Reading is considered food for the soul, from Oprah Winfrey to Steve jobs, every successful entrepreneur at some point has cracked open the pages of a book and dedicated time to honing their craft. We believe the power of a good book has the ability to inspire, provoke thought and somehow leave you changed afterward.
If you want to be wealthy, successful and ultimately live your best life, well the secrets are written within the pages.
To help you kick start your journey to your success, we’ve compiled 5 wondrous titles that have been recommended by some of the most brilliant business minds of our time to help start and grow a sustainable, thriving business.
1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
In this read Hill covers a variety of topics. From belief and visualization to a deep dive into the subconscious mind and the art of persistence. Although dated, the information in this read is still highly relevant and applies to any entrepreneurial journey. Hill’s discoveries are largely fixated around the area of the power of thoughts. Much like some of the other inspirational books of all time, Think and Grow Rich stands on the belief of if you think it, you could attract it into your life and that thoughts could become things.
2. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be – Paul Arden
From fresh graduates, to seasoned vets, this short read by Paul Arden provides a small pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. Ir provides a great positive reinforcement and assures you that you will get your desired success with the art of perseverance.
3. Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too – Gary Vaynerchuck
Gary Vaynerchuk is the ultimate businessman. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, in this read he provides readers with up-to date and insightful information for anyone unaware of the power of social media platforms and influence. He carefully dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone with a skill, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each.
4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
The most important thing Rich Dad, Poor Dad teaches is that being educated is the key.. educated in money, in our motive and most importantly in the world around us. You are in control of your situation at all times and you no longer need to take orders from anyone. You decide how much work you need. You are your own boss! The book is great for people who think in pictures and in theory.
5. The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
Is an homage to living in the moment. It’s an ode to freeing yourself from judgment by constantly being an observer of your thoughts. Any entrepreneur can benefit from this information. It has the power to not only transform your business, but to quite literally transform your entire life.