A major benefit of being part of a co-working community is the breadth of knowledge and experience to be shared and borrowed from those around you. For every problem that you encounter, chances are those around you have either been there before or have come across a resource that will help you through it. Books play a big part in that.
Reading exposes you to new ideas and modes of thinking and helps to provide insight into the highs and lows of the journey as an entrepreneur and business owner. The best books are the ones you keep coming back to because of the impact they’ve had on you and the advice they’ve shared. Today we’re sharing the heavily bookmarked, dog-eared, and well-loved business books on our shelves that we come back to time and time again.
Ask – Ryan Levesque
“The Counterintuitive Online Method to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want To Buy…Create A Mass of Raving Fans and Take Any Business To The Next Level”
As I lifted this book down from my shelf, the first thing I noticed was the huge amount of pages that had been bookmarked by sticky notes throughout. What I love about this book is that it combines theory with clear case studies and action steps to implement the Ask method into your own business. The book focuses on how to ask the right questions to get to know your customers, their deepest desires and struggles, and further to that, how to process and implement that feedback into your business.
“Whether you’re an aspiring Internet entrepreneur, advanced online marketer, or established business owner, this book will both inspire you and show you how to skyrocket your online income – while creating a mass of raving fans in the process – simply by asking the right questions in a surprisingly different way.”
The 5AM Club – Robin Sharma
“Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life”
A total classic for those aspiring to embrace a productive morning routine but also an important story about mindset, external pressures, and priorities as we begin returning to normality and former habits of getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of life.
The concept of The 5AM Club far exceeds that of living a productive life. It’s a revolutionary morning routine that has helped people maximize their productivity, accomplish epic results, and upgrade their feelings of being alive.
Other bestsellers from Sharma include The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Greatness Guide and The Leader Who Had No Title. Through his newsletter, he’s been bringing readers along on the journey to writing his next book and I can’t wait to see what he’s cooking up this time around.
Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
Ah, sweet, wise, brave, Brene. I couldn’t talk about my top reads without giving her a mention.
“Daring Greatly is the culmination of twelve years of groundbreaking research across the home, relationships, work and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees.”
I believe that the key to success is self-awareness and taking the time to get to know ourselves, our thinking and emotions and the impact that every experience has on us. In doing so we build confidence, resilience and take care of ourselves at the highest level. Which can only lead to positivity within our business growth too.
Through all of her books, Brene Brown drops the curtain and cheers us on with tools and research to embrace vulnerability and use it to move forward and dare greatly in our lives.