Lack of confidence in oneself and in your ability to create and deliver value has been the #1 culprit against the success of many inspired entrepreneurs. Not having enough confidence can literally crumble you mentally and cause you to quit before you even give your concept a chance.
When you’re experiencing the typical mood swings along your journey, you should always be reminded that when you choose to quit, you’re choosing to not provide the very thing, that may transform someone else’s life and situation. There is someone out there who is desperately waiting and wanting the information or services that only you can provide.
You’re doing them a dis-justice.
With that being said, you can make a distinct decision, to say “no” to the self-doubt and make some adjustments in your life, that will allow you to become more comfortable in your business.
Make this year, your year to do better, be better, and grow better. If you’ve said “yes, this will be my year of success”, take your first step and strengthen your knowledge muscles.
Here are 11 good reads that will transform your mindset toward success:
Author(s): Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you’ll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don’t need outside investors, and why you’re better off ignoring the competition. This good read will allow you to think creatively within your current job’s organization or in your own business. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 1,100 reviews!
Author(s): Eric Ries
Are you ready to start your business but have become extremely low on funds? Then this read is for you! Eric Ries explains how to get started using a lean business model. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 1,600 reviews!
Author(s): Ben Horowitz
Let’s reveal something we all know – having a business is sweet, running a business is hard. Luckily, Ben Horowitz has eloquently revealed how to deal with the tough decisions in business. Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular Ben’s blog. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 800 reviews!
Author(s): Charles Duhigg
As a personal favorite of mine, I would say that this classic should be on every business owner’s bookshelf. In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. The studying of everyday habits in people have assisted companies like Starbucks and Walmart become the powerhouses they are today. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 4,000 reviews!
Author(s): Timothy Ferriss
Ferriss shows readers how to live more and work less. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Here’s the blueprint to the answer! This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 4,700 reviews!
Author(s): Michael E. Gerber
The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. A timeless classic filled with priceless mentorship. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 1,500 reviews!
Author(s): Malcolm Gladwell
What makes the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful different from the rest of us? Malcolm Gladwell takes us on this intellectual journey and answers just that! This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 4,500 reviews!
Author(s): Robert T. Kiyosaki
Learn what has been hidden from the poor and middle class for decades! This book has literally shifted the mindsets of millions and has been engraved in their actions and attitude about money. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 5,800 reviews!
Author(s): Tony Robbins
From the bestselling author of Inner Strength, Unlimited Power, and MONEY Master the Game, Anthony Robbins, the nation’s leader in the science of peak performance, shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 1,000 reviews!
Author(s): Napoleon Hill
A timeless classic since 1937. The most famous of all teachers of success spent a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort to produce the Law of Success philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized and explained for the general public in this book. This book holds 5 star rating on amazon
Author(s): Guy Kawasaki
Kawasaki advises on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fundraising, and branding. If you’re having trouble on getting started, this book is your guide toward your success. Guy Kawasaki reveals decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. This book holds 4 1/2 star rating on amazon
with over 200 reviews!
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