4 Recommended Books for Q3 and Q4 Reading

4 Business Books That Will Prepare Your Business For Q3-Q4  

Successful business owners, such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Oprah Winfrey read regularly. Research proves that reading provides insight and prevents business owners from becoming complacent, especially during Quarters 3 and 4 (Q3 and Q4) of the year.

4 Recommended Books for Q3 and Q4 Reading

At the beginning of the year, entrepreneurs typically start afresh. They look forward to possibilities and resolve to make improvements in products and services.

By Q3, which is halfway through the year, they may need a bit of motivation to push them through. One way to combat complacency, discouragement, and stagnancy instead of growth is to have inspiring, informative books on hand.

It might take you the second half of the year to finish these. Either way, having your preferred book list handy will help you when you need it the most.

1. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People

This book written by Gary Chapman and Paul White teaches you how to encourage people of all levels of hierarchy. It helps both non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses boost their morale as individuals and teams. This comes by learning ways to appreciate one another, which aids in increased communications between team members.

2. Study Guide for Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Most entrepreneurs who’ve been in business for at least a couple of years have heard of the Seven Habits book. If not, you should first read the book written by Stephen Covey.

In addition to reading, you can use this new online study guide to help you retain and apply the information you learned. It’s like being in school again but on your time and without the expensive tuition. It teaches you to have a winning attitude and to set your priorities.

3. The 80/20 Principle

You may have heard it taught to you that you won’t succeed more if you don’t know how to make use of what you have. The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch teaches you how to maximize your resources and achieve your goals with less than you think you need. It could help you put an end to your excuses for not performing as well as you know you could too.

4. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Few skills will help you more than people skills (besides maybe learning how to manage your finances). You must know how to talk to people the way Dale Carnegie tells you to in How to Win Friends and Influence People.

This book has been in circulation since 1936, and it will help you both personally and professionally. It even includes a section on how to know what to do if “nothing else works.”

Congratulations on your progress so far in the first half of the year. Let's make Q3 and Q4 even more successful by inspiring ourselves through reading and becoming lifelong learners in our business.