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Have you ever noticed that the “wealthy” characters in the movies, I mean the reeeealy rich characters, are always portrayed as having big libraries? You know the scene… the aristocratic mansion with gorgeous wood & leather tones, warm lighting and cozy, yet high quality furnishings. These mega wealthy characters always have an impressive study full of books.
What is it about having an extensive personal library that helps support the idea in our minds as we watch the film that the character is indeed ultra wealthy?
There’s an old adage that says “Leaders Are Readers.”
The greats throughout history have been avid readers… seeking, studying and devouring knowledge.
As an entrepreneur, what would you say is your #1 most valuable asset?
No, it is not your list; I’d say your list would be a close second, #1b in terms of value.
I would argue that your number one asset is YOU.
Contrary to what you may think at the moment, if that wasn’t your immediate answer, you are the most valuable part of your business.
- You control the shots
- You decide where to steer your ship
- You are the master of your destiny
- You are the Dream Maker
- You shape the vision
“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”
~ Zig Ziglar
This list of books every entrepreneur should read is the perfect collection to do just that!
- Invest In Yourself
- Invest in your health mentally and physically
- Your body and mind truly are a temple
- Treat them with respect and care
- Invest in your human experience by expanding your knowledge base
While there may be some debate as to which books every entrepreneur should read, investing in, expanding and diversifying your Silver Sphere of Influence™, without question, is always the smart play.
You don’t have to know how to do everything…
You just need to know how to identify the right people to help you do it.
You don’t have to know how everything works…
You just need to have enough knowledge that you can bring in the right people to make it work.
In the business world, ignorance is not bliss – it’s dangerous, and can quite literally kill your business.
Invest in your personal library, expand your knowledge base and constantly better yourself in all aspects of life.
Here are some personal favorites of books every entrepreneur should read that I highly recommend you add to your personal library:
I recommend hardcover books whenever possible. They last longer and typically get treated better than paperbacks and fare better when you share them with friends. And don’t be afraid to markup your books. I have notes and highlights all through my library.
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Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant:
Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom
by Robert T. Kiyosaki
The Magic of Thinking Big
by David J. Schwartz
The Science of Getting Rich
by Wallace D. Wattle
Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life:
A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life
by Larry Winget
The Maui Millionaires for Business:
The Five Secrets to Get on the Millionaire Fast Track
by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy
The Personal MBA:
Master the Art of Business
by Josh Kaufman
Getting Things Done:
The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
Made to Stick:
Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath
The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition
by Guy Kawasaki
The Long Tail:
Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
by Chris Anderson
by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
Science and Practice
by Robert B. Cialdini
How to Master the Art of Selling
by Tom Hopkins
The Ultimate Sales Machine:
Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies
by Chet Holmes
The Ultimate Sales Letter:
Attract New Customers. Boost your Sales.
by Dan S. Kennedy
by Claude C Hopkins
Ogilvy on Advertising
by David Ogilvy
30 Sales Tools you can use to Control the Mind of your Prospect to Motivate, Influence and Persuade
by Joseph Sugarman
How To Write A Good Advertisement
by Victor O. Schwab
The Copywriter’s Handbook:
A Step-By-Step Guide To Writing Copy That Sells
by Robert W. Bly
How to Write and Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit:
Your Guide to Writing and Publishing Books, E-Books, Articles, Special Reports, Audio Programs, DVDs, and Other How-To Content by Robert W. Bly
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