There are certainly many books out there that have helped to transform the lives of many, and when these books help people like you in making better decisions for your life, then they are definitely worth a read. A book is a powerful external force that can completely knock your life off its mundane straight line and change everything about who you are. Here is a list of 10 books that contributed to changing the lives of entrepreneurs all around and they definitely changed my life to where i am today. If you haven’t read them, then it is time that you do so.
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad
Rich Dad Poor Dad is a great book highlighting the principle of a healthier bottom line with the help of assets that generate income. With a simplistic writing, financial wealth is explained in amazing detail in this book.
2. The 4-Hour Work Week
This amazing book teaches you an important concept of running your business without you having to be there all the time. All of us dream of living more and working less, and putting an end to the constant rat race that we are trapped in. With the right strategies in place, you can cut down on your work time comprehensively and make sure you build a great business alongside.
Reading these 10 valuable books will give you a great and different perspective of life and entrepreneurship, and you will start to lead your life in a better manner.
This book will teach you about an easier, faster, and better way to be successful in your business. Once you read it, you will realize that most of the things that we think are crucial to success are not even needed and ignoring or removing such influences will actually be better for you.
4. The One Thing
It’s about figuring out your One Thing and devoting everything to it. The Book is embodied with the question “What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?” By asking this question a dozen times a day, I am finding more time in my day to work calmly, taking less work home with me at night, fielding fewer emails and producing more income each month. It's like magic.
Are you ready to escape the “straight-line life” and allow books to change who you are? If so, I highly recommend starting with these five books.
5. Awaken the Giant Within
If you are looking for practical guidelines for attaining your goals with the help of concentrating your emotions and thoughts, then this book is definitely for you.
In life, we tend to focus a lot on successful people instead of focusing on the experiences that they have had in their lives, and what their family, generation, and culture had been like. When we start focusing our attention on the right details, only then will we be truly successful. This book teaches exactly that.
7. The Lean Startup
The Lean Startup defines a scientific methodology for running startups and launching new products. This new approach has been adopted around the world within startups and established organisations. Regardless of your role or company size, this is a must read for entrepreneurs, marketers, developers and business leaders.
8. Good to Great
Good to Great talks about how bad, mediocre, and good companies go on to achieving great things and become the best companies around. The real leaders will always talk about reality as it is and will not make up things just to make the situation sound more appealing. If something is bad, then they will tell you straight up.
9. E-Myth Revisited
All aspiring entrepreneurs need to get a hand on this book. It talks about the different stages that entrepreneurs have to go through, starting from infancy all the way up till maturity. It also identifies the distinction between working on and in your business.
10. War of Art
War of Art talks about the resolve that you require in order to first recognize and then overcome all of the obstacles you are facing. Only after this can you step onto the highest level for creative discipline. And while there may be plenty of resistance, you need to face it and come on top successful.
Why did I read them?
I decided really early to see what other successful people were reading, like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, etc. And what I found out where that they have many of the listed above books in their own bookshelves, so why not take in the same knowledge they have been reading. If you want to be an entrepreneur why not be a SUCCESSFUL entrepreneur! Who better to learn from and be inspired by than some of those who were in your shoes, and now you would love to be in theirs! The entrepreneurs I started to follow had built company after company in many kind of different niches so they probably know what works and how you should develop your mind and thoughts!
So if you have said to yourself “maybe I should start a business” at any point in the past few years, take the time to make sure you have the mindset and skill set to make the leap from working for others before you try to work for yourself. Once you have read these 10 books you will know if it is a crazy risky leap of faith or just the next right move for you.