3 Books Every Millennial Woman Needs To Read
There are so many books that exist that are inspirational, motivational, and simply a good read. But I've only been able to get my hands on a few good books this year. I made it my mission to read 3 specific books, but those 3 aren't the only ones I plan to read. If you're a millennial women like me, looking for something good to get your hands on, something that will motivate you, inspire you, and encourage you then these 3 books are what you need.
Book 1: #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
If you want to read something that is both funny & inspirational then you need to pick up #GirlBoss. This was the second book that I've read this year and I plan to actually buy the book so I can read it over and over again. I usually go to my local library to check out books so I don't waste money on bad ones, but #GIRLBOSS is amazing.
Sophia Amoruso relates so much to the current generation of social media crazed, accidental entrepreneurial, millennials such as myself. To go from dropping out of school, to working various retail positions, to dumpster diving & hitch hiking with friends, but most importantly starting where you are to get where you want to be is both inspirational and motivational. It took me a few days to get through the book, but this book can be read in one day - two days tops. And after reading the book, all I wanted to do was just start my business and get it growing, of course I was hoping things would go as quickly as it seemed for Sophia, but after all was read and done, this book was nothing less of motivation for me.
If you only get to read one book this year make sure it's the Power of Broke. I'm not going to lie, though, I did not read the entire book, maybe a good 1/3 of it, and to be honest, the message was already introduced and made reference of in the beginning. At the beginning of the book, Daymond John breaks down what the "power of broke" concept is and how you need to shift your mindset to thinking as such. The power of broke mindset doesn't mean act that your broke, literally, but it does mean that instead of thinking about what you don't have and wish you had, think about what you can do with what you have to get where you want to be. Daymond John cuts in and out with his own personal story of creating business that failed and having jobs with little pay, but doing the most with the money he earned. He even talks about his success with creating FUBU (For Us, By Us clothing line). The whole idea of the power of broke mindset is about tapping into your creativity when your back is against the wall, when things don't go as planned, and when you simply don't have what you "need".
Book 3: Lean In by Sherly Sandberg
I am currently reading this book, but so far I would recommend this to both men and women. The book is geared towards women in a sense that Sheryl Sandberg is motivating women to find their voice, but to not be afraid to use it to make change happen. So much controversy surrounds women in the workplace, but women in leadership altogether. Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, discusses her experience in leadership from working at Google & Facebook; the challenges she faced with becoming a mother while also holding her leadership position, as well as, her first hand experiences of seeing other women sit back, not raise their hands, and not fight for a spot at the table. All of these things are being experienced both in life and in the workplace for women and Sandberg voices her opinion with evidence to back up her words about women, leadership, and the ability to lean in to growth and change.