Motivational books are not ordinary books; they are books that are capable of inspiring you and change your outlook.
At times, being a successful entrepreneur does not just come with hard work or hard labour alone. This is because most of the successful entrepreneurs you see out there today were inspired by one thing or the others.
The fact is that entrepreneurship inspirations can come from anywhere and at any point in time. In reality, some people have been inspired or motivated after watching movies, reading books or just when they travel around.
Most of us have ideas of what we can or want to do, but it’s just that we don’t have the motivation to transform our ideas into reality.
Aspiring entrepreneurs and motivational books
Have you been spending the last few weeks thinking about your career or just assessing your current job position?
Are you planning to try something new or you just want to take the bold step and be your own boss? This is where you need inspirational and motivational books most to get you through.
So I reckon you should read motivational books if you want to take the first step. This is the best thing to do if you want to move away from the security of your 9 to 5 into a business of your own.
But if you happen to need a little more motivational books to read, there are loads of new books out there that share successful entrepreneurs’ stories and share how-to guides on building your own brand.
So if you are planning for your future professional aspirations, some of the books below can offer entrepreneurial inspiration if you just want to be your own boss.
#1]. Awaken the Giant Within
This is one of the most outstanding self-improvement books that will not only open your eyes and mind but also motivate you to discover the entrepreneurial potentials in you. From the first page to the very last, what this absolutely incredible does is to urge you to wake up, take control and massively improve the quality of your life and those around you.
Almost every page of the book contains an immediately applicable suggestion or strategy for changing your life for the better. Some of the ideas and techniques are very simple, some far more complicated. But above all, this motivational and inspirational book is capable of transforming you and raise your standards, change your limiting beliefs etc.
#2]. Think And Grow Rich
Written by Napoleon Hill, who devoted 25 years to discover the common thought processes of millionaires and behaviours that had led to their success. After interviewing over 500 of the most affluent men and women of his time, he uncovered the secret to great wealth based on the notion that if we can learn to think like the rich, we can start to behave like them.
By understanding and applying the thirteen simple steps that constitute Hill’s formula, you can achieve your goals, change your life and join the ranks of the rich and successful. This is an excellent book to read for anyone that has a great mind to achieve riches.
#3]. The Power of Positive Thinking
Written by Norman Vincent Peale with a basic concept that being optimistic makes you healthier and happier and thus more likely to succeed. In this book, Norman inspires you to realise you can change your life for the better. With his Christian background, he brings God into everyday life. Although it was originally written back in the fifties, the advice and insights are just as valid as it’s written today.
The book’s straightforward words of wisdom offer readers a clear view of the hidden powers of thinking positively. The references to God are not overdone as many inspirational books nowadays, and the occasional quotations from the Bible enhance the writings and inspire the reader to continue onward.
#4]. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Ranked as one of the most influential books ever written, Steven Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a road map for living that wouldn’t just help you develop better habits, but also convinces you that acquiring them will make you a better person. Simply put, this book is a powerfully written guide to self-improvement.
This book is one of the must-read books that reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity. It also talks about the principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
If you are looking for a self-help and motivational guide to living a more focused, productively targeted life, this is a good book you should consider reading.
#5]. Getting things done
When it comes time management and being productive, this a book to read. This book contains many thought provoking ideas and explanations on how the brain of a modern life person can become cluttered with oodles of ‘stuff’ to remember – the general outcome being that things fall through the cracks and blow up in your face.
David’s practical advice may help anyone who has a hard time in managing and completing his commitments within a demanding, mind-overflowed, highly uninterruptible, time constrained environment.
For sure this does not come for free since a great deal of effort and courage is needed to start. The book takes a radically new approach to time management.
Allen does not believe in the traditional “To Do” list, nor does he suggest you prioritise. Instead, he offers a very practical and comprehensive system which is designed to get everything out of your head and onto paper or your organiser.