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Book Recommendations

Below you’ll find some of our favorite non-fiction books on topics ranging from mindset, business, management, productivity, psychology, parenting, and more. 

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Books for Business owners

Business Books

Books for business owners and managers

The Energy Bus – 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The Success Principles – How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield

Getting Things Done – The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Dare to Lead – Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown

The New One-Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

Profit First – Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

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Books for women in business

Women in business

Books for female entrepreneurs and women in business

The Confidence Code – The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman

You are a Badass – How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

We Should All Be Millionaires – A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power by Rachel Rodgers

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Books to clean house & save time

Clean house

Because cleaning house really can change your life for the better

The Lazy Genius Way – Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, and Get Stuff Done by Kendra Adachi

The CHAOS Cure – Clean Your House and Calm Your Soul in 15 Minutes by Marla Cilley

Decluttering at the Speed of Life – Winning Your Never-Ending Battle With Stuff by Dana K. White

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Books to Help your Brain and Mindset

For your Mindset

Books to improve your mindset, boost your brain, and evaluate your beliefs

Mindset – The New Psychology of Success. How We Can Learn To Fulfill Our Potential in Parenting, Business, School, and Relationships by Carol Dweck

10% Happier – How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story by Dan Harris

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren, Carlyle Adler

Liminal Thinking – Create the Change You Want by Changing the Way You Think by Dave Gray

Daring Greatly – How the Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

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Books on parenting


Books on parenting

Raising Human Beings – Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child by Ross W. Greene, PhD

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Self-Driven Child – The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by Williams Stixrud, PhD and Ned Johnson

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Books on money & financial planning


Books on personal finances, debt, wealth, money mindset, early retirement, and financial independence

The Total Money Makeover – A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

Your Money or Your Life (revised and updated) – 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin

You are a Badass at Making Money – Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

Financial Freedom – A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need by Grant Sabatier

Work Optional – Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way by Tanja Hester

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Books for health & feeling better


Books to improve health and feel better

The Brain Fog Fix – Reclaim Your Focus, Memory, and Joy in Just 3 Weeks by Mike Dow

Food – What the Heck Should I Eat? The No-Nonsense Guide to Achieving Optimal Weight and Lifelong Health by Dr. Mark Hyman

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol by Holly Whitaker

Fast. Feast. Repeat. – The Comprehensive Guide to ‘Delay, Don’t Deny’ Intermittent Fasting by Gin Stephens