My Favorite Business Books: Back to School Inspiration

We can’t believe it’s back to school time…

As summer winds down, I always get the itch in September to learn something new or start something special in my business.

Because September is the month to get back to school (or business)!

We wanted to share some of our favorite ways for designers to “get back to school” so you can improve you business and design acumen.

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been sharing some of our previous sales and marketing tips.

This week, we are going to share some of our favorite business and lifestyle books.

(No, these are not affiliate links..just good clean fun)…

These books have changed my life over the past few years, so I thought you might enjoy them too!

  1. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
  2. Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
  3. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuck
  4. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
  5. What Motivates Me by Adrian Gostick
  6. No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent by Dan Kennedy
  7. Overcoming Underearning by Barbara Stanny
  8. Built to Sell by John Warrillow
  9. Desire Map by Danielle Laporte
  10. The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
  11. Expectation Hangover by Christine Hassler – not a traditional biz book but can help with getting your mindset right!

I feel like I am cutting the list short but I challenge you to pick up one of these books and read it this week (or listen to the book on tape).

Do you have a favorite book for business or personal development? If you are up for it, hit reply and tell us your favorite. We are always up for recommending more…

xo, Tracy (& Robin)

p.s. speaking of getting back to school.. we have a big announcement coming soon concerning an amazing opportunity to for continuing education and up-leveling your biz… stay tuned!

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  1. Marrian Piera on September 2, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Thanks for this timely information. I have a tendency to make jewelry as I go along and would do well to design a collection. Great advice.

  2. Sarah Faulkner on September 7, 2016 at 8:47 am

    I have read 2 of these & they were LIFE CHANGERS! I picked up E-Myth at your recommendation (in a previous podcast), and then stumbled onto The Big Leap. Both were mind-blowing, incredible works with priceless insight. I am anxious to check out the others on this list! Thank you!

    Also, I’d like to recommend Presence by Amy Cuddy. Her work is fascinating & empowering!

    She’s the woman who did that phenomenal TED talk on body language a few years back. Her research shows that our minds affect our bodies, and vice versa ~ we can change our posture to lower stress, increase other’s perceptions of us, and increase our perceptions of ourselves.

    • Tracy Matthews on November 18, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Hey Sarah! Thanks so much for the recommendation! I saw her TED talk – really amazing stuff! xo, Tracy

  3. Sukey on February 26, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I will be putting this daznzilg insight to good use in no time.

    • Tracy Matthews on February 28, 2017 at 11:49 am

      So glad to hear!

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