3 Books That Have Impacted My Business Life

There are few things that motivate and inspire me to create more than the insight and empowerment I get from a great book. I’ve ready many books over the years, but I wanted to share with you a few of the books I’ve read recently that have had a tremendous impact on my life and my business.

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
By John David Mann & Bob Burg

This book was an incredible read. I could not put it down. It’s a fictional story, but really it’s a business parable about a new innovative way to think about business, people and life. I really did love the approach the authors took.

The Go-Giver gave me timeless principles that I could apply to not only my business but to life in general. Business is really about relationships with people (i.e. your customers). Making sure to treat those customers like people by providing value and free content is a take away that I’ll continue to pursue in my business for years to come.

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Called To Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk
By Jordan Raynor

I loved this book for an entirely different reason. There are 2 types of actions you are taking each day in each moment of every day. You are either creating or you are consuming. Most people in the world are consumers. You consume food, movies, social media, etc. However, we are called to create. When we create we give back to the world and begin functioning in our God given purpose.

One of the analogies in the book gives the example that even Jesus was a carpenter, placed into a small business carpentry family. The author also describes God as the first entrepreneur, that even in the first verses of the Bible God is described as a creator before any other descriptions of Him.

I highly recommend this book.

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Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
By Michael Hyatt

This is a straight how-to book that is incredible. I really couldn’t put this book down because it was filled with so much great content. It went from talking about how to gain contacts, connections, writing a blog, taking advantage of social media and so much more.

Not only that but Michael Hyatt is such an accomplished influencer in the world today that his experience and strategies are something you cannot just ignore.

I highly recommend this book if you are getting involved in any online business.

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What are some books that have impacted you and your business?

*Note: these books are books I’ve personally read and I’ve linked to Amazon.com where we are an affiliate. One of the ways our business is able to cover its costs and be a sustainable business is that we earn a small commission when readers make a purchase from Amazon after clicking on our links (including those above).


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