Improve Yourself This Summer: 5 Must-Read Books

If you find yourself on a plane, at the beach, or just lounging around the pool this summer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some great books that will inspire you to improve yourself. Personal growth is key in attaining (and maintaining) success in your personal and professional life. Whether you’re a networker, an entrepreneur, or a business owner, you should be reading at least 10 pages of a good book daily. If this isn’t your habit yet, summer is a great time to begin. Here’s my list of 5 “must read” success books to help get you started.

The 4-Hour Work Week1. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work Week became an overnight success when it was first introduced because of the unconventional “mobile lifestyle” it recommended. The four sections—define, eliminate, automate, and liberate—show you how to streamline your life and your business. Now expanded and updated, it’s full of information on how to think like a true lifestyle entrepreneur.

Think and Grow Rich2. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was called upon by billionaire Andrew Carnegie to interview the most successful businessmen of their time and find out how they achieved great success. Hill discovered 13 common keys to success, all of which can be learned. (Good news for us!) Think and Grow Rich is one of the best-selling books of all time.

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Leadership Attributes For Personal Empowerment – Week 23

Let’s talk about you and some leadership attributes. Are you already bored? Me too. That’s why this is not going to be one of “those” posts. They are all over the internet. Some of them are very good, and some aren’t. This one is about you, your ego, and your bank account. We will be focusing on network marketing, but these elements will be applicable to almost any business in which you’re trying to succeed, i.e. earning some serious money for a change.

The first thing you need to look at is yourself. Why? Because if you’re not earning what you want to be earning, it’s usually because you’re not managing yourself and your actions. It’s having a professional mindset vs. a poverty mindset. After an honest evaluation of yourself and your actions, if you’ve had a poverty mindset, you can change it in a New York minute. Make a decision. Do you want things to be different? Yes or No. If yes, then you need to do things differently and learn to manage yourself. Easier said then done? Probably, but remember this. Do things always have to be easy and risk-free before you can do them? Of course not. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and have been in debt for some time, is that easy and without any risk? Continue reading “Leadership Attributes For Personal Empowerment — Week 23”

Your PPN’s … Freedom and True Wealth – Week 6

I finally managed to determine my two PPN’s (Personal Pivotal Needs) that we were asked to put into place as we were writing our Definite Major Purpose. Your Personal Pivotal Needs are very important because they are the basic underpinnings of your written Definite Major Purpose as outlined by Napoleon Hill in his book, “Think and Grow Rich.”

I ended up changing my PPN’s several times because the ones I chose just didn’t feel right. I kept looking at the list of PPN’s over and over. I desired all of them in my life. To have to settle on two primary PPN’s was a difficult thing. It took much soul searching to finally decide on the PPN of Liberty. It felt completely right, the only problem was, it was just one of the two I needed. Back to more soul searching…. then it hit me. TRUE WEALTH… just really resonated with me. It wasn’t even on the list, but I  knew it was what I truly wanted. Continue reading “Your PPN’s … Freedom and True Wealth — Week 6”