If you want to be a successful entrepreneur then reading is an invaluable daily habit. Most successful people have a habit of reading a personal growth or business book for 15-30 minutes a day. Reading will help push your through tough times and teach you how to change your mindset to a success mindset. Entrepreneurship requires a unique learning process. As your business grows you will need to grow and the best way to grow is through personal growth.
Here are some of my favorite books.
The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs by Hal Elrod and Cameron Herold
This is a great book that gives six daily practices to maintain positive change in your life. These daily practices help you keep the balance between your personal and business life. You learn that taking care of yourself and having balance is essential for success and happiness. If you don’t take care of yourself then your business suffers.
Favorite Quote-“Love the life you have while you create the life of your dreams. Don’t think you have to wait for the latter to do the former.”
7 Habits of Highly Effective People By Stephen Covey
Stephen Covey, a respected leadership authority, gives a blueprint on how to balance your personal and professional together. If you are looking for a way to be more effective at home and at work, this is a great book. He uses examples that are business and from family situations.
Covey teaches “Put First Things First” When I first read this book I worked full time and had 2 small children. Planning my weeks so that I was putting my most important things done was key to keeping me sane and making progress toward my goals.
This is a book that you will want to reread every year.
Favorite Quote”The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities”
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Duhigg explains the positive impact habits can have on our productivity, happiness and relationships. He explains why habits exist and how you can change them. He discusses the science behind habits and how they can rewire your brain.
Favorite Quote- “The more you focus, the more that focus becomes a habit.
Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
If you have a hobby that you wish you could do all day then this is the time to Crush It. It is time to cash in on your passion and make a living doing what you love. If you want to translate your love into an online business this book is a must read. He explains how important it is to develop a personal brand.
Favorite Quote – “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.”
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership By John Maxwell
John Maxwell has written over 25 books on leadership and has trained leaders in many countries. In this book he gives you the key to being a successful leader. He compiled the top leadership skills he has learned over the years teaching leadership. He has interviewed leaders in all industries and the lessons he has learned. If you want to lead others this book is a must.
Biggest take away- People will follow who they know and trust. In business people will buy from who they know and trust.
How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Good relationships are the foundation of a successful business, and that’s what makes this book a great read for small business owners. You’ll learn techniques for enhancing both professional and personal relationships while increasing your self-esteem.
Favorite Quote-If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
As one of the best-selling self-help books of all time, first written in 1937, Napoleon Hill continues challenge readers to improve their lives — and their businesses — through positive thinking. Anything your mind can conceive and believe- you can achieve.
Favorite Quote- “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”