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4 Books to Help You Adopt the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Brett Snodgrass
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4 Books to Help You Adopt the Entrepreneurial Mindset

I want to recommend a few books to encourage you all to read more if you aren’t already. There are a lot of great books out there to help you grow as a person and in your business.

Now, I’m not a huge reader. In fact, I hated reading books in high school and in college. But these days, audible books are easily accessible. I use Audible.com, and with a subscription, you receive one free book a month that you can download and listen to.

So today, I want to talk about a few books that I would recommend reading. Let’s get started!

4 Books to Help You Adopt the Entrepreneurial Mindset

1. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthyir?t=biggerpocke0a 20&l=am2&o=1&a=1589795474

This is not a real estate book, but it’s business-related, and it will change and rock your world!

It changes your perception on how you view rich people. To be frank, wealthy people don’t look like you think they look. They’re not the guys on “MTV Cribs” driving the brand new Mercedes with swimming pools in the living room.

The book is about real deal millionaires who drive used cars, live in modest homes, and exist frugally. That’s just how they live, but they made it and the book talks about how they did it.

It’s a great book!

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2. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Resultsir?t=biggerpocke0a 20&l=am2&o=1&a=1885167776

This is another book that absolutely changed my life—and one of the key themes is that multitasking doesn’t work.

Sometimes we have so many different things going on in our minds. We have what’s called the “shiny object syndrome.”

Especially as entrepreneurs, we often say things like, “If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re successful in real estate, you can be successful at anything.” But sometimes we get that shiny object syndrome, and we go down all these different rabbit trails chasing after different things. The book is about narrowing your focus by doing one thing and doing it really well.

Check it out!

3. Traction: Get a Grip on Your Businessir?t=biggerpocke0a 20&l=am2&o=1&a=1936661837

This is a great book that teaches you how to run a successful business. It discusses everything from building teams to organizing your goals and thoughts in terms of putting a business together.

This is a great read for anyone who currently has a startup and is looking to learn how to create systems and grow their business.

4. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!ir?t=biggerpocke0a 20&l=am2&o=1&a=1612680194

Now, this is probably the one book everybody has heard of. But if you haven’t read it, go do it now!

It’s an amazing book on how to build wealth through real estate investing.

Most importantly, the book is about more than real estate. It’s about mindset. It’s about changing your mindset from thinking as an employee to thinking as an entrepreneur.

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If you attended a public high school, face it: You’ve probably been programmed to be an employee. There’s a significant amount of history on the way modern schools were actually designed to look like factories back in the day, and the whole clocking in and clocking out idea was to model mass-producing factory workers during the industrial revolution.

So, we are bred in society to clock in, clock out, perform assignments, do what we’re told—and unless you were home schooled or raised by entrepreneurs, you were taught how to think like an employee.

Guys, this book will radically shift your way of thinking!

Well, there you have it! These are my most highly recommended books. Still, don’t forget that action is key. So, after reading these books, roll up your sleeves and get started!

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What books would you add to the list?

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