EP413: Summer Reading List For Jewelry Business Owners – 2023 Edition

EP413: Summer Reading List For Jewelry Business Owners – 2023 Edition

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Can you feel that? It's the warm embrace of summer wrapping around us, bringing a welcome slowdown for most jewelry business owners unless you're one of the amazing souls bustling away at art shows and festivals. Either way, now's the perfect time to kick back, relax, and dive into some captivating summer reads before the holiday season.

Whether you find yourself lounging by the pool, sinking your toes into the sandy beach, or hustling away at your show booth, summer is the ideal time to immerse yourself in a great book. And trust me, there are plenty of fantastic ways to soak up all that valuable content.

Tracy’s Recommended Summer Reading List

Of course, this list is just the tip of the iceberg (I might even have to do a Part 2), but it's an excellent place to start!

Tough Titties by Laura Belgray

Now, let me tell you, this isn't your typical business book. It's a hilarious memoir and coming-of-age story that explores the idea of living your best life even when you feel like the effing worst. Laura's witty anecdotes about growing up as a dorky late bloomer in the bustling city of New York will have you nodding your head and laughing out loud. 

Why I Love It: 

It's a glorious permission slip to be your wonderfully imperfect, unapologetic self. This book is an absolute gem if you're up for a fun-filled, entertaining read.

Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell

Dan is a dear friend of mine, and his book is a game-changer for overwhelmed business owners. He dives deep into the importance of focusing on high-leverage tasks and efficiently delegating the rest. If you find yourself wearing all the hats in your business and feeling like a bottleneck, this book will guide you toward reclaiming your freedom, building your empire, and avoiding burnout. 

Why I Love It:

Dan's insights will challenge your perspective and have you reevaluating how you approach your business. Trust me; this book is a must-read if you're serious about growing your jewelry business while maintaining your sanity.

Two Weeks Notice by Amy Porterfield

Calling all side hustlers dreaming of taking the leap into full-time entrepreneurship, this book is for you. Amy provides a practical step-by-step guide that empowers you to find the courage to quit your job, make more money, work where you want, and change the world. 

Why I Love It:

Amy is a phenomenal teacher, wildly successful entrepreneur, and gracious giver of knowledge. In her book, she provides actionable tips that will help you feel prepared and ready to give your two weeks' notice. Say goodbye to fear and hello to a new chapter of limitless possibilities.

The Desired Brand Effect by Tracy Matthews 

Okay, I know it might sound a tad self-promotional, but trust me, it's specifically crafted for jewelry business owners like you who are eager to grow and scale their companies successfully. Drawing on my Desired Brand Effect methodology, I walk you through attracting the right audience, scaling your marketing and sales, delivering an exceptional customer experience, and so much more! 

Why I Love It:

It's like a jewelry business owner's Bible, according to some readers, and I’ve compiled my 25+ years of experience from successes (and failures) in the jewelry business to help you achieve your jewelry business goals! 

Cash Confident by Melissa Houston

This gem is written by our financial coach in the Flourish & Thrive Academy's Momentum Program, and it's an absolute game-changer. Melissa unveils the core pillars every small business owner needs to pay attention to, emphasizing the importance of keeping a close eye on your numbers. 

Why I Love It:

Don't worry if numbers make you break out in hives, Melissa removes all fear around diving into your financials. She’s got you covered in this short but mighty book and I promise you’ll never run and hide from your numbers again!

Here’s a quick overview of Episode 413:

[3:45] Tough Titties by Laura Belgray

[7:01] Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell

[9:43] Two Weeks Notice by Amy Porterfield

[12:19] The Desired Brand Effect by Tracy Matthews

[15:03] Cash Confident by Melissa Houston

I hope you grab one or all of the books on my recommended summer reading list. Prepare to feel inspired and to tackle every business hurdle that comes your way this season and beyond. 


xo, Tracy



Desired Brand Effect Book

Tough Titties Book

Buy Back Your Time Book

Two Weeks Notice Book

Cash Confident Book

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