There are many, many things that can make an impact on your life. Reading has a way of changing how we think and can help us change our outlook and our habits. I tend to read a lot in my down time. And flying time! Here are four books that have really influenced my life. There are many more but these 4 jump out first. If these can help me make a change in my life, then I believe they’ll help you make a change in yours, too. These books helped shape my philosophies. The saying is as we grow, so does our business! Personal growth is my favorite part of our network marketing profession.
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
I feel this book is such a classic! So much so, that I read it every January. Originally published in 1937, this book came out during the Great Depression. It contains great guidance on what steps you should take, and steps you shouldn’t to achieve that goal that means so much to you. Your take away may be that life will ONLY give you what you ask of it. In my opinion, this may be the best self-help book that an entrepreneur ever reads. Hill researched this book by interviewing lots of people who had lots of success and failures. Knowing just what works isn’t enough unless you also know what doesn’t work. It helped me to realize that the most important part of getting what I want is how I think about what I want. Napoleon Hill helped me to realize that no matter what I wanted to achieve, I had the means within me to do so.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Another classic! Two different influences to Robert gave him a very unique perspective when it came to his financial life. There was his own father, who was highly educated but a financially poor man and his best friend’s father, who had dropped out of school but became a self-made millionaire. This book expanded my thinking about being an investor and a business owner. The lessons I learned from this book helped me to become the entrepreneur that I am today. Even though some basic financial theories are explained and there are some helpful diagrams to assist with understanding money flow, this book is a very easy read and everyone could get something out of it. This book has definitely made an impact on my life.
Go Pro – Eric Worre
A must read especially for those of us in Network Marketing, Eric has broken down his message about becoming a professional networker with the 7 most important steps and explains them so that they are easy to understand. The 7 most important steps to building our kind of business are listed below. This book is great to help us to build rapport with both clients and customers. It’s another book that I find myself referencing from time to time.
1. Find prospects
2. Invite them to your product or opportunity
3. Present your product
4. Follow up with your prospects
5. Help them become customers or distributors
6. Help them get started right
7. Grow your team by promoting events
The Surrender Experiment – Michael A. Singer
I just read this book for the first time. This book is a great road map to help us create our own happiness and to live in the present. This book will help you to fully embrace what life brings and to let go of things not in our control. It’s all from the author’s perspective and the journey he’s been on to accept a “go with the flow” style of living. He realized a long time ago that when he said yes much more often to what the universe was bringing him, even when he wanted to say no, that he had a better and richer life for allowing what came his way. We sometimes over think things and sometimes we think we have more control than we do. What is that saying? Control is just an illusion. It got me to think outside the box in regards to the opportunities that come my way. I have learned not to play it too safe so that I don’t miss out on some amazing and life changing experiences. This is a fascinating memoir and one that I highly recommend that you read.
Voila! These are four books that have helped me to become who I am today. Always a work in progress for sure! I highly recommend all 4 of them. The messages they deliver are truly awe inspiring and I know that they can have a positive impact on your life. Here’s to more of the great things life has to offer!
These amazing book recommendations are yours to share with your team! I hope that they can help you learn and build your business. Do you have a book you want to share? Post it in the comments below!