It’s been my experience that the most important component of having success in a home based business, or any business for that matter, is possessing an entrepreneurial mindset. When I talk to long-time W-2 employees about being “open to an opportunity” its amazing to me how fast they shut down at the thought of stepping outside of their comfort zone.
They will talk about “job security”, benefits, and other feel-good reasons why people have jobs in the first place. After being an entrepreneur for 20 years of my life now, I can appreciate those things for sure especially stability, but I just always had an entrepreneurial spirit about me even in high school and college. I like to make my own way.
That said, I know that if you an true Entrepreneur out of a plane in Africa that he would not only survive, but thrive in his environment eventually. In order to be successful as an entrepreneur you have to have that kind of mindset. You have to think “Failure is not an option”, “Survival of the Fittest”, and take ownership (literally) of your business. No one will build it for you, although it helps tremendously to surround yourself with other like-minded individuals.
Keeping that in mind, I wanted to make this page as a resource of some books you can read as well as some marketing systems you can plug into to help you kick start your business, as well as your entrepreneurial mindset, into high gear!
Entrepreneurial Communities – Join Like-Minded Individuals and Use Powerful Systems
MLSP – MyLeadSystemPRO is well documented as the leader in network marketing and internet marketing training. Their trainers are the best of the best in the industry. Top leaders such as Ray Higdon, Jonathan Budd, Todd Falcone, Mike Dillard, and many more are all associated with the MLSP Attraction Marketing system.
Their Mission: MyLeadSystemPRO is the leading, cutting-edge educational platform engineered by the most successful entrepreneurs in the home based business arena with one goal in mind: Provide network marketers and business owners all the necessary tools, resources, websites, and ongoing training required to build a wildly successful and profitable home based business.
The MLSP members’ results speak for themselves. Spend some time browsing their site and getting to know the MLSP community, which stands alone and at the forefront of the industry. You’ll soon understand why MLSP is considered the #1 attraction marketing system for serious entrepreneurs worldwide wanting to build any network marketing, internet marketing, or direct sales business.
Empower Network is another community of entrepreneurs with a massive influence in the Attraction Marketing arena. The key here again is that their is a system in place to connect thousands of like-minded entrepreneurs all over the world to share their knowledge. Empower Network has a unique turn-key blogging system, but does a great job of keeping you in the game as far as mindset. David Wood is the former #1 Income Earner with MLSP and he joined forces with Dave Sharpe a little over a year ago to form the Empower Network.
What’s cool about the Empower Network is that they host events all over the country to bring their members together to form a close-knit community. The events are reasonably priced, and their focus is to teach complete newbies how to market online, or help experienced marketers earn passive income with the affiliate program with “100%” Commissions. The Empower Network crowd is typically a younger hip crowd, but there is no doubt if you plug into the Empower Hour calls, and their live events, your odds of success building an online business will improve greatly.
Entrepreneurial Mindset – Leaders are Readers! Recommended Reading
Every time I get on a plane I always notice that the majority of the people on board are reading something of value to their mind if they are traveling on business. Business travelers are usually higher paid professionals, and if you stop and think about it, the more value you bring to the marketplace the more successful you will become. Top leaders all around the world know “The Secret”. They didn’t become successful without preparing themselves mentally for receiving their rewards.
One of the top books I recommend, for EVERYONE, is The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. The Slight Edge is the most practical book I’ve read for applying what you already know about personal development. The things that are simple to do are also simple not to do. That’s the “Slight Edge”. I highly recommend it.
Think and Grow Rich is a timeless classic and I’ve included a free Copy of Think-and-Grow-Rich Here. Just Download it via PDF and it never gets old.
A simpler read than Think and Grow Rich, is As-A-Man-Thinketh by James Allen. Again, Download it for Free Here. No Email Required
If you are wanting to learn how to Blog or just the mindset required to be successful online, the best book I can think of for starters is Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary is a crazy character, but man does that guy have passion. His language is raw, but he’s very authentic in his beliefs. Gary and David Wood are the two guys I learned the most from starting out. It’s all about focusing on your mission in life, and your passions. All the while being incredibly focused on consistency. This is a MUST read!
Another entrepreneurial mindset book I really liked for new internet marketers is Pro Blogger by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. They show you how to position yourself and your blog to achieve a 6-Figure Income online. They show you a variety of ways to earn income, but the message they teach is simple. Work your ass off early and it will happen later! 🙂
One more blogging/entrepreneurial mindset book I recommend is Yanik Silver’s Moonlighting on the Internet. He brings in 5 top guys that show you exactly what they did to achieve massive success online using a variety of methods. It’s from 2008 but the message is still very relevant today.
If you’re focused on building a Network Marketing business, a couple of books I recommend are Beach Money by Jordan Adler and The Greatest Networker in the World by John Milton Fogg. I know Jordan personally and he is absolutely the best trainer I’ve ever met. The guy is an incredible leader! His message in Beach Money is to stay consistent, keep the message simple, and you can have success if you’re with a solid company.
The Greatest Networker in the World is one of the best books ever written on the subject of Network Marketing. It’s an extended parable of the story of a young man on the verge of quitting the multilevel marketing business. As he prepares to give his final opportunity meeting, he meets the individual everyone refers to as The Greatest Networker in the World. This warm and wise man takes in his young counterpart and shows him the trade secrets so he too can become a successful network marketer.
The young man soon learns that the trade secrets have very little to do with conventional marketing techniques. In fact, he has to unlearn everything he thought he knew about business. “The paradigm of network marketing is so fundamentally different and distinct from all other paradigms of business, that it requires a pretty complete shift from the way we normally view business to appreciate and understand it.” It’s an excellent book for anyone in the industry.
I hope you find this page useful in your quest for knowledge as well as support from other entrepreneurs with similar goals to you. I strongly recommend that you to check out both MLSP, and The Empower Network and decide which one works the best for you. I’m in both, and for different reasons that I explain in this Empower Network Review post. If you’re on a budget, consider trying the trial for MLSP for only $2.
If you’re looking at building a solid online income with a simple blogging system that is already pre-built for new marketers with no experience you might consider Empower Network. It’s more expensive to get to the “meat” of the training library, but it’s worth checking out for a variety of reasons.
The common thread of both communities, and all of the top leaders in the Network Marketing Profession, is that they understand the value of Entreneurial Mindset and preparing yourself for success. It takes guts, determination, and the willingness to serve others first in order for you to achieve the success you desire. Rest assured, their library is filled with Personal Development books they used to improve their skills and confidence level to reach the pinnacle of the industry.
You already have what it takes to be successful. Learn some new skills, surround yourself with positive, like-minded individuals, and I will see you…yes you…at the top!