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Discover our recommended reading, designed to inspire and support online Entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Inspirational books for entrepreneurs reading the one thing gary keller


The One Thing by Gary Keller: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. (New York Times Best Seller).

Achieve your goals this year with one of the world's bestselling success books.

You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what's the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller pay cheques, fewer promotions-and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE.

You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends.

In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to

  • FOCUS: cut through the clutter and achieve better results in less time
  • build momentum toward your goal
  • dial down the stress and overcome that overwhelmed feeling
  • revive your energy stay on track and master what matters to you


ultimate sales machine Inspirational Books for Entrepreneurs

Ultimate Sales Machine By Chet Holmes

Chet Holmes helps his clients blow away both the competition and their own expectations. And his advice starts with one simple concept: Focus. Instead of trying to master four thousand strategies to improve your business, zero in on the few essential skill areas that make the big difference.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

This book delves into the idea that you don’t need to be a master of many, you just need to focus on a few key elements instead. Understand the few but critical business drivers which truly matter in achieving results and you can make a step change in your business.

4 disciplines of execution Inspirational  Books for Entrepreneurs

Disciplines of Execution: Getting Strategy Done By Sean Covey

The Four Disciplines of Execution is about a simple, proven formula for reaching your goals. In Covey's experience, the thing that most undermines our ability to execute goals is what he calls the Whirlwind: those urgent tasks that must be done to keep an organisation alive.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

Stop complicating business and start concentrating on what really matters - creating success for you and your business. The 4 Disciplines are: 1. Focus on the Wildly Important; 2. Act on the Lead Measures; 3. Keep a Compelling Scoreboard; 4. Create a Cadence of Accountability.

Free to focus Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Free To Focus By Michael Hyatt

New York Times Bestselling Author

Everyone gets 168 hours a week, but it never feels like enough, does it? Work gobbles up the lions share many professionals are working as much as 70 hours a week leaving less and less for rest, exercise, family, and friends. You know, all those things that make life great.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

Learn about the art of delegation and outsourcing in this handy book which guides you into the realisation that you don’t have to work the 9-5 life. Open your mind to a new way of thinking and working.

Atomic Habits James Clear Inspirational Books for Entrepreneurs

Atomic Habits By James Clear

The life-changing million copy bestseller

This book contains four simple laws to help you set and maintain good habits. They’ll change your life. Make it obvious. Make it attractive. Make it easy. Make it satisfying. If there’s no immediate gratification in an action its very hard to make it a habit. Your brain needs an incentive- no matter how small.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

This is an incredible guide to changing your life and your habits. It is down to earth, easy to follow and allows you practical, realistic steps in order to change your habits.  This will change your life, aid your personal development and entrepreneur mindset.

Everything is Figureoutable: The #1 New York Times Bestseller By Marie Forleo.

Everything is Figureoutable By Marie Forleo

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Filled with actionable wisdom, stories and encouragement, Everything is Figureoutable will give you the courage to act in spite of your fears, the confidence to start and complete meaningful projects and the conviction to keep going - no matter what.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

When you are building your own business, you will come across many obstacles, set backs and personal challenges. This book teaches you how to create a truly resilient, strong, mindset that can overcome any obstacle and help power your business forward towards growth and success.

The Lean Start Up Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

The Lean Startup By Eric Ries

The International Best Selling Sensation

Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Now is the time to think Lean.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

By following Eric Ries advice and the Lean Start Up method, you are learning about what your customers really want and testing it. Using a Minimum Viable Product as a quick way to get your business idea out there and test.  It is a great book for entrepreneurs and tech savvy start ups who want fast results.

The Emyth Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

The E-Myth Revisited By Michael E. Gerber

Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs

Explores the myth that 1) most people who start small businesses are entrepreneurs and 2): the fatal assumption that an individual who understands the technical work of a business can successfully run a business that does that technical work.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

This book defines that Entrepreneurs, just like you, need to be working on your business, and not working in your business. Following his process approach to running a business and dismissing distractions, this book is great for those who want to make a step change.

Elon Musk Inspirational Books for Entrepreneurs

The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life

Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

Learn how business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements. Discover a little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day.

the 4 hour work week Inspirational Books for Entrepreneurs

The 4-Hour Work Week By Timothy Ferriss

The #1 New York Times Bestseller

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

Learn about the art of delegation and outsourcing in this handy book which guides you into the realisation that you don’t have to work the 9-5 life. Open your mind to a new way of thinking and working.

Radical Candor Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Radical Candor By Kim Scott

If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all... right? Radical Candor draws directly on Kim Scotts experiences as a senior manager at cutting edge companies such as Google and Apple.  She reveals a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

Do you manage people as part of your business? If so, then this is the book for you.  It will help you with your communication skills and team direction, making sure what you say is exactly what you need to say.

Do the work Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Do The Work By Steven Pressfield

"There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours." -- Steven Pressfield.

Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished?

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

If you find procrastination is a regular occurrence whilst you work, this is the book you need to read. It helps you get motivated to just get the work done. A must read for any entrepreneur that’s struggling to get up and go.

Ask Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Ask By Ryan Levesque

THE MIND-READING SYSTEM THAT IS REVOLUTIONIZING ONLINE BUSINESS. Do you know how to find out what people really want to buy? (Not what you think they want, not what they say they want, but what they really want?) The secret is asking the right questions - and the right questions are not what you might expect.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

A fantastic informative book that is generous with giving business owners ideas on marketing in a digital age. Unlock the Counter intuitive online method to discover exactly what your customers want to buy. A must-read for any budding entrepreneurs trying to get a grip on marketing.

Choose Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Choose By Ryan Levesque

What is the biggest reason that start-ups fail? It's not because entrepreneurs aren't putting a good product on the market - often it's because they haven't identified the right market. Instead of obsessing over what should you sell or what should you build, you should first be asking who should you serve?

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

Want to be sure about your market viability before you waste your money starting a business that won't work?  This book has it all. It’s a must read for anyone starting a business.  It offers endless advice and a straight forward approach cutting through the noise and helping entrepreneurs choose the right market.

Dotcom Secrets Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

DotCom Secrets By Russell Brunson

Inside this book will find the actual playbook Russell created after running 1,000s of unique split tests and driving tens of millions of visitors online. Broken down into a simple process that ANY company can use to geometrically improve their traffic. DotComSecrets will give you the marketing funnels and the sales scripts you need to be able to turn on a flood of new leads into your business.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

If you are starting or running an online business, this is an extremely powerful and practical book. Covering various skills needed for growing an online business, including the mindset needed for success.

Entrepreneur Revolution Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Revolution By Daniel Priestley

A no-nonsense, implementable handbook for taking part in the Entrepreneur Revolution. We are living in revolutionary times; times with an impact as significant and far-reaching as the previous Industrial Revolution was to the Agricultural Age. Technological shifts have allowed micro-businesses to get inspired and compete with large corporations. 

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

This book is all about taking the initiative to do something that you love as a business and embrace the Entrepreneur Revolution. It's time to find something that you're good at, something you love and something that will make you money.

The Compound Effect Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

The Compound Effect By Darren Hardy

No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is based on the principle that decisions shape your destiny. Little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. Discover the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine, presents The Compound Effect.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

This book is inspiring and will leave you feeling motivated and ready to tackle growing your business. It encourages you to do good things continuously, little by little every day, compounding your actions to deliver success. 

The Tipping Point Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

The Tipping Point By Malcolm Gladwell

In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the 'tipping point', that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

This book will give you an insight into how other businesses have reached a ‘tipping point’ - the point at which success snowballs. An interesting read, it is always worth looking at case studies of other businesses and learning from their mistakes and successes.

Tribes Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Tribes By Seth Godin

Audible Book

In this fascinating book, Seth Godin argues that now, for the first time, everyone has an opportunity to start a movement - to bring together a tribe of like-minded people and do amazing things. A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea. There are tribes everywhere, all of them hungry for connection, meaning and change and your business can be at the centre of it all.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

An inspirational read which shows entrepreneurs the importance of building a tribe of likeminded people at the centre of your business. Whether its building your own tribe internally (your people), or a tribe of customers passionate about your product and industry - this is a must read.

Start With Why Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Start With Why By Simon Sinek

Why are some people and organisations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again? Because in business it doesn't matter what you do, it matters why you do it. This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others, or to be inspired.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers and Martin Luther King have one thing in common: they STARTED WITH WHY. Based on a his popular Ted Talk video, Simon Sinek delves into ideas that will have you contemplating about why you do what you do. 

80 20 Principle Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

The 80/20 Principle By Richard Koch

Based on the counter-intuitive but widespread fact that 80% of results flow from 20% of causes. The 80/20 Principle shows how you can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources, simply by concentrating on the all-important 20%.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

Find out how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life. This book will have you contemplating on what really is essential and needs to get done on your job list. Read this if you want to cut down on how much you’re doing but still get fantastic results for your business and in life in general.

Blue Ocean Strategy Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Blue Ocean Strategy By W Chan Kim

Global phenomenon that has sold over 4 million copies

A systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant. This bestseller challenges everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognised as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

Are you an entrepreneur feeling a little lost in this vast business world? This book has the power to transform your business mindset and allow you to gain the competitive edge.

Profit First Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Author of cult classics The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral and achieve instant profitability. Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales - Expenses = Profit.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

This book is an essential read for business owners and entrepreneurs. It is a great book that can help open your eyes to finance, profit and expenses. It throws away the conventional accounting and opens new incredible doors for your business.

Positioning Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries.

The first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a skeptical, media-blitzed public, Positioning describes a revolutionary approach to creating a "position" in a prospective customer's mind-one that reflects a company's own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

This is the perfect book for entrepreneurs to understand positioning within marketing. So if you have a product but have no idea how to best market it and make it appealing for your audience, reading this book is a great place to start.

Rocket Fuel Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman

Visionaries have groundbreaking ideas. Integrators make those ideas a reality. This explosive combination is the key to getting everything you want out of your business. It worked for Disney. It worked for McDonald’s. It worked for Ford. It can work for you.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

Delving into the idea that a successful business must have an integrator and a visionary, it is a must read for entrepreneurs that want to drive their business to the next level. This book really is rocket fuel for your business and will help to propel it forward.

Powerful - Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord

When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

Do you run a business where HR plays an important aspect? This could be the book for you. It is an insight into the running of Netflix, but it goes further than that and is an inspirational read for those businesses wanting to review their practices.

Traction - motivational books for entrepreneurs

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman

In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses — and you can too.

How it helps Entrepreneurs ?

If you want to take care of the health of your business and see growth, this is a great book. A handy how to guide style book, this will open your eyes to new ways of managing your business.

5 steps winning mindset Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

The Five STEPS to a Winning Mindset: What Sport Can Teach Us About Great Leadership by Damian Hughes

In The Five STEPS to a Winning Mindset, Professor Damian Hughes, the acclaimed author of Liquid Thinking and How to Think Like Sir Alex Ferguson, draws on both his lifetime experience and his academic background within sport, organization and change psychology to reveal the best ways to create a winning mindset in both personal and professional life.

How it helps Entrepreneurs?

This audio book is a fantastic listen, as the book is fantastic to read. If you want to change and refresh your mindset to get the most out of your business and the people around you, then this is what you need to invest in.


Motivational Books: Why they work.

As business leaders and entrepreneurs it is important to keep our minds fresh and open to improving our performance in all areas of our life.  When we stop seeking new ways to improve what we do, we settle.  No entrepreneur wants to settle - we have an innate drive to constantly search for new ways of working, news ways of innovating and that drive also reflects on our need to work on our own personal self development. 

Any business will always, ultimately, be limited by it's leaders ability. Their ability to adapt to change, to inspire and motivate others, their ability to grow and learn new skills and cope with challenges as they arise.  The greater the skillset and depth of capability in a business leader, the greater the chances of business growth and business success. 

That is why we must continue to develop ourselves daily.  Great leaders read. Alot. 

If this is not already a habit of yours, then now is the time to start. Whether it is via audio books, kindle or traditional paper back, reading will elevate your entrepreneurial skills and sharpen your mind.

Our recommended reading list of inspirational books for entrepreneurs is a compilation of all the important books that have helped us develop our own skills and positive, success mindset over the years. 


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