Updated: May 20, 2020
Right, so let us not beat around the bush, the times we are in are strange and challenging and when we eventually emerge on the other side of it all, there will be a “new normal” awaiting us. And the same will be true for your business, if you are a business owner.
It is also no secret that all around the world people are being confined to their homes and since it has already being a while that this has being our reality, you may be looking for something new to do to pass the time.
How about reading some books which can help you think outside the box and start to develop a strategy to get yourself out there once the air has cleared.
In this article I look at the top 5 books which I think will be very beneficial to any entrepreneur looking to grow their business or even wanting to change their approach as a whole.
BOOKS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE
The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy – A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, you cannot go wrong if you read this one. This book talks about the basic principle that big things can happen when you take a series of small actions and add them all up. Darren speaks from immense experience and grew an empire by doing small things over time. He shows you examples of how to implement the strategy into your everyday life. You will be so inspired to get started COMPOUNDING.
The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Claasen – This book was written in 1926 and is a very unique approach to showing you how to “become rich”. The book is made up of a number of parables and is told from the point of view of a fictional Babylonian character called Arkad. He gives advice around “"paying yourself first", "living within your means", and "investing in what you know".
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg – If you are a woman wanting to grow in business and show your worth in a cut-throat world, this is the book for you. This book looks at the somewhat controversial link between parenting and growing your career as a woman in the modern world.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey – Stephen Covey speaks about the “true north” principle and shows you how to attain greatness and success in various new ways, implementing habits you may never have even realized can make you grow as a person and in business.
The Power of Broke – Daniel Paisner and Daymond John – An instant New York Times bestseller. This book is written by a Shark Tank star and he takes you on a walk through attaining success and building a business on a budget. A really powerful read and one that shows you that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
So to round it off, if you are needing inspiration and motivation to get through the challenging times – or just need something new to read – then you really should look into investing in one (or all) of these books.
Good luck in your journey to success!
By Tammy Nortier
Virtual Assistant and Social Media Manager from Cape Town, South Africa