Best Books To Grow Your Business
I am a strong believer that a book can change your life.
Since I became location independent, running my online business from beautiful places all over the world, I received many emails from readers asking me tips and tricks to do the same.
And while I wanted to stay focused on helping others recovering from their destructive relationship with food, I’ve written a few posts about what it takes to make it.
Most of the time, it’s way easier than you think because the work is more of a mental work than a change of life.
The first thing you have to do to create the life of your dreams is to change your perception and way of thinking. You can check out this post where I’ve documented a step by step process to create the life of your dreams easily.
I’ve also written my simple formula to create anything you want here. And believe me, this stuff might seem simple at first but it’s really powerful!
So if you are serious about creating something better for yourself, go ahead
I also think that books have this power. They can give you a new way of seeing things and teach you a new way of thinking, processing your reality.
Here are the ones I recommend if you want to start your own small business, or stay at your current job while improving your life…
1. Now Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham
This book is a must read for anyone who is wanting to live in his/ her zone of genius. In this book you’ll learn what are your natural strengths and how to focus on them to become truly exceptional at what you’re naturally good at.
2. Rework, David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried from Basecamp, 37signals
David and Jason are the 2 geniuses behind Basecamp (a revolutionary project management software I used when working in web agencies).
They have created a million dollar business with a few successful products built with a very small remote team. In this book, they explain you what works and what doesn’t. Super interesting.
3. The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks
In this book, Gay Hendricks will show you how you are (unconsciously) sabotaging yourself and what to do to get over it in order to finally reach your full potential.
4. The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss has been my bible for the past years. It will help you negotiate to work remotely, create your own successful business and outsourcing it, define your dreams, shift your perception in order to change what doesn’t fulfill you in life and much much more. I think it’s a must read for anyone who wants to take over control of his / her life and happiness.
5. Essentialism, Greg McKeown
In this book you’ll learn to declutter your life and focus on what really matters (both on a material and non-material level). Even if we are all essentialists at our own level, reading this book helped me to go even further in that direction. The results were quite satisfying. I no longer take care of the things I don’t enjoy, I freed heaps of time so I can focus on what’s truly important for me.
It doesn’t really matter where you’re at on your essentialist journey, I think we can all go deeper and this book will help you do so.
And if you’re just starting out, The $100 Start Up by Chris Guillebeau can inspire you to start a business from your passion and live a more inspired life
In this book, Chris collects heaps of stories and examples from small business owners all over the world. You’ll get inspired by reading these amazing stories and you’ll realise that anything is possible.
Now I’d love to hear from you!
Is online marketing something that interests you?
Feel free to share your business and passion in the comments below, I’d love to check it out!