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.

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.

 

Born for This! The Journey to Success in Life, Love and Business by 27 Authors

This book is a collection of stories that will inspire you. The authors overcame failure to reach success, and learning from their journeys will help you find the balance you need to be happy and fulfilled. You can’t only work on your business to attain success, you need every aspect of your life in alignment.

 

The Service Startup: Design Thinking gets Lean by Tenny Pinheiro

My first reaction to the cover was they could have chosen a less bilious color for a book mentioning design. This in-depth book goes beyond the lean startup, and this review covers it well:

“At some point every adventure requires a great guide, and this journey into the heart of the new is led impeccably by Tenny Pinheiro. Slyly sidestepping the pitfalls of the Lean Startup approach, he skillfully navigates us through to a deeper understanding of the forces shaping the evolving service economy. By trusting the wisdom of the many to help design the next phase of business, his approach taps into an inexhaustible source of creativity and innovation. The Service Startup is a trusty roadmap that you will long keep by your side. As Tenny might suggest: learn it, use it, and remember it.”
– Jamer Hunt, Parsons The New School for Design. Director for the graduate Program in Transdisciplinary Design.

 

Success Without a College Degree: Dissolving the Roadblocks Between You and Success by John Murphy

I completely agree with the premise of this book, because as a creative entrepreneur you don’t fit into the square boxes that college attempts to squeeze you into. The author supplies the tools you need to become successful without a degree.

 

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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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.

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.
 
 

Agent of Impact: Inspire the Masses & Influence Change with Your Mission-Driven Business by Megan Atkinson

This author reveals one-part deeply personal story of a mission-driven entrepreneur led astray, and one-part moving declaration and beacon of hope for those looking to inspire the masses and influence change through business.

This short book is for you if you want to make a difference, but you feel lost struggling with marketing in the noisy social landscape.

 
 

The ABC’s for Your Kindle Publishing Business: Your Guide to Setting Up, Tackling the Numbers, Getting Organized, and Staying Motivated as You Build Your KDP Business by Jenn Wells

Once you’ve written your book, you need to know how to set up a publishing business. This book has all the answers, and will teach you how to stay motivated to grow your business and become a successful Kindle publisher. The author is a business coach, and she shows you easy to follow examples and ideas to stay organized, keep your business running with simple systems, and be prepared at the end of the year for tax time.

 
 

Failing Is The Best Thing That Could Happen To You by John C

The author shares the success stories of Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Franklin Roosevelt who became successful only after several attempts which lead to frustratingly poor results. You will learn what they did differently, that made them continue past their failures, and find some proven techniques that you can apply to convert every failed attempt into the real stepping stone to your success.

 
 

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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The Creativity of an Inventive Entrepreneur

This video introduces the inventor, Tom Lawton. He’s an extremely passionate inventor who doesn’t see failures, because they’re simply part of his experiments.

The excellent TV series, Tom’s Fantastic Floating Home, has been a fascinating insight into the creative mind of an inventor. Tom captures the enthusiasm of his young son’s imaginative ideas, and instead of dismissing them as ridiculous, he goes through the process of making them work.

I recommend you watch this, and learn more about being open minded, and allow an unusual thought the opportunity to develop. When you break out of predictable ways of doing things, you can end up with something very unique, and definitely very satisfying.

Tom is inspirational, and he shows that however wildly imaginative an idea might be, it always has to be practical, and function well for its purpose. This TV series takes you from the first spark through the hard work of experimenting, until a workable solution is reached.

Being an inventor isn’t easy, but with tenacity, and the determination to see a finished product, you will have as much enjoyment every day as Tom Lawton.

A ‘eureka!’ moment is a rarity. One way of finding an idea for an invention is to look at the problems, and the frustrations of what doesn’t work right, and use that to better it, and come up with a new idea.

– Tom Lawton

 

Be inspired by these videos on Channel 4, including one on how to sell your invention:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/toms-fantastic-floating-home

 

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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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Jim Carey Will Inspire You to Choose What You Love to Do

This short clip of the speech made by Jim Carey has become very popular very quickly, because it says what so many need to hear. The workplace has changed dramatically over the last 40 years, and there is no longer the confidence that if you do well at college you will have a job for life.

Nobody is safe and secure any longer.

You have to be responsible for finding what you love to do, and create your own way to earn a living. Being an entrepreneur means you can choose to enjoy every day you work, instead of waiting to retire before you can do what you really love.

You can fail at what you don’t love, so you might as well choose to do what you love.

– Jim Carey
 

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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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Grit Is More Essential To Success Than Intelligence

Angela Lee Duckworth, in this TED talk, reveals the key to success is grit. She discovered this trait was essential as a teacher, when she noticed the more intelligent pupils weren’t automatically top of the class.

Angela left teaching to study the predictors for success, and grit was always the answer. Less talented people win over every other skill – because they know that failure is not a permanent condition.

When you’re willing to fail, you become grittier – so you have the ability to predict success through determination.

Watch Richard St. John’s TED video to learn how to get over failure, and you will see that it isn’t something to be afraid of – when you have grit.

Grit is doing what you don’t want to do, to be what you want to be.

– Dea Irby

Grit is staring down the barrel of the difficult and the unknown, rejecting the voices that say I’m not enough, and pushing through anyway.

– Josh Collins

Grit is having the courage to push through, no matter what the obstacles are, because it’s worth it.

– Chris Morris

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Tyler Perry Shares How To Succeed

Tyler Perry is now a successful American actor, author, screenwriter, producer, director and songwriter. But he had suffered abuse and poverty. What makes him different to others from deprived and traumatic backgrounds?

He saw an episode of Oprah Winfrey about the therapeutic benefits of writing, and he began writing letters to himself to help him cope with his past.

1) He took action from his inspiration.

2) He didn’t allow his past to hold him back. Instead he channeled his trauma into writing a musical.

3) He worked consistently to plant seeds towards fulfilling his dream – by focusing on only one thing at a time.

When you get distracted, you dilute your energy so you’re not effective, which means you could give up. Tyler didn’t permit anything to stop him from continuing, despite years with no sign of hope. How did he keep going?

He never stopped believing, with an absolute knowing, that he would succeed. Be inspired by his message to believe in yourself, and never, ever give up.

By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist, we create it.

– Nikos Kazantzakis

One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.

– John Stuart Mill

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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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How To Prevent Fear Of Failure Blocking Your Success

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When you accept that fear of the unknown is normal, it takes the pressure off so you can view it from a different perspective. Everyone feels fear at some level when they try something new, and it’s down to each individual to find a way of breaking through, instead of allowing stress to build up.

You can’t ignore your feelings of fear – they won’t go away on their own, because they’re valid and real. The ZPoint Process is a quick and easy way to address each of your concerns. You simply dump them, and listen to clearing rounds which communicate directly with your unconscious. You don’t have to do anything, just let the words wash over you, and you will gradually relax and become calm. You will gain the benefits of meditation, without any effort, and you will find your fears have faded away.

Once you’ve faced up to them, they won’t return, and while you’re in the relaxed state you can visualize the successful result of your new venture, and make it feel real as though it has already happened. You get double the results, and you know that you can use this method for any new fear that appears in future. Once you know you can control your emotions, the sting is removed, and you won’t ever become overwhelmed by stress.

Stress management is essential for good health and a clear mind to achieve success. Try ZPoint and see the difference bringing balance into your life makes. You can send for a short and simple introductory eBook on the A – ZPoint blog, which includes a download for a full ZPoint session.

Here are a few blog posts that will help you overcome fear of failure:

http://www.a-zpoint.info/1/post/2012/11/zpoint-can-help-you-overcome-the-freezing-effect-of-fear.html

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

– Jim Morrison

http://www.a-zpoint.info/1/post/2013/04/how-to-leave-fear-in-the-past-love-your-future.html

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.

– Charles Stanley

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