So you decided to make the big jump and go for that goal, dream, vision, idea, or that ah ha moment you had. This is something to celebrate that you took that step…and you are on the path to your worthy goal. Give yourself a round of applause. You’ve earned it. I want to encourage you on your new journey, or if you’ve been at it for awhile your continued journey.
There’s one thing I want to share with you. This one thing, they said was the biggest driver of their success. Yes, they did all the business stuff, but this one thing made it possible for them to stay focused, determined, and more importantly helped them to overcome unexpected challenges on their quest for their gold. They read a good book daily and invested in themselves with personal development.
Reading personal and development books actually help you to discover new things about yourself, that’s hidden in your blind spot. It will change the way you see yourself and your place in the world. It will open you up to new ideas and start to transform you from the inside out. This is what successful people know about books. It’s the most simple and powerful thing you can do in your quest to any goal you want!
Listed below are some good books! This is a great place to start on your journey!!!
1. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Everyone should know that Jack Canfield wrote “Chicken Soup For the Soul” which is another amazing inspirational book. That book put Jack on the global stage. It had a positive impact on thousands of people’s lives. He was featured in the film, “The Secret.” Jack is very practical and realistic type of person. This book will give you practical tools to reach any goal you have. It has plenty of actionable items for you to do. It’s no fluff, mess, and thrills. Just straight timeless methodologies to get you from point A to Z. I read this book when I started my first business-to-business sales position. It made a huge difference for me then, and it’s still keeps on giving.
2. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
A great read, and simple and easy to follow. Darren demonstrates that our everyday decisions to either do something to take towards our goals or away from our goals, has an impact on your ability to achieve or not achieve that goal. If you feel like you are stuck on your course to the attainment of your goal, then stop what you are doing and read this book. You will see just how subtle the little things you don’t do really add up. If ever wanted proof of the power of a mosquito sting in your life, then read this book. Then read it again. Make sure go through the exercises at the end of each chapter. You will be amazed at what you discover and how to win.
3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Look if you are serious about starting that dream job as a real-estate agent, insurance agent, bowling coach (yes, I am a league bowler) triathlon coach, real-estate investor, or whatever legal business/goal/venture you have, then you must read this book. There’s just no if and buts about it. The book was written like more than 70 years ago, and the secrets to wealth/abundance creation hasn’t change. I’ve read this book several times and still get insights that are extremely valuable. This book will literally will help you to develop a wealth consciousness. In addition, it will also teach you simple tools you can use everyday to keep your mind focused on the abundance that you seek, that’s around you, and within you. If you ask any successful businessperson if they read this book, they will say yes. So get it and read it!
4. The Compound Effect by Jeff Olson
The small decisions that you and I make can either make us or break us. It may not happen right there on the spot, in most cases, however over time those little decisions add up. Either they can add up to a big win for us, or big loses. This book isn’t just another feel good and be happy book. This book looks at every little thing we do or don’t do, and how it compounds to either spin us out of control or propels us to the next level. Jeff will point out stuff that you and I just probably wouldn’t even think about. This book is good and so worth being on my list that I’ve written about it twice. I promise you will not look at your decisions the same, because you will realize just how powerful they are.
5. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
It’s a best seller. Not to mention he lives in my area. This book talks about the life that we all want. We all want the ability to make our annual income in a month, weeks, or days. Tim took his 40k a year position and turned it into an 40k per month business in only 4 hours per week. I know!!! He will show you how to create your ideal life with proven methods. Now I must confess, I just ordered the book because my mentor, David Wood suggested it during an event. Therefore, I got it. From what I’ve schemed so far…I wish I had read and applied its principles in 2007 when it first came out. It’s a must read if you are in any business venture!
I can go on and on with book recommendations. Reading is how I changed my life and has helped me to reach some major wins in my life. I can’t stress it enough. The only way you will change into the person you must become in order to have your definition of success, you must change your thinking/attitudes/and beliefs.
[fancy_box id=1]”Our thinking creates problems that the same type of thinking will not solve.” Albert Einstein [/fancy_box]
Now get these books. Read them, apply their wisdom, and take action(s)! You will amaze yourself with your accomplishments.