I love to read and so far, this year I’ve read the following business books. Some of them are really worth checking out:
By Michael Stelnzer owner of www.socialmediaexaminer.com.
For me, this is a must read for any on-line business owner.
The main ‘thrust’ of the book is about creating content to build a huge community and following.
Admittedly if you did everything that is covered in the book you would have no time to do anything else unless you employed an army of workers, creating content 24 x 7. But just one or two ideas will vastly improve your content and following.
Click here: Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition
The Referral Engine
By John Janstch, owner of www.ducttapemarketing.com.
Another must read!
This book teaches you how to get more customers via your existing customers. How to get testimonials, how to get your customers talking about your services, etc.
If you want more customers, this is the book you need.
Click here: The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself
By Peter Bregman
This book is all about your own effectiveness. The book states you only need to spend 18 minutes per day planning…and you can save hours every day!
“Just tell me what to do”
I am an impatient person and when I read that statement I wanted what to know to do immediately.
It took me a while to ‘enjoy’ this book. Within the first couple of chapters, I could have easily put it down and not read anymore.
But I’m glad I persevered. After the first few chapters, I couldn’t put the book down.
I’ve gained so much from it and have really saved a lot of time, each day.
Well worth the read.
Click here: 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction and Get the Right Things Done. by Peter Bregman
The above 3 books are the best business books I’ve read so far this year.
I have also read:
Grab More Market Share
By Ross Shafer
I was drawn to the title of this book but it is aimed at ‘bricks and mortar’ type businesses.
Click here: Grab More Market Share: How to Wrangle Business Away from Lazy Competitors
The 15-Minute Rule
By Caroline Buchanan
A good little book if you suffer from procrastination. I don’t…well not really. Well ok…sometimes.
The rule from this book is if you don’t like doing something, just do it for 15 minutes only and then STOP.
Click here: The 15 Minute Rule
How To Become A Money Magnet
By Marie-Claire Carlyle
I found this in a charity shop. (I buy a lot of books from charity shops). It’s the sort of book I would not normally buy – these sorts of titles put me off.
But the book gave me some great tips about setting sales targets, getting rid of clutter and surrounding yourself with nice things.
The author is a feng shui consultant!
Click here: How to Become a MONEY Magnet
How To Save An Hour Every Day…Guaranteed
By Michael Heppell
Another title that drew me in. I’m always looking for ways to improve my time management.
Procrastination and distractions were covered amongst other topics. A good basic book.
Did I save an hour a day?
Not really as I already do many of the things covered in the book but if you really suffer from lack of managing your time…this would be a great book for you.
Click here: How to Save an Hour Everyday
How To Get Things Done (Without Trying Too Hard)
By Richard Templar
I think I have purchased and read all of Richard’s books. I love the format and small ‘rules’. His books are like little blog posts all published together.
You can read and re-read each chapter in a matter of seconds and take away something that will improve the way you deal with time.
Click here: How to Get Things Done Without Trying Too Hard
Over To You
These are the books I have read so far, this year.
What books have you read that have helped you?
Please share your views in the comments below.
P.S. Did you see the little “post it’s” sticking out from each of my book photos? That’s me making a note of a good idea I got from the book.