Headed into the latter of 2020 we go! And, if you’re anything like us — we are always growing our reading lists. More recently we put out a call to our loyal readers for suggestions so — thank you for all the responses! In this post, we’ve put together the 5 must read books (in our opinion) for influencers.
You will find they all have the underlying personal/professional development theme. Additionally, they are from a variety of authors who have taken high level thoughts and created practical moments out of them.
We recommend these must read books to anyone who asks for a recommendation. They’ve been with us a while — some longer than others, and we hope they find their way to you too!
Let’s get started.
5 Must Read Books for the 2020 Influencers
Leaders are readers, right?
‘If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you’ll get a proven system that can take you to new heights.’
We know that good habits are critical to success. We believe James Clear explains and exemplifies this perfectly in Atomic Habits.
‘Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results’
Next up on our must read books for entrepreneurs …
‘Promotes an unconventional, quantum leap strategy for achieving breakthrough performance. This powerful new method replaces the concept of attaining gradual, incremental success through massive effort. Instead, it puts forth 18 key components for building massive success while expending less effort. Your staff learns to multiply their personal effectiveness, leverage their gifts, and leap beyond ordinary performance expectations.’
This book is ideal for anyone looking to level up. Be your best to perform even better.
‘A High Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps’
‘Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential.’
We are life long learners — are you? We have always loved the content John Maxwell puts out and this book is no different. The primary reason it is among our must read books for entrepreneurs are the 15 laws he walks you through. Ranging from the law of the mirror through to the law of the rubber band. This is one we continue to refer to, over and over again.
‘Live Them and Reach Your Potential’
‘After extensive original research and a decade as the world’s highest-paid performance coach, Brendon Burchard finally reveals the most effective habits for reaching long-term success. Based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on high performers, it turns out that just six habits move the needle the most in helping you succeed.’
We have heard Brendon Burchard speak several times and, impressed as always would be an understatement. He is a primary example of an entrepreneur who just continues to put in the work. This is a quality that earns and deserves a must read books mention. In the simplest of explanations … adopt the 6 principles he teaches (and implement them) and, you win.
‘How Extraordinary People Become That Way’
Last, but certainly not least …
‘You’ll learn the six universal principles of influence and how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and, just as importantly, how to defend yourself against dishonest influence attempts.’
The 6 universal principles taught in this book are;
- Commitment and Consistency
- Social Proof
Are you looking to build a life of influence? Looking influence others along the way? This is a must read for 2020 (and beyond).
‘The Psychology of Persuasion’
2020 should be all about putting one foot in front of the other and walking consistently on your journey towards the business you dream of. Why? Because you deserve it.
These books will help you take your journey with ease.
Which one will you read first? And, which would you add to the list?