Are you still working on making your side hustle a success? We’ve all been there. Every entrepreneur has this great idea that kind of just stalls at one point or another. Do not despair! Some people just have to work a little harder to reach the success they’re looking for and that’s okay. Sometimes all you’re missing is the right type of inspiration and information to really get things rolling.
There are tons of great books out there that will tell you how to get rich quick and build a million dollar empire. If that’s what you’re looking for, stop reading – you won’t find any of those books on this list. Instead, I want you to read something that’s really going to help you see the bigger picture and get where you need to be. The books on my list talk about starting out broke and building a viable business on a shoestring budget. If that’s your sort of thing then without further ado – here are the 5 books all entrepreneur extraordinaires must read:
1. The Power of Broke by Daymond John
John uses his own humble beginnings of selling t-shirts in his hometown and stories from other entrepreneurs who hit it big despite starting with nothing. In fact, one of the biggest takeaways from this book is that starting with absolutely no capital can be an advantage to business owners because desperation can lead to innovation.
2. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
This book is a compilation of advice that stems from the idea that you don’t need a fortune to create a successful business. Guillebeau points out that all you need is a talent that others are willing to pay for. He gives great (specific) details successful entrepreneurs who have lived by this mantra and worked their way to a success business.
3. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
I couldn’t make a list without this classic! Tim Ferriss teaches us how to work smarter, not harder. This book provides solid ideas on how to make better use of your time, double your income, and work toward making your dreams come true.
4. Idea to Execution by Ari Meisel and Nick Sonnenberg
Optimize, Automate, and Outsource is the name of the game according to this book. Authors Meisel and Sonnenberg recently launched a successful Virtual Assistant business overnight by being crafty enough to use free resources and knowing when to hire experts to lend a helping hand. This book is ideal for any entrepreneur looking to learn the 3-step process that can get their business moving in the right direction.
5. Thrive by Arianna Huffington
Let’s say you’ve read the four books above and thanks to all that good advice, your business is picking up steam. Thrive by Huffington is the perfect book to remind you that taking care of your well-being is just as important as chasing money and success.