Reading List

Below is a list of books we recommend. Some of them are marketing books, some are business books and some are motivational or simply make you think.

We only recommend books we have actually read and that we feel have a lesson that will benefit you and your journey in some way.

If you think we have missed any, or there is one you would like to recommend to us, please let us know and we will be happy to look into it.

The Thank You Economy

The Thank You Economy is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn’t some abstract concept or wacky business strategy—it’s real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not. It’s the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline. The Internet, where The Thank You Economy was born, has given consumers back their voice, and the tremendous power of their opinions via social media means that companies and brands have to compete on a whole different level than they used to.

Crush It

Do you have a hobby you wish you could do all day? An obsession that keeps you up at night? Now is the perfect time to take those passions and make a living doing what you love. In CRUSH IT! Why NOW Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion, Gary Vaynerchuk shows you how to use the power of the Internet to turn your real interests into real businesses. Gary spent years building his family business from a local wine shop into a national industry leader. Then one day he turned on a video camera, and by using the secrets revealed in this book, transformed his entire life and earning potential by building his personal brand. By the end of this book, any reader will have learned how to harness the power of the Internet to make their entrepreneurial dreams come true. Step by step, CRUSH IT! is the ultimate driver?s manual for modern business.

The Myth Of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done

In a compelling business fable, The Myth of Multitasking confronts a popular idea that has come to define our hectic, work-a-day world. This simple yet powerful book shows clearly why multitasking is, in fact, a lie that wastes time and costs money. Far from being efficient, multitasking actually damages productivity and relationships at work and at home.

Positivity on Purpose: Intentionally Create More Abundance, Wealth and Happiness

Having a positive attitude is important. For many, that’s already well known. The challenge comes in when attempting to create that positive attitude. How does one go about CHOOSING to think positive when there are so many negative things going on around us? The hard part is not in KNOWING that positivity is important, it’s in knowing HOW to be more positive. Positivity on Purpose provides over 40 different techniques meant to give you easy to follow exercises that you can use right now to shift your thinking to be more positive. Using this book as a resource to go back to over and over again will foster intentional thoughts and attitudes for success in personal and business life.

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed. He then shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business whether or not it is a franchise. Finally, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business. After you have read The E-Myth Revisited, you will truly be able to grow your business in a predictable and productive way.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Some people just won’t take no for an answer. In Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini explains the six psychological principles that drive our powerful impulse to comply to the pressures of others and shows how we can defend ourselves against manipulation (or put the principles to work in our own interest).

Influence guarantees two things: Readers will never say yes again when they really mean no, and they’ll be more persuasive than ever before.

Words That Sell

Looking for a better way to say “authentic?” Words That Sell gives you 57 alternatives. How about “appealing?” Take your pick from 76 synonyms. You’ll even find more than 100 variations on “exciting.” Fully updated and expanded, this edition of the copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person.

Phrases That Sell

Six seconds. That’s all you have to grab your prospect’s attention and make a sale. Use the right phrase or slogan, however, and you’ve made your sale. Use the wrong one, and you’ve lost your opportunity . . . maybe forever. Choosing the right phrase or slogan is vital to your success. And so is Phrases That Sell. It’s the ultimate resource for anyone needing hands-on, instant access to the key phrases, slogans, and attention grabbers that will gain more attention and sell more product. Organized by category . . . indexed and cross-referenced for ease of use . . . loaded with expert advice on how to write copy that sells, Phrases That Sell covers everything, including those hard-to-describe product and service qualities and those product/service attributes that are subtle or abstract. It has 143 selling phrases to describe service, 153 for fun, 341 covering style and design, 180 phrases related to price, and much more!

The Referral Of A Lifetime

In The Referral of a Lifetime, author Tim Templeton frames a powerful plan for cultivating clients and customers in a fable about businesswoman Susie McCumber, who feels increasingly like a failure. A friend refers her to the mysterious Mr. Highground, who introduces her to four successful people. They show her how they transformed their businesses and their lives by determining how others view them and how they view themselves as both human beings and businesspeople. Each of the four represents a “type” in this schema – from the “relational/business” type who puts the relationship first but thinks strategically when the talk turns to business, to the “business/business” type, who avoids relationships unless they work to a business advantage. Templeton shows how understanding one’s type allows one to showcase strengths while improving weak areas in this simple, easy-to-use guide to success in business and in life.