Top 3 Motivational Books For Business People
Much like other things in life, owning a successful business takes time and grit. The process may overwhelm even the most determined individuals. Just when you’re developing your ideas, you start to quit.
Launching or improving a business is not like purchasing a lottery ticket or entering online competitions.
If you are starting, looking for inspiration, or feel like quitting the business world, read ahead. These three books will be the starting blocks to understand how to develop better habits, why motivation comes and goes, and what drives people to succeed.
While all the disciplines and rules in each book can help you grow your business, it will also impact your thought process. You can apply what you learn to your personal, financial, and daily life.
So, get a cup of coffee or green tea and open your mind.
1. The Slight Edge
Business owner Jeff Olsen, a producer of more than 900 television programs, gives readers the tools to dig deep into why one lives a successful life. More importantly, he discusses how every person can achieve their wildest dreams with the secret he refers to as the slight edge.
Not only will the Slight Edge transform how you think of daily habits, but it will also serve as a guide to read other self-help books. The book invites readers to live by the mantra, “Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness”.
2. The 48 Laws of Power
Talk about a book that radicalises the way you think. The 48 Laws of Power became a national bestseller, popular among celebrities and even prison inmates.
Author Robert Greene describes how to obtain power in your business, personal relationships, financial status, and more. It gives readers historical examples that put the laws to use as well as the occasions in which figures diverted from the laws.
New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Daniel H. Pink changes people’s perspective regarding motivation in the book Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.
It teaches people that external effects are not a proper motivator and digs deep into scientific research to uncover human motivation. Only autonomy, mastery, and purpose are elements of motivation.
Read, Identity, Determine
These self-help books are merely a guide. Consider them a tool, not a burden. Reading these books should be a fun experience where you are learning what works for you and what doesn’t.
Whenever you feel like quitting or giving up on your projects, reread passages of the books. Identify and Highlight or underline what resonates with you. Take notes and repeat them to yourself when things get complicated.
Determine how you will apply what you learned and to which aspect of your life. Don’t overwhelm yourself; find the time to include minor changes and then build on that.
Owning a business is hard work. No one can deny that harsh times come, but they also go.
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