As an entrepreneur, it’s best to keep acquiring new and relevant skills in order to be successful. Entrepreneurship can be a stressful yet rewarding! Learning from others can help inspire you and one of the easiest ways is to read.
Below is a list of the top ten books you should consider as an Entrepreneur.
1. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
Any entrepreneur who wants success should read this book. Published in 1959, the book highlights how crucial thinking is. You don’t need big dreams to think big. David Schwartz advises all entrepreneurs to act big instead. You will find the book inspiring if you need to start thinking positively about your career and work-life balance. There are very practical approaches and ideas that work to be discovered in this book.
2. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
If you are all about sales optimization, then Grant Cardone’s book, The 10X Rule should be a priority on your list. If you are the type that prefers audiobooks instead, you are in luck. Grant released an audiobook read by himself which you’ll find entertaining and educating. Having Grant’s mindset will make you target ten times the number of people you want to sell your products to. You will be awed by the result of this approach.
3. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol Dweck
To survive and grow as an entrepreneur, you need a mindset that can withstand and overcome all the challenges go be faced. This is what Carol Dwevk’s book is all about. You have to read this book to develop a growth mindset. This is the only way you can solve the problems that will rise up in your entrepreneurship quest. Entrepreneurship is all about risk, so if you want to play it safe, you might not get off the ground and grow.
4. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
If you are confused about your place in life, can’t figure out what role you should be playing, this book is a necessity for you. It helps you highlight your life goals and focus on what is important to you. These steps will boost your productivity and make your entrepreneurship journey easier.
5. The Boron Letters by Gary Halbert
This is not your orthodox book. The Boron Letters were written by legendary copywriter Gary Halbert while he was in prison. Gary Halbert is a success in the marketing world and was a renowned copywriter. He wrote these letters to teach his son the steps to take to be successful. He touched a lot of niches in these letters to his son.
6. Made to Stick – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Made to Stick is a book that teaches you how to influence others into buying into your idea. As an entrepreneur, persuasion is an indispensable tool that you will have to utilize every now and then. This book is very broad and detailed. You will learn all the persuasive skills you require as an entrepreneur once you read this book.
7. The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking by Dale Carnegie
Are you looking for a book to teach you how to get your ideas across better? Do you find it difficult to pass across your intended message to an audience? Then this book is for you. Dale Carnegie is a veteran writer who has written great books across a lot of niche. This book, however, is written to help your public speaking skills. This book will leave you with invaluable public speaking lessons.
8. Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday
A perennial best seller, any book by Ryan should be jumped on. His previous 5 books were bestsellers as their content are very valuable to the readers. If you are looking long-term with your journey, you must read this book. He provides a framework that will help you sell your products for decades. This is a great skill to learn and market your products with.
9. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
Marketing concepts like the ‘red ocean’ and ‘blue ocean’ can be hard to master and apply. This book provides solutions to that problem and help you understand your market. You learn which businesses to compete with and which ones to avoid.
10. Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
If you want to discover the philosophies behind big entrepreneurship decisions, you should read Anything You Want. In this book, you will find the keys to success, mistakes to avoid and how to improve productivity.
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