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The first step to becoming an entrepreneur is reading. Reading will help one learn the basics of what it takes to be successful in this field and give them a lot of information about how other entrepreneurs have succeeded. Reading is also key to finding new ideas and being at par with where the industry is. The following books are must-read books for any entrepreneur seeking to be successful.

  1. Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet

Here, the author believes that great entrepreneurs are born not made but that they are made. By reading this book, one will learn how to create a successful startup by developing an innovative product. By going through the proven 24-step framework, entrepreneurs will learn how to create a sustainable business.

  1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Corey

This book is another great read for anyone looking to understand how successful people solve problems and how they work with others. It outlines several invaluable principles that can help one develop turnkey solutions for personal and professional issues. The author also outlines traits of a person who is a leader and not a follower, like integrity, honesty, fairness, and human dignity.

  1. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Authored by Simon Sinek, this book is a great read for anyone who wants to know how companies and individuals inspire others. It takes the reader through great leaders like Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs and how they inspired others to take action. According to Simon, great leaders belong to the same school of thought- they all started with Why. He encourages companies to shift their focus from what they do to how they do to why they do.

  1. The Man Who Wanted To Be Happy by Laurent Gounelle

This is an excellent read for anyone who believes in the power of positive thinking. Author Laurent Gounelle highlights how happiness comes from within and not from external factors like wealth, status, or love. He writes about how Juliana sought Samtyang’s advice on happiness. Samtyang’s how self-discovery, the actualization of one’s dreams and hopes-that are closer than we think, and exploring is what makes one happy. According to the book, the man who wanted to be happy became happy after setting himself free from what hindered him from being happy and started exploring new possibilities.