Picture yourself in front of some of the greatest entrepreneurs of all time: Henry Ford, Steve Jobs, or an entrepreneur that has inspired you to take action in your life. What would you ask them? Reading their stories and learning how they overcame major life difficulties, as well as how they handled their success, is key to growing as an entrepreneur.
As humans, we can learn from others mistakes and by taking sound advice, we can become better and wiser in many parts of our lives. The aim of this list is to introduce you to a few books that have the ability to enhance your mindset and help you take actionable steps towards making your business the best it can be.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The premise of this book is if you continuously feed your brain, telling yourself that you can and will be rich, you will begin believing it and start taking steps towards fulfilling those thoughts. This book can aid individuals looking to become entrepreneurs by helping them develop a mindset that can lead them straight to success. It also notes how you should always think of becoming successful, but making thorough plans and taking action is very important to achieve wealth as well. Think and Grow Rich is a wonderful resource whether you are just starting out in the world of entrepreneurship, or have been in the game for years. It is an older book, but very relevant to the times we live in now.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley
The objective of The Millionaire Next Door is to educate the reader on the difference between the rich and the wealthy and introduces how others have achieved and maintained wealth. By the end of this book, you should have more insight on how millionaires manage their income and how they keep from losing their wealth. If you have plans of becoming a millionaire in the future, this is an excellent book to pick up for some pointers.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
This book hones in on why so many individuals remain stuck in the rat race and how you can get out of it. Rich Dad, Poor Dad has continued to be a popular book throughout the years and has motivated many individuals to start taking action towards what they want in life. It is packed with some amazing stories and advice Robert received from both his rich dad, and poor dad. If you are looking for an inspirational book that can assist you towards financial freedom and operating a successful business, check out this book today.
Train Your Brain For Success by Roger Seip
Filled with speed-reading exercises and motivational tips, this book is great for individuals that need help getting into a positive mindset that will bring forth optimal success in life and business. In this book, Roger goes over how important it is to travel outside your comfort zone and experience discomfort to achieve your goals. He goes over how your desire to change must be stronger than your desire to stay in the same position, in order to achieve your goals. This statement agrees with the saying: don’t be like most people, because most people didn’t achieve their dreams. With that, this book provides a compilation of actionable steps you can take today that can get you into a healthy mindset and make the most out of your business.
These four books are particularly useful for entrepreneurs just starting out, but can act as an amazing resource to refer back to for more experienced entrepreneurs. Overall, when it comes to reading, it’s not just about how much you read, but the quality of what you read and how much you can get out of it. So focus your energy on reading books that inspire you and motivate you to take action and create your own destiny.