Here are 7 of our favourite books, in no particular order. We have lots more but these are great to read, easy and more importantly, full of good stuff.
1. The E-Myth Mastery by Michael E. Gerber
Tells you why you should NOT be slaving over your business. If you’ve been working like a dog and not seeing the results, this is the book for you. The secret is in the systems.
2. Get Clients Now by C.J. Hayden
Very useful for service professionals such as coaches and a quick read. I like its 30-day programme which you can follow to find the success that eludes you. It’s a practical, hands-on, no-fuss approach to getting clients. She guides you through what you need to do for a service business.
3. Business The Richard Branson Way by Des Dearlove
A concise and fast read on what makes Branson tick. He culls together information on Branson and unearths what he feels are the 10 secrets which make Branson such a success in the UK and the rest of the world. I suppose after this read, you could read Branson’s own biography and see if it all fits together.
4. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
A book you can dip into or dive into. Full of anecdotes, stories and insights on principles which determine if you’d succeed or fail. He tells it engagingly and humorously. Divided into easy to read chapters (with some practical hands on work in some chapters), you’ll never be too overwhelmed. A good bedside book for a dose of feel-good anytime you need it.
5. Business As Unusual by Anita Roddick
Suffice to say, we are big fans of Anita Roddick and her business, The Body Shop. In this book, she talks about what she holds dear and why she started the business, how it has grown and the challenges she faced along the way – from getting bank loans to fighting stalkers who are out to smear her name. (Read our review of her book)
6. Big Bucks by Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles
Prosperity is a mindset and you can start making big bucks if you have the right frame of mind. In this easy to read parable, Ken and Sheldon introduces us to Len who meets 3 successful entrepreneurs who each teach him what he needs to know about making money.
7. The Little Prince by Antoine St Exupery
Not a business book but a book written for the child in each of us. We read and read again this book because each time, new nuggets of wisdom are found in its pages. A classic of profound insights for any adult who wants to see the world as the child sees it – fresh, vibrant, new and exciting.
If you haven’t noticed, successful folks read, read and read some more.
What are you reading this week to grow yourself?