Every once in a while, I think to myself, “what would I do without books?” They teach and reveal new information, provide comfort, and serve as exceptional conversation starters–and that’s barely cracking the surface. For entrepreneurs and content creators, reading is sometimes the thread that helps hold a crazy idea and motivation together. By reading the success stories of others or seeing a blueprint laid out in carefully curated chapters, you’re more easily able to keep pushing ahead. Maybe some new influencer books will do that for you.
These titles have been on shelves for just a few months or will be making their debut in the near future. All of them are written by entrepreneurs who have mastered the subjects to which they speak and have advice you could apply to your own work. From the “most influential hairstylist in the world” to a former BlogHer speaker, here are some fresh reads to keep on your nightstand.
Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche
Aliche, more popularly known as “The Budgetnista,” is a living, breathing finance dictionary. The former BlogHer speaker was inspired to start her business after going through her own financial hardships. Instead of keeping her hardest lessons to herself, she parlayed those experiences into her now successful brand. Her newest book, hitting shelves next month, “a ten-step plan for finding peace, safety, and harmony with your money—no matter how big or small your goals and no matter how rocky the market might be.”
$21.60 at Amazon (3/30/2021)
That Sounds Fun by Annie F. Downs
Entrepreneurship is a major grind so hobbies are probably the last thing on your mind. However, challenge yourself to think different by picking up Downs’ book, “an irresistible invitation to understand the meaning of fun, to embrace it and chase it, and to figure out what, exactly, sounds fun to you–then do it!” Using research and her signature storytelling, Downs’ goal is to help you see fun as an integral part of entrepreneurship.
$17.49 at Amazon
Girl With No Job: The Crazy Beautiful Life of an Instagram Thirst Monster by Claudia Oshry
Now that Oshry has parlayed her popular @girlwithnojob Instagram account into a full-fledged media company, the influencer and business owner is taking a breather to reflect on her journey thus far. “In this juicy, behind-the-scenes look at the life of an Instagram sensation, Claudia leaves nothing out as she contemplates staying true to yourself while hustling in today’s digital culture…Claudia examines the nature of social media celebrity, the many sides of fandom, and cancel culture.”
$17.37 at Amazon
Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable by Jamie Kern Lima
Later this month, the founder of IT Cosmetics will unveil a retelling of her journey from struggling waitress to head of a billion-dollar beauty company. In addition to talking about her work to shift harmful ideologies in the beauty industry, Lima writes about the roadblocks that almost kept her from going after her dream. “If you’ve ever doubted yourself or felt truly underestimated, this book will inspire a new kind of belief and confidence in you and your dreams!”
$23.42 at Amazon (2/23/21)
Blowing My Way to the Top by Jen Atkin
Atkin is responsible for the camera-ready coifs of many celebrities, some of which you probably know and love. Atkin is also a public figure in her own right, thanks to her red carpet work and Ouai hair brand. In this part memoir, part guide, the “most influential hairstylist in the world” writes about her journey, including the lessons she learned along the way.
$19.59 at Amazon
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