15 Lessons from 3 Books every Female Entrepreneur should read

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There are thousands of books published every day. Many of them contain valuable lessons for female entrepreneurs. In the following five minutes you are going to learn 15 lessons from three of the best books female entrepreneurs can read right now. You will not only get inspired, you will also experience actionable lessons that you can implement into your business right away.

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Book Numer 1: #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

About the author:

Sophia Amoruso is an American-born businesswoman. She started her entrepreneurial journey through an eBay store and later founded a fashion company called “Nasty Girl”. She went on to be named as one of the richest self-made women by Forbes in 2016. Her store has been one of the fastest-growing companies in the fashion industry.

About the book:

The book details the story of Sophia from when she started ‘Nasty Girl Vintage’ to the time when she transformed it into the multimillion-dollar business.

Always pay attention to details

The devil is in the details. The more attention you pay to small things, the better understanding you’ll gain of various areas. Each aspect of your job should be intentionally crafted to serve a particular purpose.

Be ahead of the curve

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Being prepared for the events to come will make you a capable leader in your industry. However, there is no shortcut to being prepared, you will have to work your dues and put in the hours.

Make and use your connections

You cannot do everything on your own. It will be like trying to please everyone, and you are bound to fail in doing so. Instead, make valuable connections and be resourceful. Not only will you end up saving a lot of valuable time but also impress more people along the way.

Dress for success

If you don’t look like a successful person, you will never be successful in reality. Always be dressed in a presentable manner. The majority of people you meet form their opinions based on how you look and the way you present yourself.

Stay motivated

The moment you get comfortable is the moment you stop growing. Your aim should be to move on as soon as you have achieved a goal. If you pause, you lose your edge and fall behind.

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Book Numer 2: The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway

About the author:

Scott Galloway is a marketing professor at the NYU. Quite reputed for his industry knowledge, he freely shares his insight into the tech-dominated world of today, lending his advice to students on how to do well in today’s market.

About the book:

The book contains layers of information presented through data and market knowledge. You will be taken on a journey of comprehensive history of The Four: Amazon, Facebook, Apple & Google.

Create your own ecosystem

Companies like Apple have stores where customers can buy anything they need. It makes them feel like they are not merely purchasing a product but an entire platform of services.

Strengthen your competency

We live in a time where Google has replaced the word "search". Instead, whenever we need any information, we ‘google’ it. This is what having a sharp suit is all about. Make your services so enjoyable that they become almost irreplaceable.

Continuous improvement

All of The Four companies were initially start-ups with not much more than driven founders with big dreams. From that stage, they have been continuously improving their services right up to this day, always focusing on delivering more value to their users. Improvement breeds innovation.

Diversify for expansion

Amazon started by selling books, and Facebook was a college thing. Google and Apple were just garage-based companies in a niche. Each of them has diversified to expand beyond its primary industry. Similarly, every other company, too, can benefit from learning new things, and growing beyond what they presently are.

Work with talented people

None of The Four would be where they are today if they had not leaned on the shoulders of skilled workers. When you work with talented people, you can accomplish a lot more than on your own.

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Book Numer 3: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

About the author:

David Schwartz was an American author and a marketing professor at Georgia State University. His teachings in marketing propounded his unique outlook on life.

About the book:

This book teaches several ways to grow as a person by focusing on the power of self-belief.

Be humane

People are fundamentally good. They might just be having a bad day. Talk to people and try to understand that they, too, are human just like you.

Have a positive outlook

Many difficult situations in life seem impossible to overcome, but if you maintain a positive outlook, it can make all the difference in the world. Positivity is a source of energy.

Don’t listen to naysayers

There will always be people telling you that you are not good enough. Don't listen to haters. They’ll try to harm your progress. Focus on getting ahead and leaving the bad behind.

Baby steps

Take just one step at a time, no matter how long the journey might seem. Don't think about the end destination. Instead, think about what’s next. Ultimately, you’ll find the courage to make it through every day.

Turn defeat into victory

Study your setbacks and learn from prior mistakes to pave your way to success. Be your own critic, in a constructive way, and stop blaming luck. Keep in mind that there’s something good in every situation.

“I want every little girl who’s been told she’s bossy to be told again she has leadership skills.”

Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook

Closing Words:

Being an entrepreneur isn't different for a woman than it is for a man. Also, books don't have different lessons inside them, no matter who reads them. Nevertheless, some books resonate better with one or the other. I picked those for books because my girlfriend who is a successful female entrepreneur herself recommended those to me.

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