October 31, 2014

5 must-read business books when you’re becoming famous in your field

Welcome to Famous in Your Field! Here’s your free weekly tip to boost your fame factor. (Be sure to sign up in the box on the right to get on the VIP list for free tips and training, delivered straight to your inbox.) 

The road to become famous in your field is littered with obstacles: fear, self-doubt, procrastination, and overwhelm. You are not alone – we all fight those demons.

But I’ve got the prescription to grab those obstacles and smash ‘em like the Hulk. It’s the five books you need on your famous in your field journey.

Think of this list like the perfect superfood cocktail – the one that powers you through killer days and keeps your energy UP.

Each book is selected for a particular stage on your journey to fame.

Get ‘em on audio, read ‘em on your Kindle, iPad or phone using Amazon’s free Kindle app.

1. The jump start

The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard 

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Spark your fire to change the world (and make a few ducats along the way) with Burchard’s inspirational book. You’ll finish it in two hours and be ready to jump on the nearest stage to spread your message as the leader and expert you are, superstar.

In it, he outlines why the world needs more experts and leaders RIGHT NOW, why you should step in to fill the void and how you can make your mark while enjoying financial rewards.

2. When doubt creeps in (and you just can’t make yourself take action)

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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You’re fired up. Becoming business famous is your destiny. But why the heck can’t you stop watching Scandal long enough to get something out there?

It’s Resistance, the demon all great creators wrestle. Pressfield – part Deepak Chopra, part revival evangelist – knows that we undermine our efforts more than any external enemy could. But if we don’t overcome Resistance, we are squandering our most precious gifts. Amazon calls The War of Art, “Sun-Tzu for the soul.”

From the book:

We are not born with unlimited choices…Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal that we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.

3. To become a powerhouse and get more from yourself than you ever thought possible

Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement by Anthony Robbins


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While it may be more associated with personal development than business, this Tony Robbins classic is where today’s motivators and business leaders got their inspiration and methods (whether they know it or not!)

In Unlimited Power, Robbins teaches you how to master your own psychology to be a happier, healthier and higher functioning person. And that’s going to fuel you in the long drive to share your knowledge and talents with the world.

4. The simple, step-by-step process to build your business

Book Yourself Solid: The Fastest, Easiest and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling by Michael Port

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The road to actually enjoying becoming famous in your field should be paved with action and paying clients. Michael Port’s bestseller breaks down the mindset (here’s a mind blower – not everyone is your customer!) and lays out a clear and simple 7-step process to gain a full roster of clients.

Not just theories, Book Yourself Solid is a workbook. If you work it, the clients will come.

5. To think differently, automate and scale your business so that you can enjoy your life

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

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Now that you’re booked solid, you need mindsets and systems that scale your income and set you free. Otherwise, you’ve just created another j-o-b.

4 Hour Work Week (or 4HWW, for the cool kids) is your bible for breaking free of traditional thinking that keeps you trapped and counting the minutes until retirement, or pulling all nighters to meet client demands.

You’ll find productivity hacks, outsourcing insights and entire mindset shifts on how you can live your dream life RIGHT NOW.

Your fame boosting assignment

How many of these do you already have in your business success library? This week, think about where you are on your path to becoming famous in your field. One of these five amazing business books may have the nugget you need to propel you into your destiny. So get on it, would ya? You’ve got fans waiting for your unique brand of magic.

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    Comments

    1. Lori, thanks for this list. Looks like I have one now book to add to my reading list.

    2. You know I TOTALLY love reading your posts and treasure you and your contributions… but would you PLEASE stop adding things to my TO DO LIST??? ;-) Awesome – as always Lori!

    3. Awesome list Lori! Know what’s super crazy? I have done work for MP !! That is an awesome book! His newer version with the pics is so cool… Look into it!

    4. I love the 4 o/o 5 I’ve read on this list. Found The War of Art incredibly unsightful to learn about gremlins still learking in my mind. The 4 hour workweek gave me lots of great ideas about simplifying ~ yet truth be told I WANT to work more than 4 hrs a week helping others!!! And have put Book Yourself Solid on my reading list!!!
      Thanks for a great list :)

    5. Great list Lori! Thank you! I plan to read them all!

    6. Thanks for the resource list. I’ve read 3 of the five. Will add the other two to the list.

    7. Looks like there are two I need to put on my Amazon list :) I recently purchased the The War of Art. Love it!!!
      I am a huge Tony fan. I don’t have the Millionaire Messenger or Booked Solid. Both sound great. I adore books lists – thank you for sharing yours!!!

    8. The first one is talking to me! Thanks, very timely. ;)

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