Warren Buffet “Generally speaking, investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. Anything that improves your own talents; nobody can tax it or take it away from you. They can run up huge deficits and the dollar can become worth far less. You can have all kinds of things happen. But if you’ve got talent yourself, and you’ve maximized your talent, you’ve got a tremendous asset that can return ten-fold.”
Growing up I had severe dyslexia and couldn’t read until I 19. I felt embarrassed to speak with or in front of people. It’s wasn’t easy and I didn’t want to take an easy path, because when it’s easy, you don’t work for it. I had to take it upon myself to educate myself. I could have given up, but here is the thing, I didn’t quit.
So I bought a couple of books fairly easy reading book, I didn’t want to start off and get frustrated too early and quit. After finishing a few books I dove into the deep end and bought just about every popular business book. Also, I enrolled in a Dale Carnage course and that helped with my fear of public speaking. It’s also a big advantage in learning how to network and communicate with people. Being able to communicate with just about anyone gave me confidence in myself and that pushed me to take risks in business.
Buying a book is an incredibly inexpensive investment in yourself. You will take something away from every book you read. Reading is an outstanding way to put yourself in position to hit home runs. It’s very difficult to hit a home run in business, I’ve hit one, with a $14,000 investment that turned into millions. You don’t need to hit a home run.
Try to hit lots of singles and doubles. Just hitting a triple will get you five zeros.
You can’t go wrong with any of the books above. Harvey Mackay was a total revolutionary entrepreneur that sold envelopes. This book is loaded with golden nuggets, so take your time going through it. It might even be a good idea to read it more than once.