my Favorite books
I loooove to read! Especially books about marketing, entrepreneurship and personal development. This is how I keep growing and expanding my knowledge, which I love sharing with you. Here you can find my all time favorites which are, in my opinion, must-reads if you want to scale your business.
Just to be honest: a lot of these links are affiliate links, which means I earn a buck or so if you buy a book through me. Don´t worry, it doesn’t cost you a thing. Obviously I only promote books I’ve actually read and LOVE.
Dotcom Secrets was the first book from Russell Brunson I read, and I thought it was a shame I hadn’t read it sooner. If you want to learn anything about online marketing and funnels, this is your bible.
This book will show you how the Ask method helps you figure out what your clients really want and how to sell it to them. It’s a practical book which shows you how to implement this method step-by-step.
The optimized woman
One thing you don’t often see in books about productivity is the influence of your menstrual cycle. This book does. In the last few years, I’ve noticed that my productivity is different each week and discovered it’s related to my menstrual cycle. I decided to learn more about this topic and found ‘the Optimized Woman,’ written by Miranda Gray. In this book, Miranda explains what to do on which day in your cycle to get the most out of it. I’ve also written articles about how to use this in business if you’re curious.
de Lean Startup
Many entrepreneurs spend waaaay too much time perfecting their idea before they finally get it out in the world and try to sell it. Personally, I think this is such a waste! I am a big fan of the Lean Startup Method. With this method, you launch your new concept as soon as possible and optimize it based on the real feedback you receive. This book shows you how to do this.
the 4-hour Workweek
The 4-hour workweek was one of the first books I read when I had just started my first business and I found it really interesting to discover this other way of thinking.
Design for how people learn
When you’re creating a program and share your knowledge, you want your clients to actually remember what you taught and be able to take action. This book explains in detail how people learn. Knowing this will allow you to create your program in a way for your clients to really get results and make a transformation.
You are a badass at making money
In 2018 I spent a lot of time working on my ´money mindset.’ The first book I read about this was ´you are a badass at making money´ by Jen Sincero. It’s very easy and funny to read with super practical exercises at the end of each chapter. Highly recommend this if your money mindset needs an upgrade.
Rich dad, poor dad
This is definitely one of the classics, written by Robert Kiyosaki. ‘Rich dad, poor dad‘ is written like a novel, where you get sucked into a story, which makes it really easy to read and understand. The most important piece I got out of it is the difference between creating assets and liabilities.
In 2020 I’ve started investing, and one of the books I read to prepare was ‘Unshakeable.’ In this book, Tony Robbins shares a step-by-step roadmap to financial freedom and a lot of advice from the best investors in the world. The only downside (for us outside of the US) is that it focuses a lot on the American market.
The big leap
‘The big leap‘ is a real must-read, no matter if you just started your business or have been an entrepreneur for years. I’m saying this because I always thought this book was for people who are afraid to start their business, and hey, that’s not me. But when I searched for a book about self-sabotage, I came across this one again, decided to give it a try, and fell in LOVE. It’s such an amazing book. I know this will become one of those books I will read multiple times.
Tip: use an e-reader
Since 2019 I have an e-reader, and honestly? I don’t know how I could have lived without it! Well, I do know… I used to walk around with heavy books and tried to read on my iPad, which obviously wasn’t very successful (I mean, if you’re sitting outside in the sun, you can’t really see your screen, and it’s pretty heavy).
An e-reader had been on my list for a while, and I wish I would have switched sooner. You can read anywhere and everywhere; in bed, in the dark, on the beach… and you can take hundreds of books with you without breaking your back.
My eye fell on a kindle, and it’s perfect. Small and light enough so I can hold it easily with one hand, in a cute white color, and with a front light so I can read in the dark. Because it’s connected to Amazon, I can buy books on my kindle with one click on a button.