Everybody is talking about which book should Entrepreneurs read. But No one is explaining that why is it so important to read..???
Reading book is the most important thing which we need to do everyday..!!
Yes, every single day!!
I mean people like Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Elon Musk etc. they all are Billionaires.
Why do they read so much??
I mean look at Warren Buffet, one of the wealthiest man in the planet. Buffet reads about 80 % of his time every single day. In an interview last year, Buffett said as he is getting old his speed is decreased.
Now, he reads about 500 pages every single day…!!
Mark Zuckerberg read about 24 books in 2017.
Bill Gates read 50+ books last year.
And Elon Musk the , founder of Space X and Tesla reads about 1 book every single week.
I mean why do they need to read so much right ??
They are the wealthiest humans on the planet.
Still they read, they understand the power and effectiveness of reading.
Books are our Mentors:
I think everybody needs a mentor in their life.
Mentors are someone who can teach us and make us more productive in life. The role of mentors are not so simple.
In order to become successful and self-made Billionaire your IQ needs to be above 155.
And if you have an IQ of around 135-145 no worries still you can beat up 75 % population.
But what if I say that the average IQ of a person is around 125 and 75 % of us falls in that category ???
Ohh…!!! freak how can I be successful ?????
That’s what most of us will react right ?
Don’t worry we can solve this with a simple trick and start walking on the path of being successful.
Simple, hire someone who has IQ greater than 135 and you are good to go. As simple as this, they will share their knowledge with you.
The knowledge they have gained from years of experience and hard work.
You just need to pay them some amount of your earnings.
And that is the best place for investment. The best investment we can do is, invest in ourselves.
That is what we need to do.
This simple step can literally change your life and speed up your process of becoming successful by 100 times.
Investment in Mentors is huge and I don’t have that money:
If that’s what you are thinking, than it’s a bullshit…!!!
We don’t need hundreds and thousands of dollars to invest for mentor-ship. The money which we spend in drinks and movies weekly. That same amount of money can buy you one month of mentor-ship.
Suppose, you are running a Hotel Business and it’s not doing well.
The best possible way to make it successful is to hire someone who is a business developer and has helped hundreds of companies to rise and settle in their terms. As simple as that, I mean look as Warren Buffett. He is the Richest man on the planet and Benjamin Graham is his mentor. He mostly spends his time with Benjamin Graham and learns the laws of Investment.
If Warren Buffett needs a mentor than, who don’t ?
How Books can be the best mentor of Entrepreneurs:
Books are the best way to boost your mind-set and your business ideas in this whole universe.
The reason why I am saying this is pretty simple.
If you are into an Online Industry and you want someone like Gary Vee to help you with setting up your business. It would be great isn’t it Gary Vee the king of Online Industry is himself coming to you and setting up your business.
But hold on do you have budget for him ??
Are you ready to spend $35,000 a day to hire him ??
Most of us will say it’s not possible to hire him right ?
But, there is a simple solution for that and that is buy his book #ASKGARYVEE and you will find him in your side.
As simple as this.
Can you imagine, if you are searching for Peace in Life and Dalai Lama himself is telling you what to do and how to do ??
But we can feel him buy reading his book and going to the world where he wants us to go.
This is the power of books and how much it can influence our thoughts and life.
Now reading books is very important for entrepreneurs because entrepreneurship is all about bringing ideas to life. So the first think is to bring new ideas .
For getting fresh ideas the best we can do is to do Brainstorming.
Brainstorming is a way when you sit alone or with group. Write down every possible ideas when pop up to your mind and pick the best out it.
Yes brainstorming helps a lot, it will give you ideas and tons of it.
But we all know getting the idea is the simple part. Executing it is the Big Deal.
Just Imagine for a moment that Tim Ferriss or Robert Kiyosaki is there to help you executing you Idea.
Just imagine how soon you can get on the top of your Niche.
They are there in the books they have written.
You can learn from them and in this digital world even you can connect them via mail or social media.
And ask them politely if they can help you, and on most occasions they will be happy to help.
What are the must reads for every Entrepreneur ?
I am my self an Entrepreneur and I have improved significantly over a period of time. My company now values at 2 Million Dollars.
I love to read book and generally I read one book per week.
Today I have read over 1000’s of books and among them mostly self-help books.
I am listing top 5 books which changed my life.
1.Rich Dad Poor Dad: If you are struggling financially now and your dreams are very high. And you want to learn how money works. This book will change your life 100% . Magic is there in this book and Robert Kiyosaki teaches us how to make money work for us rather than we work for money.
2. The power of subconscious mind: The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, one of the most beloved and bestselling inspirational guides of all time, shows how changing your thought patterns can produce dramatic improvements in your life. Using practical, easy-to-understand techniques and real-world case studies, Dr. Joseph Murphy reveals the vast influences of the subconscious mind on all aspects of existence-money, relationships, jobs, happiness-and how you can apply and direct its power to achieve your goals and dreams.
3. The 7 habits of highly effective people: In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
4.Think and grow rich : This is one of the greatest text books that I have ever read. This book has done so much for me, well I would be doing a great disservice trying to explain how great it is, purchase it and experience for yourself.
5. The alchemist: Alchemist is all about following your dreams and the courage to leave everything behind and go after your dreams.
“when you really want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”
This book has crossed the boundaries of books, and has taken a life of its own, creating a movement all around the globe.
This is my top 5 recommendations for self-help read any of these and I am sure , you will be thankful to me.
Reading books is important because not only it helps us to become better version of ourselves.
But also helps us to connect with people who have already achieved which we want in our lives.
Having a mentor is like having someone, on your side who will teach you exactly what you need to do reach you goals. Books are like a constant source of energy to the entrepreneurs. Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task lives of others depend upon you.
Being an entrepreneur, it’s our duty to make this world a better and more productive place.
So keep reading and keep learning from people who can take you to your success..!!!
Originally published at www.eatmyhead.com