Reading List for Heart-Centered, Holistic-Preneurs

Give yourself and your biz some love by cozying up with some books that will rock your mind, your soul and your bottom line….

I’m heading out on a little vaca soon and I always like to take some good reads along with me. I usually have two types of books I choose from: either Entrepreneurship or Spirituality. I love when I find a book that is a blend of both! This time I’m packing an entrepreneurial book that I’ve already taken a peek at and can hardly wait to delve into more (see Ellsberg book listed below) and one from the spiritual category by Scott Blum, Winter Moon Rises (have you read this one yet? I love his short, juicy books.)

It got me thinking that you, too, might need some ideas for some good reads this winter. Even if you’re not heading away to the beach or the tropics, cozying up at home with some books that will rock your mind and your soul can be quite thrilling. Because one of the amazing things about following your passion in life through your business, is that it puts you on a path of evolving and growing in ways you never imagined, which makes life pretty darn exciting. And for me, books have always been a part of the journey.

Here’s a few must-reads on my list for Holistic-Preneurs who are on the path to creating The Big 3:
Doing what you love + Creating a profitable business + Serving the world.

Start Something that Matters by Blake Mycoskie

The founder of Tom’s Shoes shows you how you can love your work, create a business for profit and make a big impact. There were some tear-jerking moments in this one for me as I followed Blake along his journey to doing something meaningful. If you already are in business for yourself, this book will inspire you to add that GIVE factor to what you do, taking the impact you are creating as a business owner to a whole new level. And if you’re just getting started, you’ll learn how to get started on the right foot.

Smart Women Know Their Why: The Guide to Discovering your Life purpose While Owning a Business so you can create positive change in the world….and Make Big Profits by Sheri McConnell:

Sheri is one of my personal mentors and in this book she shares her journey to entrepreneurial success. Sheri talks about how being in business is an opportunity to uncover your “why” in life and then share it with the world and she shows you how to do this successfully. Sheri should know, she’s a Millionaire Mom-Preneur who is serving people in a big way! Thank you Sheri for being an inspiration to women (and men, too!)

The Education of Millionaires: It’s Not What You Think and It’s Not Too Late by Michael Ellsberg

This book is based on the following premise….

The Myth: If you get into a good college, study hard, and graduate with excellent grades, you will be pretty much set for a successful career. The Reality: The biggest thing you won’t learn in college is how to succeed professionally.”

Ellsberg interviews millionaire and billionaire entrepreneurs who didn’t finish college. While I’m a college grad myself, I’m the first to admits that most, if not all, of my entrepreneurial skills I’ve had to acquire post-schooling on my own. It’s all the real world biz stuff that has really mattered. What’s also fascinating to note is that practically everyone Ellsberg interviews listened to their heart to get to where they are today.

The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

Surely you’ve heard of Tim’s book by now, but if you still haven’t read this yet, get on it! When I first read this several years ago it was jaw-dropping. Now it all makes sense. Tim shows you step by step how to create an in’come so you can spend time doing what you love most. If the words “portable” “virtual” “passion” “lifestyle business” speak to you, then you’ll want to follow the steps outlined in this entrepreneurial guide.

Have any other Heart-Centered Entrepreneurial picks to add to the list? If so, share them by posting a comment below!

Thriving Together,



Suzanne Monroe
Founder & CEO, IAWP

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