These business books are game changers for your business and celebrant mindset

By Natasha Johnson

March 25, 2020

celebrant business, celebrant business books

Business books are such a good way to invest in your development as a celebrant without breaking the bank. It actually blows my mind at the amount of knowledge, wisdom and advice that are crammed into books, yet which cost very little to get hold of.

Everytime I read or listen to a book, which I know will have a huge impact on how I run my business, I send out a silent thank you to the author, or even better, I leave a review. What a privilege to be able learn in such a quick, enjoyable and relatively cheap way.

My good friend Penny has recently had a book published (of course, it’s on my top ten list) and I know for a fact that the information that she has put in her book would cost thousands if she shared it with you on a 1:1 basis. This is why I love business books so much, for the ability to be so empowered for very little investment.

So here’s my list of top ten business books, which if you’re now finding yourself with a little more spare time than usual, are awesome books for topping up your business knowledge and inspiring you to do and be the best that you can.

And if you’re experiencing restrictions in book deliveries, all of these are available on Kindle too, which is fab! And as these book are all on Amazon, you can easily change it so that it shows the prices for your country. Also, show some love to your local booksellers too, where you can, especially if you’re not a fan of Amazon!

Books on Money Mindset

You’re A Badass At Making Money By Jen Sincero

Money mindset is just as important as your business mindset. It’s about making sure that you charge what you’re worth and feeling good about making money for what you do.

Check it out here.

Get Rich Lucky Bitch

To say I am a huge fan of Denise Duffield Thomas is an understatement. I’ve been to her workshops online and in person. I’ve had my photo taken with her, I’m a member of her money boot camp and I’ve done her courses. Her gift for teaching women how to reframe how they think about money is spectacular. She has literally helped thousands of women to earn their potential by shifting their money mindset. This book gives a great insight into her teachings. And she’s very real and down-to-earth too.

Check it out here.

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

This is such a must-read book that teaches you about how to handle your income better once you start earning it and making a living from your business. A really useful and practical read.

Check it out here.

Business mindset

Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo

If you’ve never watched anything from Marie TV (available on You Tube), or seen or heard anything of Marie Forleo, then you’re seriously missing out. She has been empowering female business owners for over a decade and so it’s quite incredible that she’s only written a book now. Her book is all about her favourite mantra ‘Everything is figureoutable,’ and she’s right, it is! And her no nonsense, practical and sometimes sweary advice is just brilliant!

Check it out here.

Business presence and visibility

Make Yourself A Little Bit Famous

I am so proud and excited to share my friend Penny’s book here. Being a former BBC reporter and producer, award-winning speaker and visibility expert, Penny is an absolute cheerleader for small businesses. It’s her mission to help small businesses and the experts behind them to get themselves more visible and get their names out there, and making themselves a little bit famous in the process! And this book is written in Penny’s true style with her fabulous personality shining right through!

Check it out here.

Celebrant stuff

The Complete Celebrant Handbook by Han Hills

This is probably the most comprehensive book on celebrancy and celebrant practice that exists, and is such a valuable resource for new celebrants and experienced celebrants alike. From a breakdown of the different symbolic rituals to your work as a celebrant, Han’s guide is a must-have for any celebrant.

Check it out here.

The Knot Guide to Wedding Vows and Traditions

Because I never trained as a Celebrant, I needed a really good book which would help me to understand some of the ceremonial traditions that exists, as well as something which would give me a bit of guidance on vows and how they are formed. I found it with this book. For me it was a great starting point and a very interesting read in the different cultural and religious ceremonial aspects too. A good starter book on vows and ceremonial elements.

Check it out here.

General mindset

How to win friends and influence people

This book was written over 80 years ago, before major technology, before social media, before the internet, YET the business and social principles talked about in this book still apply now more than ever. I absolutely loved reading this book and getting back to basics. Understanding how to talk to people. Understanding what people want to hear. Understanding how to converse and get the best out of people. How to speak to people in difficult and awkward situations. Honestly, I loved this book. Simple, yet powerful and so easy to translate the tips into business communication and marketing.

Check it out here.

The Big Leap by a Gay Hendricks

I can’t speak highly enough about this book. It is such a powerful tool for helping us, whether in a personal or business capacity to release ourselves of our internal fears which hold us back. I am a firm believer that as business people (and human beings) we can do anything that we set out to do but quite often it’s the self-belief, the stories and ideas that we tell ourselves that are responsible for holding us back. This is such a great book if you feel stuck or that you need to do some inner work to move yourself and your business forward.

Check it out here.

Do the work by Stephen Pressfield

This book is an awesome book for all the procrastinators out there. Or those of you who just need a gentle nudge or a stronger kick up the bum to get stuff done. It’s no good having fabulous ideas, or having a to-do list of things that need doing, if you don’t get them done. And so this is what it’s all about, ‘doing the work!’

Check it out here.

Well, I hope my top ten list has given you some great ideas for books that you’d like to get stuck into. Have you got any business favourites that you’ve read that aren’t on my list? Have you read any of these? Do let me know in the comments below.


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About the author 

Natasha Johnson

Natasha is the founder and co-director of awesomeness at the Celebrants Collective, with her business wife, Claire Bradford. When she's not overseeing celebrant development and supporting the hell out of their members, she can be found drinking fabulous Spanish wine, dancing to Beyoncé and hanging out on her veg patch, sometimes all at the same time. She lives in Malaga, Spain with her two favourite humans, three dogs, eight chickens and two giant African snails. (Don't ask!)

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