You know how all the bro-ey marketers talk about ‘growth hacking’ or ‘productivity hacking’ or whatever other type of hacking there is out there?
Well, I have a hack for you today and it’s called books!
Books are the ultimate productivity hack in my mind. Why?
People generally spend a lifetime accumulating knowledge on a topic and then condense it all down to the good stuff, the stuff they’ve seen work and were successful with into a book. Or an entire life’s worth of lessons and experiences into a biography.
And let’s be real, how fabulous is that to just be given someone’s lifetimes worth of knowledge in a book you can polish off in a couple days?
The readers of the world really are the ones getting ahead. Just look at what Buffet had to say on the topic;
“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” – Warren Buffet
If you want to get ahead, crack open a book friend!
My favorite type of books? I admittedly haven’t read a fiction book for ages, but I’m alllll about the business books, personal development books and finance books – you can see my recommendations on finance books here.
In this post I’ll share with you the reading list of business books and personal development books (which is obv superrr related to doing well in business) that I love most.
Ready? Here goes!
(Btw, these are all affiliate links!)
Good to Great by Jim Collins
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Ask by Ryan Levesque
Influence: The psychology of persuasion by Robert Cialdini
The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R. Covey
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
10% Happier by Dan Harris
Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
Run Like Clockwork by Mike Michalowicz
Traction by Gino Wickman
Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman
How Rich People Think by Steve Siebold
How to Style Your Brand by Fiona Humberstone
Brand Brilliance by Fiona Humberstone
She Means Business by Carrie Green
Happy reading friend!