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Hi Friends,

This is part three of my year-end favorite roundup! My first was about my favorite photography tools  , the second about business tools . Today we’re going to talk about books!

I’ve always been a book nerd. Someone literally signed in my 5th grade autograph book “hasta la vista book girl.” True story. I love getting lost in a good story and that’s how I’ve ended up being a visual storyteller.

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1. Dare to Lead by Brene Brown

If are you in business you are leading. If it’s only yourself right now, you lead yourself and not others… yet! This book in helpful for any relationship you may have. How you communicate with them. How you “rumble” with each other when disagreements come about.

I completely devoured through this book.It gives advise on how to approach and handle difficult situations. There’s just so much good stuff and good insights on how to show up for yourself and to show up for others in a way that honors and respects you both as people.

2. You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

People have a lot of feelings, emotions, and believe it or not a relationship with money. This may sound weird, but I had a problem accepting money from other people. Especially when my first clients were all friends or people I knew in some capacity.

I know other people who have struggled with imposter syndrome and with feelings of worthiness when they first start their business. If you feel this way you are not alone. But you definitely need to work through those thoughts and feelings in order to get paid and run a dang business.

 

3. This is Marketing by Seth Godin

Here’s another book I’ve already marked all over. I know that I’ll be pulling this back out to read over and over again. Don’t let this small book fool you. There’s a ton of insight and marketing knowledge from one of the masters in the field.

Upon it’s release, all I did was hear about this book. All the podcasts I listened to had an interview with Seth Godin. It seemed like he was everywhere, but not in an annoying way. In a way that just reminded me that he’s here. He’s got knowledge, put together in this book, and I want to read it cool. It didn’t take long for me to realize how good his own marketing was, and that he had a lot to teach me about how to market myself to the right audience.

4.The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

This short and sweet read goes through a lot of the feelings and struggles of being a creative person. The fear or resistances as he refers to it.

What is the resistance? It’s what we all struggle with when we create.

How do we overcome it? By showing up and doing the work everyday.

This is something all creatives should read. It speaks to your soul.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed that book list! They’re all books I truly enjoyed reading and helped me with some aspect of my business. Please let me know your thoughts if you’ve read any of these, or plan to!

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