Improve Yourself This Summer: 5 Must-Read Books

If you find yourself on a plane, at the beach, or just lounging around the pool this summer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some great books that will inspire you to improve yourself. Personal growth is key in attaining (and maintaining) success in your personal and professional life. Whether you’re a networker, an entrepreneur, or a business owner, you should be reading at least 10 pages of a good book daily. If this isn’t your habit yet, summer is a great time to begin. Here’s my list of 5 “must read” success books to help get you started.

The 4-Hour Work Week1. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work Week became an overnight success when it was first introduced because of the unconventional “mobile lifestyle” it recommended. The four sections—define, eliminate, automate, and liberate—show you how to streamline your life and your business. Now expanded and updated, it’s full of information on how to think like a true lifestyle entrepreneur.

Think and Grow Rich2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was called upon by billionaire Andrew Carnegie to interview the most successful businessmen of their time and find out how they achieved great success. Hill discovered 13 common keys to success, all of which can be learned. (Good news for us!) Think and Grow Rich is one of the best-selling books of all time.

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“7 Things Leaders Have in Common ~ Got Them? 100 Rags to Riches Interviewed” by Mark J – Week 25

NO, NOT MY OPINION

Written by Peter Han, a Harvard grad…..and the result of interviewing over 100 ‘Nobodies who became Somebodies…..is the resource, not an opinion.  It is a great piece of work for anyone who wants to know…..what does leadership mean?

Really.

What is very cool is folks who understand leadership attributes seem to be better leaders…..I know that may sound like I am stating the obvious but the truth is too much of the time people rely on ‘ability’ or ‘copy’ other leaders…..thinking it is a good thing…..and, honestly….it may be, but it’s unlikely to be a great thing.

That is the interesting question…..what are you….what am I doing to learn to lead.

While there are some good books out there, nothing, and I am sure you’d agree, is better than folks who went from rags to riches. Peter Han writes about those folks….everything from entertainers to politicians……just a fabulous mix of personalities…..and this is what they have in common… Continue reading ““7 Things Leaders Have in Common ~ Got Them? 100 Rags to Riches Interviewed” by Mark J — Week 25″