TOP 10 Favorite Books for Business and Personal Growth


I love to read. My mind is a fast moving machine and I need to constantly give it something to gobble up. Each year I try to have a book 'focus'. This year, I've been reading some non-fiction books on relationships. Seeing as how I am getting married in September, it seemed an appropriate focus for the year.Most of the books I enjoyed reading last year were about business and personal growth. In 2016 I wanted to gobble up as much knowledge as I could because I was brand new to this whole "entrepreneurship" dealio. I wanted to learn, and still am learning, as much as I can about how to start and run a successful business in the creative industry.What I'm realizing though, is that many of the books I read apply to much more than just "creative industries" or "business success" or 'relationships'. Many of the principles I read about are consistent across the board for growth in general life.Work HardFocus IntentionPersistanceFaithSet Realistic GoalsOpen-mindedness + WillingnessAdaptBe Kindand most of all, be TRUE TO YOU. What good books have you read? I would love to add them to my 'must read' list! 

Here's a compilation of my top 10 favorites (in no special order) that I read last year:

1. Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert

2. GRIT - Angela Duckworth

3. The Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod

4. Awaken The Giant Within - Tony Robbins

5. The Seven Decisions - Andy Andrews

6. The Motivation Manifesto - Brendon Burchard

7. You Are A BadAss - Jen Sincero

8. #GIRLBOSS - Sophia Amoruso

9. The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

10. The Lean Startup - Eric Ries