The Best Books for Entrepreneurs to Read
The best books for entrepreneurs? Really? Says who? Well… I had to come up with a catchy title and that was the best I could do. However, without any of these books I do not believe I would be where I am at today without having read them. So, this list of the best books for entrepreneurs is a list that of books that I believe everyone should read. I did my best to rank them in order of importance to me.
This is the book that started it all for me. Even though I did’t start acting on it right away, the seed was planted. When I hit that million dollar net worth, I plan buying 1,000 copies of this book and coming up with a way to give away for free to people who could use it. If you only read one book in your life after school, make it this book!
Do not let the title throw you off. This should be on any entrepreneurs need-to-read-list. Many of the I Am practices I implemented to my bedtime thinking have come to fruition. Without learning these practices from Wishes Fulfilled and learning how powerful my sub-conscious mind is, I would not be in the positions I am today.
Another must read! This book helped me understand the power of my mind! Think and Grow Rich has sold over 300 Million copies worldwide.
Between having a kid, the office, working on the farm, growing this blog, growing other businesses, and still trying to be a good husband I don’t always have time to read a book in hand. With how busy I am, I often listen to books on audible to keep my brain growing! Click the link below to get two free audible books and a free 30-Day Membership to Audible.
4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
This book helped me break some shitty habits that were holding me back from being efficient. It’s a little so listening to this one was much easier for me.
5. How to Win Friends and Influence People
A lot of my co-workers at the office think this book teaches you to manipulate people. I totally disagree. There are many things I use daily that I took away from this book. Did you know a person’s favorite word to hear is their own name? My networking skills increased by 45% after reading this book. (Yeah, the percentage up is made up but hell man, the book helped me.)
The Richest Man In Babylon. Pay myself first? Up until I was read this book I paid myself last which was usually diddly shit after bills and the purchase of liabilities (Rich Dad Poor Dad reference). This book not only taught me about setting 10% of my income aside it covered the Five Laws of Gold. It’s hard to believe people knew these things 3,000 years ago yet most of us still can’t manage to get it right today.
Not only does Hal share is amazing story, he shares his S.A.V.E.R.S. system. Using this practice in the morning has helped me build routines, work out a little, and get my head ready for the day. Waking up at 4AM is a bitch but it has been worth it.
8. Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want
Oh Man. If only this bad boy was around when I was actually in my 20s! I always had things on the side or at least ideas of having things on the side. Daniel taught me these ideas were Side-Hustles. The day that I finished this book was actually the day I ordered the pallet of Clearly Canadian (check out that story by clicking here).