We’ve read enough of them to know that most of them are junk, written by people with questionable results to back up their claims.
But not ALL of them are junk.
Some business books are worth reading … but only in context.
It’s not always WHICH books you read as much as it is WHEN you read them.
Here are the best 27 best entrepreneur books you can find on Amazon, in the exact order you should read them to be a successful entrepreneur!
(We have read all of these books, AND taken action on their contents! This list is written from experience AND a little 20/20 hindsight thrown in for good measure)
For our Flip Your Life Members: We have included which trainings in the Flip Your Life Blueprint you need to watch to go along with each set of books!
Let’s start at the beginning. If you are just dipping your toes into the Internet Business waters, you MUST read these books FIRST.
1) The $100 Start-Up by Chris Guillebeau – Great book to break free of “the world’s” ideas on what work and life should look like.
2) What is your What? by Steve Olsher – Once the ideas are flowing from The $100 Start Up, it’s time to figure out the idea for you. “What is Your What?” helps you discover the ONE amazing thing you were BORN to do. (This also sets up a theme of FOCUS in your business).
3) Start with Why by Simon Sinek – Everything starts with WHY. Why do you want to do this? Why do others want your product or service? You must know your WHY before you figure out HOW. (Jocelyn’s favorite book by the way)
4) The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss – This book isn’t really about working 4 hours per week, it’s about changing your perceptions of what work is supposed to look like. It’s breaking any misconceptions that you have to work a 9-to-5, be tied to any location, or live by anyone else’s rules. Read it twice before moving forward.
At this point, you are zeroing in on your WHY, on WHAT you are going to do and have LEARNED there is another way out there to live!
Now it’s time to come up with YOUR idea and take action on it!
FYL MEMBERS: Take the Idea Masterclass inside The Flip Your Life Blueprint Training Area and learn how to find an idea that can make money online and help you build the life you want.
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Now, let’s get to work!
It’s time to start BUILDING your new life…
5) The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz – This book is all about avoiding shiny object syndrome and chasing 100 ideas. It’s a simple short read that will set you up to achieve extraordinary results. (This book changed our life and was a key to our success).
6) The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan – This book is all about FOCUS and setting priorities. You will need this mindset to stay on course!
7) PLATFORM by Michael Hyatt – No book lays out what you need to do better than Platform. Websites, social media, etc. This book shows you how to build a platform that will get attention because without attention you can’t sell your stuff!
FYL MEMBERS: While many of these books tell you WHAT to do, they do not explain how to do it. We’ve got you covered!
Go to the Flip Your Life Blueprint Training Area and take our WordPress Course, Social Media Masterclass, and Content Training to build your platform and launch your business!
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This is the point in your journey where things start to get overwhelming, so you need to get organized and be efficient.
8) SCRUM: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland – This book will help you set priorities and get more done on a daily/weekly basis.
9) The 12 Week Year by Brian Moran – Amazing book about getting more done in less time. Do more in a quarter than most people do in a year!
FYL Members: Go to the Flip Your Life Blueprint area and take our Time Management Masterclass and print out your 168 hour planning calendar to get organized, prioritize, and get more done!
Not a member? Do you need help finding more time to build the life you want?
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Now that you have started to dream, set goals, found an idea, and are building a platform; it’s time to take it to the next level!
10) Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller – You have to make your customer the hero of the story. Storybrand helps you clarify your message so your customers will listen! (Best book I’ve read in 2 years).
11) Pricing for Profit by Peter Hill – literally a textbook all about pricing your products. Pricing is hard, this book makes it easier.
12) Dot Com Secrets by Russell Brunson
13) Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson
Nobody sells like Russell Brunson. Learn how to create sales funnels and do live presentations that convert leads into sales! (Read them back to back).
14) The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan Kennedy – The only copywriting book you will ever need. Dan’s old school and timeless approach will make sure every word you write leads to money in your bank account!
15) Invisible Sales Machine by Ryan Deiss – Awesome book about automating your emails to sell your products while you sleep! Your autoresponder is the backbone of your business. This book is a great foundation to set yours up.
16) Ask by Ryan Levesque – This book teaches you how to use surveys and your email list to learn EXACTLY what your customers want. It takes the guesswork out of scaling your business.
FYL Members: Again, as with most books, these all tell you what to do but not how to do it.
In the Flip Your Life Blueprint area watch our Sales Funnel Masterclass, Email Marketing Webinar, and Pricing Your Products Course to DO what these books teach.
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At this point, you are focused on your one thing, building your platform, and starting to sell products.
Now let’s learn how to run a business!
17) Profit First by Mike Michalowicz – The only author to make our list twice, if you make any money in any business, online or off, you MUST read Mike’s book Profit First. It will make you instantly profitable, help you earn more money, pay less taxes, and run your business better. Must read for anyone making money online.
18) Rework by Jason Fried – This is the place in your journey where you have to fight the world’s view of success: workaholism, endless hustle, the eternal pursuit of scale and ‘more.’ This is how you want to build your business in the new economy.
19) Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker – Learn how to hire, delegate, and outsource the work you either don’t want to do or shouldn’t be doing. All businesses must eventually hire to grow. Chris shows you how to do it in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
20) The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson – Once you hire people, you need to learn how to manage them (or hire someone to do it). This quick read will help you get started with the people you hired after you read Virtual Freedom.
21) The Membership Economy by Robbie Kellman Baxter – making a shift to recurring forms of revenue through online memberships. Instead of spending all your energy constantly chasing new customers (hard), you will learn how memberships can create forever customers that pay you every month (easy). Once you learn to sell products, you MUST learn how to create recurring revenue.
22) The Automatic Customer by John Warrillow – The Membership Economy is more mindset, this book gets deeper into actually setting up a subscription business.
23) Tax-Free Wealth by Tom Wheelwright – a GREAT audiobook from the Rich Dad Poor Dad series; this book will give you a crash course in saving money on your taxes. You are making money now, keep more of it!
FYL Members: Make sure you watch our Profit First training and download our Profit First spreadsheet inside the Community.
Also, watch our training called “The Membership Mindset” to learn how you can create forever customers in your business.
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Congrats! By this point, your business is probably successful and making you money!
Now it’s time to scale and grow!
24) Extreme Revenue Growth by Victor Cheng – a book that honestly, is a little dry, but PACKED with information on scaling your business. Fight through it and take action on what it says. Great practical advice.
25) What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter – This book will help you move from a small business mindset to a CEO mindset and set your sights on reaching the next level of your business!
26) Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki – This book teaches you how the rich get richer, and what you can do to put your money to work for you. It will change your mindset about the money piling up in your bank account.
27) The Bible by God – The only book I read every day! Packed with business strategy, money advice and information on how we should treat others. The best of the best.
28) The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green – a deep realistic look into human nature about how most people pursue money and power. It will help you understand how to both gain more of each and defend yourself against the sharks swarming through the waters of the business world.
There you have it!
The BEST 27 business books on Amazon in the EXACT order you should read them!
While these books won’t show you how to do everything you need to be successful, they will help you along your journey!
You don’t HAVE to read 27 books to be successful. Take a shortcut!
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