Robert Kiyosaki once said, “The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth in what seems to be an instant!”
It is a well-known fact that our mind becomes what we make it. If we are under the influence of negative people, negativity fills our thoughts and vice versa. This is an important mantra for entrepreneurs – they have to keep themselves positive at all stages of life in order to spread happy vibes and thus concentrate on the right things in their lives. By doing so, they will ensure that they are doing the best for their startup and are always on the right track of their entrepreneurial journey.
While one is a part of the startup ecosystem, they have to ensure that they are upgrading their knowledge frequently, keeping in mind the dynamic environment. While doing this, there are times when lack of motivation falls in and disturbs the entire status- quo of a founder. To never lose hope and to have the right inspiration at such times, here are top 5 motivational books (that can be downloaded as e-books as well) that an entrepreneur MUST always have in their book shelves –
#1: Little Black Book for Stunning Success by Robin Sharma
This 120 pages little book is a magic box of positivity. It brings forth lot of ideas and reiterates on the importance of positive thinking. You surely are going to gain lot of attention when you arrive at the table of contents page of this book – it has titles like, “who made success a bad word?”, “No train, no gain” etc. This book does not focus on just one thing – it is a small world which will teach you how to maintain your personal life along with your dream of starting up. It will also tell you what to do and what not do as a founder.
#2: The checklist for making better decisions by SimpleMindfulness.com
By getting this e-checklist you’ll be able to arrive at better decisions in less time and with no regrets! Do we want anything else in life? Woohoo! By being able to make better decisions, we are half way through already! Get this book today and find out that decision making quality that you always lacked!
#3: Business Leader Combat by Andreas A. Jones
The tagline of this book asks this question – How to get and keep an edge over your competitors and win on the business battlefield”
Need we say anything else? Because the tagline describes it all! This book suggest you to apply the concepts of military preparation and execution of assignments to your business, non-profit, or life. By doing so, Andreas says that an entrepreneur will be able to develop new strategies that are tough enough to withstand the most fearsome of internal and external opponents. This book talks about the most important part of an entrepreneur’s journey – competition! It traches you some important lessons to survive in the ever changing competitive battlefield.
#4: Secrets to productivity, work/life balance and success by Matt Heinz
Don’t you think all the three words above are inter related? While you are on the road of entrepreneurship there will be instances when you feel out of control, or are not able to focus or prioritize. There may also be times when you feel that you are lacking the desired ‘work-life balance’. These instances are bound to arise because my friend, the path as a founder is a path of roses – where you will defiantly find beautiful roses, but with thorns! So, at such times, when you lack the inspiration to move ahead due to imbalance in life, download this e-book to become more effective with your time and energy with the specific tips mentioned in the book.
#5: Confidence by Martin Meadows
This book is your motivator when you feel a little less confident about yourself, your startup or your plan. Everyone knows putting plans into action can be difficult due to a lack of self-discipline. However, there’s another lesser-known reason why people struggle to make changes: low self-efficacy. Learn how to develop more confidence in your abilities through this wonderful book that talks about self-confidence, why you might fall short of it at times and when you do, how to regain the lost conviction in yourself! It is a true motivator!