Around here we are slightly obsessed with becoming kick ass entrepreneurs. Building our brand and growing The Fearless Self into a fierce empire is definitely a dream of ours—so naturally, we get a high off anything that grows our mind, skills and expertise when it comes to business and branding.
Through our varied experiences, we realized that to run a thriving company one must be savvy, motivated and persistent. As women, our ultimate goal is to have total control of our careers and be our own bad ass bosses (you know like Jules Ostin in the movie “The Intern”). But sometimes it’s a bit challenging when trying to figure out where to start !
Below, we have compiled a list of some of our favorite kick-ass entrepreneurship books to help motivate and guide you through attaining your entrepreneurial dreams and goal.
#GIRLBOSS: by Sophia Amoruso- Umm can I get a hallelujah and an Amen from the congregation!!!
At age 31, Sophia is the Founder, CEO, and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a multi-million dollar online fashion power house (let that marinate y’all)
In #GIRLBOSS, Sophia provides a sassy and bold lens in looking at business. She pretty much inspires you to chase and create the life you want to live. She makes you feel like your dreams can absolutely become your reality. She shows how to master your destiny and become financially independent and radically you. Seriously, she explains that a #GIRLBOSS is someone who is in charge of her own life. She gets whatever she wants because she works really hard for it.
We were was so inspired after reading this book, it felt like she was speaking directly to us, in a language that we understood and could relate to.
THE GLITTER PLAN: by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor (The Juicy Lady Bosses)—(Can we say kick-ass book!!!)
The Glitter plan tells the story of how the Juicy Couture empire got started with just only $200 (yes y’all). In this book, business partners Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor share the nitty gritty of marketing and branding, the failures and challenges they had to overcome as well as their honest success stories.
This is such a great read and has so much essential advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. If you want to transform your passion and ideas into a business then this book is a must-read.
LADIES WHO LAUNCH: By Victoria Colligan and Beth Schoenfeldt (finally an entrepreneur book written from a feminine lens, heck yes!)
Victoria Colligan and Beth Schoenfeldt are the co-founders of Ladies Who Launch; a company created to provide mentorship, structure and expertise to women who are interested in starting their own businesses but may not have -the know how.
This book shows just how attainable your dreams are even the ones that seem so big and far fetched. It provides practical information to assist you in launching your idea into a business. The content is broken down into easy-to-do steps.
This book is really great for anyone who is stuck on an idea, and does not know where to even begin. It’s full of insightful advice.
THE CHIC ENTREPRENEUR by Elizabeth Gordon ( Yasss!! We are always down for a chic way to attain our business goals)
Elizabeth Gordon is the president of Flourishing Business'; a consulting firm that helps stagnant businesses jumpstart their growth.
In this book, Elizabeth provides really awesome information on how to build a profitable business in any market. She also provides some helpful tips on how to avoid common mistakes in entrepreneurship.
So if you are trying to figure what what to do and what not to do in business, then this book is ideal for you.
LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK AND THE WILL TO LEAD: by Sheryl Sandberg
Sheryl Sandberg is a former Google Executive and the current COO of Facebook (You Go Girl- in Martin Lawrence Voice)
In this book, Sheryl definitely went the girl power route and shows the importance of having women leaders in the business world. She does this by sharing stories from her own life. She brings to light some of the difficulties and challenges women face as entrepreneurs and leaders: from caring for their children and family while trying to build and run a business.
This is a great read and will definitely leave you leaning on her advice as you take your own entrepreneurial path. It’s definitely the women empowerment book you need to add to your reading list.
Remember with a little hard work and perseverance the things you once dreamt of can become a reality. Do you have other inspiring entrepreneurial books you would like to share? Drop us a comment below!
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