“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”—Steve Jobs
2022 has come around, and many businesses are looking for ways to scale their profits, especially after the whirlwind of devastation that was 2021.
Fortunately, there are plenty of books that can help organizations educate their employees and increase their bottom line this year.
1. HERO ON A MISSION by Donald Miller
We all take on certain roles in our lives and, sometimes, it can be challenging to determine which one you are currently engaged in: Are you the victim of your life who is blaming everyone else for your problems, the villain who is consistently trying to defeat those around you or the hero who is a guiding light for others in this complicated, magical, and sometimes cruel world?
This book can help individuals and organizations alike by providing them with valuable insights into the human psyche and the power of the internal narratives we tell ourselves on a daily basis.
2. THINK AND GROW RICH by Napoleon Hill
Sometimes, your mindset is holding you back: It can be challenging to scale your business if you are telling yourself that you don’t deserve the outcome you are craving.
Napoleon Hill spoke with around forty millionaires and billionaires—folks who had achieved everything financially that anyone could ever want out of life!—and proceeded to write a book sharing the knowledge he garnered from these experiences with others.
Although there are certain aspects of this particular book that are arguably extremely dated, the gist of his message will likely provide you and your organization with valuable insights when it comes to approaching business with a positive mindset.
3. ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear
This is a phenomenal book on the power of habits: It’s essential to create systems for yourself to accomplish your goals—For instance, it’s often far more useful to focus on working out regularly than it is to dwell on that six-pack you may have envisioned in your mind for months and experience disappointment every time you look down at your stomach your abs aren’t where you want them to be.
On the other hand, exercising regularly helps you meet your goals in the long term, so you’ll probably achieve the results you want even earlier than you expected to if you simply concentrate on fostering good habits!
The same approach applies to business: If you’re a writer, it’s important to focus on producing a certain amount of quality content per week in order to reach your income goals.
Your paychecks will almost always vary from week to week, but that’s okay if your output remains consistent.
Chances are, the numbers will all average out to the goal you had in mind in the long run, as long as you are doing your best work.
This approach can also help you motivate your employees by honing in on effective productivity habits that we are almost certain will massively benefit your organization.
James Clear writes stunningly about the importance of focusing on fostering good habits and sticking to solid systems instead of solely concentrating on the outcome: If you are just starting a business, this is an invaluable approach to take, and one that will likely serve you and your organization well for many years to come.
These are only a few of the phenomenal books that are being widely read in 2022, and for a good reason. There are also a myriad of others which we highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about navigating the business world.