Entrepreneurs face a vast number of challenges in the modern age. As an entrepreneur, maintaining a work-life balance is of crucial importance. Failure to do that could leave a person burned out and completely exhausted. The modern business landscape is constantly changing, which means it’s essential for companies to maintain a competitive edge if they wish to survive. Entrepreneurs are required to work ever-longer hours in order to grow their business. It’s much easier said than done, after all. We are all constantly learning, and it would be foolish for the owner of a business to think that they know all about their industry.
Thankfully, there is no shortage of teachers in the business world. There are countless books that you can read in order to get a better idea about how to do business. Written by prolific authors and individuals with years of experience in a wide range of business domains, these self-help books provide individuals with invaluable lessons and guidance that could prove to be vital for your company’s success. Every successful entrepreneur has attributed their success to a mentor who stuck with them in the worst of times. However, there are certain books that leave a lasting impact and can change your way of thinking.
There is no businessman in the world who claims to have never suffered a loss. We all do, and the key is to keep going. Many don’t even realize their full potential until it’s too late. Now, I understand that most entrepreneurs hardly get enough time to read books of their choice. That’s why I have compiled a list of three books that provide timeless lessons and will broaden your thinking horizons significantly.
- Be Unstoppable: No Excuses by Tariku Bogale
If there’s one book you read this year, it should be this. Tariku Bogale is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the modern age and has left his mark on a number of industries, including travel and tourism, real estate, finance, media, technology, and even commercial filmmaking.
In this book, Bogale talks about his life and the many obstacles that he faced. He constantly stresses upon the point that a person must never give up, and should keep going. For an entrepreneur, this is very important. As an African entrepreneur, the odds were stacked against Bogale. The book highlights the importance of making quick decisions. For an entrepreneur, the lessons encompassed in this book are timeless, and will significantly strengthen a person’s resolve.
- The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Taking inspiration from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret is a phenomenal book that will completely change your way of thinking. It talks about the impact of positive thinking and provides a few simple exercises that you can carry out in your free time. The book provides simple tips on how to become more prosperous, improve your relationships, and your health. The core message of the book can be aptly summed up in four words: “ask, believe, and receive.”
- The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
The Big Leap divides a person’s performance into four main operating zones. The author claims that a mere investment of 10 minutes a day can help you spend your time in the Genius Zone (the most effective operating zone in the book). However, the reason why so many of us are unable to achieve this level of operational performance is that of the many hidden barriers that we face. The book highlights these hidden barriers, and how you can overcome. Hendricks provides a step by step guide on how you can overcome these hidden barriers and start operating at your maximum level of performance.