Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, friends, football, and of course, pumpkin pie.
But it’s also a great time to catch up on some reading. When was the last time you sat in a comfy chair and worked your way through a good book? If it’s been a while, then here are some suggestions for you this holiday weekend.
If you’re an avid watcher of Shark Tank, then you already know who Kevin O’Leary is: mogul investor, creative entrepreneur, and money management guru. And his advice is simple: You can’t become wealthy if you don’t have a positive relationship with your finances. This is a must-read for all entrepreneurs, and anyone in business period (and truthfully, even those just looking to have financial freedom, period). It’s a quick, easy read, jam-packed with wisdom regarding good habits when it comes to money management.
Especially over a long weekend, Simon Sinek’s book, Start with Why is a great way to get your wheels spinning in the right direction. Too often, people obsess over the wrong things, tunnel-visioning on aspects of their concept, business, or idea that ultimately have very little importance in the grand scheme of things. What truly moves the needle is understanding, as Simon puts it, “the Why.” Why people do what they do—and what drives their motivations in the first place.
If you’re looking for some good old fashioned motivation so you can return back to the grind after you’re stuffed with turkey and pie, then Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It! is a good place to start. The king of business motivation and hustle, Gary packs every page with brutal truth, and has a knack for making you, the reader, feel like now (right now!) is the time—and your future success is dependent on what you choose to do next. You can really hear Gary’s voice jump off the page with this one.
4. Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams
If you’ve had an idea in the back of your mind for a while now, but aren’t quite sure how to bring it to life, then Jeff Walker’s Launch is for you. One part story, two parts actionable advice, Jeff walks you through, step by step, the importance of understanding your consumer, how to communicate your value to them through digital mediums, and how to ultimately sell them on your idea, product, or service—all online. A master digital marketer himself, Jeff Walker’s Launch is a staple in Internet marketing.
And finally, a pleasure read for after you’ve finished eating and find yourself in a food coma. Robin Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a nice reminder of what truly matters in life, and is told through the eyes of a young, successful, aspiring lawyer searching for balance. This is the kind of book you fly through, and will leave you feeling much more aware of how you spend your time.