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Career Tips - October 1, 2020

Read these 5 Books on how to Become a successful Entrepreneur

Most people aspire to become their own boss – own your successful business and be in charge of your finances. This is the ultimate aspiration, especially in a country like Nigeria where a lot of people are tired of their 9-5 and the unusually low (almost poverty pay) they receive. Are you one of those aspiring to have their own businesses? Then you need to read these books on how to become a successful entrepreneur.

Below are some of the books, with quick summaries and enough suspense so you can go and read them up. Enjoy.

  1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life By Mark Manson

Such an interesting title, yeah? Well, wait until you see what is contained inside the book. Manson lets you realise that not everything in this life is relevant. As a business owner who needs to excel, this is one of the most essential knowledge you need. Things matter only when you make it so. Therefore, you must learn to channel all your mental energy only on things that can help you actualize your set goals.

Always bear in mind that your mind is the greatest tool you possess. And when it comes to succeeding in business, your mind is the most powerful influence you will ever need. And never forget that the week-minded hardly go far.

  1. The Richest Man in Babylon By George S. Clason

Without a doubt, this book is a classic, timeless, and very insightful read for anyone hoping to create wealth.  The many common sense advice that are brilliantly presented throughout the book (albeit with fantastic storytelling), will surely be useful to you. If you are in a financial rot without even knowing it, George S. Clason offers you the red pill that will open your eyes to the cold reality. He also exposes you to the age-old principles on how to create your own wealth. Read it now.

  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People By Dale Carnegie

If you must become a successful business owner, you must be a people’s person and be able to influence others. This is the most effective way to win new customers because relationships are essential towards ensuring the success of a business.

So, can you influence people? Do you want to be able to do that? Well then, you know what to do. Get the book today.

  1. Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (and in Life) By Bedros Keuilian

As you may well know, excuses and procrastination are two of the greatest enemies of progress. You put days, months, or even years between you and your financial goals every time you delay doing the inevitable. No procrastinator ever gets things done. Therefore, if you are going to become successful as an entrepreneur, you must learn to roll up your sleeves and do the dirty work.

Bedros Keuilian shows you exactly how to stop making excuses and put in the effort when you can’t find the motivation to do so.  This read is for you if you are fond of thinking about your dreams but always find excuses to remain safe in your comfort zone.

    5. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America By Warren Buffet

To attain your full potentials in business, you’d have to learn the fundamentals. Many entrepreneurs fail because they lack a basic understanding of what it takes to sustain a business. For this reason, Warren Buffet has arranged his most valuable writings in a well presented manner. Think of it as a quick guide to business success. If you’d rather learn the easy way and avoid the pains of trial and error, go grab a copy.

Of all the things you’d learn from this guide, the basics of sustaining cash flow and an understanding of profit and loss are just the tip of the iceberg. It is an all-encompassing guide to business practices.

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