My top recommended books and resources

I am a book and blog junkie.

I read A LOT.

Why? Well, you tell me.

If you had a friend who has built and run many successful businesses.

Let’s call him Bill Gates.

If you regularly sat down with him to hear how it’s done, the common mistakes to avoid, how to maximise your results, do you think this would help your business?

The answer is obvious. I don’t know Bill Gates or many millionaires in person but I don’t need to. I sit down and listen to them through their books. Not just about business (hey, there is more to life than hustling right?)

Here are my top 2-3 recommended books and resources in each relevant area. Do check them out and read reviews from other people for yourself.

Top 3 Books for personal life transformation and becoming happier

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

Why I love it: This book has 11,111reviews last I checked. I love it as it helped mark the beginning of total personal life transformation for me. You will never know the connection between your life and how your environment is organized until you try it.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Ruiz

Why I love it: I can’t say enough good things about this book. Let me put in in a nice way : it will help you be happier by not caring too much about other people’s toxic behaviour. I consider it my personal mental immunity formula. Physical immunity destroy bugs, the information in this book helps me fight mental bugs from other people.

The Success Principles: How to Go From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be by Jack Cainfield

Why I love it: I love this book. I really do. See, I read a lot of books. Am currently doing two books per week. This is one of the best. The success principles work in your personal life, in your business, in your relationship, your health, anywhere. Any kind of success you want, there are principles and this book gives them to you and makes it easy for you to apply them. They have helped me transform my personal life and business. Thank you Jack. Just check out the reviews for yourself.

Top 2 books for someone who wants to start a business

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor and Middle Class Do Not  by Robert Kiyosaki

Why I love it: This is my number one recommendation to newbies because it deals with one very important factor to success: your mindset.

Rework: Change The Way You Work Forever by Jason Fried

Why I love it: Do it, just do it. Somehow these guys have managed to really expand on this theme. Its about getting you started with what you want to do and I always give this book as my second recommendation next to Rich Dad, Poor Dad

 

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Why I love it: This book is like Rich Dad Poor Dad but a really advanced course. It’s about mindset. Again Its a classic recommended by many

Top 3 books for those who want to take their business to another level

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition by Jay Abraham

Why I love it: This guy is a legend in the world of marketing. What I love about this book is how it keeps things super simple. It’s like a map to help you discover treasures that you already have in your business but you never took note of previously.

 

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Micheal E. Gerber

Why I love it: You start off super passionate then before you know it, you feel like you just want to close your business or at least make it smaller. This man gets it. He’s worked with so many  small business owners. Its truly a gem of a book especially for those who already have some experience but things are not going well in their business.

The One Thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results by Gary Keller
Why I love it. I like to multi-task. I don’t blame me, I am a woman, wife, mother, engineer, entreprenuer, writer. Of course I have a ridiculously long to do list. Plus it feels good. Then I came across this book. Massive change, massive difference, beautiful results. This book has helped me cultivate focus and super-charge my productivity.

Top 3 books on marriages and relationships

Fascinating womanhood by Helen Andelin
Some feminists hate this book as it is rather old fashioned. I equally hate old fashioned things except when they make sense. I believe this book is one of them. It shows you the true meaning of femininity and how this is the key to a happier marriage. Assuming your partner is an average normal guy who also wants a happy marriage. A few things sound like B.S but I swear 90% of this stuff is pure gold and has helped me and countless other

The 5 languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

Why I love it: Sometimes you might think your partner doesn’t love you. Well, they might be feeling the same way. Its not that there is no love between the two of you. Its that you might be using the wrong language to communicate love to each other. This book shows you how to identify your partners language so you can bring back the love.

Why men bitches: From doormat to dreamgirl – a woman’s guide to holding her own in a relationship by Sherry Argov

Why I love it: Similar to Fascinating womanhood, I believe this book shows that men and women are different and cultivating these differences is key to relationship success.

Top 3 websites for articles

www.entreprenuer.com

www.inc.com

www.lifehacker.org

Top 3 success coaches

Robin Sharma

Tony Robins

Jack Cainfield

Top  3 utility websites

www.canva.com   Check out the templates here: (https://www.canva.com/templates/).

www.mailchimp.com

www.Facebook.com

OK. This is a long list but I hope something jumps out at you.

Feel free to comment with your recommendations.

3 thoughts on “My top recommended books and resources

  1. Maybin Mwangala says:

    Dear Susan, thank you for this list. It has cultivated my desire to kick start reading. I must confess that I haven’t been reading for a while now.

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