep dive into my own business and others so it seemed fitting. If you’re looking for some quick, easy reads that help with business mindsets, here are two business books I’m loving this month.
You are a Badass at Making Money – Jen Sincero
I’ve always been pretty decent at handling finances so I wasn’t even 100% sold I needed this book when I got it. I have a good day job but knew that I wanted to do more in my business to grow. The book essentially boils down to manifesting what we want monetarily and following through with working towards our goals. I’m still not all in on everything in the book, but the biggest take away for me was the idea of mediation and claiming what is ours. I’m already a big believer in “what is meant for us will be for us” and the book takes it one step further – the world is abundantly full of all that we need and we need to claim what is already ours to receive it. It may be a little “woo-woo” for some but it has some good takeaways.
How I Built This – Guy Raz
I’ve been a listener of the “How I Built This” podcast for years, so when Guy came out with the book, I knew it was a must-buy for me. The book is very similar to the podcast. It breaks down how to succeed in business through the lens of already successful business owners. One of the issues I’ve always had with the podcast is that the successful business owners all tend to have some means of raising money fairly easily. They have family members who can lend them $300k or have been able to save $50k in their first jobs. It speaks to the privilege that many white business owners have without even realizing it. They are able to take that money and “build” something bigger. The book is no different in that it highlights mostly successful white men and women with some kind of means, but it does offer a useful roadmap to starting your own business and the things you need to think about in order to grow.
Hopefully I’ll be able to get more reading done this month. What are some of your favorite business books? Go ahead and drop them in the comments!