Book Club

I believe in lifelong learning. One of the ways I do that in small chunks is by reading. A lot. I am going to share three business related books I’ve read this Fall. I think they may be worth your consideration.

They are:

Writing Without Bulls**t

Joel Bernoff

I took a highlighter to this book and consumed it small manageable chunks. It is full of good writing advice. It made me want to go back through blog posts I’ve written and edit them!

Writing is a core skill I believe any online entrepreneur needs to develop.

This book is about communicating. And selling is communicating, believe me.

Bernoff covers everything from daily emails to marketing emails. Blog posts to Twitter.

As the title implies, he is from the “less is more” school of thought. He constantly implores you to not waste the readers time.

Highly recommended as one of the writing books for your library. You will go back to it over and over. You can buy it HERE.

Mini Habits

 Stephen Guise

This is a quick read and, at least for me, generated immediate good results. If you think you need to make some new and positive changes in your business (or personal) life this book can be helpful.

Even though it is only about 100 pages it could have been shorter. I’m not sure it even had to be a book but that isn’t the point. It worked for me. It was worth my time and I got positive results. The basic idea is to set your daily habit to be a ridiculously easy version of the new habit. Like one push-up a day. There is a lot of science behind his ideas and I found them to be both powerful and easy.

I liked this book and think you might too. You can get it HERE.

Will It Fly?

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn is a well-known Internet Marketer with a huge Podcast following(Smart Passive Income)and he has written a book to address the number one question newbie onliners ask.

“Is my idea a business that will succeed?”

I’ll let him tell you what the book is about. “How to test your next business idea so you don’t waste your time and money.” I could not have said it better myself. It delivers. Read it before you leap! Get it here.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

I’ll throw in a bonus pleasure reading comment. I read my first ever Stephen King book this month. It his newest one. I do a lot of fiction reading and for some unknown reason have avoided his books. I am not entertained by “scary” and I suppose that is why I was never interested.

So I stumbled upon his newest at my library and decided to take the plunge. It is titled “The Outsider.” It did not scare me. King only barely entertained me. It was strange (surprise) and took several unusual turns. The writing was good.

In the end? Not my cup of tea. Hey, I tried.

About the Author

A serial entrepreneur, Conrad has founded several businesses in his career in such diverse industries Insurance, Healthcare and Internet-based Business Services, (not to mention boyhood lawn mowing in the neighborhood!). In the last two decades, his focus has been on multiplying profits for his businesses using the Internet as a springboard.