Did you know reading boosts your vocabulary, keeps your brain young and oftentimes reduces stress? Not to mention, foster your learning, growth, and development. In honor of National Book Lover’s Day, our staff has come up with our top ten favorite books to further your knowledge. We believe reading many different types of books is important to better ourselves all around, not just in our careers but for our personal lives. The owner of EWH, Ed Hastreiter always says you are never done learning and reading is one of the best ways to stay sharp.
EWH Must-Read Recommendations:
- The Wealth of Nations By Adam Smith
Adam Smith has been called the father of modern economics. In this timeless book, he lays out the natural tendencies that humans have towards self-interest and economic explanations to help understand our market and how to thrive.
- Failing Forward by John C. Maxwell
This book will help you to stop making excuses, embrace and even understand that failure is natural, and a necessary process of life that will help you build up the confidence you need and keep moving forward.
- The E Myth by Michael E. Gerber
Did you know that 80% of businesses often fail? This book gives you principles on how to make sure your business is not one of those that fail. It is all based on systems and not just a single individual working to keep the business afloat.
- The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
In each chapter of this book, the author gives something tangible that a person can do to help them feel happier in their day to day life. The author tested these theories herself after researching ancient history and modern science. A must-read.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This book teaches ways to change your view in how the world works in both a personal and professional setting. These 7 habits are things to know and integrate into your life to help you become more successful all around.
- Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
Everyone is trying to find ways to have more money in their pockets. This book is referred to as the bible for investing. This read will give you 13 common habits and ways that successful people handle their money and generate wealth, not just investing in stocks to make you richer.
- Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven
This is a book based on the authors’ experiences as a decorated U.S. Retired Navy Admiral. The personal stories told in each chapter will motivate you to make changes in your life for the better. A quick must-read that will change your mindset.
- A Carrot a Day by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
As a manager, the best way to empower your team is to motivate them through praise and recognition. This book talks about the ways to do this, and the evidence to back up why leading in this style is best.
- Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
At some point, everyone gets stuck in a rut. This book is one woman’s account of her journey to step outside of her comfort zone and realize all of the different experiences that the world has to offer. Although tough, sometimes a change is needed to better ourselves.
- Disciplined Dreaming by Josh Linker
This motivating New York Times Best Seller will give you a 5 step process to better “Prepare, Discover, Ignite, and Launch” your business and creativity. In order to be successful, a business must be creative and innovative. The author gives concrete evidence on how to do this and also provides an enjoyable read.
EWH offers an extensive book library to its clients. The owner, Ed Hastreiter, firmly believes that continuing to educate yourself is key to being successful in both your business and life. Even if you only have one small take away, it was worth the read. The learning never ends and that is why we offer these complimentary books. Not only do we offer these books but each month EWH features a different book to ignite and inspire but further knowledge in our clients.
EWH has been in business for 40 years. EWH is the leader in small business accounting, helping clients not only manage their numbers but also educating on how to be successful financially. EWH’s University is the standard in education for small business owners, giving the owners the confidence to make smarter business decisions.
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