Looking for inspiration and a big old kick in the pants? Read these 5 books.

We love a good book.

We also love a book that gives us a good kick in the pants when it comes to life, productivity, and the general ins and outs of running a business.

And, from time to time, we even love a book that challenges us to think differently and get out of our own way. 

These 5 books could be considered all of the above. Which makes them the perfect books to help inspire you and lift you up, while kicking your butt and causing some major paradigm shifts along the way.

5 inspiring books to read RIGHT NOW.

  1. Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
    We kicked off our 2015 Mastermind by having everyone read this book because it had created such profound transformation in our own lives and productivity. While some didn't really resonate with Yo Pal Hal's tone (he shouts when he's excited), the actual concepts were sound. If you're looking for a way to kick-start your day, boost your creativity, and be more productive (and who ISN'T), this book is for you.
  2. The 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
    Those that didn't resonate with Yo Pal Hal definitely resonated with Tim Ferriss's no nonsense approach to business. His ideas around streamlining business, removing yourself from the equation, and outsourcing tasks that are taking up too much time and energy were downright revolutionary. If you're looking for ways to be more efficient, work less, and earn more, this is the book for you.
  3. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
    This was, hands down, THE most popular book that we read last year. Every single woman in our Mastermind L O V E D it. Like, wanted to revel in the femmespiration and kick ass like Sophia Amoruso. Her honest and raw look into what it takes to be successful was refreshing, and goes to show what showing up, honing your craft, and a dedication to the hustle can do. If you're in need of a Myspace to Millions kind of biopic, #GIRLBOSS has your name written all over it.
  4. The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
    We love to throw a little woo into the mix whenever we talk with badass business women. And The Big Leap is practically the woo bible when it comes to entrepreneurship. With concepts like Upper Limiting, a barometer for success, and zone of genius, it's ripe for helping people get out of their own way and recognize where they could do a bit of work. If you're looking for a book to shed light on the stories and limiting beliefs that are holding you back from killing it in business, this book is for you.
  5. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
    Not sure about you, but we love a good pep talk — complete with hand holding and ass kicking — from a straight shooter.  In fact, this book is the perfect blend of every single book on this list. Jen Sincero talks about the principles in Miracle Morning, the productivity and badassery of 4-Hour Workweek, throws in a few personal stories about success a la #GIRLBOSS, and has juuuust enough woo to make it meaningful. If you're looking for ONE book to add to your Kindle right now, because that's seriously all you can muster, this book is for you.  

What about you?

What books are on YOUR must read list or have been blowing up your feed lately?

What books have had the biggest impact on you?