As a business owner, lifelong learning helps support my business’ growth and my personal development. One of the easiest ways to learn new things is to read every day. These books will help work at home women entrepreneurs with organization, time management, business growth, and self-care. Here are 5 must-read books for home business owners!
5 Must-Read Books for Home Business Owners
I’ve always been a big reader. When my children were small I lost touch with it, but now that my kids are older, I’ve rediscovered my love of reading. And I use it to support my personal and business growth by reading at least 3 pages every day.
Here are 5 must-read books for home business owners!
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#1 Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
I’m a strong believer in organization (duh!), and I believe it’s a power skill in any home business owners’ wheelhouse.
Women entrepreneurs often balance multiple roles: business owner, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, volunteer, etc. Being organized improves efficiency and time management, both incredibly important when juggling multiple responsibilities and roles.
I also love that Julie Morgenstern and I are on the same page, organizationally speaking:
- The basis of Organizing from the Inside Out is to include your personal preferences in your organizing. You’ve never heard me say that here at Calyx and Corolla. #onlyallthetime
- She also talks about organizing with zones. I’ve mentioned zones here before, specifically in this post: Supercharge Your Organization and Productivity with Office Zones!
Give this one a read, improve your organization in a way that works for you, and experience the benefits of improved efficiency and time management!
Grab your copy of Organizing from the Inside Out today!
#2 Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
I read this one years ago, and it’s time for a reread.
In Eat That Frog!, Brian Tracy talks about how successfully tackling a task that moves us closer to achieving a big goal creates a release of energy that helps us to power through and complete the rest of our tasks.
I’ve also found this to be true when I complete the most difficult task on my list first thing, especially if it’s a task that I’ve been dreading.
It’s time to get more of the right things done each day!
#3 The One Thing by Gary Keller
I just started reading The One Thing, and I can’t wait to read more of it!
This book is about focus and using that focus to achieve what matters.
Our world is plagued with distractions and multitasking has long been touted as a desirable skill, but it’s time to turn off the notifications, close the browser windows, and focus on ONE THING, the one thing that matters.
I might have to go read my 3 pages right. now!
Grab your copy of The One Thing right now.
#4 The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
The subtitle of The Success Principles is “How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.” Enough said!
In this book, Jack Canfield discusses important skills that apply to business and life. He also shares actionable steps that will help you on your journey to success (whatever that might be for you).
Increase your confidence, take on daily challenges, and live your life with passion and purpose! You’ll find 64 such principles included in this must-read.
I read this all the way through this summer, and I’m getting ready to tackle it a second time, so that I can take my time with each principle and really make them a regular part of my behavior.
Grab your copy of The Success Principles HERE!
#5 The Woman’s Comfort Book by Jennifer Louden
This one is for all of the women entrepreneurs out there! Sorry, guys.
The Woman’s Comfort Book isn’t a business book specifically, but it’s still an incredible resource for female business owners.
Working is tough, but working at home is an ongoing struggle, and it brings with it a special set of challenge:
- There are no boundaries between home, family, and work.
- It’s harder to shut off work because it’s all right there.
- Striving for balance.
- Parent Guilt – your kids don’t always understand that even though you’re home it’s not day-long play time.
Give yourself a little extra TLC by completing exercises like Reading Like a Child, Creating a Personal Sanctuary, Seasonal Comforts, or Soothing Sounds.
I LOVE this book and refer to it often when I’m needing a little extra time and comfort. One of my favorite components is the index in the middle where you can find activities based on what you’re currently feeling/struggling with: Emptiness, Hopeless, Lonely, Nervous, Depressed, Too Serious, and many more.
Grab a copy of The Women’s Comfort Book today!
How to Read (or Read More)
If you struggle to fit reading or learning into your daily schedule, try setting an easily attainable goal, like reading 3 pages every day.
I talked about my journey back to reading by setting a super simple goal of reading 3 pages each day in this post: How to Meet Your Goals Every Time. Check it out for inspiration on how to set a simple goal and make time for reading!
5 Must-Read Books for Home Business Owners
The books listed in today’s post tackle many different topics and can help you with organization, time management, business growth, and self-care.
Support your lifelong learning and strengthen your personal and business skills by reading one of these 5 must-read books for home business owners!
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