There are many resources available which will help you define areas you need to develop as a business person. The mistake many people make is only studying resources directly related to their field. I have listed below some of my favorite authors and some highlights I received to make me a more effective leader in my home-based business:
No doubt you have heard of Robert. His books did more for me than any other single resource. The first book I read was Retire Young, Retire Rich followed by the original book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. The most important thing I learned was how to buy assets to put money in my pocket. This information led to me to understand how Bulk Vending Machines could profit me even while I still had a full-time job. We also bought and sold several key pieces of real estate that added greatly to our net worth. Our net worth tripled over about a 3 year period.
John Maxwell, Author of the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
John is a powerful teacher of leadership principles. The 21 Laws book is his best work in my opinion. He also has books and materials on dealing and working with people. This is a must if you are going to have a great business for the long term. I highly recommend his materials. He also has a monthly audio coaching program which is very good.
Brian has written several books which have helped me define different areas I have needed to work on. Some of the titles I’ve personally read and recommend are: Million Dollar Habits, Change Your Thinking Change Your Life, Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success, Goals!, Focal Point, and The Psychology of Selling.
In selecting books to build you as a person, I recommend several things to help you: One, visit bookstores often and spend quality time reading through books before you purchase it. Grab an espresso to make your experience better! Two, pay attention to what books / materials you quickly connect with. It’s a clue which tells you that information is needed. Three, consider Audio books. I learned the most with this resource. Most of the Rich Dad series were purchased on audio. Four, turn your car into a school of leadership. Let your commutes become times of learning how to do business and increase your bottom line.
In a later article, I will detail more authors that have greatly influenced me to be a better person and leader in the area of business so check back soon.