What are you reading?

Books are one of the best investments on the planet. There is so much knowledge and experience that can be leveraged from others to help us accelerate our speed to success. We don’t have to learn by trial and error.

Here are a few of my recommendations for entrepreneurs and people who want to be more successful:

Liberating Passion by Omar Khan. I met Omar last week for the first time and he is an extremely interesting and wise man. He talks about how businesses can be passion killers, and how to avoid this in your business. Omar has lived, worked and traveled all over the world and has great consulting experience and perspective to draw upon.

The Referral Engine by John Jantsch. This is a powerful book for any business owner or manager to read and implement. Most new business comes from referrals yet many (well, most, 99% at least) don’t have any formal program or system for creating and increasing referrals. Jantsch has authored several books on marketing that are highly valuable for growing your business.

Thrive by Alan Weiss. I’ve know Alan for about five years and he has had a profound and positive impact on my life and indirectly on my clients’ lives. Alan defines wealth as ‘discretionary time’ and this philosophy is carried throughout the book. It’s a great read that puts everything into perspective. Alan exemplifies Thrive in everything he does and he’s truly one of the wisest and most generous people I know.

Here’s the formula: Passion + Referrals = Thrive

What are you reading that helps people be more successful and happy? How do you implement what you’ve learned?

Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved. Phil Symchych


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