These are the Top 10 Books For Online Entrepreneurs in 2018.
In fact, every entrepreneur who is dedicated towards their success and improving the lives of others should read these books.
Here is the reason why…
The reason why is because online entrepreneurs who impact millions, create complete time freedom in their life, and bring in 6+ figures don’t just come out of nowhere. They result from a journey of lifelong learning and self-growth towards mastering their area of focus, being able to serve their audience at the highest capacity, and strive to be the best version of themselves they can possibly be.
Creating a business that serves the world and brings in a six-figure or more income requires you to grow as a person, to consistently learn new things, and to get out of your own way so that you can truly make your difference in the world.
I have read countless books over my entrepreneurial journey, and I’ve compiled the top 10 books for online entrepreneurs in 2018 for you to read.
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#1) Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Written by Greg McKeown
Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life? Do you often find yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you frequently busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to do less, but better, and declutter and organize their own their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.
#2) The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice
Written by Brendon Burchard
YOU CAN LIGHT THE WAY FOR OTHERS.In this game-changing book by Brendon Burchard, founder of Experts Academy, you’ll discover: Your life story and experience have greater importance and market value than you probably ever dreamed.You are here to make a difference in this world. The best way to do that is to package your knowledge and advice (on any topic, in any industry) to help others succeed.You can get paid for sharing your advice and how-to information, and in the process you can build a lucrative business and a profoundly meaningful life.In The Millionaire Messenger, legendary expert trainer Brendon Burchard pulls back the curtains on the advice industry and shows you a simple 10-step plan for making an impact and an income with what you know. The lessons you have learned in life and business are all about to become your greatest asset and your greatest legacy.
#3) The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
Written by Hal Elrod
What’s being widely regarded as “one of the most life changing books ever written” may be the simplest approach to achieving everything you’ve ever wanted, and faster than you ever thought possible.
What if you could wake up tomorrow and any—or EVERY—area of your life was beginning to transform? What would you change? The Miracle Morning is already transforming the lives of tens of thousands of people around the world by showing them how to wake up each day with more ENERGY, MOTIVATION, and FOCUS to take your life to the next level. It’s been right here in front of us all along, but this book has finally brought it to life.
Are you ready? The next chapter of YOUR life—the most extraordinary life you’ve ever imagined—is about to begin. Buy the book and WAKE UP to your full potential!
#4) The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
Written by Mel Robbins
How to enrich your life and destroy doubt in 5 seconds.
Throughout your life, you’ve had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?
Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.
It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement.
In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:
Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt
Beat fear and uncertainty
Stop worrying and feel happier
Share your ideas with courage
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back.
The secret isn’t knowing what to do—it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.
#5) The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime
Written by MJ DeMarco
Is the financial plan of mediocrity — a dream-stealing, soul-sucking dogma known as “The Slowlane” your plan for creating wealth? You know how it goes; it sounds a lil something like this:
“Go to school, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day, when you are oh, say, 65 years old, you can retire rich.”
The mainstream financial gurus have sold you blindly down the river to a great financial gamble: You’ve been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by recklessly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. This impotent financial gamble dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair — sacrifice your adult life for a financial plan that reaps dividends in the twilight of life. Accept the Slowlane as your blueprint for wealth and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can find a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn’t tank, HOPE the economy rebounds, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE to be the centerpiece for your family’s financial plan?
Drive the Slowlane road and you will find your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do, versus what you can. For those who don’t want a lifetime subscription to “settle-for-less” and a slight chance of elderly riches, there is an alternative; an expressway to extraordinary wealth that can burn a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there.
- Why jobs, 401(k)s, mutual funds, and 40-years of mindless frugality will never make you rich young.
- Why most entrepreneurs fail and how to immediately put the odds in your favor.
- The real law of wealth: Leverage this and wealth has no choice but to be magnetized to you.
- The leading cause of poorness: Change this and you change everything.
- How the rich really get rich – and no, it has nothing to do with a paycheck or a 401K match.
- Why the guru’s grand deity – compound interest – is an impotent wealth accelerator.
- Why the guru myth of “do what you love” will most likely keep you poor, not rich.
- And 250+ more poverty busting distinctions…
Demand the Fastlane, an alternative road-to-wealth; one that actually ignites dreams and creates millionaires young, not old. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.
#6) The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field
Written by Mike Michalowicz
Each year Americans start one million new businesses, nearly 80 percent of which fail within the first five years. Under such pressure to stay alive—let alone grow—it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in a never-ending cycle of “sell it—do it, sell it—do it” that leaves them exhausted, frustrated, and unable to get ahead no matter how hard they try.
This is the exact situation Mike Michalowicz found himself in when he was trying to grow his first company. Although it was making steady money, there was never very much left over and he was chasing customers left and right, putting in twenty-eight-hour days, eight days a week. The punishing grind never let up. His company was alive but stunted, and he was barely breathing. That’s when he discovered an unlikely source of inspiration—pumpkin farmers.
After reading an article about a local farmer who had dedicated his life to growing giant pumpkins, Michalowicz realized the same process could apply to growing a business. He tested the Pumpkin Plan on his own company and transformed it into a remarkable, multimillion-dollar industry leader. First he did it for himself. Then for others. And now you. So what is the Pumpkin Plan?
- Plant the right seeds: Don’t waste time doing a bunch of different things just to please your customers. Instead, identify the thing you do better than anyone else and focus all of your attention, money, and time on figuring out how to grow your company doing it.
- Weed out the losers: In a pumpkin patch small, rotten pumpkins stunt the growth of the robust, healthy ones. The same is true of customers. Figure out which customers add the most value and provide the best opportunities for sustained growth. Then ditch the worst of the worst.
- Nurture the winners: Once you figure out who your best customers are, blow their minds with care. Discover their unfulfilled needs, innovate to make their wishes come true, and overdeliver on every single promise.
Full of stories of other successful entrepreneurs, The Pumpkin Plan guides you through unconventional strategies to help you build a truly profitable blue-ribbon company that is the best in its field.
#7) The Motivation Manifesto: 9 Declarations to Claim Your Personal Power
Written by Brendon Burchard
The Motivation Manifesto is a pulsing, articulate, ferocious call to claim our personal power. World-renowned high performance trainer Brendon Burchard reveals that the main motive of humankind is the pursuit of greater Personal Freedom. We desire the grand liberties of choice—time freedom, emotional freedom, social freedom, financial freedom, spiritual freedom. Only two enemies stand in our way: an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, a sort of self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.
The march to Personal Freedom, Burchard argues, can be won only by declaring our intent and independence, stepping into our personal power, and battling through self-doubt and the distractions of the day until full victory is won. Recalling the revolutionist voices of the past that chose freedom over tyranny, Burchard—at times poetic yet always fierce—motivates us to free ourselves from fear and take back our lives once and for all.
#8) The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Written by Grant Cardone
Achieve “Massive Action” results and accomplish your business dreams!
While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you’re after big goals, you don’t want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.
The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business clichŽs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.
- Learn the “Estimation of Effort” calculation to ensure you exceed your targets
- Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity
- Discover the time management myth
- Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed
- Know the exact formula to solve problems
Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success.
#9) Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams
Written by Jeff Walker
Launch will build your business fast Whether you ve already got a business or you re itching to start one this is a recipe for getting more traction Think about it what if you could launch like Apple or the big Hollywood studios What if your prospects eagerly counted down the days until they could buy your product What if you could create such powerful positioning in your market that you all but eliminated your competition And you could do all that no matter how humble your business or budget Since 1996 Jeff Walker has been creating hugely successful online launches After bootstrapping his first Internet business from his basement he quickly developed an underground process for launching new products and businesses with unprecedented success But the success train was just getting started once he started teaching his formula to other entrepreneurs the results were simply breathtaking Tiny home based businesses started doing launches that sold tens of thousands hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars in sales with their launches Launch is the treasure map into that world an almost secret world of digital entrepreneurs who create cash on demand paydays with their product launches and business launches Whether you have an existing business or you have a service based business and want to develop your own products so you can leverage your time and your impact or you re still in the planning phase this is how you start fast. This formula is how you engineer massive success.
#10) Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
Written by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Within the pages of this transformational book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer reveals how to change the self-defeating thinking patterns that have prevented you from living at the highest levels of success, happiness, and health. Even though you may know what to think, actually changing those thinking habits that have been with you since childhood might be somewhat challenging.
If I changed, it would create family dramas . . . I’m too old or too young . . . I’m far too busy and tired . . . I can’t afford the things I truly want . . . It would be very difficult for me to do things differently . . . andI’ve always been this way . . . may all seem to be true, but they’re in fact just excuses. So the business of modifying habituated thinking patterns really comes down to tossing out the same tired old excuses and examining your beliefs in a new and truthful light.
In this groundbreaking work, Wayne presents a compendium of conscious and subconscious crutches employed by virtually everyone, along with ways to cast them aside once and for all. You’ll learn to apply specific questions to any excuse, and then proceed through the steps of a new paradigm. The old, habituated ways of thinking will melt away as you experience the absurdity of hanging on to them.
You’ll ultimately realize that there are no excuses worth defending, ever, even if they’ve always been part of your life—and the joy of releasing them will resonate throughout your very being. When you eliminate the need to explain your shortcomings or failures, you’ll awaken to the life of your dreams.
Excuses . . . Begone!
That is my recommended list of the top 10 books for online entrepreneurs in 2018.
I have read many books so far this year, but these make the top 10 list.
When you keep your mind constantly immersed in the words of those who have achieved greatness themselves in the area you also want to achieve more in, you will succeed.
In the work I do with my private coaching clients, the determined have taken me up on the challenge of reading a book a week throughout our coaching together. Every week, I share a new book for them to read (whether they read on their kindle, listen to an audiobook, or purchase a hardcopy). The clients that take me up on this challenge are able to better work on their business without distraction. The reason why is because they are constantly keeping their mind expanded so that any limiting beliefs that are there are outnumbered due to the sheer amount of high-level thinking they are feeding their brain to process and in doing so, they create new neuropathways in the brain that condition them for greater success.
In order to bring in a 6+ figure income, have time freedom and create the life you want, you have to THINK like those who are already LIVING IT. There are hundreds upon hundreds of books out there with information on how to do this and you can START with this list, right now!
Life is short and your dreams are worth it,