5 Books That Will Inspire You As A First-Time Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 30, 2021
Is this the right time for you to join the ranks of other entrepreneurs? One of these books just might inspire you to take the plunge.

Is this the right time for you to join the ranks of other entrepreneurs? One of these books just might inspire you to take the plunge.

Many entrepreneurs who have been down the same road are willing to share their experiences. They want to inspire others to feel the same independence. As a result, you’ll have a leg up on the competition when it comes to starting a business.

However, all the knowledge in the world may not be enough to keep your flame alive. When you’re knee-deep in the weeds of operating a business, it’s challenging to inspire yourself to keep going. It’s during times like these that turning to literature for assistance is a welcome comfort.

The five works on the following list will re-engage your head and heart. Don’t be shocked if they spark ideas. Some might even lead to your next great business!

1. A Small If by Elijah J. Stacy

Despite being diagnosed with a fatal illness, Elijah Stacy founded a nonprofit and wrote his gripping tale in A Small If. Stacy reveals the strategies of being adaptive to changing situations, even when the odds are stacked against him.

You’ll be impressed by Stacy’s strength. You’ll also learn about the teachings that fuel his persistent optimism. These include deciding what you can manage, leading a life that is true to your character, and prioritizing the needs of others. This book will provide you with the motivation you require to take on difficult battles.

2. Metronomics by Shannon Susko

Are you a voracious reader of business books on a variety of topics? You’ve undoubtedly had similar experiences to those described by Shannon Susko in Metronomics.

You know what you need to do, but you don’t know how to accomplish it. As a result, you may have tremendous ideas…but no plan for bringing them to completion. With Susko’s help, you’ll finally be able to put all you’ve learned about starting a business together. It will inspire change in you.

Metronomics follows her earlier books, such as the well-known 3HAG Way which covers “HAGs,” or “highly attainable objectives.”  It’s time to start picturing a different future for your firm, one that incorporates all of the most important corporate values and results in the victories your team deserves.

3. Getting to Aha! by Darshan Mehta

Have you ever felt as though you couldn’t comprehend your consumers while being surrounded by more data than ever before? It can be simpler than you think to get there. Allow Darshan Mehta to walk you through today’s top trends so you can better understand shoppers. Changing times require changing minds.

One of Mehta’s most brilliant ideas is that the consumer worldview is being influenced by three movements: the Era of Experiences, the Era of Blending, and the Era of (Not) Thinking. You can start to enhance your conversions — and brand-shopper loyalty — by knowing how each era impacts and molds your target audience. You can’t go wrong with Mehta’s chapters if you’re looking for some “Ahas!” at your office.

4. Health Insurance Sucks by John Butler

As the CEO of a firm, you’re well aware that your employees rely on you to provide them with insurance packages.

At the same time, you’re well aware of what John Butler’s headline says. Is there a way to save your business expenditures while still providing your employees with the coverage they need… and maybe more?

You can find the solutions to those and other pressing benefits questions throughout this unexpectedly lighthearted book. The basic idea? There is no obligation to accept any offer. You have a lot more options than you would think. All you have to do now is learn the “little-known realities” about the healthcare sector that Butler is happy to offer.

5. Changing Altitude by Dr. Dennis O’Neil and Greg Hiebert

Greg Hiebert teamed up with Dr. Dennis O’Neil to develop Changing Altitude, following up on his successful You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have. You’ll love their coaching advice. They’ve targeted their thoughts to beginners in the world of entrepreneurship. However, it also includes pearls of wisdom for seasoned executives.

Being the leader of a company may drain your energy and passion. Use what you learn from O’Neil and Hiebert to recapture your enthusiasm and learn how to share it with others. You’ll set aside Changing Altitude ready to tackle your next summit, thanks to their eight impact strategies and signature Thorough New Way of doing things.

Starting a business from the ground up might feel lonely, but you have more help than you know from individuals who have “been there, done that.” Are you ready to relive the thrill of donning the founder’s hat? Begin by visiting your local bookshop.

About The Author

Kimberly Zhang

Editor in Chief of Under30CEO. I have a passion for helping educate the next generation of leaders.