Month: April 2014
Compiled by: Emenike Emmanuel
To help budding entrepreneurs become more successful in the choice of career they have chosen for themselves I have asked my friends who are experts in the industry of Human Capacity Development to suggest Business Books they think will be beneficial to budding entrepreneurs and why they think these books will be of immense benefit. Those of them who responded before this article was compiled made these powerful suggestions.
Here are what they said:
CEO, Emchis Consulting
Emenike Emmanuel suggested that his No.1 best business book for budding entrepreneurs is The Holy Bible. According to Emenike Emmanuel, the founder/CEO of Emchis Consulting, he believes that The Bible is not only a Spiritual Book it is also a Business Book inspired by God. From his findings, almost all of the Principles of Business Success that are being taught today in Business Schools are lifted from the Bible. In confirmation to this, read the following articles; Biblical Business Secrets part 1 and part 2.
You will learn the following from these links (part 1 & 2);
Why you need a feasibility study before establishing your business as it was first taught us by God in Genesis 1: 2 where the Spirit of God was hovering and assessing the situation on ground before creation began.
How to make deals creatively and why you don’t need to make it when you are hungry.
The power of innovation as it was first initiated by Jacob.
Why you must carefully consider risk but not allowing it to stop you.
Best business wisdoms as was taught us by King Solomon.
And many more.
Darlington Dofe Egwim
Founder, ALOT-LYRICS EDUTAINMENT (ALE)
Darlington Dofe Egwim suggested “GOALS” by Brian Tracy for budding Entrepreneurs
According to Darlington Dofe, he made it clear that the best business book every budding entrepreneur must read is “GOALS” by Brian Tracy. And the following were the reasons for his suggestion;
It will unlock the entrepreneurial giant in you.
It will help you take charge of your entrepreneurial career.
It will help you create your own business.
It will help you measure your success step-by-step.
And finally, it will help you become an expert in your entrepreneurial field.
Business Growth Strategist
Ifeanyi suggested 5 Powerful Books that every budding entrepreneur whose interest is to hit excellence as a target must read. He was also careful to list out wonderful reasons why he thinks that these business books will be of great benefit to budding entrepreneurs.
1. THE NEW RULES of ENTREPRENEURSHIP by Dr Rob Yeung
Why Ifeanyi Anyanwu Suggested “The New Rules of Entrepreneurship” by Dr Rob Yeung:
This is a book that will show you how to turn your passion into profit, create your business concept, find customers and make money, and of course grow your business.
2. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SELLING by Brian Tracy
Why Ifeanyi Anyanwu suggested “The Psychology of Selling” by Brian Tracy:
This is a book about the principle of selling that shows you why people ever buy a product, how to sell creatively, 10 keys to success in selling, the power of suggestion and why people don’t buy a product, rather they buy solutions.
3. HOW THEY STARTED GLOBAL BRANDS by David Lester
Why Ifeanyi Anyanwu suggested “How They Started Global Brands” by David Lester:
This is a book that helps you know how global brands like Apple, KFC, Coca-Cola Company etc all started, the secrets to each brand’s success, the challenges the founders faced, how the brand names were chosen and where the initial ideas came from.
This is really interesting to behold.
4. HOW TO WIN CUSTOMERS & KEEP THEM FOR LIFE by Michael LeBoeuf, PH.D
Why Ifeanyi Anyanwu suggested “How To Win Customers & Keep Them For Life” by Michael LeBouef:
This is a book on how to win and sustain your customers who are the life-blood of your business. When they go your business falls. In fact, they are the No.1 Boss. He suggested it because it shows you why people buy once and never return, why people become strong and steady customers, how to turn angry customer into a happy and satisfied one and the 5 best ways to keep customers coming back.
5. SECRET OF SELF-EMPLOYMENT by Sarah and Paul Edwards
Ifeanyi Anyanwu suggested this book because it dwells much on surviving and thriving in the ups and downs of being your own Boss. “Secrets of Self-Employment” by Sarah and Paul Edwards is a book that will help you develop the confidence, motivation and self-discipline to succeed, methods to assess your personal strengths and weaknesses, get the world to take you seriously and how to overcome uncertainty, fears and self-doubt.
CEO, Power Edge Consulting
Jephter Akaehie suggested “100 UNBREAKABLE LAWS OF BUSINESS SUCCESS” by Brian Tracy.
He suggested this business book because he considers it a “Business Prophetic Manual”. Jephter said; “it turned my business life around and I believe it can do same for every budding entrepreneur.”
Founder, Reality Power Talk
“I think the best business book I can suggest for budding entrepreneurs is “BUSINESS AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT” by Bill Gates.”
Take Action Now!
I plead on you to please visit the nearest bookshop to you and get these books if you’ve not read it, but if you’ve read it before begin to implement what you learnt from it.
Note: More updates are coming. Keep winning. You are made to be great, so don’t fail your generation.
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Are you a leader who wish to double the performance of your followers or a
follower warming up to take up a good leadership position in your organisation faster than everyone thought possible? Here are great
Leadership Quotes From Emenike Emmanuel, the young Motivational Speaker
who’s changing lives around the world.
“To lead well you must first learn to follow well.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“You are not permitted to lead if you don’t have vision to share and strong passion to follow your vision.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Any leadership that can’t train, trust and delegate has made the worst and most dangerous leadership to stay under.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Don’t blow your trumpet but don’t let your followers strangle you in
mediocrity.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Develop the capacity to mentor others. Any leader who lacks this
capability always produce frustrated followers.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Lead from both ends – you pull, you push.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Be responsible for your actions, don’t let anyone remote or manipulate you.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Don’t lead a course you do not believe in.” – Emenike Emmanuel
Emenike Emmanuel is an Entrepreneur, an Author, a Motivational Speaker and the
CEO of Emchis Consulting, the Business Development segment of Emchis
Motivational Network. He is passionate to see Business owners and budding entrepreneurs stand out, and to this effect he blogs to give
Professional Business/Career Advice.
Below are some of his wise Quotes on Financial Discipline:
“Develop a flair for saving, you’d be glad you made the wisest choice.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Your paycheck is big enough to start a new business with.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“The problem of our people is not that we don’t have enough resources, our problem is that we have people who are not resourceful.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Stretch yourself on the exercise pitch of discipline until a point it begins to flow naturally.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Don’t lend your business capital hoping to get it back, most businesses that are no more today did same.” – Emenike Emmanuel
“Credit purchase has helped me stand out in business especially as one who began with no start up capital, but the ugly part of it is that it
made me a debtor.” – Emenike Emmanuel
The difference between men of activity and men of productivity is in the
measure of jobs left undone after the day was over.
The inspiration to write this article came while I was walking down to
the office in the morning. I pondered over it then and said to myself;
“Boy! Let’s see how productive you will be today.” The bitter truth is
that they are days so disgusting that we end up wet and weak yet not
accomplishing much. But can I tell you that it isn’t natural… That is
to mean; you can either choose to be productive or not.
One of the key factors I have observed that distinguish the Rich from
the Poor is that the Rich are men of productivity while the Poor are men
of activity. In the neutral sense of it there’s nothing wrong with
activity but how come it has always stopped the average man from ever
becoming as wealthy as he wanted?
I didn’t bore myself today by setting unrealistic goals, I was straight
and simple to set three goals which I insisted to see I did finish it
before coming back. I had in my To-do-list a proposal to compose for my
Motivational Business Series among others and I’m glad I did today.
That’s what it means to be productive.
What are the benefits for being productive?
Being productive is the best thing anyone can do. When you are
productive as a subordinate you manifest the result of law of
attraction. It makes you a favourite staff, a reliable boss and most
importantly, the spotlight will always be on you. People tend to run to
you each time a work is required to be done fast and in good condition.
Having watered your mind to find or increase your interest in being
productive, I think the time is right to disclose to you the 6 Ways to
Let’s get down on them so that we could do something else.
1. Recognize God
Of course this is not a religious sermon but whatever we do in this life
without God is prone to fail. God may not be asking you to let Him do
the job but you must recognize His Sovereignty and Supremacy.
“Our service to God is not to provoke His blessings but to fulfill His
purpose for creating us.”
~ Anya Oko
See God as the first.
2. Focus on your strength
One of the reasons why most Entrepreneurs find it difficult to be
productive is because they start business in fields or industries they
have no passion and thus strength in.
How can one discover his strength?
To find the area of your strength discover the area of your true
passion. And how can you find this area of your passion? Ask yourself of
things you can willingly do without asking for a pay check.
Any time you stop focusing on your strength you are bound to be very
unproductive. So, to become productive, focus on your strength.
3. Don’t sabotage yourself
So many people are the root cause of their problems. They intentionally
sell themselves to their enemies through their characters.
Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t be your own enemy.
4. Learn to work as a team
Be a team player. After you’ve learnt every other thing you must learn
to work with a group. Don’t always believe you can achieve much going
5. Learn to delegate responsibility
You can’t be everywhere at the same time and you can’t do everything all
alone. You’ve got to let others mind the next post while you focus on
6. Be yourself
Don’t fake who you are not. Be original! Understand your limit.
Productivity is all it takes to be productive. Like begat like. The more
productive you become, the more likely you will get the opportunity to
be more productive.
Do you know of someone who wants to be more productive? Share this
article with them or feature it in your blog.
Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.