The most successful people in the world read. A lot. With a world filled with noise and business to-do lists, it may be hard to find time to put down your iPhone and pick up books. But if you are looking to be very successful, reading is the key. In fact, your favorite CEOs read daily. For example, billionaire Warren Buffet devotes 80 percent of his day diving into a good read while Oprah has made her famous book club a gateway to encouraging new knowledge.
As 2017 quickly approaches, now is the perfect time to prepare your game face for a prosperous new year in your business. Have you picked up a book lately? Research shows that reading directly stimulates our brain power. This allows us to focus, expand knowledge and even relax in high-stress times. In a world filled with tweets, TV commercials and constant video streaming, take a healthy break to dive into wisdom that will elevate your drive next year.
Here are three must-have books to get you ready for your best year in business:
EntreLeaders: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom From The Trenches by Dave Ramsey
With over 20 years experience of running a successful business, money mogul Dave Ramsey reveals the ins and outs of becoming a great leader. For years, Ramsey has built a company teaching the world how to avoid or overcome money failures. But this book dives into his core principles of sustaining what he has created. From writing an effective mission goal to the right way to fire people, this book will definitely upgrade your next year plan.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelo
Many times the busyness of running a company can lead us to forget why we started. Although fiction, The Alchemist takes the reader on a journey of a character who loses himself to find himself again. If you need a breather and good self-evaluation, picking up this book before the new year will help you feel centered and ready to take on the world again.
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey
Published almost 30 years ago, The 7 Habits is still one of the best-selling books of all times. Covey aims to restore balance in leaders by these habits that he has consistently seen in leaders throughout his life. He breaks down why people view life in certain ways and teaches his readers how to break the bubble of inconsistency and complacency. If you are looking to really grow as a leader and business, this book is perfect for you.
Knowledge is power and books are the gateways to that. Here are more suggestions to help you get started –
The Ten Commandments For Business Failure – Donald Keough
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Women Don’t Ask – Lisa Babcock
Destiny – T.D. Jakes
How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
The Power of Broke – Daymond John