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Top 10 Motivational Books That Every Aspiring Online Business Owner Must Read

Being an entrepreneur is both fun and challenging. One needs to make sure that you don’t make obvious mistakes or take unworthy risks. There is no better way of avoiding these misfortunes than reading books written by people who have first-hand experience in this arena.

For those entrepreneurs who want to start an online business, the first thing that you should note is that great minds are always learning. People out there have gathered tons of experience, they are sharing their wisdom through motivational books. Pick one, read and get to know the ins and outs of entrepreneurship.

The list of motivational books is unending and so I selected a few that will prove to be very beneficial and worth it. These books have been vetted as some of the best motivational books for people who are planning to start their own business whether it’s offline or online. They are a complete eye opener and very educative with tricks that you might have not thought of as a budding entrepreneur.

10. Deep work by Cal Newport – (Buy on Amazon)

Deep Work by Cal Newport

In this book, Newport makes a compelling argument that if you spend maximum quality work doing something without any distraction, you will definitely be good at it. He states that deep work is the best way of making ourselves professionals in whatever task we do.

Carl Newport also states that you should be able to train your mind and body to support this skill. He compares deep work to superhuman powers in the sense that it can transform you into an extraordinary person by giving unmatched skills with true craftsmanship.

9. The Psychology Of Selling by Brian Tracy – (Buy on Amazon)

The Psychology Of Selling by Brian Tracy

In the Psychology of Selling, Brian Tracy approaches the success of a business from a completely different angle. He mentions that no matter how good the product is, the only thing that will prompt people to purchase it is your sales technique.

Tracy clearly mentions that selling the concept is much more important than selling the product. He goes ahead to say that fear of rejection is one of the factors that cripple a successful product, as a business person, you should know that rejection is not personal and it should not lower your self-esteem.

8. The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan – (Buy on Amazon)

The 21st century is full of all around people, people who can do everything and still get above average results. The two authors wrote that someone can only be so good at one thing if he/she chooses to. In the book, they mention clearly that regardless of what you do, if you dismiss all other things and just focus on that one thing, then you will be able to achieve the coveted type of success. Gary then goes ahead to say that the one thing is all about getting the extraordinary results in any task.

7. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey – (Buy on Amazon)

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey

Dr. Stephen Covey gives us the purpose of life in this book. It is a self-improvement book that enables you to identify what are the most important things that can catapult you to success.

The seven main principles are; being proactive, begin with an end in mind, put the first things first, always have a thing to win, always try to understand then be understood. This book is a complete savior for those people who really want to find themselves as well as find meaning in life. It can also be one of the best books that may empower you to lead your online business to success.

6. The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone – (Buy on Amazon)

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Grant Cardone really impresses readers in this book, he says that know your goal in life and keeps in it in mind then multiply that goal by ten and try to achieve it. He goes ahead and explains that if you hit the times ten mark, then you have made a tremendous achievement, but if you hit below the times ten mark, it’s great since you would have gone way beyond your original goal.

Grant Cardone says that the ten times rule comes with three views about success. Success is important, success is your duty, and there is no shortage of success.

5. The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday – (Buy on Amazon)

The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday encourages readers of this book to use their obstacles as stepping stones to reach greater heights. He says that we should not blame other people for not reaching our maximum potential but our attitude. This book indicates that we decide on which story to tell ourselves if at all there is any. Ryan Holiday also tells readers to leave at the moment, experience everything and be present. It is a good way of being in control of the situation.

4. Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman – (Buy on Amazon)

Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman takes us through the two states of a human mind. He states that thinking can either be intuitive or rational. The intuitive thinking is the fast emotional thinking. He says that this thinking is always biased. The other thinking is the rational thinking that is slow and systematic. This type of thinking involves someone coming up with a good rational decision that has been thought through and acted upon.

3. The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth – (Buy on Amazon)

The Achievement Habit by Dr. Bernard Roth

In this book, Bernard Roth takes us through the journey of enhancing our lives and businesses through changing our perceptions. He says that being an achiever can be learned by using the principles of designed thinking that make our minds start thinking of ‘doing’ and stop wishing.

The best ideology you can learn in this book is the reframing factor. This is where you have to stop saying ‘but’ by replacing it with ‘and.’ It is the best ideology that keeps you from having excuses.

2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Letcher – (Buy on Amazon)

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Letcher

In Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki talks about his two dads and their contributions in his life. He says that it’s not how much you earn but how much you keep that matters. He goes ahead that the rich don’t work for money and they tend to acquire assets but the poor are always acquiring liabilities thinking that they are assets.

This book can be very positive in enhancing your online business skills and can help you make the very best decisions.

1. Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson – (Buy on Amazon)

Who Moved My Cheese by Dr. Spencer Johnson

This book will teach you how well to behave both in your workplace and at home. In this book, Spencer makes it clear that wasted life is that which lacks risks and adventure. It teaches the valuable lesson of seeing change as the beginning of something and not the change of that particular thing.

These motivational books will add value to your life and give you the skills required to make your online business a success. They are very motivational with facts that you do not find anywhere.

Conclusively, reading these books, you will discover a unique way of approaching different life situations because they are designed to equip readers with more than just basic life skills. Don’t just read them, practice what they say and I guarantee you success in your future endeavors.

These books are written by experienced men and women who have been through these situations and are ready to help other people go through them with both zeal and assurance that they will overcome these obstacles and lead a good life.

I highly recommend them because they offer the best guidance that will make you knowledgeable and prepare you to tackle the world as it is. Be in control of your life all round by reading these personal development books; you will be surprised to find in them exactly what you need to propel you to greater heights. I see them as a gift from other people to us.

About the author

Angelo Clark

Angelo Clark began his internet marketing career in 2005 as a performance-based advertiser. His passion involves traveling around the world and helping beginners and companies alike build profitable businesses online.

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  • Really enjoyed this article, I’ve found that the books listed here represent amazing content. I’ve always heard good things about Rich Dad Poor Dad and the importance of saving more than you make. Once you have money to invest you can begin to start generating more money! Definitely thinking about getting myself a copy sounds like pure genius.

  • I’ve heard that the Psychology of Selling is one of the best books in the world when you are trying to learn marketing. The thought that it doesn’t matter how good the product is as long as it is presented well and prompt people are so important in the modern era. It’s no longer how well the product functions but how it is represented.