Looking for powerful and practical books to help grow your business?
You’re in the right place.
These books come highly recommended by successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life.
Whether you want to become a better leader, start generating passive income, or develop a bulletproof business strategy, these titles will help you take your business to the next level.
Reach your greatest leadership potential with Speaking to Influence
Good communication is the key to every success in the workplace. With good communication, expectations are always clear, teamwork is effective, and peak performance comes naturally. Unfortunately, few of us are naturally gifted speakers which can inadvertently cause a lot of issues at work, especially if you’re the boss.
If you think your communication skills are lacking, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey, 91% of employees say that their leaders fall short in this area. That’s bad news in an ever-evolving world of technology in which effective communication skills are paramount to moving businesses forward.
The good news? Mastering your leadership voice has never been easier thanks to Dr. Laura Sicola’s book, Speaking to Influence.
In this powerful guide, Dr. Sicola (who is a leadership communication expert, executive coach, trainer, and popular TEDx speaker) helps you pinpoint exactly where your linguistic weaknesses are and offers practical tools to overcome them. You’ll learn things like:
- How to tell impactful stories
- Why people can always “see” what you look like–even when you’re talking on the phone
- Hidden fillers to avoid
- How to identify and control common vocal habits that creep into your speech and undermine your credibility
- And more!
There has never been a more critical time to master your speaking abilities, especially if you are–or aim to be–in a leadership position. The better you can communicate, the better off your team will be, and the faster your business will grow. Speaking to Influence is a great place to start. Get it here.
Maximize your team’s growth and performance with Responsive Agile Coaching
If you’ve been in the business world long enough, then you probably know a thing or two about the agile methodology, or you’ve at least heard the phrase here and there.
That’s for good reason: research shows that agile teams are 25% more productive and 50% faster to market than non-agile teams.
With numbers like those, it’s no shock that many businesses hire agile coaches to make adopting the agile methodology quick and painless. That said, the game is changing. While at its core the agile framework has always been about processes, the need for effective coaching conversations (also referred to as Responsive Agile Coaching) is more important than ever. That’s because coaching conversations are key to successful agile implementation and without them, it can be difficult or even impossible to serve the unique needs of a client or organization.
Agile coaching expert Niall McShane is here to help.
In his popular book Responsive Agile Coaching, Niall argues that agile coaching is an “open source” skill anyone can develop and he offers practical tools to do so. Drawing from areas such as neuroscience, mindfulness, behavior psychology and unlearning theory, you’ll learn everything you need to know to have conversations that matter with your clients, teammates, and beyond. Get it here.
Master the art of business strategy with Your Next Five Moves
In chess, the key to beating your opponent is thinking ahead.
The same applies to business.
We live in a world where technology and the economy are constantly changing. Regardless of your industry, the competition is stiffer than ever–and if you’re going to survive, you need to be prepared with a strategy that supports change and anticipates pitfalls.
Patrick David-Bet’s #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, Your Next Five Moves, is a great place to start. In his book, Patrick lays out a research-backed methodology that shows you how to become a high performer in five key areas that will lead your business to success:
- CLARITY on your personal and professional goals.
- STRATEGY to help you come out on top in the boardroom.
- GROWTH TACTICS that will carry you through any difficult period.
- SKILLS for creating a reliable and energetic team.
- INSIGHT on how to gain power in business relationships and utilize leverage.
Patrick David-Bet is the CEO of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs. Your Next Five Moves comes highly recommended by innovators like Ray Dalio, Robert Greene, Steve Wozniak, and Kevin Hart. Get it here.
Keep your tech ideas safe with Invention Protection Strategies
Coming up with an amazing tech startup idea is only half the battle. You can’t even begin to get it off the ground without having proper intellectual property protections in place–but you already knew that. In fact, you probably toss and turn each night obsessing over all the ways someone might try to steal your idea.
Don’t worry: IP attorney Cynthia Lombardo has you covered.
In her book, Invention Protection Strategies, Cynthia puts all of your anxieties to rest with expert guidance. She teaches you how to do everything from figuring out which type of IP protection you need (yep–there are different kinds!) to easily navigating IP law and even when to act so you can best prevent your innovations from being stolen.
You deserve to share your brilliant ideas with the world, find investors, and launch your tech startup without having to worry about the competition. Invention Protection Strategies is the key to making that happen. Get it here.
Earn easy passive income with Get Paid for Your Pad
Research shows that Airbnb hosts make more money on average than anyone else in the gig economy, often raking in upwards of $924 a month. That’s some nice extra cash for anyone trying to grow a business, but many hosts find it lucrative enough to go full-time.
Whatever your professional goals, Airbnb has the potential to earn you a comfy stream of passive income as long as you have a property or even simply an extra room to rent out!
Authors Jasper Ribbers and Huzefa Kapadia are here to show you how.
In their popular book, Get Paid for Your Pad, Jasper and Huzefa outline the exact method they use to earn enough income via Airbnb to travel the world, go on adventures, and live life on their own terms. Their book covers:
- How Jasper went from making $24,000 per year to $60,000 from his apartment in Amsterdam
- How to prepare your home like a 5-star hotel in a cost-effective manner
- How to set up a dazzling and polished Airbnb listing from start to finish
- How to catapult your search rank within the Airbnb platform
- And more!
Critics are calling it “the only guide to AirBnB you need.” Get it here.
Learn to become mentally strong with Can’t Hurt Me
Business, much like life, comes with many hurdles. What separates champions from losers is how they respond to challenges. You can buckle when things get hard, or you can develop a calloused mind, push yourself to your limits so that you become the absolute best version of yourself, and crush all obstacles that come your way.
That’s what Navy SEAL David Goggins teaches in his world-renowned book Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds.
Regarded as one of the toughest men alive, David is the only service person to ever complete elite training in the Navy, Army, and Airforce. He completed his first 100-mile race (clocking in 101 total miles) with zero preparation and later held the Guinness 24-hour Pull-up World Record with 4,030 pull-ups.
Even if you aren’t interested in pushing yourself to your limits, you can always give more and achieve more than you think. Can’t Hurt Me is a mind-blowing read that will inspire you to go the extra mile in business and in life, and it offers plenty of wisdom to help you do so. Get it here.