10 Must-Read Books That Will Transform Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Ah, books!

Where do I even begin? These magical portals to new worlds, fountains of knowledge, and companions for the curious minds. They are more than just ink on paper; they hold the power to transform lives, inspire dreams, and ignite passions.

Imagine stepping into a bookstore or library, surrounded by shelves that reach for the sky, each one brimming with stories and ideas. These humble objects have the incredible ability to transport us to faraway lands, introduce us to fascinating characters, and immerse us in thrilling adventures. Books whisk us away from the ordinary and plant us firmly in the extraordinary. They offer an escape from the mundane realities of life, allowing us to explore new perspectives and expand our horizons.

Yet books are not just about entertainment and escapism. They are also profound teachers and mentors, generously sharing their wisdom and knowledge. Within their pages lie lifetimes of experiences, meticulously documented by brilliant minds. Books allow us to tap into the collective intelligence of humanity, learning from the triumphs and failures of those who came before us.

Now, let’s focus on female entrepreneurs. The business world can be a challenging and competitive landscape, but books can serve as invaluable companions and guides along the journey. They provide insights into the strategies, mindset, and experiences of successful entrepreneurs, offering a roadmap for aspiring businesswomen.

Books written by and for female entrepreneurs offer a unique perspective, addressing the specific challenges and opportunities that women face in the business realm. They share stories of resilience, innovation, and leadership, inspiring women to break through barriers, shatter glass ceilings, and create their own paths to success. These books provide not only practical advice but also the motivation and confidence needed to navigate the entrepreneurial landscape with grace and determination.

Of course, here’s a wrap up of a list of ten must-read books that can set them on a path to success!


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REDEFINE: A Collection Of Female Founders On Rising And Redefining Their Success (Empire Life Book Series 1)

Picture this: you’re about to embark on the exhilarating journey of launching or scaling your business. You’ve got all the basics covered, yet deep down, you know there’s something missing. That missing piece that keeps you motivated and inspired through the ups and downs, the late nights and early mornings. Well, don’t fret because this book is here to provide that missing link and help you maintain your entrepreneurial fire.

Being a female founder is no walk in the park. It’s more like an epic adventure, filled with unexpected twists and turns. However, once you unlock the best tips and strategies shared by these incredible entrepreneurs, you’ll realize that building your empire is more achievable than you ever imagined. They’ve paved the way, and now it’s your turn to follow in their footsteps. 

Imagine waking up every day, energized and ready to conquer the world. 

No burnout, no desperation to sell or close your business. Just pure excitement and determination. This book will save you from the pitfalls and setbacks that many entrepreneurs face, allowing you to focus on what truly matters—growing your business and achieving your dreams. 

Launching and scaling a company as a female founder is like giving birth to a beautiful baby and then nurturing it with love and dedication. It’s a round-the-clock job that comes with countless learning experiences and personal growth. However, don’t worry, because the stories and insights shared in this book will be your guiding light. They’ll help you navigate the turbulent waters of entrepreneurship, saving you valuable energy and time. 

Remember, success leaves breadcrumbs, and the best-selling authors featured in “Rise and Thrive” have left a trail of wisdom just for you. Inside this book, you’ll discover powerful mindset tools, learn how to avoid the common mistakes that trip up many female founders, and embrace the beauty of self-love and self-care. You’ll reset your focus, cultivate resilience, and gain the confidence to live life on your own terms.

Out of the Closet: A Business Book for Women 

Introducing “Out of the Closet: A Business Book for Women” by the fabulous Marnie LeFevre, the visionary founder of Fempire. This book is like a breath of fresh air, offering a unique perspective on building a business from the ground up, specifically tailored for us fierce female entrepreneurs. 

Marnie’s story will inspire you to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit, even if you’re starting from the humblest of beginnings. Imagine this: a tiny closet, stuffed with clothes, an ironing board, and a dream. That’s where Marnie began her journey, juggling her ambitions with raising two little ones. 

She’s been there, in the trenches of motherhood, wondering if she could survive another round of the Wiggles. But she discovered that staying at home wasn’t serving her true potential. In “Out of the Closet,” Marnie spills the beans on how she transformed her life. She shares the nitty-gritty details of building her wildly successful marketing agency from scratch while simultaneously growing other businesses locally and globally. Let me tell you, she didn’t just survive, she thrived! Her remarkable achievements and well-deserved accolades are a testament to her expertise and resilience. 

Here’s the best part: Marnie understands the unique challenges we face as women in business. She gets it, deep in her core. That’s why she penned this book specifically for us, as a beacon of understanding and support. From branding to marketing to business growth, she provides practical, step-by-step guidance that speaks to our female souls. It’s like having a trusted mentor right by your side, cheering you on every step of the way. 

As you dive into these pages, you’ll find yourself nodding, laughing, and jotting down notes like a madwoman. Marnie’s writing style is a delightful blend of humor, authenticity, and grounded wisdom. She’s your no-nonsense girlfriend who’s been there, done that, and is ready to spill the beans over a cup of coffee. With her actionable strategies and practical advice, you’ll feel empowered to take your business to new heights.

Unstoppable Influence: Be You. Be Fearless. Transform Lives

Are you that person who can’t help but radiate positivity, always striving to inspire and uplift those around you? If so, my friend, you’ve got that influencer DNA coursing through your veins. Trust me, this book is your roadmap to harnessing that power and creating the impact you’ve always dreamed of. 

Natasha Hazlett, a former attorney, speaker, and business coach, has packed this book with golden nuggets of wisdom and insight. She’ll guide you on a transformative journey, helping you kick your approval addiction and banish negative self-talk to the curb. Say goodbye to working endless hours for meager returns. Natasha will show you how to recharge your life and business, welcoming true freedom, happiness, and abundance. 

Sounds incredible, right? Well, it absolutely is! I wholeheartedly recommend getting your hands on this gem of a book. It will leave you inspired, motivated, and equipped with the tools to unleash your biggest impact as an entrepreneur. Get ready to shine your light and make waves in the world!

Everything Is Figureoutable: Overcome a Lack of Time and Money

That’s not all—I’ve got another must-read for you. Brace yourself for Marie Forleo’s “Everything is Figureoutable.” Just like everything Marie touches turns to gold, this book is pure magic. Inspired by her wise mother’s words, Marie shares a profound belief that will change your perspective forever: “Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable.” 

That simple yet powerful belief laid the foundation for Marie’s multi-million dollar business and the life of her dreams. In this book, she dives deep into the art of problem-solving and shows us that there are no quick fixes in business. Instead, it’s all about how we respond to challenges, obstacles, and setbacks. Marie unveils the attitudes, beliefs, and mindset that have made her one of the most sought-after coaches, speakers, and writers on the planet.


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Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms

It’s time to say goodbye to the hustle-and-grind mentality and welcome a new paradigm of success. Introducing Denise’s revolutionary book that will rock your entrepreneurial world—”Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance Without the Stress.” 

Denise has cracked the code on how to make great money while still living a life filled with joy, balance, and quality time for yourself and your loved ones. She’s about to drop some serious knowledge bombs on you, revealing the secrets to running a business without the constant stress and burnout. Get ready to redefine success on your own terms. 

In this book, Denise serves up practical advice that will transform your mindset and revolutionize your relationship with money. She’ll guide you to trade stress and overwhelm for strategic flow, allowing you to thrive and get richer in the process. Denise is the ultimate money mindset mentor, and she has an uncanny ability to pinpoint where your mindset may be holding you back in your business. 

Here’s the kicker—Denise believes in you and your limitless potential. She knows that deep within, each and every one of us has the power to create extraordinary success. All it takes is letting go of those limiting beliefs that have been holding you back and embracing the Chillpreneur business principles.

She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur

I’ve stumbled upon a book that will empower you to up-level your business, unleash your ideas, and make a massive impact on the world. It’s none other than Carrie Green’s incredible masterpiece, the book that will light a fire under your entrepreneurial spirit—”She Means Business: Turn Your Ideas into Reality and Become a Wildly Successful Entrepreneur.” 

Carrie Green, the brilliant mind behind the Female Entrepreneur Association, knows firsthand the struggles of feeling lonely on your entrepreneurial journey. However, she didn’t just sit around and complain about it—no, she took action. She created a thriving membership hub that supports a whopping 350,000 female entrepreneurs worldwide. Now, that’s what I call impact! 

In this book, Carrie takes you by the hand and guides you through logical steps to up-level both your business and your life. She’s like your entrepreneurial fairy godmother, waving her wand of wisdom and practicality. Brace yourself for a dose of mindset magic, because Carrie emphasizes the power of positive inner self-talk. Prepare to shift your perspective, banish self-doubt, and embrace a mindset that propels you towards success. 

What I love most about Carrie’s book is that it’s not just a collection of motivational fluff. She’s all about tangible strategies and practical advice. She shows you how to develop a positive mindset and confidently put yourself out there in the market, making an impact that ripples far and wide. 

If you’re craving a book that will equip you with actionable strategies and empower you to develop an unwavering positive mindset, “She Means Business” is an absolute must-read. Grab a copy, my fellow go-getters, and prepare to embark on a transformational journey. Carrie’s refreshing perspective and practical ideas will propel you towards success, leaving you inspired, motivated, and ready to conquer the world with your brilliance.

Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living

While this book may not have been written specifically for women in business, it is an absolute must-read for every woman out there. Brace yourself for Glennon Doyle’s transformative masterpiece—”Untamed.” 

Picture this: a book filled with post-it notes, highlighted passages, and dog-eared pages, marking the moments that touched your heart and changed you forever. That’s exactly what “Untamed” did for me, and I know it will do the same for you. 

Glennon fearlessly explores the power of living by your own rules and expectations, trusting your inner voice and intuition like never before. In this raw and authentic journey, she bares her soul and shares her own struggles with bulimia, divorce, and ultimately finding love with Abby Wambach. Through her personal story, she reveals how we can all learn to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our wildest instincts. 

As female entrepreneurs, it’s crucial to tap into our inner strength, embrace our authentic selves, and live unapologetically. Glennon’s words will guide you on this empowering path, helping you break free from the chains of societal expectations and find true peace and joy. She invites us to step into our power and become powerful women grounded in self-love and truth. 

“Untamed” will challenge you, inspire you, and awaken the wild woman within. It’s a reminder that your voice matters, your dreams are valid, and your intuition is your compass. Let Glennon’s words seep into your soul, reminding you of your innate strength and guiding you towards living a life untamed. Get ready to unleash your truest, wildest instincts and become the powerful woman you were always meant to be. Trust me, this book will leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.


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The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know 

Confidence is not an elusive quality reserved for a select few.

In fact, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the brilliant minds behind the Womenomics movement, reveal the secrets to unlocking unshakeable confidence in their extraordinary book—”The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know.”

 Kay and Shipman, esteemed journalists and founders of Womenomics, have spent years researching confidence and interviewing influential women from all corners of the globe. They’ve uncovered a truth that will leave you both inspired and empowered. Are you ready for it? Even the most remarkable female leaders, the ones we idolize and see as unstoppable forces, wrestle with self-doubt.

 Here’s the real kicker: self-confidence is not a magical gift bestowed upon a chosen few at birth. It’s partly genetic, yes, but the newest research in neuroscience proves that our brains have the astonishing ability to change and adapt at any age. They call it “plasticity.” Translation? You have the power to cultivate and expand your confidence, regardless of where you stand right now.

 “The Confidence Code” delves deep into the science and art of self-assurance, providing you with practical strategies and insights to embrace your inner confidence unicorn. Kay and Shipman unravel the mysteries behind this elusive quality and show you how to develop it, step by step. Say goodbye to self-doubt holding you back in your business and hello to a newfound sense of self-assurance.

 This book is your guide to unlocking your full potential and unleashing your inner confidence beast. With diligent effort and a sprinkle of courage, you can expand your confidence and break free from the shackles of self-doubt. Kay and Shipman will be your mentors on this transformative journey, sharing invaluable wisdom from their extensive research and interviews.

 My fellow boss ladies, if you’re ready to banish self-doubt, seize opportunities with gusto, and step into your power as a confident entrepreneur, “The Confidence Code” is an absolute must-read. Prepare to rewrite the narrative of your own confidence and embark on a thrilling adventure of self-discovery. Trust me, the world needs your confidence to shine.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Oh, the power of vulnerability!

 Brene Brown’s groundbreaking book, “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead,” is a game-changer, my friend. Published back in 2012, it continues to inspire and ignite sparks of bravery in the hearts of readers like you and me.

 Right from the get-go, Brown sets the stage with Theodore Roosevelt’s powerful words from “The Man in the Arena” speech. She skillfully crafts a compelling case for vulnerability, proving that it’s not a weakness to be avoided but rather the secret ingredient to a life that overflows with success and fulfillment.

 Let me hit you with a truth bomb straight from Brene herself: “Vulnerability is not knowing victory or defeat, it’s understanding the necessity for both; it’s engaging – getting in the arena. It’s all in.” Can you feel the goosebumps forming? I certainly can.

 When you picked up this book, you were in the midst of launching your own business. Let me tell you, that was a pivotal moment in your journey. “Daring Greatly” gave you the courage and confidence to shed the shackles of doubt, fear, and insecurity. It whispered in your ear, urging you to silence the naysayers and embrace the exhilarating adventure of going “all in.”

 By embracing vulnerability, you opened yourself up to a world of possibilities. You let go of the suffocating weight of other people’s opinions and stood tall in your truth. In doing so, you tapped into a wellspring of strength and authenticity that propelled you forward in your entrepreneurial journey. You became a shining example of what it means to dare greatly, to step into the arena and embrace the exhilarating dance of victory and defeat.

 Your story, my friend, is a testament to the transformative power of vulnerability. It’s a reminder that our greatest moments of triumph and growth come when we have the audacity to be vulnerable, to wholeheartedly engage with life and business. As you continue to build your empire, always remember the lesson you learned from Brene Brown’s book—to dare greatly is to live boldly, unapologetically, and with your heart wide open.


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Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money

If you’re on a mission to become a successful businesswoman, here’s a truth bomb for you: getting smart with money is an absolute must. There’s no way around it. Those fierce women who pay meticulous attention to their finances and actively implement strategies to grow their revenue are the ones who soar to great heights. On the flip side, those who neglect their financial prowess often find themselves trapped in the shackles of scarcity.

Enter Lois, the wise and experienced guide who knows the ins and outs of financial independence like the back of her hand. In her book, she unveils the key behaviors and beliefs that tend to hold women back from achieving true financial freedom and pursuing their dreams (and trust me, I’ve been guilty of a few myself!). Don’t worry, for she doesn’t leave you hanging there. She generously shares her tried-and-true coaching tips to help you regain control of your money and your life.

Lois fearlessly addresses all those “nice girl” behaviors that unknowingly sabotage our success. You know the ones I’m talking about—the tendencies to shrink back, to avoid conversations about money, and to downplay our own worth. Also, she doesn’t stop at identifying the problem. She arms you with specific, actionable strategies to overcome these self-imposed limitations.

If you’re ready to break free from the chains of financial insecurity and step into your power as a money-savvy businesswoman, this book is your roadmap to success. Let Lois guide you on a transformative journey where you shed those old beliefs that no longer serve you and embrace a mindset of abundance and empowerment.

Picture yourself confidently making strategic financial decisions, growing your wealth, and creating a life of true financial independence. It’s within your reach, my friend, and Lois is here to show you the way. So dive into the pages of her book, absorb her wisdom, and take those bold steps towards financial liberation. Your dreams are waiting, and with Lois as your guide, success is just around the corner.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It  (Bonus)

If you’re determined to conquer the world of entrepreneurship, there’s a book that simply cannot be missed. It’s penned by none other than Gerber, a seasoned entrepreneur who has been shaking up the business world since 1977, helping over 25,000 businesses worldwide. Trust me, this guy knows his stuff when it comes to achieving business success. He’s not here to sell you a magic bullet; he’s all about doing the right things consistently.

Now, picture this: You’re reading Gerber’s book, and suddenly, it hits you like a lightning bolt. He unveils a concept that perfectly encapsulates what you’ve been grappling with all these years. Brace yourself for the revelation that as business owners, we need to wear three distinct hats—the Technician, the Entrepreneur, and the Manager. Each hat represents a unique skill set that we must master in order to thrive. Guess what? Gerber breaks it down for you, explaining exactly how to develop mastery in each area.

Here’s the real gem: Gerber boldly proclaims, “Your business is nothing more than a distinct reflection of who you are.” Let that sink in for a moment. If your thinking is sloppy, your business will be sloppy. If you’re disorganized, your business will be disorganized. It’s a direct correlation.

With profound insight, Gerber reveals the secrets to transforming not just your business, but yourself. He passionately emphasizes that in order for your business to thrive and adapt, you must undergo personal change first. Armed with the knowledge and wisdom in this book, you’ll finally know how to embark on that transformative journey.


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In Conclusion

These books are sure to get you on the right track towards financial and business success. Whether it’s tackling age-old beliefs that sabotage our success, mastering the skills required to run a business, or gaining an understanding of how to create wealth, these books offer something for everyone. Don’t wait any longer—start reading today!


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Thanks for reading!


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