6 Best Mindset Books for Female Entrepreneurs

The 6 Best Mindset Books for New Female Entrepreneurs

For any ambitious female entrepreneur, it’s crucial to have the right mindset if you are serious about building the business of your dreams, avoiding overwhelm and doubt, and getting consistent results.


Through personal experience, personal development and coaching more than 200 Female Entrepreneurs, I’ve seen over and over how your mindset can either hold you back and keep you playing small, or propel you forward and open up a world of possibility. 


Which of those options would you choose?


If it’s the later, then I have some good news for you. Everyone can improve their mindset and it’s never to late to start.


There are many ways to get started, and one of the fastest is to simply pick up a book and get reading!


I LOVE books. Since having children and running a business, I don’t always have time to sit down and read books the way I used to. Instead I use Audible from Amazon, so I can listen to books while cooking, getting dressed, doing chores, exercising or running my Mums Taxi service.


Here are my top 5 books on Mindset that I recommend to all my clients and New Female Entrepreneurs Club members. Each one I’ve personally found helpful as I’ve developed my own mindset and supported others to go through the same process.


Happy reading!


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Changing the way you think to fulfil your Potential

by Carol Dweck


When Dr Carol Dweck published her research in this book in 2006, it changed the way people understood the link between a persons mindset and their success.

Previously, it was widely believed that your ability to achieve was fixed. You were either smart and could achieve great success or you weren’t and you were doomed to struggle.

In Mindset, Dweck explains that your mindset and your ability to achieve can develop over time and, if you choose to adopt a Growth Mindset, then there would be little to stop you from achieving great things.

By the end of this book you’ll know exactly how to shift to a powerful growth mindset, making this a Must-Read for all Female Entrepreneurs!


Quote: “Becoming is better than being.” Dr. Carol Dweck


Get the book > Mindset, by Carol Dweck

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Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action

by Susan Jeffers


This book is pure gold.

It is packed full of straight-forward wisdom and advice to help you turn your doubts into determination and, as the title promises, learn to feel the fear and do it anyway.

As a female entrepreneur or business owner, every day you’ll find yourself with a new challenge or situation that will ignite your doubts (of you let it) and test your courage. But you need to be able to rise to these occasions and opportunities, and this book shows you exactly how to do that.

If you are in a hurry to get moving, there’s also a great abridged version.


Quote: “Every time you encounter something that forces you to “handle it,” your self-esteem is raised considerably. You learn to trust that you will survive, no matter what happens. And in this way your fears are diminished immeasurably.” Susan Jeffers


Get the book > Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway


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The Gifts of Imperfection

Let go of you you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are

by Brené Brown


Perfectionism is the enemy of progress.

So many of the female entrepreneurs I speak and work with feel paralysed by the fear of putting anything out into the world that isn’t 100% perfect. But this is one of the most dangerous mindsets to have.

It’s impossible to build a business if you never share your work or wisdom with others. It’s impossible to grow if you’re not willing to make mistakes or embrace your weaknesses.

In sharing her studies into shame and vulnerability, along with her own personal experiences, Brené helps us all to become a little more courageous and start embracing who we really are, so we can share our gifts to help others.


Quote: “Healthy striving is self-focused: “How can I improve?” Perfectionism is other-focused: “What will they think?” Brené Brown


Get the book > The Gifts of Imperfection


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The Chimp Paradox

The Mind Management system for confidence, success and happiness

by Prof. Steve Peters


The more I read about how our brain and mindset works, the more curious I became about why our minds work in ways that cause us to stand in our own way.

Then I read the Chimp Paradox.

I love the way that Prof. Steve Peters explains how the brain works, and how responses in different situations.

In this book he answered so many of my questions – including the biggie: Why does confidence seem to be more of a problem for women?

It’s not the quickest read on the list, but definitely worth the effort.


Quote: “Measure success in life by effort and doing your best, then it is always in your hands to succeed and be proud of yourself.” Prof. Steve Peters


Get the book > The Chimp Paradox 


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The Confidence Code

The science and art of self-assurance – what women should know

by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman


To create this book, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman spoke to and researched successful women in a wide range of positions to determine what makes them so confident.

In most cases, they found that even women in prominent and senior positions can lack confidence and labour imposter syndrome.

This gives comfort to the rest of us female entrepreneurs, as we realise that we are not alone in experiences doubts and insecurities – but this needn’t hold us back from achieving our goals and dreams.

The book ends with a helpful list of recommended actions to take to build your own mindset and confidence.


Quote: “If you choose not to act, you have little chance of success. What’s more, when you choose to act, you’re able to succeed more frequently than you think. How often in life do we avoid doing something because we think we’ll fail? Is failure really worse than doing nothing? And how often might we actually have triumphed if we had just decided to give it a try?” Katty Kay


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The Charge

Activate the 10 Human Drives that make you feel alive

by Brendon Burchard


As much as I love books, there are not many that I read more than once – I’m just too eager to dive into the next book.

The Charge is one of the few exceptions.

Before you can pursue your dreams, you need to ensure that you are fired up and fully charged.

Running a business and pushing yours (and sometimes industry) barriers is exhausting work, so you need to have your mind fully in the game, backed by the behaviours and actions that will drive results.

Not sure how to get Charged? This book will guide you through.


Quote: “No matter your position, circumstances, or opportunities in life, you always have the freedom of mind to choose how you experience, interpret, and, ultimately, shape your world.” Brendon Burchard


Get the book > The Charge


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  1. your url on 1 March 2020 at 11:24

    The women entrepreneurs should also develop in the chosen direction. The special courses and trainings will be a great way of self-improvement

    • Melitta Campbell on 1 March 2020 at 17:43

      Absolutely, mindset is so important and I’ve built mindset mastery into all of my programs. In addition to my coaching, tools and resources, I work along side a High Performance Coach and Behavioural Psychologist who gives my clients monthly mindset mastery coaching too. It was important to me to create comprehensive experiences so all my clients can build the skills they need to support their ongoing success.

  2. Shona on 26 July 2021 at 11:48

    Great list! There are 2 I’ve read, 2 that were already on my “to read” list and 2 more I’ve just added (The Confidence Code and The Charge). Thanks Melitta!

    • Melitta Campbell on 26 July 2021 at 16:28

      Great, I look forward to hearing what you think of the books as you read them Shona x

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