Jill's Favorite Business Reads

By Fiction Addiction

By Fiction Addiction

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Greg McKeown

$26.00 $23.92

If you only read one book on the list, this is the essential one!

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

$24.95 $22.95

This one works great with Essentialism to help you define your focus.

How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices

Annie Duke

$18.00 $16.56

One of my favorite quotes from this book: "The only thing you have control over that can influence the way your life turns out is the quality of your decisions."

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

BrenΓ© Brown

$28.00 $25.76

This echoes a lot of what I like from Kris Plachy and Brooke Castillo's work.

Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself

Mike Michalowicz

$28.00 $25.76

If you went into business for freedom but now find yourself enslaved to what you've created or having trouble growing, then you need to read this book.

All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan

Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi

$17.00 $15.64

Before you work on business finances, you need to get your personal ones in order.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear

$27.00 $24.84

Great for anything you are trying to change in either your personal life or your business.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David Allen

$18.00 $16.56

The productivity bible. This system in conjunction with Trello makes me feel uber-organized.

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Mike Michalowicz

$27.00 $24.84

All businesses should operate with this mindset. The system is great, too, and I've been using it for the past few years.

Get a Grip: How to Get Everything You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Business

Gino Wickman and Mike Paton

$16.95 $15.59

I would recommend reading this way in advance of when you think it applies to you. The leading metrics piece works whether you have employees or not.

Building a Storybrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen

Donald Miller

$24.99 $22.99

Today's marketing primer every business owner needs on how to clarify your message and get it through the noise and overwhelm.