I’ve been sitting here for a while feeling less than inspired (the hustle is real), and not knowing what to write about. So then I thought about what has given me all my inspiration thus far…
These are not only my personal favorites, but life-changing books every boss babe should read. Promise.
The ONE Thing – Gary Keller
The ONE Thing is the one thing you need to be doing right now that will make all your other tasks easier or unnecessary. Gary Keller is the founder of Keller Williams, the #1 real estate company in the world. A #1 international company and bestselling book?! As long as Gary keeps writing books that will transform your life, I’ll keep reading… and so should you!
Biggest takeaway: Multi-tasking does not exist and most of our “To Do” lists are BS.
The 4-Hour Workweek – Tim Ferriss
It’s no surprise that Tim Ferriss runs a successful podcast and has written 4 bestselling books because his stuff will absolutely change your life. The 4-Hour Workweek is jam packed with proven strategies that will allow you to work for only 4 hours a week. (This book is partially the reason I’m able to work 45 hours a week, have a side hustle, and freelance.)
Key takeaways: Batching tasks all at one time will save you massive amounts of time. Most meetings are unnecessary. Almost every job can be performed from anywhere in the world.
Money: Master the Game – Tony Robbins
You’d be foolish not to read any book about money that comes from someone worth $480 million. Tony sits down with 20+ investors and hedge fund managers who are worth BILLIONS and get their best insider investment tips. After Chapter 2, my life was transformed and I formed a completely new relationship with money.
Key takeaways: Do not hire a broker or invest in mutual funds. Save 20% of each paycheck NOW! The younger you are, the better. Hire a fiduciary and diversify your portfolio (aka investments).
Thrive – Arianna Huffington
I’m currently reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington. The fact that I’m not even finished the book and it’s impacted me enough to write about it speaks volumes. Thrive is one of those books that will transform your life and how you do business.
Key takeaways: Success is not achieved by overworking, in fact death will approach sooner by working through exhaustion. More sleep, meditation, walking meetings, and giving are a few ways we can start to redefine success.
The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman
Everyone has at least one love language and some people are bilingual. Gary tells you how to find your partner’s love language by observing how he/she acts toward you. Because usually people show us what they want from their actions.
What if you don’t have a partner? I apply Gary’s theory to every one of my relationships, platonic or otherwise, and it really strengthens my compassion towards the other person.
Key takeaways: Words of affirmation, receiving gifts, physical touch, acts of service, and quality time are the 5 love languages. Any relationship can be saved (minus physical abuse) when you learn how to speak your partner’s language.
Turning Pro – Steven Pressfield
Turning Pro is such a quick read (like 130 pages or something) and one of those books that will transform your life so much so that you’ll want to read it once a year as a reminder. Steven speaks like a true pro with an amateur perspective. He takes you step-by-step for how to be a pro in any industry. His work has most definitely influenced my own.
Key takeaways: Amateurs sleep in, pros rise and grind early. Slow and steady wins the race. Practice makes pro.
Do you know of any books that will transform your life? Share with us in the comments below!