The Six Books That Helped Me Grow as an Artist and Entrepreneur

My favorite piece of advice to give my art coaching clients is to constantly be learning. This will not only help your business, but it will increase your creativity as well. I start each day by reading a few pages in a business, growth, or creative book and have created a roundup of favorite books for artists.

Big Magic

By Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert shares short stories of inspiration, creativity and real life in this amazing book. I️f you need a book that you can pick up at any time, read a chapter or two, and feel inspired then I️ highly recommend this book. Each chapter is only a few pages, easy to digest, and you will walk away with a sense of purpose and drive to create.

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Atomic habits

By James Clear

If you are an entrepreneur, then you need to read this book! When working for yourself, everything falls on you. You make the deadlines, you prioritize what is important, and you ultimately determine your success. Often, our unnoticed habits are the reason we aren’t reaching our goals quick enough. This book shares practical tips to build good habits and break bad habits to find success.

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You’re a Badass at Making Money

By Jen Sincero

I️ love Jen’s candid voice on what it takes to make money. She shares how she started at the bottom and worked her way up, how she built her business, and how we too can be badasses at making money. Similar to her book, You Are a Badass, this short piece inspires the reader to reach their full potential, but also gives great tips into how to actually do that.

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The Perfect Day formula

By Craig Ballantyne

This book serves as a guide to get you out of your day-to-day routine and teaches you how to optimize your life. You know when you have the perfect day, when everything works out and you accomplish all of your goals? This book is a step-by-step guide to figure out how to achieve that every day. It is a great guide if you are struggling to set your schedule and organize your art career.

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Manage Your Day to Day: Build Your Creative Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind

Edited by Jocelyn K Glei


Currently, this is my favorite book for creatives. If you need an all-encompassing guide to build your routine and maximize your creativity, then this book is for you. Each section includes stories from experienced creatives who share their secrets to success. If you need to revamp your routine, up your creativity, or find focus in an overwhelming world, then this book is for you.

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Everything is Figureoutable

By Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo is an amazing entrepreneur and her online masterclass, B School, teaches business owners and creatives how to find their passion and reach their full potential. In her latest book, Everything is Figuroutable, Marie shares her background, how she hustled her way to the top, and how you to can achieve the life and business you have always dreamed about. 

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We hope you found this helpful and hopefully you found a new book to add to your reading list. Have you read any good books lately? Comment below to let us know!

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