6 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read (Part 1 of 4)

Reading and continual learning is essential for becoming a successful entrepreneur. In this episode of The Thrive Time Show business podcast, business coach, Clay Clark, defines 6 books that every entrepreneur should read. This installment includes Think & Grow Rich & The Start Here Book.


6 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read 

 

BOOK #1 – Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

NOTABLE QUOTABLE“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

Clay Clark – Episode Dance Parties –

 

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision not to worry about what other people think, do, or say.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century


Falling – Mike Posner 

 

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Those who succeed in an outstanding way seldom do so before the age of 40. More often, they do not strike their real pace until they are well beyond the age of 50.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they “arrive”. The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at some moment of crisis, through which they are introduced to their “other selves”.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

FUN FACT – Eric Schmidt – Everybody needs a business coach. http://archive.fortune.com/galleries/2009/fortune/0906/gallery.best_advice_i_ever_got2.fortune/14.html

 

Eric Schmidt’s Business Coach (The former CEO of Google)

Bill Campbell – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Campbell_(business_executive)

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a “quitter.” A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS. Lift this sentence out, write it on a piece of paper in letters an inch high, and place it where you will see it every night before you go to sleep, and every morning before you go to work”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller – Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

 

 

BOOK #2 – Start Here – By Clay Clark and Marshall Morris 

https://www.amazon.com/Start-Here-Business-Consulting-Strategies/dp/0692773320/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504746533&sr=8-1&keywords=start+here+the+worlds+best+business+book

 

 

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Ver once said a negative thing to me about his demise. What was happening – and I mean you, talk about a testimony that guy I mean he. He lived and died. The way that I mean it was amazing. You know my dad told me he wanted to go to his high school reunion and his LS and already advanced pretty far and and he was unable to stand unable to use the restroom by himself and – and it was a great honor of my life to take My dad to his high school reunion, my dad, I’m looking at me at the end of the week we arrived and Waco Texas to the park where they had the reunion and we got there. You know you’ve rolled up in a wheelchair. He had an oxygen mask on and the whole event time.  business coach  He wanted to dance with my daughters before daughters and a son. He went to dance to the meds reunion and he did it. You know where they were sitting on his lap for we’re in front of them on the wheelchair and and he couldn’t really talk to people he tried, but he couldn’t communicate the way he wanted to. business coach  But he just joke trip joked about it and he turned to me and when we was walking out – and he said Son, this was the Fate one of my favorite days of my life. business coach  This is the favorite day of my life and it it blew my mind and the thought that it’s just profound that were above the ground. The fact that you have this belief that this is the day that the Lord has made, and you should rejoice and be glad in it. business coach  I repeat: this is the day what that the Lord has made, and we all should rejoice and be glad in it. Where did that come from that comes from Psalms 118:24? business coach  This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it and I don’t care if you’re believe her or not believe her and judeo-christian a Christian theology or not. business coach  You have to understand the profundity that you are alive and such a time as this man, I mean it with the Internet. business coach  It’S so much easier to close deals to new used to be back in the day. When you do your marketing, it would take you for it to a yellow page ad for a year. business coach  She wanted to test your idea. business coach  Will you have to test your idea one year at a time you’re the sign long-term contracts for advertising they’re, just so many things now that make life easier than that used to be, and I just encourage you right now, business coach  if you feel like you’re stuck and you Don’T know what to do will first off recognize that it is profound that you are even above ground. business coach  It’S it’s profound and we need to be thankful for this. But beyond that, you have to understand that if you do not conquer yourself, you certainly will be conquered by yourself now we’re talking today. Specifically today’s topic is: what are the six books? What are six books? Every entrepreneur should be if you want to become a successful entrepreneur. What are the best books? What are the books I should be reading, so many people ask me: hey what are the books? What are the books will Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is one of those books in Napoleon Hill was actually the business coach, the actual the advisor of the late great Oral Roberts, and he says in his book Think and Grow Rich. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. What does that mean? What it means is that you and I all have demons either figuratively or literally in her mind, so we bout that say I don’t have what it takes. I feel overwhelmed. I don’t see any momentum, it’s just hard to get motivated, but you’ve got to have the mindset that you are going to be victorious you’re going to push through the pain you’re going to achieve success. business coach  In spite of the fact you may be going through your darkest hour and if you are going through a Darkest Hour, remember do you have the power needed to succeed? Napoleon Hill goes on to write. business coach  Remember to that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start and passed through many heartbreaking struggles before they quote. Unquote arrive the turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at some moment of Crisis to which their introduced to the other cells. business coach  My friend, I encourage you. If you need to find a light in your life, you need to find a source of encouragement. business coach  You just need to have somebody tell you that you can do it, I’m telling you right now. business coach  I know you have the capacity in the tenacity in needed to be successful, you’re. Looking for that confidence, you first must confide in yourself. business coach  Do you have what it takes to be successful and you’ve got to go out there and do it? My friend, this is your year to throw my name. I business coach  s Clay Clark we’re talking about the six business books every entrepreneur needs to read. This is right. Time show on your radio to the most high God yeah, so so no broadcasting from the center of the universe and the Thrive 15.com World Headquarters. It’S not Thrive. business coach  Time show oh, yes, Drive Nation. business coach  Welcome back to the conversation is the DriveTime show on your radio. My name is Clay Clark and the former US SVA entrepreneur of the year in the humbly. business coach  You know I would consider myself to be the number to business coach in the world. Well, who is the number one business coach in Orlando doctors owner often refer to me as the best business coach in the world, but I do believe that the best business coach in the history of the world is none other than William Campbell know who’s, William Campbell. business coach  This guy was the chairman of the Board of Trustees of Columbia, University and the chairman of the board of into it. He was a VP of marketing the board of director of Apple, and he was the business coach of Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, Now Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google Images. business coach   I’M going to put this on to Today Show notes, because I think, if you get a chance to look up the life of American, it you’re going to be inspired, because Eric Schmidt was the guy. business coach  Who was the CEO of Google and Eric Schmidt said that everybody needs a business coach, he’s everybody’s advice he would give any entrepreneur. Is you need a business coach? business coach  What are the CEO of Google, who that’s going to be your business coach? business coach  Will the CEO of Google hired Bill Campbell to be his business coach and if you are not familiar with The Life and Times of of Bill Campbell Bill Campbell was an entrepreneur who really never became entreprenuer until he was over 40? business coach  He was 80. Was a high school coach, he coached High School sports and then he decided to become a an extra will be a business entrepreneur, kind of guy after the age of 40. In so many people I meet they say. business coach  Well, you know, I don’t have what it takes. You know my time is past me by. business coach  I, probably you know going to have to just settle, and here is the number one business coach and the world, the guy who was the actual business coach for bill for Eric Schmidt. business coach  The CEO of Google read this excerpt from The Fortune Magazine. business coach  Okay, this is what it says. business coach  This is asking Eric Schmidt. business coach  It says Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google. business coach  What’S the best advice you’ve ever received, and he says the advice that sticks out. I got from John door who, in 2001 said my advice to you, is to have a coach to coach. business coach  He said I should have his bill Campbell. business coach  I initially resented the advice by the way. business coach  By the way, Bill Campbell was the business coach of Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs. business coach  Yes, Michael Jordan had a coach, the best basketball player of all time had a coach, Kobe Bryant had a coach. You always want to push you to be your very best. business coach  I initially resented the advice because, after all, I was a CEO I was pretty experienced. business coach  Why should I need a coach? Am I doing something wrong? Their argument was. business coach  This is Eric. This is Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google Talking. How could a coach advise me if I’m the best person in the world at this, but that’s not what a coach does the coach doesn’t have to play the sport as well as you do they have to watch you and get you to be at your best In the business context, the coach, not a repetitious coach, a coaches, somebody that who looks at something with another set of describes it to you in his words and discuss, is how to approach the problem. And so, if you don’t know who Bill Campbell. As I encourage you to check out Bill Campbell, he was the business coach of the late, great Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt, I’m going to put links to both of them on today’s show notes you might say: well how do I get to the show nuts? business coach  Will you go to thrive time? Show.Com I got to do is subscribe to podcast. When you go up there, you’ll be able to have access to the show nuts just go to throb time. business coach  Should I click on the podcast put in there you’re going to find the show notes for everything we said we always site everything. business coach  We say we give you ample examples of the human mind can handle. business coach  This is from Napoleon Hill in today’s topic is what are the six books that every entreprenuer needs to read wearing, but never once Think and Grow Rich. T business coach  his is from Napoleon Hill’s book, business coach  Think and Grow Rich. He says remember that is not the lawyer. Who knows the most law, but the one who prepares his case? Who wins? I repeat he says remember that is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case. business coach  Who wins? What does that mean? business coach  I’Ve been asked over the years to do speaking events for some pretty massive organizations: Hewlett-Packard O’Reilly, Auto Parts, Maytag University, business coach  Oral Roberts, University, Oklahoma, State University. business coach  I think I believe it was North Dakota State and could be South Dakota Stanley was North Dakota State University, big big companies. business coach  I mentioned Hewlett-Packard exp Realty UPS. business coach  The list goes on in one of the things that I have found is that you don’t just show up and deliver every great speaker. business coach  I’Ve ever met has spent ridiculous amounts of time studying and preparing, and it’s all about the preparation, and so what? What are the tips? business coach  I would every single business owner who’s listening right now is you need to prepare every day for the day before it occurs? You need to prepare bday for the day before it occurs. If you listening right now when you feel like you’re overwhelmed and you feel like everyday you’re behind – and you just can’t quite keep up it’s because not cuz you’re an idiot not because you are feeling to be competent, it’s because you’re failing to plan properly and Lee Cockrell, the Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts who’s, one of our partners in a guy who once managed 40,000 people during his tenure there Walt Disney World resorts in a Walt Disney World Resorts sees over a million guests per week. Have a super million? Guess? A week, that’s incredible and he said what you what you don’t schedule doesn’t get done once again. He says what you don’t schedule doesn’t get done. He goes on to say what you schedule gets done, and so I encourage you to wake up an hour before you see the first member of your team at the least, you owe it to your team, and you owe it to yourself to at least spend an Hour a day either after work, you know before you go to bed or in the morning, whatever works best for you and your family’s life balance, I encourage you to design your day. You know Jack Welch, the most accessible, CEO of all times has ordained Your Destiny, or somebody else will you’ve got to design your day everyday. We got to find the way everyday to proactively get up before the battle starts and begin to design your day. You can’t just show up and get into reactive mode every single day and be successful entrepreneur, the most successful entrepreneurs I know all get up early or stay up late to design their day before it occurs. That is an end of the tip that you have to do. Remember. That is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who prepares his case, who wins my name, is Clay. Clark were talking about the six business books that every entrepreneur must read. Stay tuned, foochow things are going to get easier child things you can ride. Yeah things are going to get easier. Child things you can buy, put it together. Casting live from the center of the universe, its business school without the BS between optometrist turned entrepreneur. Dr. Robert silver, with USB here, alright Thrive Nation. Welcome back to the conversation is the Thrive time show on your radio in today we’re talking about a subject that is near and dear to my heart. So many entrepreneurs asking me this clay Clark you’ve been successful in business. You know if you had some success, you and dr. zoellner 13 multi-million-dollar businesses, you have, you appear to be doing fairly well. What books would you recommend that I read? What are the books that that you would recommend that I can read that would if I would Implement what’s in this box, if I were to actually get those books and implement the strategies and system that they teaching his books. That I would be successful and we have made a list of those six books that every entrepreneur should read and today we’re going through the first three book number one is thinking Grow, Rich by the late, great Napoleon Hill. The personal Apprentice of the late great Andrew Carnegie, who, during his time with the world’s wealthiest man before John Rockefeller, beat him in the net worth category, but it’s only after you know. Andrew Carnegie sold his business to JPMorgan okay. This is Napoleon Hill. The speech writer for Franklin, Delano, Roosevelt, do you know the part of the president who let us through the depression. This is the speech writer. This is this is the guy who was a speechwriter for FDR in the coach, the consultant of Oral Roberts. You mean Oral Roberts like Tulsa Oklahoma. Are you talking about Tulsa Oklahoma? This is amazing. They never talk about. Tulsa Oklahoma will get. This is the guy who was the mentor for Oral Roberts or Roberts Humane the televangelist, the guy? Who was the mess from Nation? I mean this is kind of a big deal, Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich and I’m reading you excerpts from his book, but you got to give book, Think and Grow Rich. She says if you give up before your goal has been reached. You are a quitter, quitter, never wins, and a winner never quits live this sentence out, write it on a piece of paper in letters and inch high and place it where you will see it every night before you go to sleep every morning before you go to Work sounds kind of intense Napoleon, I’m in read it one more time with deeper tones, more bravado, more sanctimoniousness more here we go. If you give up before you, reach imma, try it again. If you give up before your gold has been reached, you are a quitter, quitter, never wins, and a winner never quits, right right right. Everybody live this sentence out right on a piece of paper in that as an inch high and place it where you will see. Every night before you go to sleep and every morning before you go to work, my friend, you cannot quit on your dreams. You just can’t do it don’t give up on yourself. No book number to book number 2 then recommend for every entrepreneur might sound self-serving and it is, it might sound like a self-promotion and it is, but I have found throughout my life that if you’re not going to toot your own horn, who else is right? So the book that I wrote – It’s called start here by myself, the world’s best business book start here. The world’s best business book can get it on Amazon and this the reason why I wrote this book was so that everybody listening can have a manual to guide them to the path of Entrepreneurship. That is absolutely free, so all you got to do. Is you just got to go to thrive time? Show.Com? It’S already been on the Amazon best sellers list. You know it’s already been. You know, there’s been nice reviews written about it, there’s a lot of nice things about the book, but the book is not I’m not trying to sell the buck. I’M saying you can go to thrive time, show.com right now and you can just download the book for free. It’S already been on the Amazons best sellers list. All you got to do is just go to thrive time, show.com right now, I’m download the start here book and an in that book as a 550 page book Ida still all of the systems that dr. Robert zoellner and I’ve used to build 13 multi-million-dollar business. It’S it’s specifically the moose and it’s all cited. There’S there’s notable quotables for days, there’s Mystic statistics for every instance. There is case studies, good Lord. It is not a board, it is actually not a chore to read the book. You will laugh. You’Ll learn. We’Ve received good reviews from those who purchase the book and I just encourage you go download it for free, free, full, free, yes, but it. Member remember when did Thomas Edison would say to you, Thomas Edison. If he were here, Tommy e, he would say knowledge without application is meaningless. In fact he did say he said that Vision Without execution is hallucination and I would say to you: you’ve got to get the book. Just go, get it, it’s free, doesn’t cost you anything. I don’t know why you wouldn’t do it. Why are you not okay, I’ll get off my friends if you have a business coach in your life, they’re going to introduce you to new ideas to new books? If they know what they’re talking about that’s what we do at the DriveTime show.com, we have a business coach program – it’s very effective it’s a month to month in for less money that it would cost you to hire even one per hour employee. We will teach you the proven path in the system’s the Doctor, Robert Seldon, I’ve used to build our business as we’re not Geniuses. I mean Optometry, auto auctions, photography, men’s hair, PR, firm Entertainment Company, durable medical equipment, company Sleep Center, medical lab on me to draw all the same. Every business is so similar, but you can’t buy into this myth in this lie that that you know your business is so unique that no one could possibly help you, my friend of your ceiling, a real product that real humans actually want to buy. If you’re saying a real service that humans actually want to buy, we can help you implement The Proven path, so encourage you to go to thrive time, show.com and book your one-on-one consultation with a Thrive time coach and because we only allow 60 clients in the program At any given time – and some point – you’ll probably interact with me, because I have to personally that every candidate of our program – and I we were fortunate enough to work with a otimo couple years back and they’ve had a lot of success in Tulsa landscapers and we Met came into the office one day and I said hey: will you guys be willing to care what your business coach experience has been like for you? Let maybe don’t know what it’s like and I said sure man won’t do it. You know, and so without any further Ado, I want to play audio testimonial from actual thriver just and we were to Clark for just about a year now describe the coaching experience as a ride and downs just like with any business, but he is brought some ideas To the table – and then you know when we needed kind of some corrections use, helped us with that too, for anyone who’s never been through a weekly business meeting with Clay, it’s actually kind of fun we laughed, but the cool thing is his business owners were also Busy as an opportunity each week for us to regroup and a focus on the agenda and it really be held accountable, but to decide what things are working and what’s not playing is team does provide us with action items so that we can stay organized and we’re Ready for the next day ready for the next week, they help us to be productive. In that way, some of those items might be gathering review is because they take personal relationship. Some of them might be creating systems at work or are specific business also, and so they have helped us with those things, as well as taking a bunch of those action items that we’re wasting our time off of our plate. I would definitely recommend clay Clark and his team for anyone looking for a business coach because as entrepreneurs were so busy and so distracted and it’s easy to get kind of caught up in the things that are not producing in common. So I know for us: it’s changed us in a way that we can stay structured and we can make sure that every minute of our time, this away from our families is producing income through a business for sharing your experience about the Thrive time, business coach program And if you’re looking for a proven path, if you’re looking for a proven system of way to grow Beyond, if you feel stuck, if you don’t have the time Freedom you need, if your accounting is screwed up, if you’re working 80 hours a week but you’re not Making any profit if your accounting is screwed up, if your PR is bizarre, if your branding looks awful, if you, if you just need some help, growing your business, I implore you, I encourage you. I want you to go to thrive time, show.com and sign up for your one-on-one business consultation. No book number 3, we recommended every single entrepreneur reads: is Titan: that’s Titan, TA or so Titan Titan the books written by Ron turn off chernov Ron turnoff. It’S it’s the biography of John D Rockefeller, who was the world’s wealthiest man during his time in the guy, began working at the age of 16 to support his mother, because his father, basically bailed out on his family and on tomorrow, show we’re going to get in. Do I turn a notable quotables from John D Rockefeller going to unpack the wisdom of the late great John D, Rockefeller night? I know I know that life’s not easy and I know it’s tough, so we have four tools to help. You grow a successful business. What is arthrite, I’m show. Com interactive today, workshops to is our one-on-one business consultations available for to you at Thrive time. Show. Country is the world’s most affordable, effective business school. It’S DriveTime show.com for the first month and for our podcast, subscribe today to the DriveTime show.com podcast and on tomorrow. So we’re breaking down the six books that every entrepreneur needs to read. As always: 321. Nevada state Totoro shoes,

 

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