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6 Books to Drive Your Inner CEO

6 Books to Drive Your Inner CEO

This is my 13th installment of my Work Series Wednesday. Every Wednesday I will be sharing stories from my work journey and other work lessons I learned. This series is called #WhitxWorkSeries!

It's easy to feel burnout and overwhelmed at the end of the year. I feel that now - between trying to finish everything for my clients, to shooting the campaigns I have for the blog. Now add in all the Holiday Season activities, sales, and gift buying and then I start to lose my mojo a bit.  I always have a lot on my plate but I like it that way, that is part of my personality. I always like to be working on something or learning something new. I love to learn and figure out better ways for me to be running my business and building my brand.

One of my favorite ways to recharge and re-connecting with my inner hustler is reading inspirational books.  I have rounded up my favorite books that always help rally me when I'm feeling a bit lost. Here are 6 books are overflowing with advice, self-help and business lessons you can apply to your own life. These books are great gifts option to your fellow female hustler or mentor in your life. I recommend reading these over the Thanksgiving weekend to help tap back into your creativity and drive!

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero is an entertaining read with plenty of real-world advice. Her book aims to empower any readers and teach you how to stop doubting yourself and get stuff done.


Leave Your Mark is a book filled with advice and mentorship about moving your career forward from the Brand PR Guru Aliza Licht. You may remember her behind the DKNYPR Twitter and Tumblr account. This book is a must read for people looking to build and communicate their personal brand!



This book is for my corporate babes! Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett blends personal stories with research, statistics, infographics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. It provides new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter every day and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world.


If you are looking for some great female role models - this book, In The Company of Women by Grace Bonney, has over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship.


If you have any questions or wanted to be featured in the Work Series – please email me! I would love to hear from you.


Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis shows you how to live with passion and hustle--and how to give yourself grace without giving up. exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively. This book encourages you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg contains a fascinating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.


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