5 Recommended Visionary Reads
As you know readers become leaders. You can’t be a visionary without feeding your brain with wisdom. How else will you give birth to the vision without planting seeds of knowledge? What better way to cultivate your vision than by reading books?
I’m a true book worm. I start my day reading and I read myself to sleep. I’m manifesting my vision even in my subconscious.
Here are five recommended reads for every visionary.
- #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso
#GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.-Excerpt from Amazon
- The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture for $200 and Turned It into a Global Brand by Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor
While working together at a Los Angeles boutique, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor became fast and furious friends over the impossibility of finding the perfect T-shirt. Following their vision of comfortable, fitted T-shirts, they set up shop in Gela’s one-bedroom Hollywood apartment with $200 and one rule: Whatever they did, they both had to be obsessed by it. The best friends’ project became Juicy Couture. Pam and Gela eventually sold their company to Liz Claiborne for $50 million, but not before they created a whole new genre of casual clothing that came to define California cool.-Excerpt from Amazon
- The Dream Is Real by Kenny Burns
Kenny Burns may not be a common household name, but over the past two decades, he has been a major influence on pop culture…behind the scenes that is.
“The Dream is Real” is full of life lessons of how to transform a dream into reality, while persevering in the dim shadows known often as hard work and determination.
Whether speaking on his childhood dreams of being a basketball star in Washington, D.C., starting his first entrepreneur endeavor with childhood friends in Atlanta, connecting hip-hop legends like Jay Z and Ludacris for the first time, doing business with Sean “Puffy” Combs and Damon Dash, or meeting the love of his life, Burns reveals countless set backs that offer readers a keen and honest insight on what it truly means to never comprise one’s values when chasing the American Dream of success.
A page turning, laugh out loud, must read for anyone who needs an extra boost to get over the hurdles of self-doubt and reach the finish line of living a self-defined life. -Excerpt of Amazon
- God Is My CEO by Larry Julian
For more than a decade, God Is My CEO has taught readers how to reconcile their work and faith. Now, in this updated edition, you will learn how to integrate God’s teachings with your own talents to become the successful leader He intended you to be.-Excerpt from Amazon
- The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires by Dennis Kimbro
It’s no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community.
Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Dennis Kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals who’ve scaled the heights of success and how others can emulate them. Based on a seven year study of 1,000 of the wealthiest African Americans, The Wealth Choice offers a trove of sound and surprising advice about climbing the economic ladder, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Readers will learn about how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities like Bob Johnson, Spike Lee, L. A. Reid, Herman Cain, T. D. Jakes and Tyrese Gibson found their paths to wealth; what they did or didn’t learn about money early on; what they had to sacrifice to get to the top; and the role of discipline in managing their success. Through these stories, which include men and women at every stage of life and in every industry, Dennis Kimbro shows readers how to:
· Develop a wealth-generating mindset and habits
· Commit to lifelong learning
· Craft goals that match your passion
· Make short-term sacrifices for long-term gain
· Take calculated risks when opportunity presents itself.
-Excerpt from Amazon, Voted one of the best books of 2015
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