My Top 5 Business Books for Entrepreneurs
If you know me, you know that I always carrying my e-reader with me everywhere, it is always in my purse. I am frequently reading a few pages when I am waiting for an appointment or on a lunch break or when waiting in the car while the other half is in a store. Because I am always reading friends and family are often asking for my recommendations. Here are my top 5 books for entrepreneurs.
My Reading Rules:
- Read a little bit each day
- Read at least one fiction book for every non-fiction
- Keep an open mind and read outside your typical areas of interest
To the list...
This book will help you realize how little time there is in your week and how easy it is to waste your time on tasks that aren’t important.
Donald Miller’s framework for clarifying your business messaging is amazing. If you want to communicate clearly to your clients this book is for you.
This book changed the way I view leadership and hiring your team.
It’s easy to come up with goals, but actually implementing them is challenging. The process in this book is really helpful and let’s face it we all need help implementing those big goals.
Define your why and your customers and clients will be loyal.
This post contains affiliate links, but I 100% recommend these books either way.
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