The greatest lessons in life are learned from personal experience. To succeed you must allow yourself to be teachable. You probably heard this in high school and it’s perfectly true now as it was then: the best way to acquire information, education and inspiration is by reading books. Through lecture, avid entrepreneurs can broaden their horizons – and as we all know – a beautiful mind will always achieve success faster. The following five books are meant for entrepreneurs who want thrive in business, gain a reputation, and make a name for themselves.
Timothy Ferriss -“The 4-Hour Workweek”
A must-read for aspiring business people! The most recent edition of this pioneering book includes tools and revolutionary content aimed to help you create and systematize an income-generator. It will enable entrepreneurs to make money and pursue other passions too. Ferriss dismisses all outdated assumptions regarding the business domain and it offers readers innovative, mind-blowing theories.
One of his most interesting philosophies is that you’re the average of five individuals you associate with. He argues that we must not underestimate the effects of our unmotivated, pessimistic, and confused buddies. If somebody isn’t making you forceful, they’re making you feebler. This may be tough to hear, but it’s true. If you want to be a professional runner, you must run with a group of athletes that will challenge you to become better. If you wish to become a determined, buoyant, and well-organized version of you surround yourself with fine high-end business people and entrepreneurs, and you’ll make it happen.
Stephen R. Covey –“First Things First”
Time is a priceless asset for most avid entrepreneurs, but not all of them know how to assess their time accordingly. At a first glimpse, this book may seem like any other trite productivity volume. Yet, it will exceed your expectations by teaching you that real productivity is not about doing lots of things in a shorter amount of time, but about doing important things with the time you have.
Most of you probably know Covey for his initial and very popular volume “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. His latest work is poles apart and emphases what the author regards as a vital routine: putting first things first. Anyone who puts in practice even a quarter of what is presented in this book will witness a dramatic turnaround in their life.
Danielle LaPorte – “The Fire Starter Sessions”
LaPorte recently released a terrific motivational book that will teach aspiring entrepreneurs and people in general how to make order in their life to achieve goals. She divided the volume in sixteen parts all filled with enthused goodness. There’s nothing pedant or purist about this book. Yet, the writer’s passion will make you tremble and will surely determine you to get things right and start making some changes. The author’s personal insight is what makes the books so interesting and so inspiring.
Chris Guillebeau – “The $100 Startup”
You don’t need to be filthy rich to start your own company and achieve worldwide recognition. Guillebeau offers various stirring examples of how “accidental” entrepreneurs succeeded out of disagreement, circumstances, and opportunity, simply by converting passion into something lucrative. The author doesn’t necessarily encourage everyone to start a business. Instead, he promotes innovation, creative thinking, and ambition.
James Altucher– “Choose Yourself!”
James Altucher is a terrific author and his latest book, “Choose Yourself!” is an inspirational masterpiece that’s a must-read for everyone. There are two main pivotal movements for all entrepreneurs. The first one if when they elect to become an entrepreneur and the other one is their assumption of success or failure. “Choose yourself!” is about acting responsibly and assuming your mistakes. Altucher states that it’s not enough to wish to be successful, and that people must understand they’re in charge of their realizations. He speaks from personal experience and offers advice on how to achieve great things in life and accept failure. In the end you’ll probably arrive at the same reasoning as he: you must choose yourself to thrive. This book can function as a real wake-up call for entrepreneurs who failed to control their business.
There’s no exact recipe for success in business, and the truth is we make can our own success. As thriving entrepreneurs we must pursue our goals; yet, we must also expect to stumble upon some obstacles to get to the top. It’s impossible to get rich without taking chances, and it’s impossible to take chances without failing. And what comes after failure? Success of course; you just have to take things step by step and sooner or later you’ll get there.
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