Team Rock My Wedding have always got our noses in books. Or more likely these days, our ears. Audiobooks are allowing us to consume so much more content although sometimes we do love to get the highlighter out and mark important sentences and sections. How are you consuming books these days? We thought we'd share with you 5 books great books for your business that we've loved over the past few years that you might find useful for personal growth too.
Last week we shared some tips on how to improve your productivity. Atomic Habits by James Clear is an excellent book for furthering this. If you're after a framework of how to improve your every day then this book will be a great asset to your reading list.
How broad is your 'range'? We're not talking Jack of all trades Master of none here. But how do you pool your inspiration? And how do you put those inspirations and experiences into improving your performance? In Range, Epstein talks about failing as learning and how those of us who think broadly and embrace a diverse breadth of experiences will achieve success.
Labeled as 'The essential career handbook for creative working women', Uwagba's Little Black Book is the perfect companion for today's creative woman. That's not to say men can't read this book because there is something in there for anyone with a creative business. From brand building to networking, it's a really good crash course in gaining the tools you need to build a successful business.
Have you given much thought to your brand? Or what 'brand' even means? The Brand Gap will help you to better understand what it means to have a solid brand and how that can impact the overall success of your business. With easily digestible chapters and useful diagrams throughout, The Brand Gap covers off 5 brand disciplines that when learned, you will never forget. With a useful glossary of terms at the back too, you'll be much more confident about how to build your brand once you close the back cover.
If you want a broader overview of brand then How To Style Your Brand by Fiona Humberstone is a great place to start. Fiona talks about what a brand is and how to define your own. She speaks to the importance of getting the aesthetics of your brand right but also knowing your brand inside out. She talks about how to decide which clients are the right ones for you to work with and how to really sell yourself and get in front of those clients/couples that you really want to reach. It is a must-have book for anyone with their own business who wants an easy to digest lesson in nailing their brand.
We'd love to know your thoughts on any of these books and any others that you've found useful to your business so we can share them with the community. Drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any recommendations. You can find Range, Atomic Habits, and Little Black Book on Audible too.