If you need some inspiration and guidance, here are my favourite books on business, creativity and personal development. These are ones to read and re-visit whenever you need.
Startups & Business
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, and Inspired by Marty Cagan
are key books for any entrepreneur looking to develop a new idea, product or service.
The Art of War for Women by Chin-Ning Chu is a take on the Art of War book for women, and helps apply this to business.
The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard has specifically helped me write my own book, and given me the courage and assurance to go for it!
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg helps you understand people and their behaviours, ie how to understand your customer better. This is also great as personal development.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love), is a cornerstone book for how to access and use your creativity, and how to manage a creative lifestyle and mentality.
The War of Art is Steven Pressfield's gem on how to beat your own internal resistance. A good ass-kickin' book, it's the one you need to pull you out of a slump!
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
is another great creative boost focusing on the processes around art and creativity, and the importance of sharing your work (even if you don't feel ready).
Sing To Me by LA Reid shows you the inside of the creative journey and stories behind one of the USA's top names in Music.
Mindset by Dr Carol S. Dweck is a powerful book to help you channel a mindset which will help put you into a better frame of mind for success, happiness, and improved relationships.
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle has become a spiritual classic. It's message is simply about connecting with the 'Now' which is really powerful for creativity, focus and happiness!
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is about identifying and overcoming that barriers that are holding you back.