3 motivational reads written by 3 women (Blogmas Day 7).

While in theory Christmas is “a swell time to go riding in a one horse slay”, emotionally it feels tough.

We need a little push, a friendly nudge to keep our spirits up. And while not particularly Christmas themed – and mentioned a couple of times in my Instagram and Twitter posts, these three books are my heroes that helped to get through the season.

1. “She Means Business” by Carrie Green. There are a lot of jargony books about business, but this is fortunately not one of them. Like talking to a gal pal over coffee, Green lays out everything you need to know in a clear and unintimidating manner. Reading this solely on tube journeys, I finished this book within two weeks and then completed her 28 day challenge at the end of it.

2. “#GirlBoss” by Sophia Amuroso. By now a staple of any boss lady’s book shelf. Personally I don’t agree with everything Amuroso writes about, but it’s a useful foundational read for anyone just breaking into business or starting their career.

3. “Becoming” by Laura Jane Williams. Having read “Ice Cream For Breakfast” In the summer, I couldn’t wait to read “Becoming”. A shocker and a tickler, I love Williams’ no nonsense, tell it like it is attitude. A positive reinforcement that no anecdote is too daring or shocking and everyone’s journeys are different.

So which one will you pick first?

Han x

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