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Emma Gannon's Top Book Recommendations

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Are you sick of being a freelancer with an irregular income? Do you ask yourself every single month how much you'll earn? Worried you won't have any new upcoming clients at all?

My Creative (Side) Business is a book for smart creatives who desire to focus on their creative output and monetize their work. Whether you're trying to figure out a slow strategic way to become a creative freelancer and want to kick off a real plan, or whether you're determined to find ways to create regular income streams doing what you enjoy, this book will help you do just that.

Recommended by Emma Gannon, and 1 others.

Emma GannonThis book has really opened my eyes, and I’ve discovered so many interesting people who do interesting jobs. It’s full of tips, and I love books that have interviews. It’s quite meaty this book. There’s a lot in there. (Source)

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This book is a quiet revolution, a guide filled with practical advice to help you curb your obsessions and build boundaries between your work, your job, and your life. From business anecdotes about fulfilling orders to more personal stories about Marlee Grace’s recovery from divorce and addiction, this book is full of wisdom and resilience, with plenty of discussion about ritual and routine as ways to create effective and positive creative life change.

In her workshops on healing and creative process, Grace helps people acknowledge their blocks and address them by setting distinct...
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Emma GannonI think it taps into this weird problem we’ve got at the moment—maybe it’s millennials, maybe it’s everyone, but we feel so guilty when we’re not working. (Source)

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The Decision Book

Fifty Models for Strategic Thinking

Every day, we face the same questions: How do I make the right decision? How can I work more efficiently? And, on a more personal level, what do I want?

This updated edition of the international bestseller distills into a single volume the fifty best decision-making models used in MBA courses, and elsewhere, that will help you tackle these important questions. In minutes you can become conversant with:

The Long Tail • The Maslow Pyramids • SWOT Analysis • The Rubber Band Model • The Prisoner's Dilemma • Cognitive Dissonance • The Eisenhower Matrix •...
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Emma GannonIt’s an amazing book. If you are confused by how to get through the day with multiple projects, it tells you how to prioritise your day. It’s incredible. (Source)

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The Artist's Way

"Without The Artist's Way, there would have been no Eat, Pray, Love.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

A stunning gift edition of the powerful bestselling book on creativity.The Artist’s Way is one of the bestselling gift books of all time. Beautifully packaged with a slipcase and ribbon, this tenth anniversary gift edition is the ideal gift for loved ones engaged in creative lives.
Recommended by Anand C, Emma Gannon, and 2 others.

Anand CSTARTING FROM AUTHENTICITY: by observing, showing humility and being grateful - I started being open to what’s in the sub-conscious more (30+ sessions in). Speaking your truth is a powerful result of this. One great book to help explore this. (Source)

Emma GannonInstead of all these fast paced books saying: ‘Here’s how to be amazing, here’s how to get a side hustle, here’s how to hustle, hustle, hustle.’ This is the total opposite. It’s about slowing right down and connecting with yourself again. (Source)

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"This is what the future of work (and the world) looks like. Actually, it's already happening around you." — Tony Hsieh, CEO,

In bestsellers such as Purple Cow and Tribes, Seth Godin taught readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. But this book is about you—your choices, your future, and your potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team: the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there's...
Recommended by Sean Si, Armina Sirbu, Ann Handley, and 9 others.

Vincent PuglieseLinchpin by Seth Godin, The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey, and Rich Dad, Poor Dad had immediate effects on my life. (Source)

Marc MontagneThe corporate world is a crazy world to navigate, this book helps a lot, especially if you are starting a career. (Source)

Armina SirbuMy favorite book is Linchpin by Seth Godin. I think it's business, but it can very well be non-business as well because it's so much about life. I re-read fragments from time to time to get a jump-start when I need it. (Source)

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