The Top 7 Books That Entrepreneurs Should Read
Readers are leaders and leaders are readers. It is said that if you read just one book a month in your profession, in 5 years you will have read 60 books. If you read 60 books in your profession, you will be in the top 5% of your entire industry.
There are many books that entrepreneurs should read. Some should be specific to your profession. Others should be generally about personal development. There are many topics to consider. As a general rule, if you identify where you are weakest in your life and in your business, for example; leadership, positive thinking, time management etc their are several books that entrepreneurs should read that would help in any of these areas. Google it! Or Amazon it! You’ll find many books that entrepreneurs should read … In each category.
But what to read. Where do you start. Perhaps you are new to personal development and have not yet begun to read after college. Maybe you have been an entrepreneur for a long time. I’m going to give you some guidance that will get you well on your way. If you know how to read, and you don’t read, then… you are illiterate by choice. More importantly then just reading; you want to learn, implement and teach as you go. As you learn it, implement it into your life. Keep am ongoing success journal. Note the best books you come across, trade em, highlight em… take notes in red. Begin a library. Here is a list from my library to help get you started.
7 Books That Entrepreneurs Should Read
Thinking for a Change by John Maxwell
To do well in life, we must first think well. But can we actually learn new mental habits? Thinking for a Change answers that with a resounding “yes” — and shows how changing your thinking can indeed change your life. Drawing on the words and deeds of many of the world’s greatest leaders and using interactive quizzes, this empowering book helps you assess your thinking style, guides you to new ones, and step by step teaches you the secrets of Big-Picture Thinking, Focused Thinking, Creative Thinking, shared thinking, reflective thinking and more
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations
You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor
In this volume, You Were Born Rich, Bob Proctor has done it again, this time taking you step by step to the surprising discovery that success is not always reaching out for something that you don’t have but rather only reaching over and rearranging the pieces already there. I read with fascination as Bob carefully
built his case and then found myself instantly applying his conclusions to ongoing projects and relationships. Therein lies the great value of this book. You can
instantly apply the conclusions to your own life. It will begin to impact you long before you reach the last chapter.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to:
- Believe in yourself and in everything you do
- Build new power and determination
- Develop the power to reach your goals
- Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life
- Improve your personal and professional relationships
- Assume control over your circumstances
- Be kind to yourself
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
What you are today is not important… for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrolls
Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell
Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group—a family, a church, a nonprofi t, a business—and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.
YouOnline YouOffline – How to Make A Fortune in Network Marketing – by Drew Berman
I know the author of this book quite well. He gives 20 + years of knowledge in sales and marketing and this book gives the tips, techniques and strategies to help anyone in business. It is particularly geared for folks who want to Excel in Network Marketing. In this book, the author teaches how to go from hobby income to professional income. If you like what you learn here, the author would very much appreciate a 5 star rating on Amazon.
As you grow your business, you grow your income, you improve your life. Your income will only grow as much as you do. And, reading will help get you there. This was just a list to get you started, to improve your game a bit. We will have several more blog posts recommending books that entrepreneurs should read.
PS: If you want to learn how to create an extra $10,000 in the next six months, shoot me an email.