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5 Must-Read Books Every Entrepreneur Should Have In Their Library

Whether you are an entrepreneur or aspiring to be one, I want to share with you one powerful ritual.  

This will, together with some recommendations, serve you well on your journey to the Best You!

The daily ritual which many of today’s business icons practice, and I am referring to the likes of Bill Gates, Robin Sharma, Warren Buffet, Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey and many others.. is, a simple magical recipe.

The ritual is to read daily


or, as Jim Rohn would say,

“...to make time to Feed Your Mind’. ??

When I first entered the personal development space, one of my mentors taught me.. “You make your rituals and your rituals will make you.”

This is especially true when it comes to reading.

Reading really does improve your knowledge base, your IQ, your EQ, and strengthens your talents and skillsets regardless of your profession.

??In today’s post, I want to share with you the top 5 books that have crossed my desk and that have really had an impact on my life and business.  

These are not just concerned with a strategic point of view, but also concern the way I think, my focus, creativity, and mindset, all of which influence those key business decisions we all have to make.

In no particular order, the 5 books are...

1. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

This book is iconic. Napoleon Hill has been described as the father of personal development. The book contains a number of insights and systems to support any hungry entrepreneur to realise their true potential and then to actualise it. ??

2. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

As an entrepreneur, knowing how to connect and build meaningful relationships with others is an absolute must. Dale Carnegie’s book is a game changer: abundant with simple yet powerful strategies that will add tremendous value to the reader.

3. Oversubscribed – Daniel Priestley


Daniel Priestley is a great business mind and writer but Oversubscribed really stood out for me. An insightful book that illustrates for service-based entrepreneurs or for anyone running events how to become oversubscribed and build great popularity and credibility for your offering.

4. The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy is a great contributor to the personal development space  through his Success Magazine, but in his book The Compound Effect he explores the one powerful strategy we all have that enables us to create the world we live in and achieve our goals. I won’t say much more….

5. PsychoCybernatics- Maxwell Maltz

This is by far one of the best books I have read on mindset and about creating certainty in oneself.

As a coach to a number of entrepreneurs, I have found the tools and strategies within this book to be real gold because of the impact it has in building a solid foundation certainty and belief when pursuing your life/business vision. An absolute must read.


There are many more books I would love to recommend for you avid committed readers, but if I could go back to my younger self and suggest 5 very influential books, it would be these.

There is  a belief I live by which is that...

“extraordinary breeds extraordinary”.


If you want extraordinary results in your life and business, we must build extraordinary foundations and systems through the extraordinary actions, habits and rituals we put in place…daily.

To be extraordinary is your decision. I hope for you, that a ritual of reading will be one of the decisions you make if it it is not one that you already have in place

Here is to the best you and happy reading!

Raghav Parkash

Raghav Parkash

Life Coach


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