If you're an entrepreneur or 'wantrepreneur' - this post is for you.
So you want to be a entrepreneur? Well, you're in luck since starting a business is so easy! However, as much as it's glorified... you know, working in your pajamas or taking a conference call with no pants... it is not for everyone.
Studies show (and many can relate) that entrepreneurs (#girlbosses) often experience high levels of stress, anxiety and depression - or all three combined. These negative factors can be prevented or limited with a really great team (squad!), tools and making sure you are at your best physically, mentally and spiritually. In addition, we are at a time when YOU are a brand. Seriously, what you say, post on social media and of course actions all translate to what your personal brand is all about!
Again, starting a business is easy - running and maintaining it is the key. 2016 is speeding by, so whether you're successfully running a business, struggling, or thinking about launching, here are six books to add to your Spring reading list - for your inner #GIRLBOSS.
1. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. The woman behind the success of NastyGal.com shares her story! Want to grow your brand from solo to a team? Then this book is right up your alley! Sophia discusses the realities of being a one-woman show, and the choices she made to grow her business.
2. The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg. One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman she wanted to be.
3. Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba. Cara's secrets and tips come from real life, real world experience and her no-bull approach forces you to hold yourself accountable and take yourself and your business seriously. Cara is likable, relatable, and wonderful. What’s not to like?
4. Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media. By Aliza Licht. Aliza Licht is a social media superstar. A global fashion communications executive, she is the voice behind the wildly popular @DKNYPR GIRL twitter feed that now boasts over half a million followers. Known for her chatty and intimate tone, she has also become beloved for her top-notch career advice and her enthusiasm for mentoring. Thousands of online conversations have led to many a coffee, mentoring strangers. But who can have coffee with everyone who asks? LEAVE YOUR MARK is her way of grabbing that coffee.
5. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. Not That Kind of Girl is a hilarious, honest, and bold collection of essays from one of today’s most talked-about cultural figures. Lena Dunham’s perspectives on life and her personal experiences are engaging and revealing, relatable and refreshing.
6. Yes, Please! By Amy Poehler. A memoir by the always hilarious Amy Poehler, offering a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of words to live by.
Have you read these books? Would you recommend any other great books?
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