Supermaker : Crafting Business on Your Own Terms by Jaime Schmidt. Jaime is the founder of Schmidt’s Naturals (which she ended up selling for over 9-figures). In this book, she shares how she found her passion and tips for how you can too. She also shares step by step how she got started, what she learned along the way, plus other tips and insights when starting your own business.
5 High Performance Habits : How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard. This is a book that both Stephen and I read after seeing Brendon Burchard speak at a business conference we went to. We thought he was fantastic and were then very inclined to read his book. This book outlines the habits of those who are considered high performers and who have sustained success – not just business related, but in relationships, your profession, etc. These are habits that I don’t feel like many other people talk about so it was super interesting to read and think about how each of these habits apply to your own life and how you’re doing in each category.
Working Hard, Hardly Working: How to Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled by Grace Beverley. This book is great for tangible and practical ways to help make your days even more productive. Like, I’ve never taken so many notes on things that I can apply to my day to day than I have when I read this. It also explores the relationship between productivity and self-care, and what it means to find that “balance.”
Business Is Personal: The Truth About What It Takes to Be Successful While Staying True to Yourself by Bethenny Frankel. What can I say, I love Bethenny Frankel – she was definitey a favoite on RHONY. But she is also an incredible business woman. I have always admired her approach to things and I was super excited to read this book as I feel like she is nononsense, straight to the point, and just tells it how it is (and that approach is what I can relate to best). So needless to say, I wanted to read this to hear her approach to business, and it did not dissapoint.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear. Sometimes the seemingly easiest and simplest things are the hardest for us to do. Like, starting a new habit. Like, we say, okay I want to start reading 30 minutes a day. Seems simple enough right? Or, I want to workout 5x a week. But then how often do we consistently follow through on the new habits we want to create, or rather, stop doing the ones that we want to get rid of? This book gives tangible approaches to how to do all of the above and frames things in a way where you’re like “Oh, that makes so much sense! And that approach actually works.” So I just think this a great book for everyone to read because it is applicable to all of us, regardless of our careers, relationships, etc.