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With the weather warming up, many of us are looking for ways to enjoy the outdoors, fresh air, and sunshine. Whether it’s sitting in a park, enjoying the view from a porch, or curling up on a couch with the windows open, relaxing with an inspiring book is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. If you’re looking for something to read, this list has a few of my recent favorites for creative entrepreneurs.
I’ve just started reading this after several people recommend it to me. Knowing how passionate I am about taking a less is more approach to life and work, it’s easy to see from the title alone how in tune it is with Marbury’s values. Having just finished another book about boundaries, this has been an incredible resource for focusing on what’s essential in your daily life and eliminating superfluous noise on a daily basis.
This book is a comprehensive resource on the branding process that I’ve found myself recommending to a few recent Afternoon Tea clients. The prompts within it are particularly helpful for asking yourself the right questions about your brand and business, and uncovering your “why” during the brainstorming process.
I recently discovered Alexandra Elle through Instagram, and was immediately pulled in by her way with words. She created this diary to give journalers an outlet for their self-care, healing, and emotional evolution. Each day, you use it as a meditative aid to set your intentions, answer a thought-provoking prompt, and write yourself a note—what better way to begin your day?
This is a novel that I really enjoyed reading recently, and think you will too. If you’re looking to dive deep into a captivating fiction, this book explores themes like motherhood, identity, secrets, and the danger of following rules too closely.
I’d like to end with an inspiring story for fellow creative entrepreneurs, and Alice Waters feels like the perfect candidate. A pioneer of “California cuisine” who has redefined American cooking over the course of her career, Waters shares how her upbringing and surroundings ultimately led to the culture of Chez Panisse.
Any recent reads that you’d like to add to this list? I’d love for you to share them in the comments below!
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