If you want to succeed in your entrepreneurial goals, you need to educate yourself. Reading remains the most efficient way to do this. Books condense the best knowledge out there into packages that you can digest in a matter of days, providing an affordable, high-value way to engage with the greatest minds in any category.
Self improvement is a crucial component of entrepreneurial success; in order to grow as a manager and a business owner, you must cultivate personal growth constantly, taking at least one small step each day to make yourself happier, healthier, or more productive than the day before. Consider starting with these seven must-read self improvement books to kick off your personal development journey.
To be a successful entrepreneur, you need the right role models. You need people you can look up to in the hope of learning from their successes, but also (more importantly) from their failures. Choosing a role model is a topic for another time, but suffice it to say that you want someone with experience. You want some of this experience to be with success, but you want just as much, if not more, to be from failure. This is why there are no better role models than a serial entrepreneur.
When you’ve got your head down and are hard at work reaching your entrepreneurial goals, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s important. Maybe a project doesn’t go as you would like, a client runs out of money and can’t pay you, or your website gets hacked. These situations are frustrating, but in the grand scheme of things, they are minor compared to all the things you have to be grateful for.
Feeling overwhelmed, unhappy and stressed are common feelings experienced by most adults these days. There’s so much going on that it seems impossible to achieve peace of mind.
People juggle numerous and sometimes conflicting priorities: the need to improve performance at work, spend quality time with family, exercise, keep the house clean, run errands, nurture friendships, read books, volunteer in their community, meditate, keep on top of emails — the list goes on.
As an entrepreneur, does the following scenario sound familiar?
You start the day bright and early, coffee in hand and a list of tasks spread out before you. You’re feeling unstoppable, ready to crush your to-do list. But then, the phone rings. It’s a client, asking if they can add a few new things to the project you agreed upon. That call runs for an hour, and by then it’s already 10 am, practically lunch, so there’s no harm in taking a few minutes to read your favorite productivity blog (because, hey, if you’re reading about productivity it’s not procrastinating, right?).