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While I was scrolling through Instagram the other day, I noticed that a lot of the entrepreneurs were posting how the average millionaire reads 2-4 books a month. While I’m not a millionaire (yet!), I do try to read at least 2 books every month. I’ll typically choose one non-fiction/business type book, and one fun book. After making a personal goal to read more this year, I’ve read what I consider the top 8 mompreneur books that every mom should try to read in 2018!
Mom Inc by Meg Mateo Ilasco
Mom Inc: The Essential Guide to Running a Successful Business Close to Home is one of the first mompreneur books that I suggest any mom read. I love how personal stories are weaved throughout the book. It also shows that you are not alone in your mompreneur journey.
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
While this book isn’t written by a fellow mompreneur, it is one of those books that I consider life-changing. I read this book in mid-2016 and have started to wake up earlier and follow the steps of setting myself up for a productive day. What a difference it makes! Now, the book isn’t necessarily sharing new (or groundbreaking) information. I still love it though, because it teaches you to take actionable steps. I even have this as an audiobook so I can, you guessed it, listen to it as soon as I wake up. It’s a great motivator!
The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
The ridiculously long-titled The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide) is one of those mompreneur books I recommend to the women who are all about being kick-ass and edgy. Is the book redundant? Yes. Does it have a lot of profanity? YES!
But the best thing about this book is that it teaches you to just let go. And I love that! As a mom and entrepreneur, I’ve struggled with wanting to do it all and be the best. This book taught me that it’s okay to let things go sometimes, and I love that!
Hands-Free Mama by Rachel Macy Stafford
Hands-Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! is a great book if you find yourself constantly doing something or being on your phone. If you’re finding yourself not being as present in your day to day life with your kids, this is the book you need to read.
The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd
I wouldn’t consider this book a mompreneur book. But, this is a great book for any mother out there who feels she’s alone. This book embraces all aspects of motherhood, from the good to the bad. I also love how it is written in essays, so you can pick it up and read it one story at a time. I love leaving this book on my nightstand to read when I need some comfort or inspiration.
The Fifth Trimester by Lauren Smith Brody
The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom’s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby is one of those mompreneur books that just makes sense. While we’ve all heard of the three pregnancy trimesters, and the fourth trimester (dealing with a newborn), the fifth trimester is all about focusing on you as a working mom.
Need help taking charge? The Fifth Trimester book has you covered. Want to feel good about yourself and being a working mom? It has you covered there too. It’s just an all around good book, and I highly recommend it.
Mom Boss by Nicole Feliciano
While having complete balance will never truly be possible, you can get pretty close with this book. Mom Boss: Balancing Entrepreneurship, Kids & Success is the perfect book for the mompreneur out there that needs help balancing building a business and raising her kids. Nicole shows that it IS possible to be present in your children’s lives without sacrificing your business, and I love how she practices what she preaches!
Moms Mean Business by Erin Baebler
Moms Mean Business: A Guide to Creating a Successful Company and Happy Life as a Mom Entrepreneur is less about managing your business, and more about managing yourself. I loved this book for its productivity tips and tricks and the fact that it included a chapter on self-care. I’m all about taking care of yourself, so you can then take care of others. This book was even a hit with some of my working mom friend’s who aren’t entrepreneurs. I’d say it’s a great book for any working mom to have on her nightstand.
Do you have any recommendations for mompreneur books that belong on this list? Contact me and let me know so I can share them!