As 2022 slowly but surely comes to a close, you’re probably naturally reflecting on your highs and lows as a content creator while planning for the year ahead. In your personal life, you’re probably also setting resolutions for yourself such as reading more in the coming year. In the spirit of working smarter (not harder), why not add reading books about content creation and entrepreneurship to your goal list? Way to kill two birds with one stone. In this blog post, we share a handful of books you should read to get a jump start on your reading goal for 2023 and inspire you to work more efficiently as a creator.
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
You can easily feel alone when you’re continuously procrastinating, delaying the completion of important tasks, and feeling overwhelmed by pretty much everything because you procrastinated. However, procrastination is something that many people struggle with, especially content creators who naturally take on many different tasks and roles. In Eat That Frog, author Brian Tracy walks you through some actionable strategies to help you recognize the source of your procrastination and overcome it by completing the tasks that have the most significant impact on your life, aka eating your ugliest frog of the day.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
This New York Times best-selling productivity book is about working smarter, not harder, which we preach a lot here at Streamlabs. In this book, Ferriss encourages readers to live for today by working so efficiently that they can have more time to do things they love, such as traveling, instead of waiting until they’re retired to enjoy life. From hiring virtual assistants to knowing your worth (and charging a premium), Ferriss outlines how to live the life of your dreams without delaying gratification.
Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media by Brittany Hennessy
Anyone can create content, but building a brand that resonates with people and drives them to move on your calls to action is much harder than it looks. In Influencer, Influencer Marketing vet, Brittany Hennessy deep dives into what creators should be doing at every stage of their journey to build an engaged audience, connect with their favorite brands, and monetize their influence in a way that makes dollars and sense.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
If you’re walking into the new year wishing to trade old bad habits for some new ones that can help propel you forward in all areas of your life, add this read to the top of your list. In Atomic Habits, Clear stresses the importance of creating systems that help you ditch old behaviors while sticking to those that will positively impact your life. This book also includes inspiring stories about people from all walks of life, including Olympic gold medalists and successful business leaders.
Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo
It’s no secret that content creation has many moving pieces. However, anything can be solved with the right resources and the determination to find the answers. That’s precisely the point Marie Forleo wishes to drive home in this read. From habits that will help you achieve more of your goals to dealing with imposter syndrome, there is a ton to be gained from this handbook.
While purchasing these books online is an easy way to get them in your hands, we also encourage you to support your local brick and mortar bookstore. We hope the books on this list push you to go after your goals in 2023. Which one of these reads are you going to pick up first?