Free Books Friday For Entrepreneurs

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Here are this week’s free Amazon Kindle Books for entrepreneurs and small businesses, which provide valuable information that will improve and inspire what you do. Each one has the potential to increase your levels of success.

I do spend quite a lot of time sifting through the free choices on offer each week. Some might be useful books, but if they over-hype themselves in their descriptions I pass on by. Hopefully, I manage to source some gems that connect with you, and save you from the false claims and orange headlines shouting out!

Enjoy learning from these free Kindle books for entrepreneurs while they’re on promotion – remember they might only be free for one day, as there’s a maximum of 5 days that can be made free every 90 days.

Books are the easiest way to access information, and there’s a link below to download free apps from Amazon, enabling you to read Kindle eBooks anywhere.

 

Failure To Launch No More: The Crash Course For Following Through On All Goals by Martin Dasko

This book is full of motivational quotes, which are my favorite thing, and this one sets the tone:

“The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.” – Max Levchin

If you’re afraid to launch your business idea, you need to read that quote, and then read this book. You can’t succeed if you don’t try. This direct style is the guide you need, with its collection of tips for following through on your goals and finally launching.

 

80 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS TODAY: How Social Media Can Get You More Customers and Boost Your Profits by Zara Mason

This is an excellent list of tips to keep referring back to. If you went through, and chose the ones that appeal most, and actually applied them – you’d see a difference in your bottom line. This is a very useful book to give you reminders, or new ideas, on how social media can benefit your business.

 

Digital Nomad Escape Plan: Chiang Mai Handbook by Michael Hulleman

If you dream of escaping, but you need to find ways to support yourself, this is the book for you. The author gives you a specific destination in Thailand, and he’s done all the homework for you, so you know it’s a suitable for all ages, including if you’re retired. He’s worked out your expenses to live well, and then it’s up to you to motivate yourself to work to a routine, instead of treating it like a holiday.

 

As an entrepreneur you need motivation to help you keep focused on your goals, and my Kindle eBook “Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs: Inspire Your Way To Success” is a unique, interactive answer. There are 234 specially selected quotes to suit your situation – and your mood – with 3 different categories to choose from for each subject.

“As anyone who is an entrepreneur knows, it is a tough journey and sometimes it can be downright HARD to stay motivated, especially if you’re not seeing the success you’re hoping for. This book is filled with TONS of great motivational quotes to keep me inspired and focused to achieve my dreams as an entrepreneur!” – Katrina Abiasi, Amazon, US.

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You can read Kindle eBooks everywhere with free Amazon downloads for PC, Mac, Tablets, Smartphones, and Cloud.

 

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New Year Quotes – Happy New Year!

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VINTAGE NEW YEAR: Cards, Customs, Quotes, Poems, Myths and Legends is the latest Kindle eBook in the Vintage Memories series, which includes New Year cards dating back over 100 years. A great gift for only $2.99!

It has lots of fun and interesting information about New Year around the world, plus New Year toasts, and the following New Year quotations:

 

 

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity, and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
– Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
– Mark Twain

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
– Albert Einstein

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better person.
– Benjamin Franklin

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton

Ring out the false, ring in the true.
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
– Henry Ward Beecher

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, “It will be happier.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this – To rise above the little things.
– John Burroughs

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
– Hal Borland

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Funny New Year Quotes

Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you are forced to.
– Bill Vaughn

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.
– Anonymous

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
– Bill Vaughan

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
– Anonymous

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
– Oscar Wilde

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
– Anonymous

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.
– Dave Beard

 

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You Don’t Need Education to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

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There are a number of countries who’ve made college education free, because they know they’re investing in the prosperity of the future of the whole country.

The UK and US saddle college leavers with a mountain of debt, which teaches them how not to manage money. Once they owe thousands before they earn anything, they lose the reality of working and saving for what they want. This leads to becoming distant from how money operates, as they juggle a series of plastic cards.

This list of 55 successful entrepreneurs and billionaires dropped out from school, and proved that learning as you work is the best education you can receive.

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Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

– Ray Kroc

The first year, I didn’t have much capital so I did everything myself. I had to keep my overhead low by learning everything about running a business, from accounting to fixing the gears of my equipment. I really started from scratch.

– Li Ka Shing

There’s no one to stop you but yourself.

– Dave Thomas

When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.

– Mary Kay Ash

If I had learned education, I would not have had time to learn anything else.

-Cornelius Vanderbilt

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity! But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.

– Madam C.J. Walker

I never went to business school. I was just bumbling through a lot of my life. I was like the guy behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz.

– David Geffen

 

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Life is Too Short to Spend Doing Things You Don’t Like

Steve Job’s too short life is the motivation for this video, and its message is vitally important, because life truly is too short to waste it being unhappy. Find what you love to do, and you will find a way to make it pay. Not only will you be happier, you will also be much healthier than the person who pushed themselves to “succeed” in a formal way.

Make the most of every day – go out and paint, and ride horses!

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever, because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.

– Steve Jobs

It’s absolutely stupid to spend your time doing things you don’t like.

– Alan Watts

 

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How Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

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When you know that failure doesn’t mean the end, it’s simply a sign that you need to adjust your direction, you can remove pressure from yourself. It’s only when you’re free from pressure that you can relax, and allow your creativity to flow. That’s how you find your best ideas – some will fail, because they’re all experiments until they’re tested, and proven to work.

You always learn more from failing, because it means you’re being creative, discovering your own unique angles, and moving forward. Playing safe, and not being original, means you will stagnate and not create new business.

Here are some of the experiences of failure from successful entrepreneurs:

I learned that what you might think is the worst thing that ever happened to you in that moment might actually turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to you. I can recount a number of the instances when I thought the world was ending to only laugh about it several years later and thank my lucky stars that that’s how things turned out.

– Ekaterina Walter, CMO of Househappy.

 

I learned that a successful venture requires 100% attention, focus, and effort. Secondary ventures need a full-time manager or else they’ll just distract you and derail your existing efforts if you aren’t careful.

Jayson DeMers, founder and CEO of AudienceBloom

 

The greatest lesson I learned was that mistakes will not end your business. If you are nimble and willing to listen to constructive criticism you can excel by learning and evolving.

– Meridith Valiando Rojas, co-founder and CEO DigiTour Media

 

Trust your instinct. And if you can’t tell what your instinct is telling you, learn how to peel back the noise in your life that is keeping you from hearing it.

– Caroline Ghosn, co-founder and CEO of Levo League

 

The biggest lesson I’ve learned the hard way is entrepreneurship is much easier when you’re not doing it alone. Partners whose skills complement yours and whom you trust completely make the difference between big success and small, or between success and failure.

– Shane Snow, co-founder of Contently

 

It can be nerve-wracking but it’s important to get products out there and use data to see whether it’s working. I think the best process is this: Release, Review, Optimize, Iterate, Repeat.

– Ryan Harwood, CEO of PureWow

 

Failure – a very harsh failure – taught me that you cannot surround yourself with “yes men” (or “yes women”). Disagreement and conflict are healthy. They create stronger, better decisions, and more exploration of the risks and opportunities.

– Rand Fishkin, co-founder of Moz and Inbound.org

 

The most important part of failing is realizing tomorrow will offer another day to get it right. Earlier in my entrepreneurial career, I took failures very personally. One “big failure” would get me down for days, and in some instances diminished my confidence and productivity for weeks.

– Scott Gerber, serial entrepreneur, author (Never Get a ‘Real’ Job), and founder of Young Entrepreneur Council

 

Without clear and dedicated focus, whatever you want to do as an entrepreneur will either not be acted upon in the right timing or not implemented as effectively as it could have been should you have had the focus. It’s a pretty simple concept, but sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to implement on a day in day out approach.

– Neal Schaffer, social business coach, and author of Maximize Your Social

 

… the plan you start out with is never the plan that actually works. I believe if more entrepreneurs went in with that attitude they would be more successful. Startups tend to fall in love with their product, when they should be more focused on building a loyal audience, listening, and adjusting the offering on the fly until it takes.

– Joe Pulizzi, founder of Content Marketing Institute

 
Read more from 33 entrepreneurs: hhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-honigman/35-tech-entrepreneurs-failure_b_5529254.html

 
Check out Richard St. John’s video, where he discovered the 8 steps necessary for success through failing.

 

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Free Book Friday For Entrepreneurs

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Here are this week’s free Amazon Kindle Books for entrepreneurs and small businesses, which provide valuable information that will improve and inspire what you do.

Enjoy learning from these free Kindle books for entrepreneurs while they’re on promotion – remember they might only be free for one day, as there’s a maximum of 5 days that can be made free every 90 days.

Books are the easiest way to access information, and there’s a link below to download free apps from Amazon, so you can read Kindle eBooks anywhere.
 
 

Personal Paparazzi: Your Brand Story Told Your Way by Alina Vincent & Christine Whitmarsh

The authors share their years of PR experience to teach innovative new ways to tell your brand story that get people talking about you, and eager to buy. This guide will show you how to get more exposure by sharing the story of your brand in your own way.

 
 

The Blueprint for Profitable Blogging: How to make money blogging by Alex Hughes

This blueprint lays out how to make money from advertising, consulting, affiliate programs and information products, by writing about what you enjoy.

 
 

Best Advice: 40 leadership tips from 40 leaders by John D. H. Greenway & Nicole Linger

This book was created by Mercuri Urval to celebrate 40 years of being in business. They asked a wide ranging group of 40 leaders, “What has been the best leadership advice that you have received?” You will find this entertaining as well as educational.

 
 

As an entrepreneur you need motivation to help you keep focused on your goals, and my Kindle eBook “Motivational Quotes For Entrepreneurs: Inspire Your Way To Success” is a unique, interactive answer. There are 234 specially selected quotes to suit your situation – and your mood – with 3 different categories to choose from for each subject.

“As anyone who is an entrepreneur knows, it is a tough journey and sometimes it can be downright HARD to stay motivated, especially if you’re not seeing the success you’re hoping for. This book is filled with TONS of great motivational quotes to keep me inspired and focused to achieve my dreams as an entrepreneur!” – Katrina Abiasi, Amazon, US.
 

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You can read Kindle eBooks everywhere with free Amazon downloads for PC, Mac, Tablets, Smartphones, and Cloud.
 

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Constant Struggle Does Not Lead to Success

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If you think being an entrepreneur means you have to constantly struggle, and fight one race after another – you’d better give up now.

You won’t reach your goal any faster, and battling every day causes more businesses to fail, simply because it’s impossible to maintain that level of effort.

You will see quotes like:

I’ve found I’m never more alive than when I’m pushing and I’m in pain, struggling for high achievement

– Dean Karnazes
 

To consistently push yourself to be in pain is living with enormous stress, and asking for a heart attack. Nobody can work like that, be happy and healthy, and have a contented home life balance.

It’s considered macho by some to be seen to be always busy and striving. I can promise you that people who act like that are less productive, and less creative. You can’t come up with fresh ideas, and the right solutions, when your mind is crammed full of things that should have been done an hour ago.

Until you know how to stop, and still all those racing thoughts, you are missing out on the secrets to true success that people like Richard Branson have cultivated. He knows that taking time out to have fun, and find enjoyable ways to run his businesses, adds more to his profits than running round like you’re on fire ever will.

When you’re always on the go, you miss more than you will ever find. Being able to notice, and appreciate the simplest things that are in front of you, right now, will change your perspective, and bring amazing results.
 

Stretching his hand up to reach the stars, too often man forgets the flowers at his feet.

– Jeremy Bentham
 

Putting yourself under pressure is risking your health, and struggling is not a badge of honor. Not only will you achieve more with a balanced approach, you will enjoy the journey so much more too.

 

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Top 10 Writing Rules From Famous Authors Video

Lyra Communications share ten pieces of great advice from top authors, starting with the master of writing – Stephen King.

The fact is that writing is hard work, and sometimes you don’t want to do it, and you can’t think of what to write next, and you’re fed up with the whole damn business. Do you think plumbers don’t feel like that about their work from time to time? Of course there will be days when the stuff is not flowing freely. What you do then is MAKE IT UP.

– Philip Pullman

This book is easy to dip in and out of when you need inspiration, and a bargain for only 99c. The quotes are divided into different categories, so you don’t have to wade through pages to find the one that works for you. Funny quotes always work for me, and I also liked the brief motivational stories of the hardships authors went through before they were published. Many had to wait until after retirement age before they saw their book in print.

They highlight how lucky we are being to publish ourselves through Amazon. Please get in touch if you want any help with publishing your Kindle eBook.

One out of 21 5 Star Reviews:

“This is handy simply because it’s in an e-book format so you can carry it on your phone, Kindle, iPad or any other device you might have and that gives you access when you’re at your favorite Panera’s or Starbucks writing hangout and in need of a quote to motivate or inspire. I also like the breakdown of the quotes in the various sections: editing, good advice, humor, inspiration, opinion–make that blunt opinion–and therapy. The last made me laugh.”

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Happy International Happiness Day From The UK

Pharrell Williams has joined up with the UN International Day of Happiness to share his excellent single, Happy. Lots of people have created videos to celebrate, and this one cleverly includes funny clips of the Royal family.

You can donate to help the United Nations support critical aid operations for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts:

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Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

– Dale Carnegie

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Richard Branson Says The Key To Success Is Failure

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Richard Branson, through Virgin, administers the British government’s Start-Up Loans scheme, so he’s well positioned to share his experience. He tells entrepreneurs who are starting up in business to expect failures, as every successful businessperson has known a few along the way.

You grow from the lessons that failure teaches you, and how you pick yourself up determines the results of your next venture.

 

Richard Branson shares 3 key factors for success:

1. Keep it simple.

The best and most successful ideas are those that improve people’s lives. Their founders often have a simple plan focused on a single product or service – one that is prompted by frustration.

2. If at first you don’t succeed…

Few first ventures work out. It is how a beginning entrepreneur deals with failure that sets that person apart. In fact, failure is one of the secrets to success, since some of the best ideas arise from the ashes of a shuttered business.

3. Are you having fun yet?

If you don’t like being an entrepreneur, you’re doing it wrong. When you can’t wait to get to work in the morning and you are generally having a good time, there is a far greater chance that you’ll create a positive, innovative atmosphere and your business will flourish.

Read more: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226811

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