5 Best Books Every Startup & Side Hustler Should Read

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What are the best books to take your Side Hustle to the next level?

Starting your own business or side hustle? It’s an exciting ride filled with ups and downs, highs and lows. Trust me, I’ve been there, and I understand the mix of excitement and frustration that comes with it. But here’s the good news, you don’t have to face it all alone. In fact, some of the best minds in the business world are just waiting to share their wisdom with you. And the best part? You can access their insights by simply opening a good book and spending a few minutes spending time with them. This has been invaluable to me over the years….

We all have the chance to sit down with the smartest entrepreneurs and business leaders, listening to their stories and taking in their advice, through their stories. They provide a world of great start up tips, business planning strategies, and business and personal inspiration that can shape your own Side Hustle journey . It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting up, or if you are a seasoned pro looking for new ideas, or someone trying to turn a Side Hustle into something bigger. These books hold the power to change your perspective and ignite your potential. I have read them all and hope you do to. I can guarantee you it will be worth it!

Best Books

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Best book on Minimal Viable Product

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” by Eric Ries: This book changed the way I thought about my business. It was one of the best books that I have read on how to just get started. It introduces the concept of ‘minimal viable product’ and how to pivot and iterate. It’s not about perfection. It’s about how you can embrace where your market is and is heading in a lean, cost effective way

Best Book On Creating Value

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters: Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and early investor in numerous successful startups, shares his insights on building revolutionary businesses. Interesting to me his insights were as relevant to a side hustle as their were to any other startup or on going business. The book emphasizes the importance of creating unique value and gives you practical strategies for achieving long-term success in your business.

Best book on structure and systems

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It” by Michael E. Gerber: Gerber explores common pitfalls that entrepreneurs face when starting their own business and provides guidance on how to structure and systematize your business to achieve scalability and efficiency. This is one of the best books for those that want to put in place simple processes to manage their business growth.

Best book on making decisions

“Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman: While not directly focused on entrepreneurship, this is one of the best books that explores the human mind’s cognitive biases and decision-making processes. Understanding these biases can help Side Hustlers make more informed choices and avoid common pitfalls. I always want to do things yesterday. This book was excellent at helping me to see that going slower and being thoughtful can actually help the business grow faster.

Best book on passive income

“The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich” by Timothy Ferriss: Ferriss offers unconventional advice for designing a lifestyle-oriented business and achieving financial independence. This was a game changer for me and one of the best books that I have read. It is short, engaging, and a quick read and changed my whole thought on how I can actually use other resources to accelerate my business. How can you create a largely passive business. This is a must read for any Side Hustler or Startup.

An hour a day with some of the great minds and leaders in business is priceless. It stretches and challenges us to see beyond ourselves and in the process we can do greater things in our businesses. Enjoy….

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