Summer vacations are in full swing and while it's a great time to unplug from your everyday hustle, it is ALSO a great time to get re-inspired by a good read. Sure, you could take your favorite magazine with you and catch up on some gossip, but numerous studies have led to the conclusion that the mega-successful have one thing in common.
They read. A lot.
In fact, when a broke college student decided to conduct a study on 1,200 wealthy people, he found that the one pastime that they all had in common was that they self-educate by reading. This broke college student took the advice of the wealthy and went on to become a self-made millionaire.
Even when our very own CEO, Sandra Yancey, was asked how much she felt reading impacted her ability to reach the multi-million dollar mark in her business, she responded, “Someone told me a long time ago that the average NYTimes best-seller business book was based on an average of 15 years’ experience. I estimate I’ve easily saved 1,000 years of mistakes and capitalized on 1,000 years of others’ experience.”
But don’t let the generalization fool you. The mega-successful won’t be found reading novels or tabloids. The mega-successful are reading biographies, collecting information, education and success strategies for entrepreneurs.
We can’t promise that reading a book will make you rich. What we CAN promise is that these four reads are PERFECT beach companions to your summer vacation.
In fact, these are the exact four books that Yancey assigns to her top coaching clients as a result of the tremendous impact she’s experienced from reading these books herself. Need we say more?
In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, Tony Alessandra and Michael O'Connor argue that the "Golden Rule" is not always the best way to approach people. Rather, they propose the Platinum Rule: "Do unto others as "they'd" like done unto them". In other words, find out what makes people tick and go from there. This read will break down the four basic business personalities – and how they can lead you to success.
An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
Return on Influence is the first book to explore how brands are identifying and leveraging the world’s most powerful bloggers, tweeters, and YouTube celebrities to build product awareness, brand buzz, and new sales.
In this revolutionary book, renowned marketing consultant and college educator Mark W. Schaefer shows you how to use the latest breakthroughs in social networking and influence marketing to achieve your goals.
Millions of readers around the world have improved their lives through the timeless advice David Schwartz offers in The Magic of Thinking Big. Schwartz proves you don’t need innate talent to become successful, but you do need to understand the habit of thinking and behaving in ways that will get you there.
Filled with easy-to-understand advice, this book will put you on the road to changing the way you think, helping you work better, manage smarter, earn more money, achieve your goals, and most importantly, live a fuller, happier life.
We know, the book descriptions ALONE are inspiring. The knowledge that each of these four books has to offer is truly unparalleled! If you're ready to adopt the traits of the super successful and up-level your reading then this is the place to start. We've linked each of the books above for you via our Amazon Affiliate links and hope that if you're excited to grab one of these reads, you follow our links above (it helps us out when you do that)! Tell us, which one are you excited to read first? See any books on our list that you've already read? Share your thoughts in the comments below. We can't wait to hear how these books impact you.