Entrepreneurs are always weak in one area or another. It might be a lack of motivation, a lack of inspiration, or a lack of business skills. That’s not a problem. It’s only natural that people are going to be deficient in certain areas of life. But the good news is you can improve in those areas you’re weak in. You can get the tools you need to succeed going forward.
These five new books are going to show you what you need to know about entrepreneurship.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
Take your self-growth to another level with this book by Travis Bradberry. There are over 66 different strategies and exercises to take advantage of. You’ll improve both personally and professionally. The best part is you don’t just read this book and put it down. You retake the exercises each and every day for the whole year to get better at influencing people.
It’s a book that will help you to become a true people-person. And that can enable you to influence the right people as you go about your entrepreneurial journey.
Daring and Disruptive by Lisa Messenger
Being new to the game can feel overwhelming. Anyone who’s new to the business or anyone who’s rebooting their entrepreneurial efforts should read Lisa Messenger’s latest book. Daring and Disruptive will help you to spark the entrepreneurial fire within you all over again.
This book will show you how to put yourself in the right places for the whole world to see you. It’s a guide for the business owner who’s determined to succeed.
Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum by Neil Patel
Sometimes you might think that you aren’t the right person for entrepreneurship. Read Neil Patel’s book and it should completely change your mind. He’s going to show you how you can hustle and make changes to your life by making just a few small tweaks.
The most crucial part of Patel’s work is that he’s going to show you how to unlock the potential within you. You don’t have to be a born entrepreneur to succeed. You just need to make sure you’re following your own dreams and not the dreams of someone else.
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
The E-Myth Revisited is designed to show exactly what types of work people carry out. Not every type of work is the same, and that’s something all entrepreneurs need to understand, otherwise they could discover that they’re completely wasting their time.
The big lesson you will learn from Michael Gerber is there’s a difference between working on your business and working in it. He will show you the value of doing both to make sure that your business is the biggest success it can be. He will show you how to create a business system that endures long into the future. You’ll be able to advance your business and achieve your ambitions.
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
This book isn’t strictly related to entrepreneurship, but it still provides a number of lessons every business owner should be aware of. It will show you that so much of the work involved with building a business can actually take away the freedom you think you’re getting from becoming an entrepreneur in the first place.
It will show you a change of perspective that every entrepreneur should register.
There are many ways to look at entrepreneurship and there are many ways to tackle it. These books are all going to improve the skills at your disposal. Which of these five books will you pick up today?
About the Author
Charlie Robinson is an accomplished marketer and interim VP of Marketing for high-growth tech startups. He is currently the VP of Marketing at Adling, a digital marketing agency based out of Cupertino, CA.
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