I love books. I grew up with them, I love buying them, giving them, getting them, discovering them. Everything about them.
In recent months I started reading a lot again. I’ve had a few calls with clients and they’ve asked me which books I recommend for them. Here are a few that I think everyone should read.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
At first, the book sounds preposterous and on occasion, it reads like a script for a late-night get-rich-quick infomercial, but it isn’t. It’s a really old book, but the message and guidance is timeless.
Take off your cynical and skeptic hat to read this, when you’re done, read it again and as you go through it change your mindset. Literally, think and grow rich.
This is a book everyone should read with an open mind, at least once.
The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
I just recently read this. I had been told by many people to read this going back 10 years, if not longer. I wish I hadn’t waited this long. This book helps you clarify the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, why, how, when, and maybe even help you decide if that is the right thing to do.
Talks about process, and boundaries and how to set realistic expectations as you strive to build a successful business. What does taht even mean? What does a “successful” business look like? This book will tell you.
Jab Jab Jab Right Hook, by Gary Vaynerchuk
I think this is by far Gary’s best book. It encapsulates the modus operandi of how businesses should market themselves in today’s cutthroat business world. I reviewed it a while back, you can read that here.
It boils down to change your mindset and how to stand apart from the crowd by jabbing constantly and THEN landing the right hook. Easy to read, inspirational, motivational, for some, it will also be enlightening.
How to Be Better at Almost Everything: Learn Anything Quickly, Stack Your Skills, Dominate by Pat Flynn.
This was another book I read in the past couple of months. I actually “heard” this book. It’s authored by Pat Flynn, one of today’s digital entrepreneur leaders.
Pat Flynn’s story is amazing, but this book isn’t too much about his story as much as it is about your story. In the book, Pat talks about the oft prescribed (and ill-prescribed in my opinion) notion that you have to be a specialist instead of a generalist.
Most of us are generalists and Pat Flynn articultes this beautifly while proposing a way for us to monetize our abilities successfully.
I'm Reading three or four books per month
I’ve been reading three to four books each month for since January now, but these I listed above really stood out for me and I think you should check them out.
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