If I had to narrow it down to my #1 recommendation for entrepreneurs, it would be to read & learn from other entrepreneurs. Do not reinvent the wheel!! You will save so much time & money by implementing what others have learned who have come before you. Seriously.
There are a lot of business books out there, so I’m narrowing it down to what I think are the most imperative books to read for running a super successful online business as well as some of my favorite podcasts to keep you inspired and continuously learning. There are the big shows like the Tim Ferriss Show and “How I Built This” from Guy Raz but I also like listening to other more niche podcasts. Same with books. Yes, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, but then also look at some of the more recent authors..
Business Books and Podcasts for Entrepreneurs
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life
Looking to make some serious money from your gifts? This book for entrepreneurs is designed to help you release your money blocks and either take your business to the next level or help it take off.
The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime
Not keen on the idea of just settling for the standard life of working until you’re 65 before you finally get to relax and enjoy your life? Then get this book and hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.
Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors into Lifelong Customers
For all my business owners out there: need to get your funnels converting to take your business to up a notch? Continue building your business and convert your potential customers into lifelong fans. Rather than constantly bringing in new people to your business who don’t purchase or don’t purchase enough, build a flow of high paying customers and help your business thrive.
Everything Is Figureoutable
I’m a huge fan of Marie’s positive attitude. This book is not only great for how to be a great business leader but also how to be a leader in daily life. She breaks down her signature method for approaching problems, “Everything is Figureoutable” and shows you how to apply it in a variety of situations. Although it’s a surprisingly simple method, she breaks it down into steps that will help you use it on a daily basis.
Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms
One of my favorite business books for entrepreneurs. If you’re sick of the hustle of running a business, learn how to chill out and go with the flow to watch your business grow! For years people have glorified working hard and long hours. Being tired, sleeping only a few hours a night, putting in long hours. All of these defined success. But it burned out a lot of people. And there is another way.
You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth
More than just a book for entrepreneurs, this book is designed to help you remove your blocks around money and really live with abundance. How much you make is affected by the way you view money, your views of yourself and your worth as well as how you approach life. With the simple steps broken down in this book, you’ll be able to earn what you know you’re really worth, regardless of whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee.
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
If you’re building a start-up, you need this book. It can be so easy to look at other businesses or people who are further along the path than you, and think that you need everything they have. But this method of building a real startup that you can profit from is incredible.
The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind
Do you feel like some people have all the luck and everything seems to fall in their lap? Scientists decided to work out exactly what lucky people have going for them and the results might surprise you. It certainly changed my mindset and outlook of life. You can start living a “lucky” life with the insights from this book.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
Successful entrepreneurs know that they need laser focus to achieve results. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you. This book will help you stop feeling overwhelmed by everything there is to do, and actually start getting things done.
The Life Coach School Podcast
Brooke Castillo | Master Life Coach and Weight Loss Coach
A great podcast featuring interviews with incredible coaches as well as Brooke discussing tips for growing your business. I love the mix of styles so I can listen to her opinions and experiences as well as hearing from others that she believes are experts in their respective fields.
Make Money as a Life Coach
Business and Life Coach Stacey Smith
Have you thought about using your skills to help those around you? Maybe you should look at becoming a life coach. If you are interested, you can learn so much more about this profession with this podcast. It can be such a rewarding way to help people level up and truly become their best selves. It’s hard work but a rewarding career.
The Membership Guys Podcast with Mike Morrison
The Membership Guys
One way to build a lean startup is a membership site. But it’s not just about opening the doors and leaving it. A membership platform still requires work but with this podcast by your side, it won’t be as overwhelming. There are so many parts to running a membership platform, so definitely give this one a listen if you’re thinking of setting one up to see if it’s right for you.
Food Blogger Pro Podcast
Love food and love writing? Bjork Ostrom’s podcast is designed to help you bring those two passions together to create a successful (and profitable) business. With interviews with entrepreneurs on fire right now, you’re sure to find an episode you’ll love. As a lover of food, knowing how I can actually make money from that passion totally changed my outlook on business and life.
If you’re looking to build a business with smart passive income, you might want to look at how Pinterest can drive traffic to your site. Regardless of what you’re creating (a membership site, affiliate income, sponsored posts, selling products or programmes) you need to bring your customers to your site. And using Pinterest has proven to be a smart way to do this. Especially if you’re selling products or services to women, who make up the majority of the audience on Pinterest. This weekly podcast has sharp, actionable tips that you can apply.
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