Manchester-based direct sales and marketing experts Blue Moose, argue that every entrepreneur should read at least one new book a month. The company has shared their five must-read books.
‘Everyone should make more time in their schedule for learning and professional development’ claim Blue Moose. A cost-effective and efficient way to do this it is to work through a suitable list of books to read, ideally one new book a month. By learning from the right type of books, a person can progress their career faster because books educate the reader with the correct knowledge and actions required to be successful. When reading, a person can learn from an expert in their field and repeat the steps that they have read about into their own life. Books also act as sources of self-help and motivation during the tough times of entrepreneurship and business ownership, believe Blue Moose.
Direct sales and marketing experts, Blue Moose encourages their workforce to read on a regular basis and is always keen to learn about current books that are being read by their professionals. This week, the firm spoke to their contractors about their favourite books and from the discussion, has created a list of 5 must-read books.
At number 5…”Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers by Jay Baer”. This book is excellent reading for people who want to convert haters into happy customers. It provides an understanding as to why people complain.
At number 4…”The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win by Jeff Haden” is an insightful and practical how-to guide about motivation and how to set and achieve goals.
At number 3…”Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More by Morten T. Hansen” is a book about how to work smarter by utilizing ‘Seven Work Smarter practices’.
At number 2…”Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Relationships That Matter by Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh” will educate the reader about how to make things happen by using the power of social media and how to ‘Google-proof’ a reputation.
At number 1… “Crushing it!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence – and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk” This book is a collection of stories from successful entrepreneurs and how they continue to add wealth and influence to their lives. The reader will learn about principles that they can add to their own life and business.
Blue Moose believes that success depends on a commitment to continuous improvements and development. Because reading will assist with this personal and professional advancement, the firm will continue to promote the importance of reading to their existing team of entrepreneurial contractors and any individuals who are keen to get involved.