Mindset will set you free. What I mean by that is, you create your own reality based on what you believe, so why not believe in something that will help you succeed? The mind is super malleable, which is why I always say, “if you believe it, you can achieve it.” I feel like this is super true! Rob Siltanen said it best, “the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” So, there you have it! It all starts with a belief! If you believe like I do, that “if it’s possible it’s doable, if it’s doable, why not me?” then you will begin to realize you can do anything! You have the power to do whatever it takes…
Books, they are the little mentors you never had! The more you read the more you know! So, I put together a list of books that have changed my life in one way or another! I believe that anybody looking to become an entrepreneur must read these! I broke them up into two different sections… First is mindset and skills to get started, the second batch is taking your game to the next level! Lest dive in!
We all need the skills to back the business! These 3 books will improve your skills in sales and marketing while leveling up your business mindset:
Now, I’ll be clear. I don’t just mean the first book… I mean ALLL of them. The Rich Dad series will help you begin to think like a business owner. Robert K. will teach you things NO school is teaching. You’ll learn how using leverage can help you do more with less, and how borrowing “other people’s money” can get you richer with the right kind of investments. You’ll also learn how to use debt in a good way. How can debt be good, you ask? Debt is not all bad, in fact, it’s essential for the economy. The difference is whether the debt will pay off in the long run when the asset’s cash flow covers the debt payment AND puts extra cash in your wallet. If you want to really understand the thoughts and principles of successful business, this is truly a great read to learn how to change your mindset to that of a successful business owner.
Every book produced by this man is gold (or should I say Bitcoins with today’s market?). This guy not only illustrates the art of the hustle, he walks the talk. Biggest takeaways? Sales, Hustle, and the law of 10x. Cardone will help you understand what it really means to “hustle,” to push yourself as if you had everything taken away from you, because even though they took those things, they can never take away your spirit. So how do you develop such a strong spirit? Use it every day, practice every day, HUSTLE every day. So what about the law of 10x? This is a big one. You’ll learn how to set goals that are “10x more than what you think you want and then take 10x the action you think is required to get you there.” Overall, a hugely motivating read!
This man is in 2020 right now (it’s 2017 in case you forgot). He is able to see where the market is going today, next month, next year in terms of marketing… He will teach you the art of getting your name out there. We all know how important this is in today’s world! In his books, he talks about the essentials of marketing and how to build a personal brand
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Okay, so you’ve got the skills, now what? Here at #teamtrimble we don’t stop there! We always think big, we want to change the world! These next few books are in the advanced section. Give these books a read to learn what it takes to get next level:
Trump’s proven time and time again his ability to succeed in the business world. This book includes 11 steps to business success. Trump really spells out how to make a deal, and he provides his thoughts along with it, “I like thinking big. I always have… if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.” Simple, but true. So if you want to get in the mind of the successful entrepreneur, this one’s a sure winner.
John C. Maxwell
This book will absolutely get you next level. This book will help you grow to be the person capable of being your own boss. It will also help you learn how to build a successful team, nourish it, and effectively lead it. This book provides the framework for successful leadership, and once you understand the basic concepts, you’ll be able to build upon them to grow your business to one that will change the world!
Another home run book! In the business world, we need people. Without friends or a team, all you have is yourself! Let’s face it, we all know the saying that two minds are greater than one. It’s time to grow, my friends. Learn the principles behind winning people over, becoming an influence, and becoming a better leader overall.
This book sets itself apart from the rest. The previous books teach you how to think yourself to success, but JC takes it one step further, he teaches you how to act your way to success. This pivotal difference will greatly affect how others perceive you. This guy will teach you how to get what you want, from who you want, when you want it. How? By getting them to think that you are one “Badass Mother Fvcker”… Pardon the language there but, Confidence and status are important in business. The reason is simple… I am sure we all have been on YouTube and seen somebody hop out of a Lambo and thought to ourselves “something doesn’t feel right” but when Elon Musk or Robert Downey JR hop out of theirs we think to ourselves “oh that makes sense”… Do you see it yet? If not you should probably pick up a copy of this book
This is a lot of information I know my friends. These books will take you months to get through I completely understand but, Rome wasn’t built in a day. So, this is the first step my friends. These books changed my life and I can promise you they will do the same for you! Now, are books the answer to all? Not a chance, they are just the mentors in times of need. Each book has its little bit of value that can be called upon when the time is right! So click the links buy these books from Amazon and begin or you can be like me and purchase Audible, the best audiobook app ever! Listen to them in the car!
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