By Ana Margarita Olar |

You’re into your usual routine of waking up, hurrying with coffee, breakfast, and bath because you don’t want to be late for office. At the office, you turn on your computer, working 8 hours straight, and then go home usually very tired to take care of the kids and even of yourself. Then suddenly it hits you: you want to be independent and still earn a living. You want to have what other employees are very hesitant to have: a business of your own! Do you have to jump ship right away? Of course not! But you can start by reading these helpful books before you finally decide:think and grow rich

  1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

This book is not about jumping right away from being an employee to entrepreneurship. Rather, it will help you be clear of your goals in life, which is essential if you want to start your business venture. It will serve as your guide on how successful people think and act, and ultimately you can define success in your based on your own idea and experience.

  1. Flying Without a Net by Thomas J. DeLong

Like the first one, this book is not about business but will guide you to overcome personal traits, anxieties, and hesitations that will hinder success before even starting the business. This will provide teaching on how to do right things poorly before doing the right things well.

  1. The 100 $ Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Do you feel that you have this somewhat crazy idea of turning your passion into a business? Then that’s what this book is all about. It will help you carve your natural talent and hobby to build a business. It also tells stories of people who became successful entrepreneurs by accident by doing what they love.

  1. Rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Many people grew up in that prison cycle of studying hard, working hard but never earning enough. Now this book is also about working hard, but that’s not all: this book explains how to escape the prison of financial incapacity and achieve financial independence.

  1. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

This book is about outsourcing and minimizing distractions in our lives to become more efficient and effective. It also teaches about passive income generation that makes you free to pursue your other passions.

These are just some inspirational books that will light up a fire within you to give you the courage to push your limit and go out of your comfort zone. The key to starting and keeping a good business starts within you.