Ep. 84 – The Smart, Ambitious Woman’s Most Wanted Books for Success

Books every smart, ambitious woman should read.

I read in the car.Smart, Ambitious Woman's Books of Success

In today’s list, I’ll share with you the book and why you need to take it in.  Then you can decide which order to read them.

The Deeper Path by Kary Oberbrunner

This book, The Deeper Path, profoundly impacted my life.  I have given away multiple copies to friends.

You should read this because: like all of us, you have a tendency to hide your failures and pain. You can either work through toil and suffering, or you can work to create your OPUS, your masterpiece. This book takes a profound look at how to take your pain, the scary room in your heart, and all of who you are to create your OPUS.

 

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

If there is one thing every smart, ambitious woman understands, it is that there is not enough time to get it all done. But where do you decide to cut something off?  Essentialism helps you navigate that space.

You should read because: not only have you found yourself stretched too thin… you, smart, ambitious woman, have definitely felt completely overworked and unfulfilled. The substance of the book is made of 3 questions we have discussed, specifically:

  • What is the core mindset of an Essentialist?
  • How can I discern the trivial many from the vital few?
  • How can I make doing the vital things almost effortless?

 

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

What a powerful read this one was.  I was laughing out loud and crying at times by the sheer rawness of Brene Brown’s honesty.  Braving the Wilderness touches on some important issues we must address.

We have forgotten how to communicate with one another, and how to just be with one another. The final chapter, Strong Back. Soft Front. Wild Heart. had me in absolute tears.

You should read because: you understand what it means to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time.  You have so many listening to you and depending on you, that you must know how to speak truth and be civil. And, oh, smart, ambitious women need a place to hold hands with strangers.

You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

Note: she is a bit crass for some readers and listeners.  It’s part of her charm and adds to her perspective. You’ve been warned. Most people have no idea what their mindset of wealth is.  Jen Sincero breaks it down in a very plain, easy to understand steps.  At the end of every chapter she shares a “Suggested Money Mantra (say it, write it, feel it, own it)”

Most people have no idea what their mindset of wealth is.  Jen Sincero breaks it down in her easy to understand steps.  In You are a Badass at Making Money, at the end of every chapter she shares a “Suggested Money Mantra (say it, write it, feel it, own it)”

You should read because: you need to know what is holding you back from making money.  You will know how to tap into your natural ability to grow wealth. And she is highly entertaining!

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller

In a world eager to point the blame, personal accountability is rare.

John G. Miller shares his insight in QBQ, why each of us needs to accept personal accountability with wisdom and integrity.

You should read because: he gives you the structure on how to ask the right questions.  The QBQ method allows you to look at yourself and see if you are behaving and asking questions as a leader or as a victim.

 

 

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