Are you an NDIS sole trader or small business owner? If so, you know how tough it can be to be a successful one.
In order to build a thriving business, you have to make smart decisions every day and know what’s going on in the industry. You need to have self-discipline and stay motivated. It is not an easy life for these people, but it can be made fun with the right read on your downtime!
I have put together this list of 3 must-read books for NDIS Sole Traders and small business owners that I believe will help us succeed in our careers while making us laugh, smile, and get excited about life! Regardless of what type of business you are running, there is no shortage of useful information in these books.
Each book varies in length and style, but all offer invaluable advice and insight into how to take that leap into the unknown world of NDIS, Aged Care, Disability, Allied Health and Human Services.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
I wasn’t sure what to make of this book when I first picked it up. But far from being a bunch of “crap about visualize-your-way-to-success”, there are some very valuable lessons in here.
One of the habits I would like to mention is: Think Win/Win, which teaches the importance of exploring all available solutions to a problem. Many people get angry or upset when someone disagrees with them and see it as an attack on their personal integrity — they believe that if someone doesn’t agree with them it’s because they are stupid or just don’t understand. Instead, we need to recognize that there are different ways to solve problems and most people want the same result: a problem solved in the best way possible for everyone involved. Grab your own copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
2. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
This book is based on a very simple premise: if you don’t think big, your dreams and desires will remain exactly that — dreams and desires. Many of us are plagued by anxieties, fears, and a long list of “problems” that seem to keep us from going after what we want out of our lives. The problem, though, is that those problems aren’t as bad as we think they are. There’s a solution: only by going after what we want will we find the success that the Universe has in store for us. Grab your own copy of The Magic of Thinking Big
3. The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
If you’re looking for ways to become more successful in business, this book will provide the methods, tips, and tactics that other successful entrepreneurs have used to achieve the success they have today.
The premise of this book is that you don’t need to work a full 40 hours per week. It shares that with strategic planning, and careful use of your time every day, you can release up to four hours of your schedule every week — thus giving you more time for personal projects or travel. The author shares his personal experiences from being an entrepreneur over the last decade and how he overcame obstacle after obstacle by following these principles. Grab your own copy of The 4 Hour Work Week