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FITNESS ENTREPRENEUR BOOK CLUB: PART ONE
Here are a few examples of why fitness leaders must be readers. Reading and learning from peers within and outside of your industry enables you to grow as an employee and a business owner.
From conversations as part of the Escape Your Limits podcast, we’ve put together a reading list of recommended titles from fitness entrepreneurs interviewed that will help you become as successful and reach any goal that you’ve set in business.
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Book club recommendation #1:
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T.Kiyosaki.
Recommended by Miguel Aguilar of Self Made Training Facility.
Miguel said: “It gave me a whole different mindset – do I want to be the poor dad or the rich dad?” This book tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads – his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad. It explores the way in which both men shape his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
Book club recommendation #2:
The Mask of Masculinity by Lewis Howes.
Again, recommended by Miguel Aguilar of Self Made Training Facility.
Miguel said: “That book has been instrumental in removing certain masks that we have as men. Given my setbacks and given my past, I’m very flawed. I’m not perfect. I have issues and with those issues; sometimes it’s not quite enough understanding them. That book alone has been instrumental to my success as well. It really allowed me to remove some of these masks, whether they be egotistic, stoic, or any of that stuff. It helps you understand who you are as an individual.”
Lewis Howes grew up as an athlete. He was a two-sport All-American, played almost every sport in high school, and went on to play football professionally. At 30 years old, outwardly thriving but unfulfilled inside, Howes began a personal journey to find inner peace and to uncover the many masks that men – young and old – wear. He did this by asking for advice from some of the world's best psychologists, doctors, and household names such as Tony Robbins, Alanis Morissette, and Ray Lewis. That journey created this book – a must read for every man, and for every woman who loves a man.
Book club recommendation #3:
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
Recommended by Josh Graves of Fitness on Fire.
Napoleon Hill, one of America's most beloved motivational authors, devoted 25 years to finding out how the wealthy became that way. After interviewing over 500 of the most affluent men and women of his time, he uncovered the secret to great wealth based on the notion that if we can learn to think like the rich, we can start to behave like them. By understanding and applying the 13 simple steps that constitute Hill's formula, you can achieve your goals, change your life and join the ranks of the rich and successful.
Book club recommendation #4:
Money: Know More, Make More, Give More by Rob Moore.
Recommended by Matthew Januszek of Escape Fitness.
This inspiring book by self-made multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game, shares simple tricks for managing money better, details how to create a plan for an ambitious future, and shows you the very best way to become a millionaire – to think and behave like one.
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