The Year of Yes
Let me just start by saying that I LOVE Shonda's writing style. I mean, I love her shows, so IDK what else I would've expected from the titan among us who brought is Shondaland. Not only are her stories of her struggle to get out of her self-imposed bubble madd entertaining, but as a self-professed introvert, I can totally relate to her struggles with balancing a social life with the desire to retreat from the world into the quiet safety of ones comfort zone.
But we all know what they say about comfort zones. Nothing good ever comes from them. "The Year of Yes" is very candid (which I, for one, appreciate) about the struggles of balancing work with family and being in the limelight; something I think many girlbosses on every level can relate to.
The Law of Divine Compensation
This is one book that I could've easily blown through in one sitting. It's not only an easy read (which, for me, is often an indicator that it's written pretty well. Hey, I'm a fan of word economy.), but it's very insightful in its explanation of how the quality of our thoughts greatly influence our experiences in life, and thus, our relationship with money. This may all seem very philosophical, but trust me, it opens the door of needed introspection on why we may have the attitudes that we have about our relationship towards money.
And because I'm serious about my paper and growing my empire these days, no stone will be left unturned. Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living," therefore, I made sure to take my time with this one and to digest it as I look at my own sh*t very meticulously.
Whether you read through it fast first, then slowly later-- either way you're sure to gain a new,
perspective on how to get this paper (or, rather allow it to find it's way to you).
This is another easy-breezy read that's perfect for the beach. It's full of practical advice from other women entrepreneurs, everyday she-roes, and business women who aren't so far removed from the trenches that their journey is un-relatable. The author, Cara, of "The Champagne DIet" fame, hand-selected women who have all, in some way, inspired her along her own journey-- which makes many of the stories seem very personable. Any aspiring girlboss looking for encouragement and practical encouragement to feel like your dream is easily accessible-- this is the book for you. There is plenty of inspiration to be found in these stories and anecdotes from other ladies who've been down the loopty-loop path entrepreneurship and made it to the other side.
The 4-Hour Work Week
I think I can honestly say, thus far, no other book has been more impactful on my journey towards financial freedom than this book. I've read and consulted it, plus the accompanying 4-Hour Blog, more times than I can count. Both are very insightful, but I definitely recommend starting with the book. The blog is ongoing, therefore full of an overwhelming amount of info. The book, I think is a great starting place to not only light your fire, but gives readers ample resources to get moving on whatever project or idea that you'd want to bring to life, or simply help clarify work priorities and increase productivity very practically. And what I love most is that Tim not only offers solid, easy to follow business advice, but he illustrates through examples from his own experiences as well as offers insights from others whose lifestyles are wide and varied, on how to live more freely. The premise is not just to make money, but to be come a part of what he calls
the "new rich" --people who recognize that they want more freedom to do things and have
experiences that exponentially enrich their lives. It's definitely a new classic, go-to resource.
Yeah, cop that.
This is by no means a exhaustive list, but it'll definitely give you a boost if you're looking to start your own f(empire). Feel free to drop a few of your faves in the comment section below or on the 'Gram.