We show you 9 books that will help you boost your business or project in 2021.
Part of the key to success is to stay updated and listen to the advice of experts. As an entrepreneur you surely have this very clear, so you know and value the importance of books, because in them you can find the latest advice from experts. So today we want to leave you this list of books for entrepreneurs 2021; we are confident that in them you will find the motivation and clarity to move forward.
Here are 9 books that will give you the best and latest advice from business experts to make your entrepreneurial project a success. We have classified them into three categories: books to create positive habits, books on marketing and advertising and business strategy books. In addition, in all of them you will find valuable tips that you can apply in your daily life and in other aspects of life.
Books to create positive habits
In other posts we have already talked about how necessary it is to create habits that lead us to be highly productive. The following books can help us precisely in the creation of these habits, because they focus not only to motivate you to change the routine, but plan that in your mind arises a revolution that will help you change in pursuit of a more satisfying life and more productivity. From how to make the right decisions to how to break through creative block, these are the books that will boost your positive habits.
1. The grid by Matt Watkinson
Released in 2019, this book will help you in the complex process of making decisions in any situation, and of course in any business. The grid describes a method that defines the 9 aspects that you must consider when making any type of decision. It is a perfect book for those who are indecisive or for those who tend to make rash decisions without thinking about the consequences.
2. Focus by Cal Newport
This book will give you the tools to focus on complicated and not so complicated tasks. Although it was published a couple of years ago it is still a reference in terms of tips to dissipate distractions, it is generally a must read at all times and especially now that we all work from home and are more prone to distractions.
3. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Sometimes we feel totally unmotivated and without a shred of creativity to continue innovating. If you are going through a streak like that I recommend reading the new work of Julia Cameron, who offers you, as a course, a series of tools such as play, meditation and a thorough guided introspection to open the mind to a new imaginative horizon that will help us to break that frustrating creative block.
This book is ideal for all entrepreneurs, but it is especially useful for artists and artisans who have decided to take up entrepreneurship with their own creations.
4. Guide to Smart Habits by I. C. Robledo
Although, it is a few years old, reading this book in 2021 is still necessary especially when our way of working, living and our routine have been affected by confinement. The author is firmly convinced that smart people are not born but made and wants to help you become one. Through 36 habits such as strategically placing items around the house to improve your memory or documenting your thought processes, the author promises to make you a smarter person. The book is one of the best rated on Amazon and Goodreads.
Books for marketing and advertising
Marketing and advertising are important pillars of any business, no matter how good your product or service is if no one knows about it the business will not succeed. As an entrepreneur you know this perfectly, so advertising and marketing are one of your constant concerns, so look for the advice that experts have for you through these books.
1. The Purple Cow by Seth Godin
This book offers valuable tools for you to learn how to revolutionize your marketing strategies so that they work in a world full of images and saturated with advertising, so that your brand is not lost among a lot of businesses like yours. In short, he teaches you how to be extraordinary and stand out like a purple cow among a bunch of ordinary cows. Seth Godin helps you open your eyes to a mindset that teaches you that the important thing is to be different and transform.
2. Make It Big! by Gary Vaynerchuk
This book by Gary Vaynerchuk not only promises to teach you how to build your business, but above all it teaches you how to harness the power of social media to your advantage to build a vibrant personal brand. The book reaffirms the importance of “influencing people” to your business, which is where social media comes in. It is an excellent book to learn in depth how each of the social networks work and how you can use them to help you achieve your business goals.
Books to organize your business
Designing a winning business strategy is the most important part of making your business successful, even if you already have one in place, you can always make changes to improve it. Luckily, there are several books that teach you how to organize your business, here are just 3 of the most recent and that are in tune with the challenges of entrepreneurs in 2021, so you can face this juncture in the best way.
1. Paranoid people are saved by Mario Borghino
Published in the wake of Covid-19, it is a book that invites you to completely rethink the traditional strategic models, to face and adapt to this “new normality”. The proposal of this book is to promote a state of alertness in the face of unprecedented threats. Borghino proposes that having this attitude in business, and even in life, is an excellent defense mechanism that, if focused correctly, can allow you to anticipate and gain valuable time to design a plan of action. As if that were not enough, the book also contains valuable and useful tips for dealing with situations such as home office or online sales in the best possible way.
2. Traction by Gino Wickman
This book by Wickman is an excellent guide to running profitable, self-employed and frustration-free businesses. In this book you will learn what the 6 key components of your business are and how you can implement the best decisions to strengthen each of these. In Traction you will learn what is and how to implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), a practical and simple method that has proven to bring business success to more than 80,000 companies around the world.
3. Clockwork System: design your business to run by itself, like clockwork by Mike Michalowicz
This is a must-have book for all entrepreneurs who feel a little frustrated because their business is not running the way they imagined it would. The Clockwork System proposed by Michalowicz offers you a step-by-step path to make your business efficient and work for you with the greatest possible autonomy. No matter the size or line of business of your company, this is a book that you have to read.
These are some of the favorite books of entrepreneurs for this 2021, all are essential reading because they have excellent tips to improve our business in this uncertain stage.
Tell us, do you recommend any other book to help us boost our business?