5 Personal Development Books Female Entrepreneurs Need to Read Now

5 Personal Development Books Female Entrepreneurs Need to Read Now

At the beginning 2017, I sat down and wrote out my goals for this year. “Read More” was the first goal on my personal list. I’m happy to say that I have definitely read more this year, than probably any year of my life. Coincidentally, my reading list has mostly consistent of personal development books. I also find it funny that this I my first year not having any kind of school to attend, yet my desire to learn feels higher than ever. It’s funny how life works, isn’t it?

My love for reading has most definitely grown and like I mentioned, I generally crave personal development books and self help books. I love to find out how I can better my everyday life and business. This year was really focused on growing my blog as a business and valuing myself. I have made many improvements and I’m excited for the next few months of the year. How is it already Q4?

Through my reading habits, I have found several personal development books that I believe every female entrepreneur will  benefit from reading. These books were drafted by women who have built successful lives and businesses, but know that those things don’t come easy-or overnight. They share their personal encounters, struggles and roads to success. They share applicable tips that we can use to make our lives and businesses stronger, calmer and more authentic. These 5 Personal Development Books Female Entrepreneurs Need to Read Now are books that I know will change your mindset and business, which in turn can change your life.

5 Personal Development Books Female Entrepreneurs Need to Read Now

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

This was the first book I read this year, to start off my spurt of personal development reading. I had heard so many amazing things about this book and every time I turned around, someone else was talking about it again. Naturally, I am completely disorganized and probably need to reread this book again. However, I will say that Marie Kondo’s method is truly unique and worth the read. I never fully completed the overhaul on everything I own, although I should have. But there are so many take aways from this book. It’s definitely one that I will pick up again and again to brush up on my knowledge.

Present Over Perfect

I included Present over Perfect in this roundup because this year, I spent a lot of time getting in touch with myself. I truly think in order to better your career, business, or relationship with your finances, you must first better and truly understand yourself. In Present over Perfect, Shauna Niequist shares her journey to getting rid of busy and truly connecting with her sole purpose. This book helped me to understand how to find clarity in my own life and kick busy for good. Of course we all have different seasons in life but this book was timed perfectly with this season of my life. If you are searching for clarity, self worth and understanding that you can’t chase everything, this book is for you. 

Big Magic

You have probably heard of Elizabeth Gilbert, and this book, by now. However, I’m going to reinforce the pressing need to read this book! As someone who doesn’t really describe them self as creative, this book has come in quite handy to me. I must embarrassingly admit that I have never read “Eat, Pray, Love” but “Big Magic” is definitely one for the books! Gilbert guides readers through her path, and teaches them how to travel their own creative path, and pursue creativity in a different way. I love this book because it truly helped me understand the importance of experiences and experiencing your journey. 

You Are A Badass

The title of this book is self explanatory. Jen Sincero kicks your butt and releases you from holding yourself back. If you, like me, are often coming up with a million excuses of why you aren’t and/or can’t be successful, this is a must read! Sincero shares personal stories and examples of how to kick yourself into gear to manifest the life of your dreams. At the end of the day, it isn’t going to just happen, you have to make it happen yourself!

You Are A Badass at Making Money

After reading You Are a Badass, I know immediately that I had to read You Are a Badass at Making Money. To be honest, I ordered this book before finishing the first. This one took me longer to get through. In addition to several chapters of noteworthy information, this book is truly a workbook at heart. I haven’t worked in it as much as I should. And will probably go back and do some of the working soon. I love this book because it shares how to get comfortable with money and manifest your own money. Sincero breaks down the ins and out of making money, doubling your income and taking some risks.

Jen shares personal examples on putting in the work and becoming comfortable making more money. She also shares how to manifest money and understand just how much you need, in order to live the life of your dreams. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels uncomfortable around money, dislikes money or is looking for actionable steps to make more money. 


I hope that you found this post helpful and useful, in finding a few new books to add to your reading list. Personal Development is basically my favorite genre and always my first pick, when it comes to finding a new book. As a striving female entrepreneur, I would recommend these books any female, or male, in the creative or small business space right now. Personally, I think anyone can find value in these books and I hope that you do. I would love to know nay of your recommendations or your favorite reads of 2017. So be sure to drop a comment on this post, of any recommendations you have!

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  • Jackie tate

    I’m reading Oola Find Balance in an Unbalanced World by Dave Braun/Troy Amdahl. I highly recommend it.ReplyCancel

  • Jes

    Great pics! If you are still looking for personal development books to read, I really suggest how to win friends and influence people. It’s a very old old book that people told me about for years before I read it and I wish I had read it sooner!! It helped me mostly to understand why people do what they do and it has made me more compassionate. It’s also very interesting and easy to read. Another great one that has a movie that is comparable to the book, is the secret. You have to get past the first part which is a little weird, but then it gets much better. It is much like you are a badass, where it will tell you ways that you hold yourself by putting yourself down and thinking negatively. It was such an eye opener and since I read it a year ago, my life has improved in an astonishing way.ReplyCancel

    • Thank you, Jes! I was actually just looking at “How to Win Friends and Influence People” the other day. I will have to go pick it up soon, as well as your other recommendation! Thank you so much for the great recommendations and for taking the time to visit and comment.
      I hope your weekend is off to a great start!

      -MorganReplyCancel

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