An important part of being an entrepreneur is increasing your intellectual knowledge; this, why before starting any project you must learn and understand the vision of those who at some point in their lives began in the same conditions as you.
These visions and experiences will help you to know more about the environment in which you intend to enter, besides, it will help you to clear some clouds about what is the real project that will adapt to your needs and especially your economic and social realities.
Much of that journey or experience is precisely written in various books which will allow you to increase your knowledge on the subject, and above all will encourage you to follow your path; the path of your new project and your future.
For that reason I allow myself to recommend some of the books which are indispensable for every entrepreneur.
1. THE 48 LAWS OF POWER
This book should be part of your personal library. It contains some of the rules that you must follow and observe within any place, be it work, company, politics, family, etc. It has a very nice wording and which will help you understand some of the most common mistakes which can cost us work, customers and even friendship or love.
Its writing is largely political but certainly some of its advice is applicable to every aspect of your daily life, since one of the great qualities of any entrepreneur is precisely that of being a great negotiator.
Robert Greene author of the book is a great connoisseur of political issues; and within this book has been given the task of collecting some political experiences which have been of great historical significance. Therefore, within this book you will find from political passages of Alexander the Great, advice from Nicolás Machiavelli and even decisions made by John F. Kennedy. Therefore, this book, besides being a whole policy treatise, is also a guide for entrepreneurs, where they explain what to do and what not to do on the road to success.
2. RICH FATHER POOR FATHER
Maybe one of the books that most excites and helps change the mentality to become an entrepreneur.
Within this great book are the experiences of the author Robert Kiyosaki who started his project from scratch and perhaps in conditions far inferior to yours. This book addresses issues from professional education, that is, how children are educated to be employed; family customs about the professions, especially when the family influences the choice of a university career or profession, which sometimes generates a feeling of failure; The current and future situation of entrepreneurs and especially him because you must become one of them.
Robert Kiyosaki author of the book is a writer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker in various forums, most of his books are based first on creating an entrepreneur attitude on the reader, secondly seeks that the reader identify the niches of opportunity to create a business which in Kiyosaki’s opinion must work under the network scheme, since this previous scheme allows any project to grow in an unlimited way.
Undoubtedly one of the best motivation books for entrepreneurs. Within it five profiles are addressed which radically changed their lives at the time they analyzed their situation and their conditions. It is an exciting book in each of its chapters which are a mixture between the stories of the author and the testimony of the protagonists.
Each of its chapters allows us to reflect on our current situation and how to face the problems that afflict us and that often only find barriers within our mind.
Its author Rhonda Byrne is a lecturer, writer and producer. Jump to fame for his book the secret which as a hero focuses on awakening in the individual a conscience which allows him to generate what she calls the law of attraction. This law is characterized by the change of attitude of the individual about life, work and social circle, having as premise “if you have it in your mind, you have it in your hand”.
4. SOMETIMES YOU WIN, SOMETIMES YOU LEARN
Motivation is a fundamental part of the entrepreneur, and perhaps one of the most necessary elements when starting any project; For this reason it is necessary that at the beginning or during the project you find yourself in continuous motivation to be able to carry out your company or business. Now, it may be the case that you are going through a complicated situation derived from a bad project or a failure.
For this situation it is advisable to read precisely the words of John C. Maxwell which motivate you to leave in the past that bitter experience, which you should only value as learning without engaging in a continuous reminder that prevents you from going beyond that topic. In addition to helping to move the storm this book gives some important life lessons, which are true knowledge especially when the plans do not happen as planned.
John C. Maxwell author of the book is a writer and lecturer specializing in leadership issues, his books are considered Best Sellers by the New York Times , so it is advisable to keep track of his various publications, which are of great value especially when we talk about leadership issues. One characteristic of their publications is the ease with which their ideas are understood and the pleasantness of reading their chapters, which are usually short and practical.
5. LITTLE CAPITALIST PIG
One of the most important aspects of any entrepreneur is knowing how to manage their finances. Have full knowledge of your income and expenses as well as present and future expenses that will have to be made; Therefore, this book teaches in a practical way the management of your economic resources and how to achieve great savings with small sacrifices. It is advisable to read first the version ” Little capitalist pig. Personal finances for hippies, yuppies and bohemians ” which focuses on personal savings and how to achieve it.
In his second version called ” Little Capitalist Pig. Investments ” Which contains a more specialized language, focuses precisely on how to invest these savings, that is, how to make it grow to generate greater dividends.
Sofia Macías author of the book is a consultant in financial education and personal finance; Within these titles of “Small capitalist pig” is a broad guide to small savings which is disciplining you in your personal economy.
This book is a great recommendation for young people and not so young that every fortnight or month they survive with few pesos for their poor economic management.
These are just some of the books I recommend reading when you intend to enter the world of entrepreneurship, in them you will find valuable lessons, tips and stories from various people who are now prosperous entrepreneurs and that they can serve you to build the foundation of your project economic.
It is also advisable to be attentive to the phrases and dialogues that are expressed in the previous books, which can make you see the capacity that exists within you which only needs a trigger to demonstrate your talent.