One of my main goals this year is to enrol in online courses and read books that will enrich me as a creative entrepreneur. The first step I took was setting up Good Reads account to find book recommendations and reviews, and have a book journal, such as this Book Bloggers’ Planner from Books and Beverages to accompany my reading. Inside this handy planner, there are pages such as monthly planners, book reviews or post checklist, list of books I’ve read, and quotes to remember. Basically, it’s like your own little book club!
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Here are books for creative entrepreneurs that I’d like to read in 2016:
Daring & Disruptive by Lisa Messenger
Ever since I started buying The Collective Hub magazine, I’ve been hooked. There’s nothing more inspiring than reading about successful creative entrepreneurs, how they started and where they are now. So I’m intrigued to read a book by the magazine’s editor herself, Lisa Messenger. I’ve always been a big fan of entrepreneurs who gets gets out of comfort zones and trying to achieve what they want even if that means causing disruptions in their lives. Which is why the title of this book attracts me!
Money & Mindfulness by Lisa Messenger
Another book by Lisa Messenger, this time it’s all about money (I assume). I’m sure a lot of people’s biggest challenge in starting a business is when it comes to money, especially when it comes to how to get enough money to start your own business. This book talks about how we can start a business without worrying about where the money is from.
Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom & David Kelley
This is a book for people who thinks that creativity only belongs to those who are working in creative industries. Tom & David Kelley are proving us wrong. Creativity is needed in evert aspects of a business because it helps us find solutions that are not in the book.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
One of my weaknesses when it comes to having a business is promotions and public relations. I found this book when I researched for books that are good for PRs. I’m not thinking about becoming a PR person, but I think that PR skills are very necessary for someone running their own business. It’s important to know how a product could start a trend and how to make a simple product go viral.
Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media by Aliza Licht
This book seems to have good reviews on GoodReads. Aliza Licht is a DKNY PR person, and she’s kicking ass at her job. Again, this is another book about PR, but packaged differently than the one above.
What books are you planning to read in 2016?
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