12 Epic Books On Mindset For Entrepreneurs

12 Epic Books On Mindset For Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, you might know exactly what you want to do, have a plan, already executed it or are managing your own business. Yet there is something stopping you from growing into the business you envisioned. There is something. You haven’t quite put your finger on it, but it’s preventing you from truly pushing through to the next stage and expanding. 

If you’re stuck or are just getting started, chances are you’re not fully thinking like an entrepreneur, and that it’s not as simple as beginning but it’s embodying the characteristics and mindset that will get you from small business to Fortune 500.

Each book in this post will prep your mind for the art of the hustle.

Here are the 13 best business books on mindset for entrepreneurs, new bloggers and small business owners.

12 Epic Books on Mindset for Entrepreneurs

Money Mindset

Don’t even think about starting your own business if you have skewed ideas or notions about money. You might not even know it. Your first step in truly harnessing the concept of money and what it takes to be an “entrepreneur” is correcting the ill-thoughts you might have towards money and what it means to have a lot of it.

Read these books first, then take your focus off of money and into what else it takes to be successful. YOU.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

There are indeed secrets in this book. It will change your thinking and help you analyze your conditioning and relationship with money. Prepare to be forever enlightened. T. Harv Eker demystifies the concept of seeing money as your friend and not the enemy.

From the book comes somewhat of a hybrid event called the Millionaire Mind Intensive. I encourage, no…I challenge you to attend this seminar. This is no ordinary event. For anyone who is stuck financially or simply wants to accelerate their financial IQ and social capital, then this is the event for you. I laughed, cried, I was utterly terrified and opened my heart. I made life long friends. But most important of all, I did things I never in my wildest dreams thought I would do. I challenged myself to grow and break out of my comfort zone. This seminar will extraordinarily change your life forever. If you don’t believe me see for your self….. or ask Vishen Lakhiani, Founder from Mindvalley. 

Go here to check out the next event in your city. Oh and p.s. If you do attend, I would love it if you would send me an email telling me about your experience.

The Wealth Mindset

If you’re not familiar with Neville Goddard, it’s time you should be. A prominent, metaphysical and influential teacher. A New Thought leader of the not so distant past, Neville is most known for his lectures on understanding the laws of the universe and manifesting your desires. A natural law we are all still coming to learn.

The Wealth Mindset is an extraordinary guide on how to transform your mind and attitude towards money to build wealth and live the life you’re destined for.

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill’s acclaimed and worldly famous Think and Grow Rich should be everyone’s manual on life. He teaches the formula to success in the most clear and succinct way. The techniques he discusses dates back to the beginning of mankind which we now call today “the secret.” However just as the other greats, such as Joseph Murphy, Hill reveals how to master the art of lasting success.

Entrepreneurs & Moguls

Start With Why

If there’s one thing you’ll always hear entrepreneurs try to drill into beginners is getting you to understand your “why.” Why do you want to begin a business? Why do you want to make money, or bring your idea to life? Why?

I’m a very inquisitive person by nature and I have a lot of passions, so instead of blindly following my “passion” because there is money in it, I ask myself WHY. I also need to know what it takes for me to succeed. This books illustrates how all successful people think and how the rest think differently, but it all starts with WHY.

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster

The brilliant thing about Darren Hardy, is that he was once you and I. His books are tried and true experiences of a bonafide entrepreneur. If you’re considering starting a business, get your mind right first, then execute with intention.

“The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Is The Time To #JoinTheRide, will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. It will warn you (of forthcoming fears, doubts, and the self-defeating conditioning of your upbringing and past), inoculate you (from the naysayers, dream-stealers, and pains of rejection and failure), and guide you (as you build those under-developed skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability) safely past the landmines that blow up and cause the failure of 66 percent of all new businesses.” 

Enough. Said.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

How-to books are brilliant and a must for changing your mindset. But what better way to understand the techniques and strategies outlined in these books, then to read them from prominent leaders and entrepreneurs of the 21st century. Arianna Huffington has changed the game when it comes to producing news-worthy blog content and thriving. Her biography is a candid tell-all about how she can be successful and do-it-all even with health challenges and obstacles some could not even dream up.

Her very personal account discusses, culture, ways of thinking and the ever-changing “workplace.”

Crushing It!

I’ll admit it, I’m not his biggest fan. I’ve included his book Crushing It because Gary Vee has a way of saying things I wouldn’t always agree with. HOWEVER, it’s his knowledge, mindset, execution of business and the relationships he cultivates that make him worthy of following. There’s no doubt he’s crushing it. His “I don’t care about what anyone thinks” attitude makes him who is today. The title is fitting because he’s unencumbered by the beliefs, opinions and thoughts of others. It is that kind of mindset that makes him unstoppable. 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*CK

When my brother introduced me to Mark Manson years back, he spoke about him in high regard. He referred to him as “THE blogger” to follow as his messages and views on life were hard-hitting, direct and thought-provoking. While his website markmanson.net touches on topics like happiness, self-knowledge and habits, his views on not giving a f*ck is similar with Gary V’s in that his book encourages you to let go of things that just don’t matter. With a bit of ruthless humour, he guides you to embrace what you’re fearful of and take better control of your life. 

Strategy Goldmine

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Emotional Intelligence is the ability and awareness to compartmentalize your feelings and express them at the right time and in a thoughtful, civilized and respectful manner.

Probably the only non-technical tool you’ll need to completely enrich your personal and business life. Why is emotional intelligence so important? Understanding emotional triggers and reacting logically when it comes to business empowers you to motivate yourself, to commit to action and followthrough.

No one wants a hot mess on the team, because they broke up with their girlfriend on the weekend, and no one wants a friend who criticizes you because they feel awful about themselves that day. Being emotionally intelligent will set you apart from the rest.

DotCom Secrets

One of the most talked about books on the market today. Dot Com Secrets gives you a powerful play-by-play on internet marketing and how to use funnels to market any product or service you want. Russel Brunson is one of the best marketers of our time with a following of over a million entrepreneurs. There is a reason for that. He gives so much away; sales scripts, marketing funnels, courses, and yes this book!

He calls Dot Com Secrets the “shortcut” to growing your company online. 

Expert Secrets

“Find your message, build a tribe, and change the world…”

Expert Secrets will help you find your voice, become a leader in that field and teach you how to make a career out of it. If you are interested in becoming a consultant or coach and you can’t afford a course to get you onto that path today….get this book! It’s free and will change your life.

Miracle Morning Millionaires: What the Wealthy Do Before 8AM That Will Make You Rich 

With a writer whose mission is to “elevate the consciousness of humanity,” you get the highest rated book–The Miracle Morning which has spawned the Miracle Morning series. After almost losing his life twice, Hal Elrod alone is a true inspiration. When it comes to building wealth and discipline, here is another reader’s review of the book that I think truly captures the essence of the book. 

“Whether you are already a practitioner of The Miracle Morning or not, this book is for you! Not another “follow these steps and be rich tomorrow” book, this one focuses on who you must BECOME to succeed. Real world tools that allow you to start wherever you are and begin adding skills to become successful.” 

 – Lynn McBride