I’m a firm believer that it’s easier to learn from someone who has mastered what you are looking to do verses “jumping in head first”.
Taking the time to learn from someone helps to shorten the learning curve. And when you shorten the learning curve you save time and money.
This is why I’ve always been a big fan of reading. Sometimes I may shop online for a book on making sales, sometimes it may be marketing and other times I focus on self-development. I tend to stick to the classics when choosing what to spend my time reading, as I desire proven strategies.
The four books business owners need to read
Each of the books I’m about to recommend to you in this post fits the classic model I just mentioned. Reading and implementing what they teach has benefited me greatly over the years, and if you decide to read them I believe they will do the same for you. More knowledge equals more sales as far as I’m concerned.
Though I tend to read something from cover to cover, even if you only chip away in your spare time you’ll surely gain valuable insight into how to improve some facet of your life. Each of the books I recommend below brings a different perspective to your development as a business owner.
The first book shares The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s a true classic, it’s sold millions of copies and it can transform your life. The second book is just an important in my opinion. It’s about How to Win Friends & Influence People (exactly what you need to do in business).
The third book is Think and Grow Rich. It shares tips from some of the greatest business minds ever to walk the planet. It was written some time ago, but that doesn’t diminish it’s value one bit.
The fourth book is The Magic of Thinking Big. It’s my personal favorite because it gives you easy to follow, concrete tips for personal achievement. I keep a cheat sheet of the contents on my desk to keep me focused.
For those of you that have read any of the books I’m recommending above, feel free to share your thoughts with everyone in the comments below. We all learn by sharing what we know with each other, so don’t be shy!
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