Reading to me and building my library of books either on my Kindle or bookcase has always been important. Reading can helping us learn from others and develop new awareness. This list is ever growing and is only the few from my shelf — tell me what you have found useful in your search for excellence.
The E-Myth Revisited -Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
What I like about this book is that it talk about your business not being your LIFE. A business should be the vehicle to your life — whatever way you define life for you. He takes you through the life of a business that helps you understand even though there are 2 people or even 1, how you must start thinking of your business organizationally and how to think in terms of systems, process, and standard operating procedures so that you can have a repeatable business that consistency works. This is for those considering starting a business from scratch, buying a previously owned business or buying a franchise to start.
We offer a course called AIM for Success (TM) that helps individuals through the initial process of business identification and was built with the eMyth Worldwide team. The course is available for 60 days for only $300 and you have access to webinars, worksheets and more to develop your primary aim and strategic objective – of which if not known you may be making a very expensive mistake and waking up one day and saying “why did I buy this or start this..”
Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill
— A MUST read for anyone whether you went to college or not and I do believe it should be ready by everyone in high school. This is a book you want to read, read and reread because as you mature in your career you will learn and see more. Napoleon was commissioned at no pay by Carnegie to research why some people are successful and others are not. Andrew Carnegie wanted him to do this research over a 20 year period without pay but Napoleon could keep any wealth he created from his research because Carnegie wanted him to document a philosophy of personal achievement to encourage future generations. He publishes his first book during the depression in 1937 and develops 17 principles for success. Every successful person will point to these principles one of which is PMA – Positive Mental Attitude in dealing with adversity as well as how to setup a mastermind group. Many people I have shared this book or given this book all initially get turned off with his title since they think he is only talking about money. Here is his list:
1. Positive mental attitude
2. Sound physical Health
3. Harmony in human relations
4. Freedom from fear
5. The Hope of future achievement
6. The Capacity for applied faith
7. Willingness to share one’s blessings with others
8. To be engaged in labor of love
9. An Open mind on all subjects toward all people
10. Complete self-Discipline
11. Wisdom of which to understand people
12. Financial Security and Money
Anyway, get the book and mark it up and start your journey.
more books to be listed.. just getting started