A much under-rated part of the pathway to entrepreneurship is reading. Reading books that inspire you and educate you is the best way to learn and edify yourself before starting your own business. You can read about the successes and failures of people that can encourage you along your journey. These 5 books will guide you, inspire you, invoke thought, and get you started on the journey towards being a well-rounded, forward-thinking entrepreneur in 2022.
Be inspired. These books are going to light a spark inside of you, restore your hope in the future, and set you on the pathway to being a great entrepreneur.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho's thought-provoking novel tells the story of Santiago, an Andalusian boy who goes on a long journey towards the life that was always meant to be his. And discovers his true treasure along the way.
This story can teach up-and-coming entrepreneurs about listening to their hearts, discerning the signs we get in life about where to go next, and following our dreams. Following your dreams can lead to something truly special if you never give up.
This book will empower you not to abandon your dream life.
101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna Wiest
Brianna Wiest’s self-reflective book explores discovering your purpose, embracing the inevitability of negative thinking, and using it as an opportunity to change our mindset and ultimately our lives, seeing the stability and happiness in a daily routine, and becoming aware of the cognitive biases that are shaping your outlook on life. This book will spark an idea and that idea will change your life.
Daring to Take Up Space by Danielle Koepke
This poetry collection is for the people who feel as though they can’t make it through. It is for the people who think they can’t make their dreams a reality. You may think your work will never amount to anything. It is a timely reminder not to shrink back, to disregard your past, and step into a wonderful future. You are meant to take up space in the world and this book can pull you up with an encouraging hand and lead you towards your destiny.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
Stephen R. Covey focuses on the principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity in this novel. His values-based approach to life presents a holistic platform for self and professional improvement. Covey teaches the reader to adapt to change and use wisdom to navigate changes in their life. These 7 habits focus on proactivity, setting goals and correct priorities, collaboration, understanding, and building inner motivation. This is a great read for anyone planning their own business and looking ahead to see what the future holds.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Atomic Habits offers readers a helpful framework to improve their everyday life. Get practical strategies to form good habits which can shape miraculous results. This book gears you towards being willing to change bad habits. Once you change your system, you can rise to the level of your goals. This book will make your good habits inevitable.
Be inspired by real-life stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, physicians, and comedians who have used this method to achieve their dreams in their various fields. If you want to form new habits, feel motivated, develop stronger willpower, influence the environment around you, and get back on track - this is the book for you.