In 2007, I started my own graphic design company. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I was determined to make it. Over 11 years later, I have failed and gotten up more times than I would like to admit. Yet, throughout that entire time, I have been my own boss. This is why reading books like Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS are so important to me. I love to see how people found their success and what obstacles they overcame along the way. If you are loving the message and vibe that Amoruso has in #GIRLBOSS, then think about checking out these books to get motivated.

Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba

Cara Alwill Leyba lays out a plan to become a better woman. I know it sounds crazy and too simple, but no matter where you are in your life or what you want to be, Girl Code shows the reader that we need to show up for each other. We need to celebrate each other’s achievements while pushing to make our own mark. Share. Connect. Support. Don’t break the girl code.

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Are you a badass? The answer should be yes, but if it isn’t, maybe try reading Sincero’s book. You Are a Badass takes a distinctive approach to guiding and helping the reader. It gives advice and examples of ways to change the things we do that sabotage our dreams so we can live our best possible life.

Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life by Gary John Bishop

This is the no-nonsense, smack-you-in-the-face guide to getting over your hang-ups and overcoming the obstacles we put in our own way. This is not your parent’s self-help book. It is filled with a unique and valuable perspective.

High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard

Habits are what shape us all. Every day we make choices and perform the same tasks over and over again. What if we all started to do this, but with the purpose to achieve long-term success. In Burchard’s book, he expertly explains to his readers the most effective habits for doing this. To become a high performer, you must seek clarity, generate energy, raise necessity, increase productivity, develop influence and demonstrate courage. This book is about the art and science of how to practice these proven habits.

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis

I have recommended this book to a lot of people and continue to do so to this day. Rachel Hollis is one of those motivators that just speaks to me because I feel like she gets it. If you are looking for a way get over yourself and start showing up, this is the book I would recommend.