11 Girl Boss Books That Will Change Your Life

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Hey there! Maui here.

If you beauties are anything like me, you live for a good book. Regardless of the genre, a good book will have you locked in for hours (even days) at a time. A book does many things for the reader, of course it entertains but books also; inspire, empower and educate. The right book will take you from broke to boss and everywhere in between, all you have to do is pay attention and adsorb the knowledge.

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As a young girl, books helped me escape my reality. As a teen and young adult, books helped me realize that life held greater possibilities than I ever imagined. Now, as a woman, books have educated and empowered me to live to my full potential. Yeah, I can’t deny…I am a true nerd girl.

With so many women on the heels of greatness, I encourage all of you beauties to pick up a book. Allow yourself to be educated and enriched from the prospective of someone who has slayed the giant that you are battling. Many times that additional insight is all we need to go to the next level.

Truth is, even women with the most recognized brands, who are making major boss moves in their industries can benefit from the knowledge that a good book distributes. In the event that you are a little behind on your reading or need some suggestions, I have a few good books to share. These books will surely bring out the girl boss in you and inspire you to take over the world no matter what field you desire to excel in.

50 Billion Dollar Boss: African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and LeadershipBy Kathey Porter and Andrea Hoffman

See success from the successful! This book uses the accounts of several successful African-American women to inspire others by chronicling their success, obstacles, challenges, and lessons learned.

books to read- 50 Billion Dollar Boss- African American Women Sharing Stories of Success in Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Year Of Yes, By Shonda Rhimes

Need a little help coming out of your shell and finding yourself? This book show how Shonda overcame being an introvert and empowered herself by saying yes.

books to read- Year Of Yes

 

Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months: A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works By Melinda Emerson

This book is a step by step guide to greatness. Every aspiring business woman needs to know that success does not happen over night.

 

books to read- Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months- A Month-by-Month Guide to a Business that Works

Expect to Win: 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace By Carla A. Harris

Want to get ahead in your career? Learn how to thrive the workplace.

books to read- Expect to Win- 10 Proven Strategies for Thriving in the Workplace

Be You & Live Civil: Tools for Unlocking Your Potential & Living Your Purpose By Karen Civil 

Despite your situation, you can find a way to live to your potential and find your purpose; all you need are the right tools.

 

books to read- Be You & Live Civil- Tools for Unlocking Your Potential & Living Your Purpose

The Power Playbook: Rules for Independence, Money and Success By LaLa Anthony

This book provides insight on how to successfully follow your dream, play-by-play.

books to read- The Power Playbook- Rules for Independence, Money and Success

Don’t Waste Your Pretty: The Go-to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love By Demetria Lucas 

It is important that every woman finds a healthy balance and learn to make decision about life and love that are wise and beneficial.

 

books to read- Don't Waste Your Pretty- The Go-to Guide for Making Smarter Decisions in Life & Love

 

Happy Women Live Better By Valorie Burton

Women have more education, more money, and more choices than ever before. Yet, research shows we are less happy than women 40 years ago. This book show women how to live happy!

books to read- Happy Women Live Better

Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer By Priscilla Shirer

One of the most powerful weapons any girl boss can have is prayer. Always remember that your faith will take you further than your fear.

books to read-Fervent- A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer

 

The 21-Day Financial Fast: Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom By Michelle Singletary

Nothing frees you up to live your dreams like financial freedom. This 21 day fast is a great foundation.

books to read-The 21-Day Financial Fast- Your Path to Financial Peace and Freedom

Things I Wish I Knew Before My Mom Died by Ty Alexander

This memoir self help book from our EIC is the perfect way to keep sane inside all of your boss moves. Ty’s book isn’t just self-help; it’s a mix – memoir, detailing her personal experience with the loss of her beloved mother and an inspirational guide on how to battle through. Ty’s not telling you how to grieve. She’s offering up her truth and if a piece of it hits home for you, she’s inviting you to take it and run.

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Now that I have shared with you a few of my favorites, Chime in and share of few of your faves with me. Like I said, I am a nerd girl so a good book give me all type of life.

 

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2 Comments

  1. April 5, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    This list is so timely! Stepping into entrepreneurship I need all the advice I can get. I have Shonda Rhime’s “Year of Yes” so this is the push to crack that open!

  2. Erica Chapman
    January 4, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Thanks Maui I have been thinking of seeking any recommendations of a good book to read for my upcoming decision & breaking into my entrepreneurship. Thx!

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