It’s a simple well-known truth. Books influence our success.
They help to shape the way we think about things, give us more ideas, and keep broadening our horizons. Reading is one of the few things that we take with us no matter where we go in our successful lives.
Books and reading in general keep us either up to date, in the loop, or keep us appraised of the changing tides.
“Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age 3 and there discovered was a whole world the conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.” – Oprah Winfrey
How do I know? Books made me who I am today.
As a 2-time successful and 2-time failed entrepreneur, I have learned that it is through reading for which I have been able to grow a business from zero and turn it into a multi-million dollar company in four short years.
It’s a fact that real, sustainable and affordable mentor-ship is not always easy to find, but finding books that will help you build yourself and businesses just like I have are vast.
5 Game Changing Books for Success in Life
The question is…which personal success books come highly rated today?
Below are some of the best and top rated books that have been featured on The Entrepreneurs Library and are meant to broaden your horizon, open your mind to the endless possibilities and help guide you through life to success:
1) Thoughts Are Things by Greg S Reid
In Thoughts Are Things, Greg Reid uses a host of historical events and timeless lessons of success from all ears to teach you how to broaden your aspects, envision your goals, reach for your dreams, and how to attain your success.
He teaches you how to think to win, to train your thoughts to be a steppingstone path for all good thoughts to enter your mind. When you are allowing good thoughts to come in, your bad thoughts, the ones that can bring you down or hinder your path, you are on the path to success.
Greg Reid also teaches you how to think healthy and think in a goal oriented way every day. He teaches that all your thoughts can be the beginning of something incredible!
What he wants you to take away from this book is a sense of new well-being, a feeling that you can take on the world, and that you keep an open mind to new paths to success. He will help you redefine the real path to success in ways that you didn’t think of before!
Average rating for the success of this book is a 4.9!
2) Inside Job by Mark Sephton
This incredible book will teach you to find out who you are and will give you the inner strength to attain all of your dreams. Sephton teaches you how to see your dreams clearly, rather than in a haphazard array of thoughts.
He teaches that to make a change in your life and to make a change for success, you have to change the way you think. He shows you that you are in control of your thoughts and that you are in the driver’s seat to your own success.
The wisdom from this book teaches you how to see yourself for what you can be and not how the world envisions you to be. He will also give you incredible tips for succeeding when the world seems to push against you!
There is also amazing insight on ways that a successful mind can help to conquer the social stigmas we as a society have placed on “taboo” subjects.
He offers incredible and unique ways to bring success to any situation, including those taboo ones (and by these, Mark means diseases and social stigmas that we have imposed on each other and ourselves as s society!)
What you are meant to take away from this book is a new way of having an open mind and broadening your horizons while helping yourself to see life a new!
Average rating for the success of this book is a 4.8!
3) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
We are taught that our talents and abilities are the only road to a successful you. This book will help you change how you think about that and teach you that without a change in thought and how you see everything, talent and ability will only get you so far.
The pages of this book will teach you how to correctly praise success so that it will work as a building block instead of you feeling as though you have to attain that same praise for every feat, which can be a setback.
While this book is a serious and practical guide to a successful mindset, it appeals to every person of all walks and is a great guide for anyone.
This book is ideal for teachers, parents, coaches and bosses and isn’t just about success, but successful processes, encouragement and teamwork. Carol will teach you that your talents and abilities are the foundation for success, but you must work for it and that talent and ability is only the beginning!
Average rating for the success of this book is a 4.8!
4) Grow A Pair by Larry Winget
This is an incredible book for those looking to stop being victims to the social norms and the ways of the world, and for those who are looking to be successful in taking back their lives and keeping them on the path to successful living.
The pages of this book may be a little harsh for some readers…it isn’t sugar coated to make the words go down any easier. It is a straight forward and to the point book about turning your life around.
You will be taught how to stop making excuses, to stop pushing blame and to start making a difference that will change your life for the better.
This book doesn’t solely focus on success. It touches on financial surety and success, career growth and pushes you to notice your full potential. It will open your eyes to ways of change that you didn’t know you could attain!
In the end, Larry will teach you how to get control of your life and take responsibility for that life. Once you are able to do that, anything is possible!
Average rating for the success of this book is a 4.6!
5) The Greatness Zone by Jay Forte
Life is what you make of it and The Greatness Zone will help you realize how much bigger, better and more fulfilled your life can be with a little hard work and determination, as well as a change in mindset and thought.
The biggest principal in this book teaches that in order to even begin to be successful, you need to find what you love and it must be something you really do love, not just something you think you love. It teaches you to be honest with yourself, and within that honesty you can clearly see success at the end of the road.
In his book, Jay presents you with a five step process that will help you attain success easier than you thought possible. It will teach you that you are not a slave to your life, but rather that you own your life and that you are in control of that life. Once you learn how to attain control, success is right around the corner.
What are you waiting for?
Average rating for the success of this book is a 4.3!
In conclusion, all of the authors I mentioned in this article will want you to keep one thing in mind: Successful readings don’t always mean that you have to read works based on your career!
Successful reading comes in more than one variety and genre, so keep your mind open and remember…
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George RR Martin
What book has been the most significant inspiration in your life?