My 5 Favourite Books So Far In 2019

book shelfI love to read and rarely watch TV. Believe it or not, my reality used to be the reverse!

As a kid, I was slow learning how to read. I wanted to read and would try to read, but I had difficulty taking in words on a page. My dear mother had to hire a reading tutor for me!

Anyway, that was a long time ago. Now books (the real, printed ones) are among my favourite media.

Bedtime reading is a welcome part of my routine these days. After setting out my yoga clothes for the morning, washing my face, and brushing my teeth, I crawl into bed to read a few pages from one of the books on my nightstand (if I’m not too tired).

Even if reading isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy books by listening to audio versions. Check out audible if you haven’t already.

Here are my five favourite reads so far this year. You might find one for your nightstand.

No B.S. Social Media Marketing by Kim Walsh Phillips

I can’t believe I had this book for a couple years before getting around to reading it. Kim does a fantastic job of showing how to monetize social media and get a high return on investment. She gives all kinds of examples, and these are not your average social media campaigns. This is a great read for anyone who wants to invest in social media or already does.

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Profit First is the kind of book that can turn your perspective upside down. It gives you a system for managing money so that your business always makes a profit and you know exactly how much to spend on operating expenses. I got a lot out of this book, but I offer words of caution: this teaches one system only and it may not be the best system for you. There’s always more than one way to do things.

Educated by Tara Westover

Tara tells her life story of growing up in a survivalist, Mormon family and stepping into a classroom for the first time at 17 years old. This is not a business or marketing book, but it sure makes you reflect on how people overcome adversity. This is an outstanding book.

The Big Picture Guide To Building Your Dream Practice by Catherine Crosbie

Okay, okay… shameless self-promotion. Actually, I wouldn’t dare rank my own book among other great works! But it’s pretty cool to get fantastic feedback from people I know and trust. Here’s what one reader says:

“This is an amazing book that is packed full of very specific advice on how to grow any practice or small business. Every business owner needs to know “The Big Picture” and Catherine Crosbie makes it very clear while providing excellent steps for achieving solid, dependable business growth. I highly recommend this gem of a business book.” – Mary Jane Copps, The Phone Lady

Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer

I recently read this classic for the first time. Ringer tells his story of being a lowly mortgage broker living off scraps from his clients to leapfrogging into great success in less than a year. He shares fundamental truths about people, business, and life. Plus, he’s a hilarious writer.

Do you have a favourite book that I should read? Email to let me know!

Warm regards,

Catherine Crosbie

Catherine Crosbie
Founder & CEO