Becoming a successful entrepreneur means continually broadening the mind and taking in new information. Books are essential on the road to success and many of the world’s most successful people credit continual reading with their ability to stay ahead of the pack.
Where to start? There are a lot of books out there, all claiming to change your life or make you successful quickly. The books you should be reading cover a broad range of subjects such as developing the right mindset, being positive, leadership, managing finances, devising strategies and then books relating to your own sector.
The following list includes 40 vital books to read on success and is an essential reading list for anyone who wants a keen overview of what it takes to make it in business. Some of these were written over a 100 years ago, but their advice is as good as ever. Others are newer, taking into account modern day strategy and the essential traits you need in order to make it as a success today.
59 Seconds: Change your life in under a minute – by Richard Wiseman
Brain Rules – 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School – by John Medina
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want – by Sonja Lyubomirsky
Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – by Guy Kawasaki
Achieve Anything In Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals – by Jason Harvey
The Rules of Life: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life (Richard Templar’s Rules) – by Richard Templar
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life – by Martin E. Seligman
Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits – by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success – by Andy Andrews
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! – by Anthony Robbins
Bushido: The Way of the Samurai – by Tsunetomo Yamamoto
Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life – by Spencer Johnson
Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed – by Brian Tracy
Acres of Diamonds: All Good Things Are Possible, Right Where You Are, and Now! – by Russell H. Conwell
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us – by Daniel H. Pink
Crush It! – by Gary Vaynerchuk
Zag: The Number One Strategy of High-Performance Brands – by Marty Neumeier