13 Books For Starting Entrepreneurs

So you’ve decided you want to move forward with your life; what now?

Attending school for four plus years doesn’t sound appealing and the thought of spending all of your time doing menial work for mediocre pay just doesn’t satisfy the mind. As you sit there contemplating your options, you may realize you have so much to offer but just don’t have the right guidance to getting all of those ideas started. A lot of people feel that way, but only a few do something about it. Here are 13 books that will not only inspire you to do something about your future, but will also equip you with the right tools to do so!

  1. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Now that you have decided to build a better life, there will be many different things you will face, but the one thing you will have to do no matter what is deal with people. As an entrepreneur, relationships and connections are very important; therefore skills like knowing how to make and keep friendships with new people, as well as be a good leader when collaborating with someone are key. This book will pave the way for any connection you make with anyone you meet.

2. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

If you want a preview of life lessons in one book, this is it. When viewing life and money, we all have a different perspective. In his book, Robert Kiyosaky shines a light on life’s tough situations from two different points of view, that of a man who worries about the lack of money and a man who thinks of how to make his money work for him. Everyone faces tough money situations, it’s how you handle them that speaks volumes about you.

3. Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The concept of this book is stated in the title: think thoughts of wealth and you will ultimately attract wealth to you. Your thoughts are like seeds, make sure you are growing the right ones and you will grow what you desire: Success.

4. How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

The way you achieve success is all about how you think about it. Successful people think successfully, while people who fail constantly are plagued with thoughts of doubt. Maxwell explains the steps you must take in order to change your thoughts to achieve success.

5. The Starbucks Experience by Joseph A. Michelli

Starbucks is very successful at making an ordinary beverage you can make at home feel like a luxurious necessity. That is what has made this multi-billion dollar chain so successful: excellent customer experience. When it comes to a new business, it is important to understand that customers will always remember the way you made them feel when thinking about going back. In this book you will learn just how to create a “Starbucks Experience” of your own.

6. Act Like a Success Think Like a Success by Steve Harvey

In his book, Steve Harvey addresses the choices we are faced with throughout our life. When we don’t like what is going on, we have to make the choice to change it; and that is what he did. We are all blessed with gifts, things we ate naturally good at. Let Steve teach you how to use those gifts to build your success, and achieve your vision.

7. 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris

When it comes to doing what you love, there really isn’t one way to go about it. True wealth comes from the freedom to do what you please, while having a cash flow as an outcome. Learn how to do what you love and make in income out of it from anywhere you are at!

8. Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

In Crush It! Gary Vaynerchuk makes it clear that in order to be a successful entrepreneur with successful company then you must be about that company. Not just talk the talk, but walk the walk. He shows you how to embody what you are about, how to do it consistently and what platforms to use.

9. Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

We all have a huge amount of potential within us, and Tony Robbins knows just how to bring it out. With his amazing advice you will find it easier to change your life by changing the habits we have that are not useful. When entering a new part of your life, knowing how to adjust and take advantage of the change will make all the difference.

10. Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone

When attempting to achieve success, it will take more than doing it part time. In this book you will learn from Grant Cardone’s personal experience, mistakes and successes. You will understand the difference between what it means to want something and to really desire something enough to live a life obsessed, completely dedicated to achieving the best you can achieve.

11. You Inc. by Harry Beckwith

Entrepreneurs have one advantage when it comes to playing in the success field: ourselves. This book will teach you how to constantly improve yourself, improve your career, and how to build yourself up so that all of that is real and relatable. People will not do business with someone that is fake or not relatable.

12. Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

If you want to change your money problems, then you must change the way you think about money. When your money attitude changes, so will your future. Take charge of your success with this book, learn how to handle money so it doesn’t have a handle on you. Learn to deal with already existing financial problems and prevent new ones to come.

13. The War of Art by Steven Pressfeild

Anyone can be an artistic, but not everyone can make money and build success off his or her artistic ways. In this book, Steven Pressfield gives a loving but real outlook on how people block themselves from success, especially when doing something unique or artistic, because of fear or doubt. Let go of the fear, and let your success come to you! It used to be the longer you lived, the more knowledge you had.

In this day and age we can read, and learn from others experiences, to better our life. Now no matter if you are fresh out of high school, or getting out of a career after twenty years, you have the power to learn from others mistakes, and empower yourself daily.

Being an entrepreneur, can’t only give you financial freedom, but it can also empower you to live your life as a self sufficient, passionate individual. The more knowledge you have in your lifetime, the more power you will be able to acquire.

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