Self education is key to success and although we all have busy lives – especially those of us running a business – there are more ways than ever to consume knowledge on the go.
Audiobooks on audible.com and podcasts are hugely important for us to learn how to grow and improve our business while doing other things – riding the subway, working out, getting ready in the morning, etc. (we’re New Yorkers, we can’t just do one thing at a time, right?).
Below are some of our top recommendations for insanely helpful books and podcasts that have inspired us and given us the knowledge needed to take our business to the next level. Some you may know and some you may not – we hope you find some of these as helpful as we have!
All of these are available on audible.com – if you’re not currently a user there are lots of options out there for a free 30-day trial with one credit which will get you any book, for free!)
The E-Myth Revisted by Robert E. Gerber
This is the updated version of an absolute classic. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “working in your business versus working on your business” this is where that came from. Really impactful for small business owners.
The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
This book is sales gold for anyone who sells anything – great principals and ideas even if you aren’t directly involved with sales. Definitely have your sales & marketing team read this.
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t by Verne Harnish
Based on the Rockefeller Habits, this book shares practical tools & techniques for building an industry-dominating business. This is a foundational business book and a must-read.
Principles by Ray Dalio
If you aren’t familiar with Ray Dalio, he is a hugely successful billionaire and his hedgefund, Bridgewater is one of the top in the world. In this book he shares his principles for life and management which are both unique and inspiring.
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
This book is a unique take on marketing your business – he urges you to be a purple cow (rather than a brown one which is what most businesses are) to create something truly noticeable. Great book for your management and sales/marketing team.
If you’re not already a podcast listener, these are free and available on iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher.
Millionaire Success Habits – Dean Graziozi
These are short and sweet but range from practical tips & wisdoms to motivation – great for improving your mindset in life and business. He also has an awesome book by the same name, definitely worth a read.
The MFCEO Project – Andy Frisella
Not for the sensitive…but Andy Frisella delivers in-your-face truth and practical advice for those who own a business & those who work inside of one. If you don’t know Andy he is the founder of nutritional supplement company, 1st Phorm.
The Ed Mylett Show - Ed Mylett
This podcast is a combination of highly inspirational interviews with successful people in a variety of industries as well as give-it-to-you-straight, incredibly helpful, actionable advice for you to improve your life and your business, straight from Ed himself (he happens to be an excellent speaker). If you don’t know Ed he is a self-made multi-millionaire from the finance world.
We hope our list included something new for you so that you can enjoy the amazing knowledge these resources have to offer and hopefully, pass it on.