Or at least if you are aspiring to be an Entrapreneur.

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Hi, my name is Jen and I’m a book hoarder and avid learner.  

I love books.

I especially love entrepreneurial books and biographies.

Weird?

I don’t think so but that just stems from my grad school days of having to read countless business textbooks.  But, really, I’ve always been an avid reader. Books always gave so much more depth than a movie ever could.

So when I started dipping into the waters of blogging two years ago, I realized I knew nothing.  So ‘Google’ and his search bar and I became well acquainted (I call it ‘his’ because he is my virtual BFF that holds my hand through everything…literally).

All I can say about what’s ‘out there’ on the internet is that its a complete overload of content and I was left overwhelmed.  

What do I choose?  

What’s best?  

So away I turned to Amazon with the quickness.  There is a lot out there too but I had researched enough to know what books were worth buying and what was crap.  And there is a LOT of information out there FOR SURE. But I was motivated by soaking up everything I possibly could on entrepreneurship.  

Side Note:  Things I learned through this process:  

1) I am and will always continue to learn.  I am motivated by this.

2) There are a lot of books, content and even videos on Entrepreneurship…it’s pretty much a black hole of learning.  But what I learned about entrepreneurship is that it can’t be learned, you have to go through it. Just my two cents.

As for the entrepreneurial books I love …

Here’s a list of the best books that I’ve read and YOU SHOULD READ about how to be in the business of YOU and entrepreneurship…

1.) Dot Com Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online by Russell Brunson.  If you ever want to know everything about online marketing, this book should be required reading.  It’s about the do’s and don’ts of sales funnels, how they work and the art of marketing in a sense. This man lays it all out in this book.  It was completely insightful in terms of how to make money online. Not only is it relevant but it was applicable. What an easy read it was that gave me an amazing insight into online marketing.  

2.)  How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.  Every person on earth should be required to read this classic book on communication. I read it once a year and it’s always relevant.

3.)  Girl Wash your Face by Rachel Hollis.  I’m a big fan of self-care.  I believe that in order to take care of the ones we love, we have to take care of us, as in ME.  It’s not selfish. I used to think it was but this book and Rachel herself gave me the validation to ‘take care’ of myself.  It’s a great read that most women will find relatable.

4.) This is Marketing- ‘You can’t be seen until you learn to see’ by Seth Godin.  Lort.  This man knows EVERYTHING about marketing and he is a DISRUPTOR of the marketing world.  There are so many key points but what I took away was to use marketing to bring positive change into the lives of people that you can serve the best.  As an entrepreneur and blogger, I COMPLETELY GET EVERYTHING HE SAYS IN THIS BOOK. It was all relevant and chock-full of marketing juiciness. Just take my word for it and get the book.  You won’t be sorry.

5.) Becoming be Michelle Obama.  Wow.  This memoir took me on a journey throughout this spectacular woman’s life.  Her life is nothing short of amazing and I have such a renowned respect for her.  Not that I didn’t before, it’s just that NOW I want to meet her. I want to be her friend and I want to know her.  Her book allowed me a glimpse in her life as a strong minority and that resonated with me in so many ways. She overcame circumstances in life with grace that many spend their lifetimes trying to achieve.  I don’t know what to say other than she is the perfect role model for our country and our hearts. It was a fantastic read on a beloved woman.

6.)  How to Blog for Profit ‘Without selling your soul’ by Ruth Soukup.  When I started blogging I had a very small and idealistic view on what it was.  This book taught me that it was SO.MUCH.MORE than that. This was my introduction to blogging.  Many people, especially new bloggers don’t get that ‘blogging’ is a LOT OF WORK and you have to be consistent if you want to succeed.  It requires tenacity and an undying love for what you’re blogging about. Ruth gave practical steps and she writes from experience and a real desire for the reader to succeed in blogging. This book is a treasured book that I reference to this day and a must-have for all serious bloggers.   

I have so.much.more books that I would love to add to this list but this is it for now.  If you loved this, subscribe to my new up-and-coming newsletter where I’ll share more relevant juicy tidbits of expat life and blogging.

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