So many words of inspiration have inspired and supported me on my journey...
Below you will find my favorite books focused on creative entrepreneurship, adventure, empowerment and tons of inspiration! These books and authors have been stepping stones on my journey. I couldn't have done it without them—they are a wellspring of resources, guidance and more. One of the cornerstones of wild entrepreneurship is collaboration (not competition). With this in mind, I will be reaching out to fellow authors to feature their work. Stay tuned for book reviews and other miscellaneous reviews posted here!
On My Bookshelf: Winter 2019
Building A Storybrand: Clarify Your Message so Customers Will Listen
Wow, I highlighted useful tid bits on every page of this book. Miller’s step by step framework for clarifying what your business actually does is simple yet profound. I applied the 7 step process to both my jungle lodge and my forthcoming book. This is a must read for all Wildpreneurs, particularly those who need a boost with marketing— some simple shifts in how you present your product/service to your clients can make all the different.
Lunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy, Peace and Purpose Using the Phases of the Moon
I’ve a decade of living in the jungle I’m finally tuning into the influence of the moon on my personal rhythms. This book has deepened my understanding of lunar phases and how we can work with the energy of the moon instead of against it. For example, did you know that the new moon is the best time to set your intention around a new project? Though this book has a focus on feminine energy, it’s a useful tool for all Wildpreneurs looking to align their productive energy with natural cycles. Easier to go with the flow than against it, right?
On My Bookshelf: Fall 2018
I am cruising through this book and loving it! The philosophy of simplicity in life and in wild business deeply resonates with me. I've gifted a copy of this to several of my friends. Carver's graceful tone is inspiring and motivational.
When to Jump
Is there a little voice inside your head that's questioning your career path, tugging at your sleeve and whispering to you to follow your heart and your passion? This book will support you with making the jump.
I'll be bringing this one to Mexico with me! It was published a few years ago and I've finally got my hands on it. Look forward to some creative ideas for shoestring funding! Will share with you what I discover on my blog soon.
What I Will Do To Feel The Way I Want To Feel
A friend recommended this day planner to me over the summer. I actually gifted it to my boyfriend then stole it back from him! I'm completely hooked. Call me old fashioned, but I much prefer this to using my iphone. There's just something about writing things down with a pen! This journal has become my place for daydreaming and brainstorming as well as goal setting and of course my to-do lists! As our own bosses we get to structure our days and desires. This planner is an excellent tool for managing your short term and long term to-do lists as well as a place to set personal and professional goals. The journal is loaded with mindfulness and gratitude exercises that prompts you to pause regularly. Personally, the act of writing things down feels much more real than using a device to manage my time so I love this journal!
Tribe of Mentors
The author of the 4 Hour Work Week (also essential for wildpreneurs) brings us an incredible collection of interviews from trailblazers and leaders globally. I immediately sent both of my brothers a copy of this book. It's a bit of an encyclopedia (takes a while to get through it and you'll definitely want a highlighter handy) but it's a treasure trove of advice and resources.
This book sent my business philosophy spiraling in an entirely different direction. Benyus guides us through the tremendous wisdom of Mother Nature and how we many use her simple yet gracefully complex systems in our wild businesses. The biggest oak tree started out as a tiny acorn...A must read if you're curious to know more about green business and sustainability (personally and professionally).
My friend Derek Loudermilk, founder of the Art of Adventure podcast (give it a listen!) recently released his first book. It's on its way to my mailbox and I can't wait to crack the cover.