The 7 books Every Entrepreneur MUST READ!

 

If we encounter a man of rare intellect we should ask him what books he reads Ralph Waldo Emerson hi I’m Evan Carmichael and today I’m going to share the 7 books every entrepreneur must read these are 7 books that have had a tremendous impact on my life how

I think about business and I hope they had the same impact on you now I used to have a ton of books I used to have walls and walls of books and when I saw something interesting I would pick it up and buy it somebody told me to get it I would buy it and I found that had all of these books just sitting on the shelves collecting dust night and

I was accumulating more books than I could read and I had great intentions to read them but I never got around to them and and they it created stress it created stress looking at all these books knowing I got to read all of these things so I decided one day

I would get rid of them all and I donated them to a local library and I paired it down I got to my core list of books that I read and I reread and I’ve given me so much value and today I wanted to share them with you and hopefully it transformed the way you think and transforms your business as well ok well that was awkward test one two one two

at number 7 is the fred factor by Marc Sanborn and this is a book about delighting your customers it tells a story about a postman named Fred who goes over and above to always delight his customers which are the people on his route and you think about being a postman it could be a boring job right even the same thing over and over and over and over again every single day but Fred finds a way to get to know his customers to watch over the houses when they when he knows they’re not home on vacation to always look for ways to delight and surprise them and so if you have a business where you personally are involved in dealing with customers which will be most people or if you have people on your team who are responsible for dealing with customers give them this book it’s a short read look at that look how thin that is it’s like not even a hundred pages when I’m in pages a hundred pages just over a hundred pages super fast read it’ll change your mindset on I work with customers pick it up

at number six is the go Giver by Bob Berg and John David Mann this is an awesome book another quick read it is what a hundred and twenty-five pages pretty easy to sift through which you can probably get through in one sitting as well and this book is all about giving and helps change your mindset from being a taker and saying here are my goals and I got to go out and take what I can to realizing that to accomplish your goals you have to give to other people help others do what they’re trying to do help others accomplish their goals and in turn they’re gonna come back and help you and often the path to reaching your goal is totally unexpected and it’s going to come as a result of helping other people so it totally changed my mindset of what I needed to do in business and not just go and try to reach and take my goals but to help others along the path it’s an inspiring story you can’t help but feel great after reading it you can’t help but feel changed after reading it you want to go out and make the world a better place it’s an uplifting positive awesome story coming up number six go check it out the go Giver coming in at number five is Donald Trump the art of the deal this is one of my favorite books because it helps you think big one of the biggest problems with a lot of entrepreneurs is you’re stuck in your current bubble right the environment that you create for yourself is holding you back where you are how do you bust through how do you think bigger how do you go out and do something that’s going to change the world where nobody in your family has ever done that before where none of your friends have that kind of ambition so how do you surround yourself with those kind of people you read books like this now this is one of the first I think it’s the first non-fiction book that I ever read I was a member I was driving to New York with my family I don’t know how old I was at the time you know maybe teenager driving to New York City crossing the bridge and I was reading Donald Trump are the deal and it just inspired me to want to do more to think outside my comfort zone and this is something that you need to do as an entrepreneur if you want to accomplish big things you want to achieve big goals you have to believe you got a leave that you can do it so how do you get that confidence when you’ve never done it and over your families are nobody in your social networks have done it you can surround yourself with people like Donald Trump read this book you will be inspired you will be ready to take action you’ll be ready to go out and conquer big dreams they’ll give you that extra motivational boost and you can apply it to your business check it out number five Donald Trump are the deal coming in at number four is thinking Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill this book is awesome it says at the top this book could could be worth a million dollars to you it’s super helpful and and the main thought behind this is that thoughts are things there’s a lot of believed in this book that whatever you have in your mind whatever impact you want to create in the world whatever business you want to start it’s all possible it’s all possible if you believe in yourself and it gives you the steps to do it and it outlines the story of Andrew Carnegie who was at the time the richest person in

America and his lessons for success for people who are coming up how he did it himself his advice for other people it will help build your confidence it’ll help you believe in yourself it’ll help you make you ready to go out and do something positive in the world it’ll give you the confidence and courage to start or to continue the faith the the motivation the inspiration that keep going when when you maybe up against the wall you not seeing any progress it’s beautifully written great advice in here as I was opening the book before doing this video

I had the old book smell coming out at me and giving me a little bit of a headache so I got her I got a brush out the book a little air it out it’s an old book but awesome definitely recommend reading it I know entrepreneurs who read this every year as an annual ritual and every year they take something new from it so definitely go check it out coming in at number four they can grow rich Napoleon Hill coming in at number three keep any promise by Kareem is male this is an awesome book and it’s divided into two sections okay now Kareem he came from a successful business but he was overworked it was causing problems in his family life it was causing problems in his in a health and he totally changed around everything that he did and

replant his life and he gives you the blueprint for how to do it now it’s divided into two sections the first are stories of people and how they’ve changed their life and the second are exercises that you can do to start changing your business and your life I gotta be honest I’m gonna be honest is real talk coming straight from Evan Carmichael is what this channel is all about the real talk is the stories in the book I found just okay I didn’t find that inspiring I found the problems that they were overcoming weren’t that huge and I felt like I wasn’t on the same level with the people who were in the book and I want to be inspired by people who are doing more right looking at Donald Trump and looking at Andrew Carnegie people who are doing a lot more that’s who I want to be inspired by so the stories were just okay for me but the exercises it the exercises are life-changing that’s why it’s coming in at number three if you sit down and you do the exercises and you follow them the ones that cream of laid out it will change your life the huge value here the show the X’s in the book but the big value is here in the workbook and I hope I hope cream still offers this as part of the deal you look here it says download the life blueprint workbook $149 value for free that’s the money that if you go through that do those exercises follow throw in them I guarantee you it’ll change your business life it’ll change your personal life and a massive impact on me and that’s why I recommend it as a number three book even if you’ve never heard of it it’s the secret gem for entrepreneurs so go check it out keep any promises by cream Ismael coming in at number two is radicals and visionaries by Thaddeus waro and the subtitle is entrepreneurs who revolutionize the 20th century this is such an awesome book what it does is basically tell you the stories of a whole bunch of different entrepreneurs and each story is only what four pages long five pages long so I can I can open it up and so hear story of Jeff Bezos there’s a picture there’s a quick quote of him there’s his story there’s these little tidbits that come out more tidbits story and then you’re done so in like four pages you have the history of Jeff Bezos and how it got started and it does it over and over and over again for lots of famous entrepreneurs that you would recognize what I found that useful for is it was a motivational boost for me one you know I believe model success you’ve seen a lot of the videos that I do it’s all about

Marlin success and that saved my business and so this is a quick hit of tons of different entrepreneurs that you can model I used it as inspiration in the mornings for me this used to be my routine you know when you wake up and you’re you’re by yourself and you’re trying to challenge yourself to think bigger and do more and stay motivated to run your business my daily routine used to consist of opening up radicals and visionaries and reading one story and I’d get an idea from them and I’d get get inspiration and motivated and get some energy from them and you can do it in a couple minutes it’s such an easy quick read so you’ll get lots of ideas from it you’ll get lots of energy from it definitely worth checking out my number two book radicals and visionary status waro and coming in at number one the number one book all entrepreneurs must read

drumroll how do I do a drumroll drum roll the 4-hour workweek by Tim Ferriss this is my favorite book of all time if I had to pick one book to keep this would be yet and at the core this book is a productivity book okay it’ll teach you how to automate how to delegate how to eliminate how to outsource how to apply the 80/20 rule to your business how to how to be more efficient get more stuff done so that then you can go live the life of your dreams it teaches you a lot about productivity and since reading this book I’ve become a Productivity nut and have applied a lot of strategies that Tim suggests in this book to my life to my business and it’s had dramatic impact the other thing though that you learn from it is Tim thinks way outside the box and even now a lot of the strategies here are still way way way way outside the box and you don’t even realize that some of these things are possible that was what I was so excited and interested in reading from him and this is the this is the extended an updated version so I got the original and then I bought the updated version and if he puts another one out I’m gonna buy that one too because it’s awesome but it challenges you to think differently it challenges you to step outside your comfort zone it challenges you to look for other ways to accomplish your goal that you may not have ever thought possible so on top of all the great productivity advice that you get that I get from men of taking notes and and read through it it also makes you think more creatively makes you look for other options and it’s an entrepreneur that’s what you’re going to have to do to be successful because chances are it’s not just going to be the straight path to success it’s gonna be a crazy wild bumpy ride and you can’t just do the things that everybody else does you got to be creative you got to step outside the box that’s what this book helps you do Tim Ferriss 4-hour workweek the number one book for all entrepreneurs you must read it now before signing off I gotta give you my bonus book it’s the only fiction book in my collection and I had to share it with you now when people look at bookshelf you see the Steve Jobs quote at the top makes sense you see the books I don’t have a lot of them and when they look at it they look at the top and see what the heck is that three kingdoms book what is it all about and then they look below and you see this statue and you’re wondering what he’s all about and those little characters underneath and

what they’re all about so I have to tell you the story so three kingdoms also known as Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of the most popular books in China and all the Chinese history has then been translated to English and it’ll teach you about leadership it’ll teach you about motivating people teach about having a purpose it teaches about honesty and trust and loyalty and it’s a story about three warring kingdoms at the end of the Han Dynasty who are fighting for control of China one of them is led by man named Cho Cho

who was evil and lies and cheats and steals and is whatever it takes to win and the people hate him and he’s very oppressive and has tons of rules and and is and is a you know the dictator and and his way has to go and and he’s he’s evil and cruel and the other side is run by a guy named Lao Bay who is fair and honest and just and treats

people with respect and people love him when they follow him and he’ll never screw people over and these two guys are constantly fighting and at the start Lao Bay is losing all the time it doesn’t have the military doesn’t have the money he doesn’t have the team and he’s always just retreated and running away and eventually he builds up his team

and the people believe in him and they continue to follow him and they love what he’s all about and and he starts to win and so it’s all about this this fight that continues to happen between those two kingdoms and another one that’s in the third that that’s not as not as talked about but I love the story it it always gives me ideas about strategy about loyalty about teamwork and I like to pick it up I like to play the video games I like to buy the statues that decorate the stuff I

like to name my products after them the zuga that I sell come from this book other companies that I’ve started have come from this book and so has a lot of deep personal meaning to me and if you’re looking for kind of an off wall fiction book that challenges you that will make you think that’ll be kind of outside their the zone of usual entrepreneur how to books then check it out three kingdoms thank you guys so much for watching goes to the top seven books that I recommend every entrepreneur must read plus the bonus book at the end let me know what you guys think leave a comment below tell me what your favorite books are and if you like the channel you want to see more you can subscribe thank you so much for watching I’ll see you soon and believe coming in at number four is thinking grow which thinking Grow Rich they can grow rich coming in at number four is thinking grow it grow which grow which what can I say grow rich grow rich grow rich okay again coming in at number four okay me me me me me me make sure to check out my nose letter yeah got 11

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