#281 7 of My Fave Books for Holiday Downtime Reading Pleasure

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There’s so much to look forward to about the holiday season. Gift exchanges, tasty food, time with loved ones… and some well-deserved downtime.

It’s the perfect time to kick back, relax, and actually read for fun – not for work.

I wanted to take a break from all the serious stuff we’ve been talking about lately and nerd out on some of my favorite books for creatives and entrepreneurs.

These book recommendations are perfect for when you catch some quiet time to yourself this holiday season.

Not only are they enriching and entertaining – they’ll help you start the new year with a new perspective and clarified intentions.

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Real Artists, Don’t Starve – Jeff Goins

If you’ve been following my work for a while, you know how passionate I am about flipping the starving artist trope on its head.

The truth is, you don’t need to choose between your creativity and making money. Jeff Goins draws lessons from the most prosperous creatives in history to dispel the myth of the starving artist and reveal the truths about thriving as an artist.

I highly recommend this for all creative entrepreneurs.

Vivid Vision – Cameron Herold

As creative visionaries, we understand the value of aligning your business with your creative vision.

A creative vision is more than a flashy mission statement on your website. It’s all about sharing the excitement for the future of your business in a powerful way.

Cameron Herold wrote this book as a tool to help you create an inspirational, detailed, and actionable, three-year mission statement for your biz.

Marketing Made Simple – Donald Miller

I love to recommend Donald Miller’s books any chance I get.

I’m a huge fan, and I love this book because he talks a lot about writing website and marketing copy that puts your customers at the center of your story and brand – something we’re all about t Flourish & Thrive Academy.

In fact, our Desired Brand Coach and Momentum Coach Karen Martin is also trained in the Storybrand philosophy.

I loved this simple book as I started to rewrite the homepage copy for the Flourish & Thrive website. 

I’ve got more recs, too! Listen to the full episode above to hear the rest.

xo, Tracy


Vivid Vision – Cameron Harold

Master Your Money Mind – Amber Lillyestrom

Real Artists Don’t Starve – Jeff Goins

Slanted – Sharyl Attkisson

Marketing Made Simple – Donald Miller

Creative Calling – Chase Jarvis

Jewelry Marketing Joy – Laryssa Wirstiuk

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