Today we’re sharing our top 10 book recommendations for entrepreneurs, and we’ll tell you a little bit about what you’ll get out of each book. Let’s jump right in:
The Millionaire Master Plan by Roger James Hamilton This book is really interesting, and it actually comes with an assessment test. It helps you identify your prototype or archetype, and relates it back to how that affects you gaining wealth.
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes and Jay Conrad Levinson Justin always recommends this book, and it’s his ultimate favorite: “As a founder that didn’t have sales experience, when I first read this, it was very eye opening for me.” Basically, it walks you through how to be effective at sales, and through the entire sales process.
The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan/Essentialism by Greg McKeown These are two different books that Greg felt were so complimentary, that they needed to be mentioned together. “The One Thing” helps you to identify the one thing you want to achieve and make time for it, and “Essentialism” is about identifying the things you need to grow and how to focus on those things, finding out what is and isn’t essential along the way.
Launch by Jeff Walker Justin was most impressed with the storytelling in this non-fiction business book. “I couldn’t put it down.” It’s super actionable, and in particular talked about how to launch a product and get your list built, how you should communicate with the people on your mailing list, etc.
Traction by Gino Wickman This is a phenomenal book with links to tons of resources, about identifying your core values and how to structure your leadership teams and have all-hands meetings, and very much plays off #9. If you want to learn the systems and procedures being used by the most successful companies in the world, this is a must read book.
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares This book walks you through 19 different marketing strategies. It recommends considering having a few going simultaneously, systematically testing them, and then totally focusing on the one or two that are working. It actually talks about a marketing sprint methodology, which Justin is using in his business today.
Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson This book is written by the founder of Click Funnels and longtime entrepreneur, and focuses on building funnels for top entrepreneurs. “This is hands down one of the best books about online entrepreneurship I’ve ever read.” One of Greg’s favorite takeaways was learning how to create a value ladder in your business
Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross and Marylou Tyler Being in the space this book talks about has helped pave the way and open doors for so many people, and has made people realize what a great lead generation strategy is. He talks about his experience in the sales force and how he built revenue, and shows you some highly effective methods to generate leads.
Work The System by Sam Carpenter This one is all about how you should systematize your business. If you’re looking for repeatable and scalable systems, check this book out.
The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noah Wasserman If you’re going to make a key hire or partner with someone, this is a great book to review, and not just from an equity standpoint, but from a bird’s-eye view of all the problems that can come up we don’t even think about, until they’re looking us in the face.
Bonus book: The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes This book is written by a friend of ours, and just recently hit #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list. This a great read for entrepreneurs that are just getting started to start making a game plan, and start to develop their business.
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