PLATFORM: Get Noticed In A Noisy World By: Michael Hyatt
This is a personal favorite and my top suggestion for 2013. It is a special recommendation for anyone who is particularly interested in building a brand and social media presence. Michael Hyatt, who was once the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers for eight years, is now a professional blogger, author and speaker whose blog is consistently ranked in the top three for Productivity, Leadership, Publishing and Social Media Marketing. This book will teach you everything from making your product or service memorable, to providing step-by-step instructions to master social media networks, to the fundamentals of starting a blog, to creating an online media kit. It’s jammed packed with so much insightful information. Through proven strategies, easy-to-follow formulas and practical guidance you will soon become a master of the online world. Michael Hyatt started from scratch like you and me. But with persistence and confidence in his abilities, he now has a following of more than 50,000 blog subscribers with more than 400,000 monthly visitors, more than 100,000 Twitter followers, and 15,000 Facebook fans. All of this has happened in the last 8 years.
GET RICH, LUCKY BITCH By Denise Duffield-Thomas
Release your money blocks and live a first class life with Denise Duffield-Thomas. I received this book as a gift from my friend Chivon John for my birthday last week and I’m already more than half way complete. This book is written with intelligence and many simple concepts that will help you create cash flow and upgrade your lifestyle. Denise once had a bad relationship with money. She was sleeping on her mother’s couch and making a forty-five grand a year at her corporate job but like many others, she was overwhelmed with debt and did not see any of her money at the end of the month. She decided that enough was enough and began examining every decision she had every made about money. Using the teachings from world-class mentors, the law of attraction and manifesting bigger dreams, Denise transformed her life and became a wealthy career woman in the years that followed. Her book is read in over 160 countries. Today, she teaches thousands of women around the world how to set big money goals and achieve them. Denise Duffield-Thomas is a coach and motivational speaker who helps exceptional women create outrageous success.
LEAN IN: Women, Work and the Will To Lead By Sheryl Sandberg
COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, wears many hats. Also known as a rock star in politics and pop-culture, she has recently embarked on a new venture as an author. I am not ashamed to admit that this is a career woman whom I study down to the very last detail. She is ranked on Fortune’s list of The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and is one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. If you have not seen her Tedx speech, you need to. It is legendary. Her new book, Lean In, is an national bestseller and examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has been stalled. In full detail, Sheryl Sandberg provides incredible solutions filled with empowerment and shares key advice about how you can achieve your full potential. This is a must-have in your personal library.
I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Woman Should Know By: Kate White
I LOVE Mrs. White. If life is a game, this chic definitely plays to win! She was once an Editor-In-Chief of not one but five top selling magazines including Cosmopolitan and she is currently the New York Times Best Selling author of several novels. Now leading the world of business as a career expert, White is the author of popular career books for women including the bestselling Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. I have read I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This several times and I use her principles in my own career. Hands down, Kate White is the full of awesome. She knows how to connect with the everyday girl and make her into an extraordinary woman. Some of my favorite chapters include:
What Are You Really Lusting For?
Always Ask For What You Want
How To Dazzle A Meeting
Men, Love, & Success
You, The Brand
Peace & Love,