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Hello friends!

First of all, choosing only 5 top books was really hard. I absolutely love reading so when I forced myself to narrow it down to a digestible amount of books to read (in this case 5) it wasn't easy.

So here, on this blog post I'm listing the top 5 books I would start with as an entrepreneur and then at the bottom of the page I created a massive list of books that either I recommend or the guests who've come on the show have recommended. 

Ready?

Okay, here we go!

 

1. "Daring Greatly" by Brene Brown 

Why I love this book? 

Because it is real and it is raw. As an entrepreneur we put ourselves out there, in the "arena" where we bare it all. It isn't easy to do but by doing so and having the courage to do something we believe in is what allows us to live our dreams. And when you're doing it, it can be extremely scary, lonely and confusing. 

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
— Theodore Roosevelt

2. "Essentialism" by reg McKeown

Why I love this book? 

I read this book 4 years ago and it is even more relevant today. With information overload and especially in the early stages of starting and growing your own business it is easy to confuse stuff, noise with revenue generating activities. How do you eliminate and understand the essentials in life and business.

 

3. "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill

Why I love this book? 

This book is a compilation of what makes a person successful including strong beliefs, vision and their thoughts. Napoleon makes the case that it is our thoughts that produce all our results in life. I talk about it in one of my "5 Minute Friday's" HERE. It has completely changed the way I think today. Helped me understand my limiting beliefs and how I can change my thinking to change my world.

 

4. "Profit First" by Mike Michalowicz

Why I love this book? 

If you're thinking about starting a business or already have one, this book is everything. Mike walks through the mindset and how to build in profitability. He also provides actionable steps to take, no just theory; like open separate bank accounts for profit, operating, taxes and payroll to help manage money flow. Definitely must read. 

 

5. "4 Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss 

Why I love this book? 

I'm a massive fan of Tim Ferriss and his work but why I love this book is because he provides simple examples and demonstrations on how to get more done by outsourcing, automating and systematizing , allowing you to live more or your life. It is a great read when starting out. 

 

Those are my top 5! If you're feeling REAL ambitious (and of course you are!) I encourage you to download The Ultimate Book List that includes additional recommended books by myself and guests from the podcast around mindset, productivity, self-help, operations and more!

 

 

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