During a recent live Q&A chat, one of the questions asked was in relation to what were some of my favorite business-related books to read.

Since starting my business, I’ve read a wide array of business books – ranging from things like hiring and personnel management to keeping motivated, even when it seems like nothing is going right. During the retreat I recently attended, I came home with a variety of new books recommended to me by other business owners.

I wanted to share a few of those recommended books with you in hopes that they will motivate you to keep growing and developing your business.

Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters – From Amazon: Rocket Fuel details the integral roles of the Visionary and Integrator and explains how an effective relationship between the two can help your business thrive. Offering advice to help Visionary-minded and Integrator-minded individuals find one another, Rocket Fuel also features assessments so you’re able to determine whether you’re a Visionary or an Integrator.

Clock Work by Mike Michalowicz – From Amazon: If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you started your business so you could be your own boss, make the money you deserve, and live life on your own terms. In reality, you’re bogged down in the daily grind, constantly putting out fires, answering an endless stream of questions, and continually hunting for cash.

Mike Michalowicz offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real-life examples to explain his simple approach to making your business ultra-efficient.

Traction by Gino Wickman – From Amazon: In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.

The One Thing by Gary Keller – From Amazon: In The ONE Thing, you’ll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal* dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life–work, personal, family, and spiritual. 

I’d love to hear what books you recommend!

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