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In an effort to grow and learn, I've gathered stacks of books, read five of them last month, and share them here with you!

5 Books That Help You Grow and Learn

As I drowsily stumble out of the early years of motherhood, first years of homeschool, and beginnings of being a stay-at-home-mama, I figured I’d try to use some of the free time I have now that they can wipe their own tushies to read more.

Since I’m always looking for good books, I decided to share what I read last month in case you’re looking, too!

Becoming a Person of Influence- John C. Maxwell

I enjoyed hearing him speak at Young Living’s major event last summer.

Not because he gave me some secret to business I didn’t know before, but because he is so people-centered and servant-hearted .

Between that and his amazing work ethic, I was excited to read the first book I’ve ever read of his.

It did not disappoint.

I always get nervous when I read business books.

I fear that at some point it’s going to be all about the sale, but this one was all about the people.

Great read.

Get your copy here.

Boss Up!: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Business Book- Lindsay Teague Moreno

I love the simplicity of this book.

I’m in year two of running my business. When I jumped in, I never really took the time to do some of these basic things.

This book was a quick read that taught me very tangible ideas I could put into practice right away within my own business and with those building theirs alongside me.

Get your copy here.

The Energy Bus- Jon Gordon

I’d never seen any growth books that were written like a novel until this one.

Picking it up as a recommendation from another successful business woman, and I flew through it.

The light-heartedness and simple but practical lessons along the way were my favorite part.

Get your copy here.

Getting Noticed A No-Nonsense Guide to Standing Out and Selling More for Momtrepreneurs Who Ain’t Got Time for That – Lindsay Teague Moreno

Another quick read, Moreno guides you through the basics of gaining ground in business through social media.

It’s one I’m going to go back through because it had so many great little nuggets of wisdom!

Also, it’s very hard to apply all the things all the time all at once, so it’s one I’ll be digging into again soon.

Get your copy here.

Becoming- Michelle Obama

Last, but certainly not least, this book took the longest, stretching into February as I finished.

One word to sum it all up: wow.

While we may not agree on every single thing in there, I identified with her on so many levels.

The beauty of this book for me was that she and I are both so different and yet so very alike.

I love reading about hard-working, successful women who’ve balanced life, kids, and career.

Michelle Obama is one heck of a mama. One amazing wife, friend, mentor, and child of God.

Her openness about living in the White House and walking alongside her husband during his many years of political work was fascinating.

It made me see our nation’s biggest job and her role in such a different way.

I highly recommend this book because like Michelle shares, all blue or all red is ridiculous. We’re human beings with human needs.

I rejoiced with her as a mama.

Cried with her as a daughter.

Felt frustration with her as a wife and a woman.

And decided that if I had the chance, I’d invite that girl over for a glass of wine as soon as possible. She’s one heck of a friend to have in your corner.

Highly recommend this one!

Get your copy here.

Final Thoughts

I loved reading my way through the start of this new decade, so I’ve continued it into February!

I’m learning so much.

Gotta run. There’s a stack of reading with my name on it sitting on the coffee table.

In an effort to grow and learn, I've gathered stacks of books, read five of them last month, and share them here with you!

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