my summer blog & biz reading list

June 17, 2018

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This is the last in my mini series on a blogger's education and branches out into more of the business and development side of things. Because this will be the natural progression once the foundation is laid and you have a handle on where you are going. It will also be about this time that you start to understand those areas that you are being pulled toward or want to explore.

You can read part one: Free Blogging Courses You Can Begin Today, part two: Books for New Bloggers, and part three: 7 Blogging Classes Under $200, here.



Summer break is just around the corner and with it a shift in my schedule. What better time to catch up on some reading?

So what's on my list?

Seven principles for belonging, social media power tips for power users, unlocking the secrets to success, sanity and happiness for the female entrepreneur, take charge of how others view your brand, become irresistible and make a bigger impact, becoming an authentic leader, and mastering the mindset of wealth.

Let's take a look:

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1 // The Art of Community, Charles H. Vogl
Winner of the Nautilus Silver Book Award, The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging draws on 3,000 years of history and the author's personal experience to lay out seven time-tested principles for growing enduring, effective and connected communities. With hands-on tools to enable the creative adaptation of these principles to any group, this is a guide for leaders seeking to build vibrant, living cultures that enrich lives.


2 // The Art of Social Media, Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick
With over 100 practical tips, tricks, and insights, this is one essential guide that overwhelmed beginners and seasoned professionals alike in the online promotion realm need to get the most return for your time, effort and investment. The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users presents a ground-up strategy proven to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social media platforms.


3 // Girl Code, Cara Alwill Leyba
With the conviction that there is no reason to hoard information, connections or insight, and that we all do better when these things are shared willingly and openly, Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity and Happiness is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, 'side-hustlers' and anyone in between. This is not about building a multi-million dollar business, systems or finance, but about how to build the confidence in yourself, reconnect to your 'why', eradicate jealousy, and learn the power of connection in community.


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4 // Perception, Franziska Iseli & Christo Hall
Combining a wacky sense of adventure and penchant for storytelling with a common-sense approach, Iseli and Hall share their unique approach to marketing small business. However, this is more than just a book for business, and the strategies outlined behind influencing perception can fundamentally work to shape our personal lives as well, altering our trajectory in profound ways.


5 // Discover Your True North, Bill George
Being a leader is about much more than title and management skills: its fundamentally a question of who we are as human beings. Best-selling leadership classic, Discover Your True North: Becoming an Authentic Leader includes stories from diverse, contemporary 'authentic' leaders and helpful exercises that reveal the purpose of our individual leadership, and shows how to use these natural abilities to inspire and empower others to excellence.


6 // You Are a Badass at Making Money, Jen Sincero
New York Times best-selling author, Jen Sincero returns with more personal essays and bite-sized, aha concepts to launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach and unlock your true earning potential to, as the cover says, "master the mindset of wealth".


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How about you?

What have been your favourite blogging, business, +/ personal development books that you think I should add to my summer to-read list?

Drop your recommendations in the comments below.

Thank you and happy reading!


An infopreneur and creative mentor, Beka Buckley is passionate about exploring the intersection between creativity, spirituality, and entrepreneurship. With a focus on sharing craft, blogging and social media guides on her blog, she helps can-do, creative souls become independent leaders of their domains, both on and offline.

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