Entrepreneurship may be the hardest thing someone may like to tackle in their life, but it is also the most exciting. I would not have got the hang of this particular field if I haven’t educated myself a lot by reading the best books I could get my hands on. Next, I will talk to you about two of my favorite books on entrepreneurship I had the chance to read and draw my knowledge from.
First is The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. I must tell you that the first time I got my hands on this book I just thought it was going to be just another ‘get rich’ scheme that was not going to take me anywhere. However, since it was recommended to me by a friend, I decided to give it a shot, and I never regretted that decision. What I think this book does best is that it helps you create the right mindset so you can start earning more money and become rich without all the strings attached, like long hours and stress so high that you might need therapy once you get to the top.
The way the author splits the book says a lot about the goals he has as an author. At first, he talks about objectives. I like that. Goals are important, and if you don’t have them clear enough, you will work for nothing, and soon enough you will be dissatisfied and discontented with yourself. The second section is dedicated to teaching you how to be highly efficient with your time. He speaks about the importance of cutting down on information and focusing on what’s important. The third section is dedicated to outsourcing all the menial tasks, and the forth on the importance of flexibility.
I liked Ferriss’s book a lot, but now I want to tell you about another great book that I think you will find very useful, too: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. This is a book more focused on creating the right mindset for getting rich. A lot of people that we see today on TV or read about in newspapers who enjoy a lot of financial success have gotten where they are because they focused on what was most important, which is having the right mind track for getting there.
First of all, Hill teaches us that it is important to desire to get rich. Too many people think that being humble is the right way to live, but this is not what the most generous people on the planet are busy doing. The author talks about developing faith and creating a powerful tool from auto-suggestion. For an entrepreneur in training, I find this to be a great book to get you started.