The Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf: Must-Reads From TLG

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To be a game-changing, name-taking entrepreneur, you need ongoing information and inspiration. Books are one of the most powerful ways to elevate your thinking and bring new ideas to the table.

Curious what’s on the entrepreneur’s bookshelf? Here are the must-reads from the fempreneurs at The Legal Godfairy.

Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

What holds you back from living your full potential? The biggest answer might be… you. 

In her “shame-free plan for embracing and achieving your goals”, Rachel Hollis guides you through a tough love journey of letting go of the behaviors that hold you back.

Check out Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis.

Girl on Fire by Cara Alwill Leyba

“Passion and generosity have always been the only strategies I use when it comes to my work. And who can deny a woman driven by those two things?” – Cara Alwill Leyba

You don’t need to follow the rules or play small anymore. If you’re a woman in business, the world needs you to live fearlessly. In Girl on Fire, you’ll learn how to create opportunities and make your vision a reality. 

Check out Girl on Fire by Cara Alwill Leyba.

The Path Made Clear by Oprah Winfrey

Sit down and listen to a pep talk from Oprah herself (enough said) and a wide variety of influential well-knowns who have made it. The Path Made Clear reframes success with significance for anyone who’s questioning their life purpose. 

Check out The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose by Oprah Winfrey.

Grit by Angela Duckworth

“Talent is how quickly your skills improve when you invest effort. Achievement is what happens when you take your acquired skills and use them.” – Angela Duckworth

In this book, psychologist Angela Duckworth reveals the difference between admirably successful people and those who fall short of true achievement. 

Check out Grit by Angela Duckworth.

Leap Frog by Nathalia Molina Nino and Sara Grace

Any woman who’s tired of the status quo male-privilege-driven success culture should read this book. The authors give dozens of funny, no-BS, real-life hacks for building a business. Learn how to jump through interesting loopholes in ways only you can.

Check out Leap Frog by Nathalie Molina Nino and Sara Grace.

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Disrupt-Her by Miki Agrawal

“Chirping is for procrastinators. Instead of chirping about what you don’t like, create what you would like.” – Miki Agrawal 

Get ready for a breakthrough, because Disrupt-Her gives you a fat red permission slip to say “eff yes” to the empowered mover and shaker you are. Challenge your assumptions about success and walk through new possibilities of your very mission, with full integrity. 

Check out Disrupt-Her: A Manifesto for the Modern Woman by Miki Agrawal.

Presence by Amy Cuddy

Using mind-body analyses to explore the power of body language, Harvard researcher and professor Amy Cuddy presents an in-depth guide on how to show up in the world and win over your self-doubt. She tells real stories of how people changed their minds, behaviors, and influence in the midst of stressful moments.

Check out Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy.

Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur by Charlene Walters

“As a business leader, you must also pay it forward and give it backward.” – Charlene Walters

If you’re planning a launch, you need to read this book right now. It’s a fempreneurial Bible packed with wisdom, worksheets, and proven action steps as you grow your business and your dreams.

Check out Launch Your Inner Entrepreneur by Charlene Walters.

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

“Players with an infinite mindset want to leave their organizations in better shape than they found them.” – Simon Sinek

You need to know how to play the game and be good at it to win. But leadership, life, business, relationships…? Some games aren’t winnable because they never end. In The Infinite Game, Sinek presents a new mindset for success and explores what it means to make a difference.

Check out The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Everyone has habits, but few people understand why (or how to change them). In his book, James Clear walks you through the systems that are keeping you stuck and simple practices you can do to transform into the person you want to be.

Check out Atomic Habits by James Clear.

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Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown

The queen of vulnerability herself, Brené Brown ridges emotions, psychology, and interpersonal meaning in Atlas of the Heart. For anyone who struggles to name their emotions or convey them to others in healthy ways, this book will give you a starting point for 87 emotions.

Check out Atlas of the Heart by Brené Brown.

The High 5 Habit by Mel Robbins

Learn how to high-five yourself (metaphorically) and change your attitude, which can ultimately change your life. Mel Robbins teaches readers how to stop waiting around for compliments and start giving themselves what they want in life.

Check out The High 5 Habit by Mel Robbins.

Supermaker by Jaime Schmidt

“If you’re on a mission to make a name for yourself, to better your own business or workplace, or to contribute to a more responsible and equitable society [then you are a supermaker].” – Jaime Schmidt

This is an interesting, insightful read for anyone who believes in humble beginnings and strong, sustainable creative accomplishments. Schmidt shares her story of growing a product brand and breathes hope into the world of passionate, artistic entrepreneurs.

Check out Supermaker by Jaime Schmidt

The Calling by Rha Goddess

You need three fundamental life shifts to be wildly successful and still remain true to yourself. The Calling is a roadmap to lead you through each one. This book combines business strategy with spirituality, work with wisdom, and profit with purpose. 

Check out The Calling by Rha Goddess.

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*Disclaimer: This blog post has been prepared solely for general information and educational purposes. It is not intended to provide, nor should it be relied on for, legal advice. Should you require advice regarding a specific matter, appropriate legal or other professional advice should be obtained.

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