If you’ve been on a virtual entrepreneurial journey for a while, you’ll know that the truth behind what keeps our businesses alive is a lot of strategic knowledge: like understanding virtual marketing, creating good content, and a solid understanding of buyer psychology.
But you’ll also know that a great deal of time and energy is spent developing a resilient mindset. Building a sustainable business (ie one that is consistent in the long run without the burnout) is HARD!
And more often than not, the things holding us back from growing the way we desire, creating the things we want to create and making more money, are rooted in the parts of our lives that have nothing to do with business at all.
Therefore, finding the tools to face our limiting beliefs, the fears we disguise as excuses and the procrastination we mask as self-care, lies in exploring elements of our lives that are outside of work.
7 books for entrepreneurial mindset that aren't business books
NB: Some of the descriptions and reviews of the below books are not the words of this here writer and the original sources have been sited. Sometimes, something that already been said so well, it would be a shame to try to change it 🙂
big magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
“Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.” – Source
The 1% rule by Tommy baker
So how do you motivate and organize yourself to be 1% better every day? When you study why some people achieve a lot with their careers, you’ll find those on the top of the mountain make ongoing, steady progress in doing meaningful work all the time. They harness consistency and time to produce maximum results. This book dives into this idea and breaks it down into an inspiring formula you can begin to implement right away.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honour our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say:There She Is. – Source
How to Ikigai
How to Ikigai explains a simple but abstract map for living a meaningful life. After reading this book, you will understand how to implement Ikigai’s four directions in your own life:
- Do what you love
- Do what you’re good at
- Do what the world needs
- Do what you can be rewarded for
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Covey’s seven habits are composed of the primary principles of character upon which happiness and success are based. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People puts forward a principle-centered approach to both personal and interpersonal effectiveness. Rather than focusing on altering the outward manifestations of your behavior and attitudes, it aims to adapt your inner core, character, and motives. – Source
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers is a book all about individuals who do things that go beyond the realm of the ordinary. From programmers to business tycoons, geniuses to rock stars, Malcolm Gladwell uncovers the secrets that separate the best from the rest. However, he also argues that the way we approach the concept of success is profoundly wrong. – Source
Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
Wharton professor and best-selling author Adam Grant discusses the value of rethinking in our personal lives, our interpersonal interactions, and our collective actions. Through engaging stories and deep analysis, he shows us the value of thinking like a scientist and re-examining what we know as a pathway to leading a more fulfilling life. – Source
These books changed my life when I read them. What they all have in common is that they tune into principles, values, rules of nature and the universe that aren’t necessarily new, but that we all have to re-learn and master in order to be the fullest versions of ourselves.
Happy reading!!! Got any other titles myself or your fellow reader should check out that changed your life? Leave them below in the comments!