Coming into the year of best books 2017, my goals was to read 20 books for the year of 2017. I must say 2017 have been really good to me and my family. I really don’t have nothing to complain about. I enjoy reading and improving my knowledge. Reading is a way for me to indulge into my curiosity.
Being able to pick up a book and connect with the author and learn from the author is priceless. Its as if you’re getting one on one mentoring, of course depending on the book you read. Books are the best ways to explore new topics that excite and interest you. Based of my list below I was able to learn from each and every author.
Reading allows me to challenge myself to be a better person, Improving my knowledge around Health, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Business Systems, Spirituality, Inspirational and Motivational Books. Increasing my awareness on the things I need to be successful as a business owner, husband, father, brother, and son. Before in the past years I would just read and that's it, now I read and take notes with my notebook and track each book that I’ve read.
Doing this helps me retain the information I just read, making it easy for me to go back to my notes skim through it for major key points and golden nuggets, then execute. They say a brain is a powerful thing to waste, they also say if you don’t use it you will lose it. I encourage you to read in 2018, read one book a month start off slow or even 6 books for the year, but do better than zero.
If you're looking for best books 2017 the perfect gift, or need inspiration/motivation yourself, these books come highly recommended by entrepreneurs who thrive on self-improvement.
- Jim Collins: Good to Great: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.
- Anthony Cotton Jr: Tools and Tips on Starting your Business Online: Tools and Tips on Starting a Business Online contains amazing content for entrepreneurs. If your ready to take action and really don't know where to start then this guide is the perfect fit for you. Benefits from reading this guide will increase your chances of your Online Business success. Includes a fill in the blank business plan. A complete easy to read guide with tips, tools, and advice for entrepreneurs.
- Jordan Belfort: Way of the Wolf: Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives listeners access to his exclusive step-by-step system - the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams.
- David Deida: The way of a Superior Man:
"The Way of the Superior Man is quite wonderful. Finally, a guide for the noncastrated male. This book will offend and infuriate some, inspire and test others, but challenge virtually everybody. I found it wise, insightful, occasionally brilliant, and always resourceful. To transcend the body-mind means to transcend and include its sexuality, not transcend and evaporate it
- Sun Tzu: The art of war: The Art of War, compiled by Sun Tzu in the 6th century B.C., is the world's oldest surviving military treatise. Long revered as the definitive guide to strategy and tactics on the battlefield, its timeless wisdom is now being applied in the boardroom, on the playing field, and everywhere challenges must be faced.
- Seth Goodin: ReWork: Technology that cost thousands is now just a few bucks or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few years ago is now simple.That means anyone can start a business. And you can do it without working miserable 80-hour weeks or depleting your life savings.
- Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich: Think and Grow Rich and The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill document the steps necessary to achieve success, wealth, and happiness. Hill’s work is based on interviews with over 500 millionaires including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and John D. Rockefeller.
- Benjamin Graham: The Intelligent Investor: The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of “value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.
- Dale Carnegie: How to win and influence people: For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
- Robert Kiyosaki: Rich Dad Poor Dad: In Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki shares the story of his two dad: his real father, whom he calls his poor dad,’ and the father of his best friend, the man who became his mentor and his rich dad.’ One man was well educated and an employee all his life, the other’s education was street smarts” over traditional classroom education and he took the path of entrepreneurship road that led him to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii. Robert’s poor dad struggled financially all his life, and these two dads these very different points of view of money, investing, and employment shaped Robert’s thinking about money.
- George Clayson: The richest man in Babylon: The Richest Man in Babylon - Illustrated: Travel back in time as George S. Clayson takes you to Babylon in this enlightening, insightful book on financial investment and fiscal success. This series of delightful short stories teaches economic tips and tools for financial success that have withstood the test of time and are applicable still today. Enjoy reading, and start saving money today!
- Charles Haanel: The Mastery Key System: The Master Key System was the inspiration for Rhonda Byrne’s popular book and film The Secret. Haanel, an author and entrepreneur, offers lessons ranging from using the law of attraction to the steps necessary to become financially successful and spiritually happy.
- Jeff Sutherland: Scrum: By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1,200 percent. Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day
- Ken Blanchard One Minute Manager: For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.
- Grant Cardone: Sell or be Sold: In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue. You will learn how to handle rejection, turn around negative situations, shorten sales cycles, and guarantee yourself greatness. Cardone will also teach you the success essentials of
- Eric Worre: GoPro - 7 steps to becoming network marketing professional: Over twenty years ago at a company convention, Eric Worre had an "aha" moment that changed his life forever. At that event he made the decision to Go Pro and become a Network Marketing expert. Since that time, he has focused on developing the skills to do just that. In doing so, Eric has touched and been touched by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
- Don Miguel Ruiz: Four Agreements: In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Don Miguel Ruiz has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec. For more than two decades, he has guided others toward their personal freedom. Today, he continues to combine his unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern-day awareness through journeys to sacred sites around the world.
- Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit: This is a book summary of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. Get more book summaries at getflashnotes.com Original book description: In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.
- Karen Berman: Financial Intelligence: Using the groundbreaking formula they introduced in their book Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean, Karen Berman and Joe Knight present the essentials of finance specifically for entrepreneurial managers.
Drawing on their work training tens of thousands of people at leading organizations worldwide, the authors provide a deep understanding of the basics of financial management and measurement, along with hands-on activities to practice what you are reading. You'll discover:
- KJV: Holy Bible: Read God's Word without internet. There are several features in Bible KJV that make your experience with the Bible
My goal for 2018 is to read 40 books, I will definitely keep you guys posted on books I read by the end of the year like I did for this Blog Post. Share some good books you’ve read and think it will help out someone else.