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16 Best Business Books to Read in 2016

Is one of your goals this year to read more?

Here are the best business books I’ve read over the past few years and a description of each. They’re in no particular order.

  1. The Fire Starter Sessions
    You can’t go into business without the right mindset and this book is a great foundation to create change and continue to grow as a person as well as a business person.
    fire starter sessions danielle laporte book
  2. Money: A Love Story
    An inspiring and practical guide for getting all of your money ducks in a row and learning how to keep attracting more of it.
    money a love story book kate northrup
  3. The War of Art
    Everyone struggles with resistance to doing their art in some way. I open this book several times a week just to keep myself clear and focused.
    the war of art book steven pressfield
  4. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
    Everything you need to know about selling on social media.
    jab-jab-jab-right-hook-gary-vaynerchuk
  5. Girl Boss
    Super inspiring autobiography that proves that success has nothing to do with where you started and the value of being your authentic self in business.
    girl boss book sophia amoruso
  6. The E Myth
    Every single person starting a business needs to read this immediately. It defines the stages of a company between infancy and maturity and explains the reasons why most businesses don’t make it past the first 5 years. Here’s a Cliff’s notes style video review I did about the E myth.
    e myth best business book
  7. Rework
    Clear, concise and actionable steps to grow your business. It’s an easy read with lots of inspirational pictures.
    rework book jason freid
  8. How to Win Friends and Influence People
    They say “Your network is your net worth.” This book is all about making people like and support you by being caring and authentic.
    how to win friends and influence people dale carnegie
  9. Tribes
    A must-read for anyone who is leading or wants to lead anything at all.
    tribes book seth godin
  10. The Tipping Point
    You’ll learn how reaching a small group of connectors can ultimately influence the masses and how to get your messages, ideas and products to spread like viruses.
    the tipping point business book malcolm gladwell
  11. Predictably Irrational
    After you read this book, you’ll be able to understand every human better and feel almost guilty for having this super power.
    predictably irrational book dan arrielly
  12. Trust Agents
    This isn’t so much about social media strategy but more the psychology that goes into creating relationships online with your potential clients and customers.
    trust agents book chris brogan
  13. Think and Grow Rich
    This gem was originally published in 1937. The caption on the back cover speaks for itself: “There have been millionaires, and indeed, billionaires, who have made their fortunes as a result of reading this success classic than any other book ever printed.”
    think and grow rich book napoleon hill
  14. The 4 Hour Workweek
    The title is a little deceiving but if you’re open-minded, you’ll learn valuable strategies that will teach you how to live more and work less while making you completely question the typical 40 hour workweek lifestyle.
    four hour workweek book tim ferriss
  15. Launch
    Easy-to-understand breakdown of email list building and funnel systems.
    launch book jeff walker
  16.  Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    Everything you need to know about Incorporating, paying yourself as an employee and how taxes work. If you’re not already in business for yourself, you’ll want to be after reading this.
    rich dad poor dad book robert kiyasaki

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Linchpin by Seth Godin Book Review

According to Seth Godin, a genius is “Someone who looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.”

Then he asks, “Have you ever done that? Have you ever found a way to make things work that wasn’t working before? Ever seen a shortcut that others couldn’t find? Or made a personal connection with somebody who was completely out of reach to everybody else? Even one time?”

No one is a genius all the time. Even Einstein used to have trouble finding his house when he used to walk home from work every single day.

But all of us are Geniuses sometimes.

The problem that Seth Godin addresses in the book, Linchpin, is that society has taught us to dumb down our Genius.

We’ve traded our genius for stability.

It’s been taught to us since we were young to “Listen to authority.” “Be average”. “Comply with the System.” “Get a good education.” “Get a good job.” Until one day.. when you’ll finally be rewarded.

Well unfortunately, everyone was lied to!

People who have followed “the system” their whole lives are not getting the rewards they were promised. Some people are pissed off, and some people are in denial.

But some see this as an opportunity to create success from their genius as opposed to just waiting to be told what to do..

Linchpin by Seth Godin teaches you just how to do that..

..how to cultivate and embrace your art.

..how to become Indispensable.

..how to become a Linchpin.

Learn more about Linchpin by Seth Godin in my Full Video Review below..

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Chi-To-Be by Stacey Hall Book Review

Chi-to-Be by Stacey Hall- Book Review

Maybe I’m a little biased because I know this author in real life and I LOVE HER. She’s been a great friend and mentor to me in many ways- but this is seriously one of the best books I’ve ever read.

I read Chi-to-Be about a year ago on a day when I wasn’t feeling too well. It was an irritable, eating chocolate, laying on my couch kind of day that happens to me about once a month. (Ladies, you know what I mean..)

I was waiting for Netflix to load and I was about to binge on Grey’s Anatomy when I decided to open Chi-to-Be and skim through it to see what it was all about.

Well, that didn’t work out like I expected. I read the whole book in one day and never pushed play on Netflix. (You know something’s good for me to choose it over Meredith Grey and McDreamy’s “will they? won’t they?” drama..

In this video I’ll explain exactly why I love Chi-to-Be by Stacey Hall and how it’s helped me to reach my goals.

Click here to get your own copy of Chi-To-Be by Stacey Hall.

And visit the Chi-to-Be website!

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Chi-To-Be by Stacey Hall Book Review

Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk Book Review

Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It Book is about Why NOW is the time to Cash in on Your Passion.

Gary Vaynerchuk is a visionary when it comes to the future of the online market. When social media was just starting to make sense to most of us, Gary was already Crushing it with his online TV show, WineLibraryTV.com. Not too shabby for a kid who migrated to America with his family, started from nothing and worked his way up in the family wine shop, right?

How can you take something that you love, like wine.. and turn it into an internet empire? That’s the kind of thing Gary talks about it the book. This is a great book, but it’s definitely not for every body.. In the Crush It book review (video) below, I tell you exactly what the book covers, who it would benefit and Why I wish I’d picked it up before now.. Continue Reading…