5 Books About Mindfulness That Have Helped Me Grow as an Entrepreneur

The other day I mentioned that I’ve never taken a design course. Well, I’ve never taken a business course either.

A quote that always stuck with me throughout college is to “never let your schooling interfere with your education.” And to be honest, 100% of what I know about business, I’ve learn from other business owners, from experience, or from reading. I actually read EVERY morning and it’s one of the best parts of my day!

Here’s 5 books that I keep coming back to again and again.

The Gap And The Gain by Dan Sullivan
This book can be summed up with two thoughts. Either the events of your life are happening TO you, or the events of your life are happening FOR you. Nobody is ever truly standing still, you’re always trending in one direction or the other. This book asks, “are you trending up, or down?” and provides insight in how to remain in the GAIN, trending upward, rather than the GAP, spiraling downward.

Atomic Habits by James Clear
Small habits compounded over time can have an atomic impact on your life. The truly life changing choices are not the ones that risk the most, seek the most, or happen the quickest. They are the positive habits that you choose, day after day, that will truly propel you forward.

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
This book has a similar tone to Atomic Habits, again reiterating the way your daily thinking and daily choices can every day bring you one step closer to a happy, meaningful, successful life. Essentially, the philosophy behind the straight edge is to do all the tiny things that appear to be trivial but have a tremendous impact when done consistently over time.

Think Like A Monk by Jay Shetty
This smooth and easy read outlines all the principles of practicing monks and shows you how you can appropriate those ideals into your everyday life. I’m still in the first half of this book but already I’m thinking differently about the stressors in my life (and my business), how I approach negative feelings, and questioning what’s truly cluttering my creative mind.

How Are You Really? by Jenna Kutcher
This New York Times best seller is about staying true to your authentic self. Jenna tells her story of love, loss, and her path to entrepreneurship, but in doing so she also asks you to look at your own life. To stop and consider asking yourself how you’re really, truly feeling in the moment. How to celebrate when life hands you a win, and how to nurture yourself when life hands you a loss. Honestly, this book brought me to tears within the first three pages.

Funnily enough, none of these books outlined below are actually about business. I’m a huge fan of mindfulness, and any book that challenges me to look at my life and mindset through a new, more analytical lens will teach me more about entrepreneurship than any “business” book will ever provide.

Want to learn more about becoming a brand designer or Showit website designer? We have an entire library of tools, freebies, helpful blog posts, and mentor session options here!



March 9, 2023

Post Date:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Browse The Latest

Hey, I’m Christina! Ten years ago, I was a wedding photographer who loved being creative but didn’t feel totally at home in my work. 

It was only when I discovered Showit, the drag-and-drop website platform that I realized I enjoyed building my website more than I liked doing anything else.

Today, we are a Showit Design Partner and 2021’s Showit Designer of the Year, with 100+ custom clients served, and thousands of templates sold to passionate creatives.

200% in 3 months

After working with us, Jessica's income grew by

2x her annual revenue

Shelby was able to

200% more bookings

Increased by $3000

Shelley and Portugal's starter package

200% more clients

Rachel was able to book

3x her prices

Brittany was able to

Feeling uninspired and fed up with trying to DIY your business?

take the quiz!

Find out your wedding photographer passion blueprint right here!


Learn more about the tools, apps, and software I use to keep my business running.  BONUS: save up to $200 on certain subscriptions when you try for yourself!

Why We Love The Showit Web Platform →

Why a BCo Template Is Perfect For Your Business →

The 3 Biggest Time Saving Apps I Use In My Business →

5 Honeybook Features That Might Surprise You →

3 Tools You Should Be Using To Track Your Website Traffic →