Books & Podcasts

Here are some of our favorite books and podcasts to help you learn new skills, grow as a business owner, and inspire you!

Books

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Girl Stop Apologizing- Rachel Hollis

With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

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Building a StoryBrand- Donald Miller

    In Building a StoryBrand, Donald Miller teaches marketers and business owners to use the seven universal elements of powerful stories to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.

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Fear is My Homeboy- Judi Holler

    In Fear Is My Homeboy, author Judi Holler has a message: It's time to stop letting fear boss you around so you can start leveling up personally and professionally. This is a book for people who believe that they deserve more.  Holler focuses on helping the reader shut down self-doubt so they can start taking action.

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Market Your Genius- Nikki Nash

    Provides you with the clear action steps for creating and validating a marketing plan that aligns with your unique business vision, creating the pathway to discoverability and success.

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Thinking Like a Boss- Kate Crocco

    In this practical and encouraging book, Kate Crocco exposes the 12 limiting beliefs that are holding you back from your true potential.

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Winging it- Emma Isaacs

    Through hilarious stories, targeted prompts, and timeless advice, Emma will inspire you to get clear on what really matters and go after your dreams, one messy step at a time. Get ready to stop hiding behind the safe option or the perfect plan―and start winging it.

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But I’m not an Expert- Meera Kothand

    You don’t have to fake it or feel like a fraud. The strategies and hacks you’ll discover are not gimmicks or secrets. These are intentional, calculated steps that you can take to get there. 

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Jump: Dare to do What Scares You in Business and Life- Kim Perrell

    In Jump, Kim shares her powerful personal story about hitting rock bottom and summoning the courage required to take a life-changing leap into the unknown. Broke, bankrupt, and afraid of change, she trusted her instincts, closed her eyes, and “jumped”. Kim’s self-belief, know-how, and ultimate triumph is an inspiration. Jump shows you how to overcome fear of the unknown and manifest success.

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Chasing the Bright Side- Jess Eckstorm

    Jess’s journey will inspire you embrace the power of optimism in your own life, and help you reimagine your purpose so you create good in the world while fulfilling your own dreams—right where you are.  

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Don’t Keep Your Day Job- Cathy Heller

    Don’t Keep Your Day Job will get you fired up, ready to rip it open, and use your zone of genius to add a little more sparkle to this world. Cathy Heller, host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, shares wisdom, anecdotes, and practical suggestions from successful creative entrepreneurs and experts.

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Business Boutique- Christy Wright

    Business Boutique is a life-changing handbook from the heart of Christy Wright, creator of the Business Boutique movement. It offers a step-by-step plan to take the ideas in your head and turn them into a business that brings some serious income.

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Built to Belong- Natalie Franke

    Many of us feel more alone than ever despite living in the most connected society in human history. We need to belong in the same way that we need oxygen - our physical bodies require it. We perform better and have greater successes as individuals when we are connected to the collective. Join author Natalie Franke as she shares her story of longing for connection in the chaos and lessons learned on her journey to true belonging

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Set Boundaries Find Peace- Nedra Glover Tawwab

    In a relatable and inclusive tone, Set Boundaries, Find Peace presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology--and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.

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Joy of Missing Out- Tanya Dalton

    This book is two things. It’s an eye-opener to the fact that we don’t have to do a million things to be productive (or successful). And it’s a coach that helps us trim the fat, get real with our purpose, and start living more intentionally. Dalton helps readers by teaching us to focus on the most important things and create our own operating systems that are exclusive to our lives as individuals

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Chillpreneur- Denise Duffield Thomas

    Denise Duffield-Thomas, money mindset coach and best-selling author, will show you how with her trademark humor and down-to-earth wisdom. In this book, she shares invaluable business advice and counter-intuitive millionaire mindset lessons (no blood, sweat, or tears necessary) which will set you on the path of abundance - without all the hard work.

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Get Different- Mike Michalowicz

    In his new marketing book, Mike Michalowicz offers a proven, no-bullshit method to position your business, service, or brand to get noticed, attract the best prospects, and convert those opportunities into sales. 

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The Second Mountain- David Brooks

    In The Second Mountain, David Brooks explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. 

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Girl Wash Your Face- Rachel Hollis

    In this challenging but conversational book, Rachel exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

You are the Brand- Mike Kim

    In You Are the Brand, Mike Kim shares his proven eight-step blueprint that has helped build the brands for some of today’s most influential thought leaders - as well as his own personal brand

Profit First- Mike Michalowicz

    Serial entrepreneur Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales - Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows.

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High Five Habit- Mel Robbins

    Using her signature science-backed wisdom, deeply personal stories, and the real-life results that The High 5 Habit is creating in people's lives around the world (and you'll meet a lot of them throughout this book), Mel will teach you how to make believing in yourself a habit so that you operate with the confidence that your goals and dreams demand.

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Everything is Figureoutable- Marie Forleo

    While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it’s “a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward.”

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Own it all- Andrea Isabelle Lucas

    Own It All is an authentic self-help book: one-part manifesto plus one-part workbook that cuts through the fluff and gives you a straightforward path to change your life.

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On Purpose: Busy Woman Guide to an Extraordinary Life of Meaning & Success- Tanya Dalton

    Productivity expert Tanya Dalton helps you to define your purpose and live with intention - even if you feel you are too busy to pursue your big dreams. She offers cutting-edge research and thought-provoking real life stories of women and leads you through innovative, yet deceptively simple exercises designed to help you.

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The E-Myth Revisited- Michael Gerber

The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business.

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Comparisonitis- Melissa Ambrosini

Melissa Ambrosini puts the condition of Comparisonitis under the microscope, unpacking the symptoms, and offering practical tips you can start using immediately to break the cycle of comparison, free up mental bandwidth, and live life on your own terms. 

Podcasts

Business on the Bright Side- Jess Ekstrom

    A podcast for entrepreneurs who want to learn how to make a living and make a difference at the same time.

 

Cathy Heller Show

    Each week, top ranking podcast host, business and spiritual coach, and bestselling author Cathy Heller helps you overcome your resistance, find your confidence, shift your money mindset, and build an abundant dream life where you can make an impact and be the most expansive version of you.

The Marie Forelo Podcast

    Marie Forleo’s goal is to help you become the person you most want to be.

Jennifer Allwood Podcast

    A weekly podcast show filled with business advice, mindset guidance and inside know-how from experts to help you run a profitable creative business.

Thinking Like a Boss- Kate Crocco

    Together, we'll make you the boss of your brain so can you become the confident boss of your business and your life. 

Market Your Genius- Nikki Nash

    Marketing mentor Nikki Nash brings you the the marketing, mindset, productivity, business, branding, and wellness secrets that are helping people around the world profit from their passions everyday.

Cheeky Vibe Peaceful Life

    A journey towards a peacefully ever after. A no BS guide to a balanced and abundant life.

Online Marketing- Amy Porterfield

    Expert interviews, mini execution plans, and intimate behind-the-scenes secrets from my biggest launches… all tied together by my mission to make EVERYTHING you listen to as actionable and profitable as possible.

Social Media for Mompreneurs- Allison Scholes

    Here to help you streamline your Instagram growth, branding, marketing, caption creation, story strategy and more.

 

Empower Her- Kacia Fitzgerald

    "EmpowerHER" is all about cutting through the BS fluff to have honest, and entertaining real talk conversations about life, business and relationships.

The Mom Shuffle

    We talk about our journeys, ambitions, the businesses we have built, and the families we are raising

 

Goal Digger- Jenna Kutcher

    The live-workshop style business podcast that is helping thousands redefine success and chase bold dreams

 

Build Your Tribe- Chalene Johnson

    How to create influence that matters and content that creates conversion.

This is Virginia Kerr

    A tell it like it is podcast recorded in Virginia's laundry room · bringing you tips and strategies to help you level up your video game.

Mindset Mentor Podcast

    The Mindset Mentor™ podcast is designed for anyone desiring motivation, direction, and focus in life. 

 

BizChix Podcast

    Learn how to master your mindset, grow as a leader, refine your strategies and gain visibility in your field

 

Branded! with Steph Weber

    A series of real conversations about life and business with valuable, action-packed takeaways for the entrepreneur that's building their empire.

Priority Pursuit Podcast

    Podcast Dedicated to Helping Creative Entrepreneurs Define, Maintain, & Pursue Both Their Personal & Business Priorities.

Brave New You

    Ginny Krauss is on a mission to have real, raw conversations with other female entrepreneurs sharing their truths on exactly how being brave in their businesses ultimately set them free on the path to success & how you can do it too.

 

Productive Mompreneur Show 

    This podcast is intended to provide Women with the tools they need to be productive moms and entrepreneurs. Don't worry, if you work, you can still listen! Get some motivation, determination, stimulation and Supernatural Inspiration with Coach Qua!

Proof to Product

    Proof to Product takes you behind the scenes of growing a product-based business. Join each week as our alumni, speakers and friends share their successes, struggles and how they’ve made difficult but important transitions in their business to continue growing.

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