Here you will find a number of books I have found interesting, useful, inspiring… even a couple I wrote myself!
…and some of them are free!
I am passionately in love with books… Within the pages of a book, you can learn, you can explore, you can see things through the eyes and imagination of others…
Reach out and share some of your favorites!
I wrote this book is written for the countless people who feel like they are somehow out of the loop because they are not sure what hashtags are, nor what all the fuss is about!
I had one client approach me the other day and say that her husband, a social media expert, had explained hashtags to her, but she still didn’t really understand – and this woman is by no means a slouch when it comes to business or understanding new concepts – she has a very high-level position and has more than one degree, however the hashtag left her, in her words, “feeling like an idiot”.
So, this book is for people like her – intelligent people who just simply don’t get the whole “hashtag thing”!
This book is not intended to be an in-depth course into hashtags and/or social media. If you are looking for those, there are plenty out there and we also provide several courses and free webinars.
Also, some of the images may appear a little blurry but we decided it was better to include them and give you blurry screen shots than no images at all…
This book is a basic introduction to hashtags so that, when you have finished the book and the activities, you will have a good understanding of hashtags, what they are and more importantly, how to use them to achieve your objectives!
OK, are you ready to have some fun? Don’t look at me like that! LOL! I know that if I asked you, you’d say that you most likely also don’t really get Twitter and that it’s basically a blur across the screen to you, yes? – and that you’re really only reading this book because you thought you’d try one last thing to not feel as though everyone is laughing and you have no idea what the joke is all about… It’s ok, stick with me and we’ll have you laughing with them in no time! …and if you get to the end and you still have questions, feel free to send them through to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To purchase the book in either paperback or Kindle, simply CLICK HERE.
…btw, the Kindle version is only $0.99…
I read this fabulously quirky, wonderful book when it first came out 25 YEARS ago (of course that was several years before I was born! LOL!) – and was delighted when I saw that it’s back in print and available as a Kindle book.
Here’s the info from Amazon:
“This is the 25th anniversary edition of the creativity classic by Dr. Roger von Oech.
Over the years, A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD has been praised by business people, educators, scientists, homemakers, artists, youth leaders, and many more. The book has been stimulating creativity in millions of readers, translated into eleven languages, and used in seminars around the world.
Now Roger von Oech’s fully illustrated and updated volume is filled with even more provocative puzzles, anecdotes, exercises, metaphors, cartoons, questions, quotations, stories, and tips designed to systematically break through your mental blocks and unlock your mind for creative thinking. This new edition will attract an entire new generation of readers with updated and mind-stretching material.”
I wholeheartedly recommend this book!
To view it on Amazon, simply follow this link:
I just finished reading this latest book co-written by one of my go-to guys when it comes to the virtual world, Guy Kawasaki.
It’s full of both useful info for experts in the online world, as well as explanations for people who are relatively new to the world of social media.
“By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is near the top of what determines your success or failure. And there are countless pundits, authors, and consultants eager to advise you.
But there’s no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, who he says is the best social-media person he’s ever met, to offer The Art of Social Media—the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money.
With over one hundred practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a bottom-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging.
For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, “great stuff, no fluff.” “
Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams
I’ve seen videos and read a lot of Jeff Walker’s work – and every single time I pick up at least 10 more GEMS that have a significant positive impact on my business.
Here’s the overview from Amazon:
“”Launch” will build your business—fast. Whether you’ve already got a business or you’re itching to start one, this is a recipe for getting more traction.
Think about it—what if you could launch like Apple or the big Hollywood studios? What if your prospects eagerly counted down the days until they could buy your product? What if you could create such powerful positioning in your market that you all -but- eliminated your competition? And you could do all that no matter how humble your business or budget?
Since 1996 Jeff Walker has been creating hugely successful online launches. After bootstrapping his first Internet business from his basement, he quickly developed an underground process for launching new products and businesses with unprecedented success.
But the success-train was just getting started—once he started teaching his formula to other entrepreneurs, the results were simply breathtaking. Tiny, home-based businesses started doing launches that sold tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars in sales with their launches.
“Launch” is the treasure map into that world—an almost secret world of digital entrepreneurs who create cash-on-demand paydays with their product launches and business launches.
Whether you have an existing business, or you have a service-based business and want to develop your own products so you can leverage your time and your impact, or you’re still in the planning phase—this is how you start fast. This formula is how you engineer massive success.
Now the question is this—are you going to start slow, and fade away from there? Or are you ready for a launch that will change the future of your business and your life?”
I HIGHLY recommend this book!
I have read and re-read this book several times since I picked it up, and each time I learn something different, or see something in another light.
Here’s the info from Amazon:
“Drawing on Zen philosophy and his expertise in the martial art of aikido, bestselling author Gorge Leonard shows how the process of mastery can help us attain a higher level of excellence and a deeper sense of satisfaction and fulfillment in our daily lives. Whether you’re seeking to improve your career or your intimate relationships, increase self-esteem or create harmony within yourself, this inspiring prescriptive guide will help you master anything you choose and achive success in all areas of your life.
In Mastery, you’ll discover: The 5 Essential Keys to Mastery Tools for Mastery How to Master Your Athletic Potential The 3 Personality Types That Are Obstacles to Mastery How to Avoid Pitfalls Along the Path . . . and more
You can purchase the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Keys-Success-Long-Term-Fulfillment/dp/0452267560/ref=as_sl_pc_ss_til?tag=achievement0f-20&linkCode=w01&linkId=IYYGL22VKNTDX3BQ&creativeASIN=0452267560
You can also watch the video on Amazon Prime based on the book – it’s amazing!
In today’s world we are all entrepreneurs…no matter what we do. The Covenant Secret delivers the master key to entrepreneurial and relationship success. Read it…Live It!
This is a lovely parable that gives takes the reader on an interesting journey…
Well worth the price.
What’s the price?
A guided journal to help teens and twenty-somethings discover your passion! Rather than telling you what you should be or could be, this book will show you how to explore your life’s purpose, gain new confidence, ask better questions and discover what you really want to be…
As you may know, this is one of the books I wrote and I’d be honored if you would let me know what you think…
The Kindle version is only $5.99.
This is a fabulous book with a LOT of useful information, tips, and thoughts that may be new to you – I’ve read it twice and love it. At $9.99 it’s a little more expensive than some other Kindle books, however it’s well worth the price!
Here’s the blurb from the website:
The rules have changed. The American Dream is no longer the “corner office.” It’s a successful business you can run from your home office, the beach, or wherever you desire. It’s work you love that still allows you the freedom and income to live the life you truly want.
Sound like a tall order? Well, thanks to the Internet, anyone can launch a business with little or no start-up capital or technical expertise. And in Click Millionaires, e-commerce expert Scott Fox teaches weary corporate warriors and aspiring entrepreneurs how to trade the 9–5 job they hate for an online business they love. The book explains how to combine outsourcing, software, and automated online marketing to build recurring revenues, all while working less and making fewer of the lifestyle compromises that corporate “success” requires. Readers will learn how to:
• Find a lucrative niche on the Internet that matches their interests and skills
• Choose an online businessmodel: fromblogs, noozles, and audience communities to digital delivery, online services, affiliate marketing—even physical products
• Position themselves as a experts
• Build their audience
• Design the lifestyle they want
• Balance passion and profits to realize their personal definition of success
Featuring stories of dozens of “regular folks” who have reinvented themselves as Click Millionaires, this inspiring and practical guide shows readers how to stop dreaming of a better life and start living it!
…and when you buy the book you get a free membership in Scott Fox’s Internet business coaching and training Forum at ClickMillionaires.com. Ask questions, develop your business ideas and online marketing strategies, meet fellow entrepreneurs, and get personalized help from Scott Fox and his team—all free with purchase.
I’ve checked out the forum and it is actually quite encouraging and full of useful information and people who are keen to support one another.
This is one of my most beloved books. It’s funny, I had a copy that I attempted to read several times, only to put it back down – what I didn’t know was that the copy I had was one of the vast number of ‘edited’ books.
When I finally came across a copy of the original unedited 1937 edition, it was like the words and thoughts sprang from the page and I couldn’t put it down!
Do yourself a favor and invest the $5.99 (if you have Kindle) to purchase your own copy of this book and read it over and over again. I promise if you apply what you read, it will change your life in the most delightful of ways!
Here is a note from the publisher of this original, unedited 1937 edition:
As Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, I receive many requests from people wanting the original 1937 copy of Think and Grow Rich.
To satisfy those of you who desire to have a 1937 unedited copy, we have reproduced Napoleon Hill’s personal copy of the first edition, printed in March of 1937. The book has the notation, “not to be loaned,” and signed: Annie Lou Hill (the wife of Dr. Hill). This personal copy of Dr. Hill’s was given to me by Dr. Charles W. Johnson, Chairman of the Napoleon Hill Foundation and a nephew of Napoleon Hill. It was Napoleon Hill who sent Dr. Johnson to medical school, and today he is a practicing cardiologist. Charlie refers to Napoleon Hill as “Uncle Nap” and will often makes the statement, “Uncle Nap would be proud of the Foundation today.”
The original 1937 manuscript was written and edited with the assistance of Napoleon’s wife. In later years, the existing document was again edited by Dr. Hill. For example, the Foundation owns a 1958 edition that Hill edited personally. This did not lessen the book’s value in Hill’s judgment. Hill made the editing remarks in his own handwriting and the resulting 1960 edited edition has sold over 100 million copies making it the most read self-help book of all time.
Today there are many so called authors who publish Think and Grow Rich and some even add their name alongside Dr. Hill’s. I believe that these “authors” should be able to write something themselves instead of merely copying the work of Napoleon Hill. Who do they think they are kidding? Dr. Hill’s works are highly recognizable and have had long lasting influence worldwide. In fact, Think and Grow Rich sells more copies today than before Dr. Hill died in 1970.
Now you can purchase the original Foundation authorized 1937 unedited copy of Think and Grow Rich by visiting the Napoleon Hill Foundation’s website, www.naphill.org. You will be supporting the nonprofit Napoleon Hill Foundation if you do this. For your convenience it is also available as an e-book.
The entire philosophy of Napoleon Hill is based on the Golden Rule. The Foundation deeply appreciates the support of those of you who only purchase Napoleon Hill authorized books. You can identify these materials by the Foundation Logo and by looking inside for Napoleon Hill copyright.
I love this book and have read it several times!
Has the “settle-for-less” financial plan become your plan for wealth? That plan sounds a little something like this:
“Graduate from college, get a good job, save 10% of your paycheck, buy a used car, cancel the movie channels, quit drinking expensive Starbucks mocha lattes, save and penny-pinch your life away, trust your life-savings to the stock market, and one day, when you are oh, say, 65 years old, you can retire rich.”
Since you were old enough to hold a job, you’ve been hoodwinked to believe that wealth can be created by blindly trusting in the uncontrollable and unpredictable markets: the housing market, the stock market, and the job market. I call this soul-sucking, dream-stealing dogma “The Slowlane” – an impotent FINANCIAL GAMBLE that dubiously promises wealth in a wheelchair.
Accept the Slowlane as your financial roadmap and your financial future will blow carelessly asunder on a sailboat of HOPE: HOPE you can get a job and keep it, HOPE the stock market doesn’t tank, HOPE the economy rebounds, HOPE, HOPE, and HOPE. Do you really want HOPE to be the centerpiece of your family’s financial plan?
Drive the Slowlane road and you will find your life deteriorate into a miserable exhibition about what you cannot do, versus what you can. For those who don’t want a lifetime subscription to “settle-for-less”, there is an alternative; an expressway to extraordinary wealth capable of burning a trail to financial independence faster than any road out there. And shockingly, this road has nothing to do with jobs, 401(k), mutual funds, or a lifestyle of mediocrity.
Demand more. Change lanes and find your explosive wealth accelerator. Hit the Fastlane, crack the code to wealth, and find out how to live rich for a lifetime.
I love Kindle and that it has made books so affordable for so many. This Kindle book is only $0.99!!!
Here’s the secret in 3 steps:
1. Suspend disbelief as you read the following:
2. “We Become What We Think About.” – Earl Nightingale
3. Then, decide that it’s true.
Now, the rest of your life, you’ll be testing this for yourself. You may be asking questions like these:
– Can you actually change what you think about?
– Do positive thoughts create a positive personal environment?
– By being critical of anything or anyone around you actually improve conditions?
– Is your health affected by negative thinking?
You’ll find continuing instances of how this is true and how it might not be.
You’ll be “haunted” by this singular thought, although the results won’t make you lose sleep – instead, you’ll awake with fresh inspirations from time to time about how to live your life even better than you are now.
Because you’ve just started on a journey which has no definite end.
As Earl Nightingale once said: “Do what the experts since the dawn of recorded history have told us to do: pay the price, by becoming the person you want to become. It’s not nearly as difficult as living unsuccessfully.
“Start today. You have nothing to lose – but you have your whole life to win.”