Is your mindset strong and healthy enough to take you through the ups and downs of blogging and business? They say “where the mind goes, the man follows.” In my experience, this quote holds a lot of truth. The condition of our mind has a lot to do with our persistence, diligence, and growth in business.
Today I’m going to share with you 3 tips and 5 resources that can help you gain and maintain a healthy entrepreneur mindset so you can thrive in your business goals.
How to Maintain A Healthy Entrepreneur Mindset
Before we get to the books, I want to share a few practices that I use to frame my day and my mindset.
Practice #1: Feed your mind properly. Just like your body needs certain nutrients to stay strong, your mind needs certain nutrients to stay strong. Feed it healthy thoughts. Avoid taking in words and sights that cause frustration, sadness, or conflict. Think positively, speak positively, and take in words and sights that encourage and uplift you.
Practice #2: Stay Grateful. To help me frame my mind for the days ahead, every night before I go to bed I make a list of things I am thankful for. I call it my daily gratitudes. I love it because my days ALWAYS end on a good note. Not only that but it keeps me focused on recognizing the good things that happen throughout the day.
Practice #3: Sharpen Your Craft. The best way to remain confident in your business abilities is to invest in the excellence of your skills. When you’re equipped to handle what’s in front of you, you can do it confidently. And the more confident you are in what you’re doing the less stress and anxiety will intrude on your mind. So, be a student of your craft. Take the time to learn and grow.
That being said, I’m about to introduce you to 5 books that can help you gain and sharpen essential business skills and maintain a healthy business mindset.
5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read To Help Maintain A Healthy Mindset
1. First Steps to Wealth
Let me just start by saying, this is not one of those, “get rich quick books.” It is far more valuable than that. This is one of the first books I read when I decided I wanted to do more with my writing. I wasn’t quite sure what “more” looked like yet, but I wanted to be prepared. I heard about Dani Johnson from one of my mentors and decided to research her work for myself. It took about 10 minutes of researching for me to be sold on the wisdom she had to offer.
What really captivated me about First Steps to Wealth was the mindset of the author. She led with compassion. She put relationships with people above making money off of people (which played a HUGE part in the growth of her businesses – and yes, she has several). Dani made it a point to put her energy into creating solutions instead of dwelling on problems. It’s that kind of mindset.
You’ll learn fundamental business practices, how to create a magnetic influence, how to use your gifts in the season you are in, tips for the start of your entrepreneur journey, wisdom in regard to debt, and more!
2. The Compound Effect
Poor habits rarely lead to success. When I first began working from home there were a lot of poor habits I had to break to position myself for the work I wanted to do and the life I wanted to have. But more importantly than just breaking old habits was creating new beneficial ones. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy helped me understand that big changes start with small choices. And that those choices are only fruitful when we are consistent with them.
If you are looking to create a healthy, productive business and life, this book will coach you through how to create new habits and how to stay consistent with them. Consistency is like your wingman. You shouldn’t set out to conquer the world without it.
3. Sell Or Be Sold
Although this book is great for people in direct sales or network marketing; it really is a valuable tool for everyone. Because whether we realize it or not, we are constantly selling to people. Grant Cardone speaks to this throughout his book, Sell or Be Sold. We are selling people on ideas, truths, products, facts, habits, etc. We sell our kids on the truths that foods like spinach are actually good for their bodies. You’ve been sold on the idea that the information in this post can help you frame a healthy mindset. I was sold that each of these books could help do that for me (and it proved true!). Selling isn’t just about products and money. It’s a LIFE SKILL and mastering it will not only help you produce an income, it can help you create an INFLUENCE.
Through Sell or Be Sold you will learn how to present information, opportunities, and resources as valuable, how to say postured through rejections instead of letting it disrupt your business mindset, and how to use the skill sets associated with selling to strengthen your personal and business relationships.
4. Get Over Your
Full disclosure: This book does have some expressive language.
What I appreciate about Romi Neustadt’s book Get Over Your Damn Self: The No BS Blue Print to Building A Life Changing Business is that like the title promise, you won’t find a lot of sugar coating in it. You get bucket loads of truth about the obstacles entrepreneurs and network markers face PLUS practical advice on how to handle it all.
Everything she teaches is both practical and duplicatable so you can apply it your business and teach your team members how to apply it to theirs. Romi definitely takes the tough love approach but her concepts work.
5. Go For No
This one is especially fabulous for gaining top-notch networking skill. It’s got the kind of insight it takes to help a savvy go-getter like yourself exceed your limits and perceived expectations. You know what’s interesting is a lot of the limitation we assume are in place, are really only present because we set them there. Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton uncover this truth in their best selling book Go For No: How to Get Your Way In Business And In Life. Don’t let the title intimidate you. Regardless of the type of business you own, networking is a skill you need to master. This book can help you do that. It’s golden.
If you’re a network marketer Go For No! For Network Marketing should be on your official book list.
Listen, no one enjoys a good book more than I do. But reading isn’t just a recreational activity; it’s an enrichment tool. If you can find the time to sit down for 20 minutes a day and soak in the information in these books; you’ll be surprised how much you, your blog, and your business grow from applying what you’ve learned.
If you’re like me and finding a moment still enough to pull out a book seems impossible Audible is a perfect workaround. It gives me the opportunity to listen, learn, and grow without putting my life on pause.
It’s a simple as purchasing the audiobook and pushing play. And the way my account is set up, I get audiobooks for up to 30% off every month. And for each month I have my membership I earn a credit which can be redeemed at any time for an audiobook of my choice. Win-Win! Learn more about Audible here.
What business or personal development books have you read and loved?
Share your favorites in the comments!