Books I’ve read in 2021

This is a run down of the books I have read through 2021, it’s been a mix of productive books, personal growth and fiction. Sharing this also helps me to keep track of the number of books I’ve read and help me improve and, hopefully, read more next year. I’ve never set a goal for…

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

This is the second Brené Brown book I have read, the first being Daring Greatly, which I read back in 2018. I took so much from the book Daring Greatly, so I also had high expectations for this book.  The Gifts of Imperfections was written earlier in Brenè’s career, where she shares her research on…

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She Means Business by Carrie Green - Book review

She Means Business by Carrie Green

When I was running my web design business, back in 2017, I started to follow Carrie Green, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association (FEA). I purchased her bestselling book, She Means Business and loved the encouragement and methods Carrie wrote about to help other female entrepreneurs.  I’d like to share my notes and my takeaways…

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Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh - Book review

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

When I first applied to work at Automattic, as a Happiness Engineer, I wanted to find out all I could about what was involved in being a Happiness Engineer, the culture of the company and also about working remotely. During my research I came across a blog post from a Happiness Engineer and their experience…

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The ONE Thing by Gary Keller - Book review

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller

Back in May 2015, I signed up for a Mastermind group to help me focus on my web design business. One of the books we read as a group was The One Thing by Gary Keller, this book really helped me to focus on the important things that would push me forward. After recently finding…

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All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven - Book review

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I saw All The Bright Places advertised as a film on Netflix, but instead of jumping to watch the film, I thought I’d read the book first.  I enjoyed the book and found it hard to put down, I don’t normally review young adult books I read, but this one touched on many topics that…

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert - Book review

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

I don’t believe I live a very creative life, I am not trying to write novels or paint masterpieces while living a tormented creative life, guided only by an unsustainable passion, but somehow this book caught my eye out of curiosity, curiosity to find the Big Magic and to see how others capture ideas and…

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle - Book review

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

I do love a good book that leaves you feeling empowered and reminds you that anything is possible when you focus on yourself as the driver of your life.  So I was excited to start to read Untamed, stop pleasing, start living by Glennon Doyle after I had seen it had been recommended by Adele. …

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Daring Greatly by Brené Brown - Book review

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

I started the year off with reading ‘Daring Greatly’ by Brené Brown. It had been a high priority on my reading list for a while after it was recommended a few time on the ‘Being Boss’ podcast. A slightly different type of book for me to read, as it’s not a business book as such,…

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Best Entrepreneur Books 2018

Best Entrepreneur Books 2018

Today is World Book Day, so to celebrate I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the best entrepreneur books and personal development books I have read. Learning new tips and systems to improve my business along with personal development books which help me understand how important my mental state is,…

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Productivity Ninja Review

How to be a Productivity Ninja

I have now read quite a few business books, so I was starting to wonder if I would be able to find new, interesting books which I could learn from. Or, if they would be all based around the same business principals and not share anything new that would be useful or be inspiring. Flicking…

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E- Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber - Book review

E-Myth Revisited

I read the ‘The E-Myth Revisited‘ by Michael E. Gerbe back in February 2015, it’s still a key book I look back on when needing business inspiration. So I thought it would be good to share my notes on the book. There is often so much information in business books that can help in an entrepreneurs…

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