Our Top 16 Life-Changing Books For Business Owners

You’ve been asking for this for a long time…

It’s something that has the potential to change your life…

But only if you take action because this episode is the “advice buffet” to the extreme.

This episode is a list of Chris and Brian’s favorite books that have influenced their lives and could potentially do the same for you!

Which books are right for you? Take a listen now to see which ones might fit your situation, and which might not.

Also, Brian recorded a really stupid intro.?

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Which books changed Chris and Brian’s lives
  • What fills Chris and Brian’s wardrobes (not books)
  • How The 4-Hour Workweek is set up to shape your mindset in a major way
  • Why some things that you learn in books need to be used carefully… They’re weapons
  • What potentially the biggest mistake Chris ever made is
  • How non-business books can positively influence your business
  • Why Brian likes to buy his first copy of a book directly from the author
  • How people who are type 5 on the enneagram can be detail-obsessed
  • Why sometimes reading books shout hurt
  • How books use social proof to sell more copies

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“I wondered to myself, why didn’t my teachers in school tell me there was good stuff in books? Which is hilarious ‘cause it’s almost the only thing they told me.” – Chris Graham

“I need real recommendations from actual book nerds, not you Chris.” – Brian Hood

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6FHS Top Books

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss – https://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Workweek-Escape-Live-Anywhere/dp/0307465357


The Go-Giver by John David Mann – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1591848288/


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini – https://www.amazon.com/Influence-Psychology-Persuasion-Robert-Cialdini/dp/006124189X


How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie – https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034


Building A StoryBrand by Donald Miller – https://www.amazon.com/Building-StoryBrand-Clarify-Message-Customers/dp/0718033329


Blink by Malcolm Gladwell – https://www.amazon.com/Blink-Power-Thinking-Without/dp/0316010669


The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy – https://www.amazon.com/Compound-Effect-Darren-Hardy/dp/159315724X/


The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz – https://www.amazon.com/Paradox-Choice-More-Less-Revised/dp/0062449923/


The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz – https://www.amazon.com/Pumpkin-Plan-Strategy-Remarkable-Business/dp/1591844886/


Integrity by Henry Cloud – https://www.amazon.com/Integrity-Courage-Meet-Demands-Reality/dp/006084969X


The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey – https://www.amazon.com/Total-Money-Makeover-Classic-Financial/dp/1595555277/


Advertising Secrets of the Written Word by Joseph Sugarman – https://www.amazon.com/Advertising-Secrets-Written-Word-Entrepreneurs/dp/1891686003


Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki – https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680194/


The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber – https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280/


Work the System by Sam Carpenter – https://www.amazon.com/Work-System-Sam-Carpenter/dp/0980112702/


The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande – https://www.amazon.com/Checklist-Manifesto-How-Things-Right/dp/0312430000


Other Books Mentioned

Love Does by Bob Goff – https://www.amazon.com/Love-Does-Discover-Secretly-Incredible/dp/1400203759


A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller – https://www.amazon.com/Million-Miles-Thousand-Years-Learned/dp/1400202981


Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller – https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Like-Jazz-Nonreligious-Spirituality/dp/0785263705


The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_48_Laws_of_Power


Companies who don’t sponsor us (and never will)

MeUndies – https://www.meundies.com/



Glengarry Glen Ross – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glengarry_Glen_Ross_(film)

The Lord of the Rings – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings

Star Wars – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars


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