Since I often reference a book I’m reading in my content I’m often asked about my reading habits.

I’ve been an avid reader and book collector for years and since beginning my entrepreneurial journey in 2010 I’ve added my collection because I believe that leaders are readers…

Below is a list of books that have helped me along my small business journey, or are on my list to purchase. The categories may not directly coincide with the original intent of the book, but the major takeaways for me relate to these areas.  All contain direct links so you can purchase/download and start reading.

I also use a book summary service to listen to summaries of some of the best business books. When you use my link you can try it free for two weeks. 

Check back often, this list will be updated a LOT!


Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts – Brene Brown

48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene (Click here to sign up for the book chat series replays)

The 50th Law – 50 Cent and Robert Greene  (Chapter 7 recap here and Chapter 5 here)

The Art of War – Sun Tzu

Instinct – Bishop TD Jakes

How Great Women Lead – Bonnie St. John & Darcy Deane

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches – Dave Ramsey

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day – Mark Batterson

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – Steven Pressfield


The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy (this book inspired the #BabyStepstoGreatness movement)

Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson (book chat Facebook replay here)

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work & What to Do About It – Michael Gerber (video lesson)

Start with Why – Simon Sinek

#GirlBoss – Sophia Amoruso

Four Steps to the Epiphany – Steve Blank

The 4-Hour Workweek – Timothy Ferriss (products like this were inspired by the book)

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers – Ben Horowitz

Spark & Hustle: Launch & Grow Your Small Business Now – Tory Johnson

The Dip – Seth Godin (watch my live broadcast replay here)

Purple Cow -Seth Godin (click here for my recap)

Alpha Dogs – Donna Fenn


Building a StoryBrand:Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen – Donald Miller 

Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too – Gary Vaynerchuk

All Marketers Are Liars – Seth Godin

Tribes – Seth Godin

Trust Me, I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Book Yourself Solid – Michael Port (I’m reading this version right now)

Platform:Get Noticed in a Noisy World – Michael Hyatt

Eat Mor Chikin Inspire More People – Truett Cathy


Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Girl, Get Your Money Straight! – Glinda Bridgforth & Gail Perry-Mason

Profit First – Mike Michalowicz



Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose – Marshawn Evans Daniels

Too Blessed to Be Stressed: Words of Wisdom for Women on the Move – Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook

The Alchemist – Paolo Coehlo

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