Reading books is one of the best things you can do if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur. Throughout my journey as a 9-figure entrepreneur, I have read countless books on finance, communication, personal development, real estate, and more. I have always been a learner at heart, and I believe my desire for learning has led me to success. So, here is a list of every book that will teach you the skills you need to become wealthy and create the life you want.
The Greatest Salesman paints a picture of achieving material, mental, and spiritual success. The story follows a young boy named Hafid who learns how to become the greatest salesman in the world. Throughout the book, there are ancient scrolls, each containing a key principle to successful selling. Each key principle can still be applied today to improve your selling and achieve material and personal success.
#2 How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends and Influence People is a book about implementing behavioral changes to influence people. There are ten key principles, each outlining a behavioral change you can make to improve your relationships. Each principle explains the psychology behind human behaviors and how you can influence people by changing your behavior.
#3 The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This book tells us the habits that effective people use to change their situations. Covey explains that we have to look within ourselves if we want to change our circumstances. The main purpose of this book is to show you how powerful the mind is and how you can change any situation merely by changing your response.
#4 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book is about using your mind to attract monetary and personal success in your life. After interviewing several millionaires, Napoleon Hill developed a system explaining the principles of success. Each principle is a philosophy of personal achievement the reader can use to tap into their subconscious and influence their future.
#5 Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
This book tells us the secrets of the wealthy and how they use money as a tool to become rich. The book explains the difference between assets and liabilities, good and bad debt, and the power of investing in real estate. Lastly, this book teaches you how to avoid using your money to purchase assets by using other people’s money.
#6 The Fighter’s Mind by Sam Sheridan
This book is about mental toughness and how it is a learned skill. Although some people are born more mentally tough than others, we all get tested in life. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate that we are all fighters and can overcome hardship simply by strengthening our minds.
#7 Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
This book lays out the basics of economics so anyone can understand it. This book aims to help you better understand economics and its effect on the economy.
#8 The 5th Option by Walter Young and Peter Bielagus
This book is a must-read for anyone planning for retirement. This book aims to help you identify practical solutions to give yourself a comfortable retirement.
#9 The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel
This book explains the experiment performed by Psychologist Walter Mischel. This experiment aimed to test a child’s patience and how long they could delay gratification. Researcher’s believed that the child’s future achievement in school and life could be predicted if they delayed eating the marshmallow.
#10 The Undefeated Marketing System by Philip Stutts
This book outlines the marketing strategies used in political and business campaigns. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the secret marketing formulas used by politicians that sway the public into voting for specific candidates.
#11 Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by John Gottman
This book outlines what healthy and failing marriages have in common. This book aims to make you aware of the patterns of a failing marriage so that you can steer your marriage in the right direction. In addition, resolving conflicts productively can significantly enhance your marriage. Lastly, focusing on the positives in your relationship instead of the negative helps you appreciate your spouse instead of resenting them.
#12 Unlock Your Potential by Jeff Lerner
This book gives you everything you need to know about entrepreneurship in the modern economy. I went from a broke jazz musician to a multiple 9-figure entrepreneur using the principles I outlined in this book. By shedding light on the broken education, employment, and retirement systems, I make you aware of how we become victims of the rat race. In addition, I explain the importance of personal development before professional development for success.
I truly believe that everyone is an entrepreneur and can unlock their potential by learning the skills to start an online business. After reading this book, I hope you can apply these lessons and begin creating the life of your dreams.