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Don’t Burn Your Books!

Takao Fire Walking Festival by Stan Chow

Starting a business can be like walking on fire. Hot coals burning your feet.



You know you should walk slow and steady but you want to sprint away screaming!

Where should you put your foot next?

You know those moments in business when you’re thinking how the hell did I get here and what on earth do I do next?

How can you escape the BURN?


You’ll always have those moments in business.  They never go away. But owning a business offers rewards well worth the temporary torture.


If you’re going to own a business you can temper the scalding by learning from people who have already been through the fiery hell and have achieved the success you aspired to.

Burns suck!! Let these business owners save you from pain.

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield

Power Stories by Valerie Khoo

Life’s A Pitch by Philip Delves Broughton

Everyone Communicates Few Connect by John C Maxwell

Blog Inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do by Gordon Livingston

Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic

Blogging To Drive Business by Eric Butow & Rebecca Bollwitt

Excuses Begone! By Wayne Dyer

Small Business Ru!es by Mathew Dickerson (reviewed here)

Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Pitch Anything by Oren Claff

If you would like to minimise the hurt, embrace the sunshine and plan to read any of these books I’d love to know.

Maybe you’d like to read them at a similar time to me and we can tread the hot coals with our blogs and businesses together?

Over to you.

Share the books on your reading list this year. Tell me your favourite blogging or business book of all time.

Safe trekking!

8 Responses to Don’t Burn Your Books!

  1. What a great list of books about business! I especially want to read “A Life Without Limits”. I’ve watched some videos of Nick speaking, and he’s so inspiring.

    found you via the blog challenge!

    • Hi Crystal!
      Great to have you visit again. I saw your blog headline today and will definitely be checking it out. Anyone who can juggle it all has my attention 🙂

  2. That’s a great list, Caylie. I’ve not planned my reading yet – and i need to catch up! Like Crystal, I do fancy reading A Life Without Limits – keep inspired 🙂

    • Hi Jan!
      Lovely to have you here as always. Be sure to share or link to your booklist once you’ve planned it.

  3. Excellent post. Excellent reading list. There are definitely some that I would like to read. My favorite blogging book is 31 Days To build a better blog.

    • Hi Retha,
      Thanks for your comment!
      You know I own 31DBBB but I haven’t read it yet. Really must get on to it (if you saw my boxes of books you would know how hard it is to pick only a handful).
      Cheers, Caylie

  4. What a great list of reading you’ve shared. Thanks! I’m a book lover too so NO burning will be done here! I do a lot of social media and blog reading so I’d like to find time to read one of these this year. I’m at a conference right now and was given one by the keynote speaker that I’m excited to read. She is so good to listen too. Renegades Write the Rules by Amy Jo Martin. Thanks!

  5. Oh yay! This looks like an incredible list of books and I want to read every one of them! Thanks for sharing Caylie! (You know that book, $100 Start-up)? I think that’s a greta one too. I think you probably read it from the 72Hour sale. Loved that book.

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