I will admit, I order books like most women order new pairs of shoes or accessories. I’m constantly seeking new books to dive into and learn from. The perk of this is all of the books are business related so they are tax write offs for my business. This is also to the advantage of my consulting clients whom pay me to stay ahead of the game and share my knowledge with them.
All of these are the books I ordered for the month of March and April. A majority of them have been read. I’ve shared my favorite parts on Instagram using the hashtag #ICBookShare
Show Your Work!: I have heard of Austin Kleon’s books before but paid no attention to them. I saw him speak at SXSW this year and the spark to learn about his books was ignited. To be honest, I didn’t think his books would apply to my life. I didn’t consider myself an artist or a creator until recently after listening to the Fashion In Conversations with Marc Ecko podcast. This book is perfect for the small business owner that needs a very practical guide on how to get out there. He doesn’t sugar coat or make it some hard to understand algorithm about how to get out there.
The Law of Recognition: This is a religious based book about the focus of recognizing what you have in you and around you. I believe that everything you need to succeed you already have in you. You have to dig deeper into yourself to overcome. Never thought I would be able to understand coding, learning French or Arabic, but it was in me. A great point this makes is people will be surrounded by greatness and not recognize it. Think about when people tweet “I just saw Oprah, didn’t take the time to say anything to her.” Don’t let that moments pass by.
The Magic of Thinking Big: One of my clients, Jessica of Detroit Style Review suggested this book to me. Jessica actually has a book club that meets monthly, which if you need accountability with reading new books to help you excel is a great idea. I highly suggest joining. In addition, she said that the book The Power of Positive Thinking has the same premiss of content. So I am excited to start this book.
Crazy Love: Is a book I was actually referred to by an upcoming “What’s In Your Bag feature.” She says you will never be the same after reading it. So I literally ordered it and read immediately. When I started the book, it literally had me questioning several things. Questions I never thought I would have to think to have answers to. This is really good since I am growing in Christ.
Make Your Idea Matter: I stalk people’s instagram feeds, I am not going to lie. I do not remember who posted this book but what I’ve read from the Amazon reviews it made me think- oh this is going to be really good. The “chapters” are one page long but chalked full with insight.
Sex, Dating, and Relationships: A Fresh Approach: My pastor Adam actually suggested this book to me. As you read last week, I I’ve “dating”. I also have a different thought process about courting someone.This book has been really good to read and helped me be okay with my decisions. I prefer actually courting and being friends verses putting titles to something that will end. Dating as an entrepreneur and a women is really difficult at times. This book was great source.
Living in Style: I recently bought Rachel Zoe’s new book as a gift. After looking through it, I had to have a copy for myself. She is a brilliant business women that is very strategic. Great book to read then use for coffee table decoration.
Have you read any of these books? Is there any that peak your interest? What are you currently reading?
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