At first, I was terrified. As a speaker a significant portion of my revenue comes from speaking on college campuses and events across the country. But even with a lack of in-person speaking engagements due to COVID-19, I still found a way to DOUBLE my business revenue in 2020.
My secret? Professional development. And I did most of it using one of the cheapest forms of professional development there is… books. I recently got a Kindle Paperwhite as an early birthday gift (if you’re on the fence about getting one, I highly recommend it!) and I’ve been reading more than ever.
Check out the four books I read in 2020 that helped me make twice as much money this year – even during the pandemic.
1. Broke Millennial
But even with this much information it was still a light, painless read that didn’t feel like a college textbook. And you definitely don’t have to read it cover to cover – I just bounced around to the chapters I needed the most. Take what you need and leave the rest.
2. Women & Money
I had high hopes for a finance book written by Suze Orman and Women and Money did not disappoint. I personally loved how much background there was on why a lot of us women may struggle with certain financial decisions.
But most importantly, this book didn’t just talk the talk… I made several of Suze’s strategic recommendations and ended up with an extra $1,237 in my bank account in less than a month. Win!
3. Stop Getting in Your Own Way
If you want to be a CEO, start thinking the way a CEO would; start asking yourself “What business decision would a CEO make if they were in this position?” Don’t just wait until you become wealthy to start making better financial decisions.
4. Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies
That clarity and confidence helped me make more calculated risks in my life and my business! After reading this one, I had a breakthrough about ways to add an additional revenue stream to my business.