04 Jul A short list of my favourite books – 2022 Edition
Summer equals vacation time and vacation time is when you’re most likely to be relaxing with a good book.
I’m like you, except that I don’t wait for vacation to read a good book… I do that all the time! I love reading and I’m one of those people who would be completely miserable without books!
Reading is part of my daily morning routine and, though there are a lot of good novels out there, I prefer non-fiction. Most of my favourite books are about personal and professional development.
Read on for a “super non-exhaustive” list of my favourite sales, marketing and everything business books that have provided me with invaluable tips and lessons that I still apply in my business today.*
The Selling Staircase by Nikki Raush – Written by one of my mentors, “this book is a five-step approach to move your clients through an authentic sales process. We’re going to go through these in-depth throughout the book. This framework will bring new awareness about what you’re doing and how to be even more effective in the sales process.”
Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi – “Do you want to get ahead in life? Climb the ladder to personal success?” The secret, master networker Keith Ferrazzi claims, is in reaching out to other people. In Never Eat Alone, he lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him.
They Ask, You Answer by Marcus Sheridan – “The revolutionary guide that challenged businesses around the world to stop selling to their buyers and start answering their questions to get results.”
The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi – “The chorus of ‘shoulds’ is loud. You should enjoy the moment, dream big, have it all, get up before the sun, track your water consumption, go on date nights, and be the best. Or maybe you should ignore what people think, live on dry shampoo, be a negligent PTA mom, have a dirty house, and claim your hot mess like a badge of honor.”
It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the mixed messages of what it means to live well.
Kendra Adachi, the creator of the Lazy Genius movement, invites you to live well by your own definition and equips you to be a genius about what matters and lazy about what doesn’t.
Profit First by Mike Michalowitz – “Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows.”
I hope you will enjoy reading these books as much as I did.
What books would you recommend for me?
* Note: All book descriptions taken from Amazon