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Briana’s Bookshelf: 2024 Edition – Inspiring Reads for Women Entrepreneurs

As we step into 2024, I've been diving into some incredible books that have seriously revved up my entrepreneurial engine. I believe that a good read can not only provide knowledge but also ignite a fire within us. So, I’ve curated a list of must-reads that I think every woman entrepreneur should check out this year. From mindset shifts to practical strategies, these books are all about elevating your game. Let’s jump in!

1. "Be Seen" by Jen Gottlieb

This is more than just a book; it's a guide to unlocking your potential and making a real impact. Jen Gottlieb, a master at personal branding, shares insightful strategies on how to effectively put yourself out there, build a powerful personal brand, and get noticed in the crowded entrepreneurial space.

(And fun fact - everyone attending Success Reimagined Virtual Conference January 23-25, 2024, will be getting a copy of this book mailed to you, so if you haven't already registered, now is the time!)

2. "Value Selling" by Julie Thomas

For anyone looking to up their sales game, this book is a goldmine. Julie Thomas breaks down the art of selling into something more meaningful – creating value. It’s all about understanding your clients' needs and offering solutions that resonate, transforming the way you approach sales.

3. "10x is Easier Than 2x" by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Dr. Benjamin Hardy challenges conventional success strategies and pushes you to think bigger. This book is a game-changer for those who want to leap rather than step. It’s about aiming higher, thinking larger, and achieving more than you ever thought possible.

4. "The Messy Truth" by Alli Webb

Alli Webb, the mind behind Drybar, shares her raw, real entrepreneurial journey in this book. It’s a deep dive into the not-so-glamorous side of entrepreneurship and a reminder that the path to success is often messy – and that’s perfectly okay.

5. "Eat to Treat" by Maggie Berghoff

Maggie Berghoff brings a fresh perspective on how what we eat affects not just our bodies but our business success. This book connects nutrition with productivity and mental clarity, offering a holistic approach to health and entrepreneurship.

6. "Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts." by Brené Brown

Brené Brown's "Dare to Lead" is a must-read for women entrepreneurs looking to embrace courage and leadership. This book delves into what it takes to step up, be brave, and lead with heart in the business world. It's about building a culture of openness and empathy while navigating the challenges of leadership.

7. "Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones" by James Clear

James Clear's "Atomic Habits" offers transformative insights into making small changes that lead to remarkable results. This book is perfect for entrepreneurs who want to build productive habits and mindsets that contribute to long-term success and personal growth.

8. "The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses" by Eric Ries

Eric Ries' "The Lean Startup" is a revolutionary approach to business that’s changing how new products are built and launched. It offers valuable strategies for startups to be more flexible, use capital more efficiently, and leverage human creativity more effectively.

9. "Worthy: Overcome Your Fears and Embrace the Life You Were Made For" by Jamie Kern Lima

In "Worthy," Jamie Kern Lima shares an empowering message for every woman entrepreneur who has ever felt undervalued. This book is a heartfelt guide to overcoming self-doubt and embracing your worthiness. Kern Lima's journey from a struggling waitress to a successful entrepreneur is filled with lessons on resilience, self-belief, and the courage to chase your dreams. It's an inspirational read for anyone looking to break free from limiting beliefs and step into their power.

10. "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" by Sheryl Sandberg

In "Lean In," Sheryl Sandberg reignites the conversation around women in the workplace. This book is a personal narrative and a call to action, addressing issues like leadership, overcoming obstacles, and achieving one's true potential in the entrepreneurial world.

I hope these books inspire, challenge, and guide you as much as they have for me. Here’s to a year of learning, growing, and conquering! I'm curious to know what's on your reading list for 2024. What's that one must-read book you believe every woman entrepreneur should delve into this year?

Drop your recommendations in the comments below – let's build our ultimate 2024 reading list together! Sharing is not just caring; it's expanding our collective horizons. Can't wait to see your picks and maybe find my next favorite read!

Happy reading, and let’s make 2024 our most empowered year yet!

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