If there is one thing I have learned from Billionaires and Millionaires around the world. The majority of them are always looking for ways to improve. Not all of them do it the same way. Some go to classes, some read books and others surround themselves with people who can help teach them. I personally think we should do it in as many ways as possible.
Today though i want to talk about a few simple books that I think everybody should read while starting a business. Keep in mind they are not all business books. Some may be more along the lines of “self help” but i think they will all help your way of thinking and help you become a better business owner, entrepreneur, maybe even employee. They will help you grow if you take the time to study what is in them.
So let's not waste any time. Let's get started. 1. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success
I love this book Simply for its message. It is very important in business and in life to learn that failing is ok. When you do fail though. Learn from it and use those lessons to help make your next step more successful. Purchase the book on Amazon here! https://amzn.to/2I3BvOJ 2. The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
This book has helped a lot of small businesses fix little things that can be the difference between failing and being successful. Its an easy read and I believe one of the necessary reads for business owners.
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While this book itself may not be a replacement to getting a Masters degree in Business it definitely has a lot of information that I think may be more relevant than what you learn in College.
- Real practices that help increase income.
- Ways to build Value
- Laws of the Market
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4. Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life
Every Business and person at some time in their life will have to sell something. This book is a fantastic reminder not necessarily on what to say but how to say it, How to be confident, How to believe in your product and so when it comes time to present or sell, you will have the ability and confidence to do so and have the best chance at selling successfully.
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As a business owner it is important to create healthy habits. Habits create stability, they create comfort and allow for success and growth when you continually do the same things over and over. Many of these habits are personal but they will help you to then turn around and effectively run and manage your business with a new found Energy and Passion.
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6. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Whenever we do something or make a decision we usually can come up with a reason. If we have a good reason it allows us to stick with things when they get hard. If the reason is bad then there will be less motivation to power through cause we simply won’t care enough. This book is a fantastic reminder to always know why you're doing something; And make sure it's a good one.
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7. How to win Friends & Influence People
This book will always be a top seller because even outside of business learning how to interact with people and help them feel comfortable will be a bonus in your life. In business though it is essential. If you want to sell you must build trust. If you want to hire you must make people feel comfortable. If you want to raise money, or partner with others you must know who they are and how you can interact with them. It is essential to creating a successful place of work where people actually want to be, and a business people want to work with and buy from.
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The Navy Seals are known for their fierce fighting and amazing work ethic. They are the best of the best when it comes to the United States Military. But why are they so good? A lot of this has to do with how they lead. Tactics they use to lead and work together as a team are vital to their mission. Literally. Although your business success may not mean life or death, the tactics they teach apply in so many different places in our life and they could be the difference between chaos and a wonderful team working together, running smoothly and the difference between failure and success of your business.
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