A book is a version of the world. Many of us have special memories of the books that have inspired us and have learned the profound effect that reading the right book can have at the right moment. Books have the power to transport us to new worlds and different times, but they can also take us back to the important moments in our own lives.
Now take a minute and think about some of the most successful people you know. I’d bet they’re great with people, are super-productive, and think differently than most.
After all, that’s how they got to be where they are today. You can learn these skills by studying some of the best business and success books that can help you take your game to the next level.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book that helped to launch a personal growth empire should be required reading for everyone who wants to learn how to build and nurture relationships for a lifetime. Read this book and you’ll learn some simple advice which can help you build popularity points within your current network and just as important, expand it to others.
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
If you’ve struggled with procrastination or small thinking, this is the book for you. In it Schwartz offers practical advice that can help you get inspired and motivated to create a bigger life for yourself. And with it can be a more lucrative and rewarding career.
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
Solo-entrepreneurs can learn a ton from the guy who made lifestyle design popular. But guess what? The 4HWW isn’t just for guys and girls who want to start a small online business. Smart moves like outsourcing, following the 80/20 rule and automating processes should be made by entry-level workers and established executives alike.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The concepts in it were mind-blowing to me. To think that thoughts can create your reality sounded a little far-fetched at first. But after going through the book and understanding that your thoughts create your beliefs, which lead to actions, which then lead to habits, well you can get where I’m going with this. If you focus your thoughts on success, achieving it will be much more likely than thinking about obstacles, failures and everything else that can get in your way.
The Monk and the Riddle by Randy Komisar
The story Randy Komisar shares in the Monk and the Riddle offers advice about not just about how you need to think when starting a new business, but also about how to build a life you’re passionate about. Understanding the technical aspects of launching a start-up is great, but if you don’t have the staying power to stick with it when the going gets tough then it’s not likely to work. This book can help you understand this lesson before you spend blood, sweat and tears on a project that you’re heart isn’t into.
Enjoy reading. See you soon. Xoxo!