It is crucial not to stop learning, develop, and acquire new knowledge on any stage of your life. And one of the most affordable ways to do this is reading. Reading is essential if you want to be successful in business. It will expose you to new ideas and modes of thinking. Reading will give you access to diverse knowledge from other successful people who wrote those books. That’s why I want to share with you the list of 5 books for entrepreneurs that are must to read, in my opinion.
1. ” Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki
“Rich Dad Poor Dad” drastically changed my perception of employment and gave me the confidence to quit my job and start working with Christian on our own business.
Robert Kiyosaki tells the story of his two Dads: his own father and the father of his best friend. While he loved both, they were very different when it came to dealing with finances. So from childhood, he got different perspectives on work and money and could decide which one to use in the future.
According to the author, we let the two main emotions around money dominate our decisions: fear and greed. That’s why we stick to the outdated mantra “Go to school, go to college, get a job, play it safe.” When in reality no job is safe.
In addition, Robert Kiyosaki emphasizes how significant it is to educate yourself financially, and since we receive no financial education in school or college, this is entirely up to us. He teaches you to use your money to acquire assets instead of liabilities, anything that generates money and increases in value over time.
Those are only a few pieces of advice that Robert Kiyosaki gives in his book. Better get your copy and read it yourself!
2. “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill Is #1 Book For Entrepreneurs To Develop The Right Mindset
“Think And Grow Rich” is a timeless classic book that should be read by every entrepreneur and everyone interested in improving their lives and reaching their goals and be successful in business.
Napoleon Hill spent 20 years of his life studying the secret to the success of some of the most influential people of the last century, like Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
This book condenses 13 principles for successful living. Its wisdom is as applicable today as it was when it was first released. The main principles of this book are founded on the author’s belief in the power of the mind, and his famous quotes, such as, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”.
3. “The 4-Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss
“The 4-Hour Work Week” is the step-by-step blueprint to free yourself from a 9 to 5 job, create a business to fund the lifestyle of your dreams, and live life like a millionaire, without actually having to be one.
The key principles Timothy Ferriss is talking about in his book are: be effective, not efficient; validate all of your business ideas; charge a premium to make your life easier.
Most people measure productivity by the time they spend working. That is a bad indicator because we waste so much time at work. The author suggests spending your time effectively: on the 20% of things that get you 80% of the results, and not vice versa.
Moreover, Timothy Ferriss gives practical tips on how to start your side business while still working on your job, how to be productive and accomplish more, free up more working time and get the work conditions which will suit you.
4. “DotCom Secrets” by Russell Brunson Is A Must-Read Book For Entrepreneurs
Russell Brunson’s “DotCom Secrets” is a fascinating read filled with practical advice. ANY company can use it to geometrically improve their traffic, conversion, and sales online.
If you’ve never heard about Russell Brunson, he is a highly successful online entrepreneur. He started his first business in college (selling potato gun DVDs) and he’s sold everything from shakes, t-shirts, and supplements. He co-founded Etison LLC, where they launched the hugely successful ClickFunnels software. Also, Russell Brunson is an author of a lot of books for entrepreneurs that are a huge success.
“DotCom Secrets” book is filled with a bunch of aha moments. Each time you come across one you would step back and think about how you could incorporate the concept into your own businesses. It contains a ton of actionable advice if you’re looking to sell anything online. Therefore, I really recommend that you grab a copy of this book for FREE and keep it as a reference.
5. “Expert Secrets” by Russell Brunson
“Expert Secrets” book is another masterpiece from Russell Brunson. It’s one of the must-read books for any entrepreneur and marketer. This book is a comprehensive guide that will allow you to turn your specialized knowledge, talents, and abilities into a business that will work for you.
You’ll learn how to become an expert in your niche and build a tribe of loyal followers, who resonate with your message and buy your products.
You’ll get plenty of examples and stories where Russell Brunson illustrates how he created his own loyal following. That helped him turn ClickFunnels into a highly successful business. By developing a following, you’re ensuring that you can build a defensible moat around your business and are no longer at the mercy of Facebook or Google ads.
If you haven’t yet read the books for entrepreneurs mentioned above, I’m encouraging you to do so. They will fill you with new ideas you can implement in your business, nurture your mind, and inspire you.
Besides the books I listed, another massive and simply mind-blowing source or the useful information for you as an entrepreneur is One Funnel Away Challenge. This is a 30-day training from 4 successful entrepreneurs, Russell Brunson included, where you’ll learn how to either start or boost your business. Truly worth checking it out!