One of the greatest and most valuable thing you can do is Keep Educating Yourself (KEY). I have compiled a list of the Top 10 Business Books of ALL time… All Business Owners should read these books if they are serious about growth, mindset and taking their business to the next level.
#1 Tools of Titans: The tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers – Tim Ferris
"This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and 'inside baseball' you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new 'guests' you haven't met. "I created this book, my ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, for myself. It's changed my life, and I hope the same for you." – Tim FerrisWhat makes this book different? Tools of Titans focusses relentlessly on detail… what is the first thing you should do in the morning, what books have you been given, what supplements do you take everyday… It is a compilation of Tim's past and future podcast guests and their life lessons … and much more.
#2 Start with Why – Simon SinekStart with Why is a global bestseller and the TED Talk based on it is the third most watched of all time. Simon talks about the importance of WHY you do what you do in business. He explains the framework needed for businesses to move past knowing what they do to how they do it, and then to ask the more important question-WHY? Everyone has a WHY. It is the main purpose of your being and it is what inspires you to do what you do every day. When you understand your WHY, you inspire yourself and ultimately others. Simon Sinek is an optimist and he believes everyone has a bright, colourful and successful future. Read this book and learn how great leaders inspire others.
#3 Hustle – Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas KofflerA New York Times Best Seller, the authors guide the readers through the process of "breaking free from drudgery" in their everyday lives. He believes where there is potential – there is opportunity. Three of the nation's top entrepreneurs have come together to write this book and teach you how to Hustle. The authors reveal their ground breaking three-part framework of Heart, Head, and Habits, including:
- Why you shouldn't rent your dreams from others
- How to create your own "luck"
- How betraying yourself may allow you to be true to yourself.
#4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R CoveyIn the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen reveals a holistic approach to problem solving in the personal and professional space. He chalks out a step by step process for living with fairness and dignity and give you the power to take advantage of any opportunity thrown at you. Everyone wants to succeed and one of the most important paths to success is identifying your habits which will ultimately help you on your journey. These are the 7 Habits Covey talks about:
- Be Proactive
- Begin with the End in Mind
- Put first things first
- Think Win-Win
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood
- Sharpen the Saw
"The more we see people in terms of their unseen potential, the more we can use our imagination rather than our memory." - Stephen Covey
#5 The Science of Getting Rich – Wallace D. WattlesIn the book The Science of Getting Rich, Wattles describes a definite science of the laws of attraction. This book was featured in the bestselling book The Secret, and concludes with Wattles rare and classic essay "How to get what you want". In this book, Wattles talks about 7 principles:
- Thought is your starting point
- How riches come to you
- An Attitude of Gratitude
- Thinking a certain way
- How to use the Will
- Acting in the "Certain Way"
- The impression of increase
#6 Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert KiyosakiRich Dad Poor Dad is the #1 Personal Finance book of all time. Written by the "son" Robert Kiyosaki, he talks about his two dads, his real father and his father's best friend. He goes on to talk about how both these men shaped the way he thought about finances, money and investing. Some of the key lessons outlined in this book:
- Most people think their career and profession is their income. Rich people consider their assets as their income. So, aim for more assets, not income
- Work to learn, don't work to earn.
- Learn how to invest before investing
- You become what you study, so choose your materials carefully.