Written by Ashley Pezzella

A great way to pass time right now is to start reading a new book, so why not use this extra reading time as a way to get a head start on your mission to success? (Only if you feel like it, we know that these are tough times!) However, if you’re looking for a little motivation, these 5 inspiring books for female entrepreneurs are all sources that can help you in your entrepreneurial journey! Even if things are a bit slow right now, it is great to keep moving forward to your goals and ultimate triumph.

1. Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear

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If you are in need of breaking old habits or forming new ones, Atomic Habits is the book for you. Author James Clear offers a definitive way to handle these habits by the process of dealing with only a small fraction of them each day.

When you think of the word atomic, you may think of something that is small or tiny, or something that has great power or energy. Some may also think of atoms, which are the fundamental units that hold together a larger system. These three definitions will actually help you understand the importance of small habits. Like atoms, habits are small but hold immense power that ultimately  hold everything together.

In Atomic Habits, you will be able to learn how to change your habits by setting small goals each day. When we set large goals, we often consider them as the reason for failure when we don’t achieve them.  In reality, it is our personal systems that have failed us. By starting small, we can move forward to a new, more efficient goal. Atomic Habits teaches the reader that it is not an ideological finish line that needs to be crossed, rather it is a new lifestyle that needs to be formed for success.

2. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

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Literature can inspire creativity and ingeniousness in 500 pages or less. Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love,will offer you a new perspective on how to embrace your creativity and the process that often comes with it.

This book is intuitive for all female entrepreneurs because it provides you with a look into Gilbert’s own journey. Throughout her journey of writing, Gilbert needed to come to terms with a lot before she reached success. In every person’s journey to prosperity, you must be able to find importance through fear while still embracing the fact that you will fail throughout your journey. While failure is inevitable, never give up on your craft.

No matter what it is, become attached to your creativity like it is a new love affair. Find the passion within you to keep pushing each day and while every day might not be filled with bursts of creativity, keep going. You don’t want to wait for Big Magic to strike because it never will if you are waiting rather than doing. Take every chaotic day with a lightness that will help you appreciate all the little great things within the process.

3. The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg

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The Go-Giver provides great guidelines for every entrepreneur that is having trouble moving forward towards financial success. This book will provide you with the tools to transition from from a go-getter to a go-giver.

We all relate to the ambitious, aggressive and determined entrepreneur that is striving to reach the top, but the lessons that The Go-Giver provides will show you otherwise. The most important rule to remember is instead of worrying about financial success, you must focus on the value and services you can provide to others.

You will learn the significance in value, compensation, influence, authenticity, and reciprocity. Not only will you prosper financially but you will also experience a new fulfilling way to live; a life where you can prioritize what you are providing to others.

4. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

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The next book on our inspiring books for female entrepreneurs list is very prevalent to the reality of being an entrepreneur. During your journey to success, you can often lose your way due to the constricting opinions of others.

In light of social media, we tend to have a habit of seeking validation from others. You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero, will help you move past these opinions and teach you how to find trust within yourself. Rather than letting your self-worth be determined by what everyone thinks, become someone that is uncompromisingly true to themselves and not afraid to show the world the real them.

Sincero tells you the brutally honest truth that some people will like you and some won’t. She helps you through this reality by breaking down our habits of letting others have the power in our lives. Stop playing roles that don’t fit just to fit in. The things you don’t like in others are usually the things you don’t like in yourself. You are a Badass teaches us to use the negative emotions of others to cast a spotlight into what you need to do to better yourself, ultimately becoming that badass you’ve always wanted to be. 

5. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

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If you’re looking for a book on the comical side, turn to #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. In her book, she explains her journey from being a college dropout to becoming the founder and CEO of a multi-million dollar retail company.

She explains her unique path to success by sharing a few tips that will help you stand out in your selected industry. By paying attention to detail, being ahead of the game, and being resourceful, you can take that extra step forward.

This book not only provides steps to follow but is guaranteed to be an enjoyable, fun read. Her story is also depicted in the Netflix show, Girlboss, which is a binge worthy show to consume during your free time. Amoruso not only created her clothing company Nasty Gal, but has also created a network for other girl bosses which can be found on girlboss.com.

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