and closely guarding your quality sleep. (Her latest book, "The Sleep Revolution," hones in on that topic). This book provides a broader look at the way we evaluate our success in a world so focused on fame and fortune and provides useful advice for keeping things in perspective and in balance when you're climbing your way to the top. "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert After the immense success of "Eat, Pray, Love," Gilbert tackles creativity, inspiration and the elusive muse in her latest book. The book offers a frank discussion of some of the less glamorous realities of living a creative life-- the struggle to produce quality work, fears of inadequacy. She covered this topic in a TEDTalk as well, and her vulnerable approach weaves in her own experience, creating a narrative that is as relatable as it is inspiring. "Shark Tales: How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business" by Barbara Corcoran Barbara Corcoran was a business force to be reckoned with long before she joined the cast of judges who hear hundreds of Shark Tank pitches from entrepreneurs, both men and women. She knows the mistakes that women can make in their journey to business success, because she traveled that road herself. In her 2011 book, she walks you through her entrepreneurial journey, sharing lessons on life and business along the way. "Become an Idea Machine: Because Ideas Are the Currency of the 21st Century" By Claudia Azula Altucher Entrepreneurship is more of a marathon than a sprint, and it requires the ability to think quickly, creatively solve problems and produce a constant flow of ideas. This book fro Claudia Altucher is more of a workbook than a novel, providing months of daily prompts to "flex your idea muscle." By completing these exercises and pushing yourself to think differently, you'll expand your ability to come up with novel solutions to any challenge that entrepreneurship sends your way. "Radical Self Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dreams" by Gala Darling Let's face it -- entrepreneurship isn't for a faint of heart. Financial challenges, late nights, constant pitching and a close tie between your venture and your sense of self can wear on your confidence and your opinion of yourself. This book is packed with the Radical Self Love that Gala is all about and will help turn you into your own number one fan. It functions like a hug and a pep talk from your best friend, reminding you how amazing you are and giving you actionable steps to revive the passion, confidence and--as Gala puts it--"love and sequins" inside your heart.
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