Business Success Books that Prove Change Is Good

by Michelle Salater on September 29, 2011


Is change such a bad thing? Absolutely not! In fact, change can lead to more success, more happiness in your life, and more clients and income. But change is also not the most comfortable action to implement. It can actually be quite scary to leave your comfort zone and take chances.

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Response 1:

From: Scott Wood

What ONE book has changed how you do business and why?

The one book that has changed how I do business would have to be The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. The reason that I chose this book is because after I followed the suggestions outlined in the book, I realized that you can change your business and your entire life by making small changes.

Response 2:

From: Lynda Forman

What ONE book has changed how you do business and why?

Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson of 37signals showed me that doing things differently isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, when you’re running your own business, sometimes it doesn’t make sense to do the normal things other business books and sites suggest. Things that I already knew deep down were in the pages of this book, such as meetings are toxic, and let your customer outgrow you, etc.

Today, there are many websites that are helpful for freelance writers like me, but before I found many of these blogs that I enjoy reading today, this book gave me advice that I could use immediately.

Response 3:

From: Amanda Walls

What ONE book has changed how you do business and why?

You Call the Shots by Cameron Johnson is the one book that has changed my business dramatically. The impact this book had on my career was huge because it is what inspired me to go out on my own and start my business.

You Call the Shots tells the true story about Cameron Johnson and all of his ventures. Cameron knew from a young age that he didn’t have to do the same thing that the rest of society was doing. He knew he could make a positive difference in his life by starting his own ventures and by doing things a little differently.

Ever since I was a little girl, I was always fascinated by the idea of running my own business. Once I found my passion, wedding and event planning, I knew that one day, I would want to go out on my own. I wanted to wait a couple of years because I was so young. I didn’t think that people would take me seriously. After reading You Call the Shots, I decided that this was the right time to go out on my own. This book gave me the confidence to not only open my own wedding and event planning business, but to also do it successfully. It taught me to only listen to my heart and not always listen to society.

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