This post is an introduction and a question at the same time. My name is Chris and I am from Amsterdam. I am a newbie and at the same time I am not. I learned about online marketing from Corey Rudl. I didn't do anything with it for years, but kept on learning about online marketing / businesses during the years after that. Now I am ready to do something with it.
Before I did not have the right mindset. Since then I read the book "Think and Grow Rich" written by Napoleon Hill. This book was inspiring and changed a lot for me. It teaches that nothing is impossible. I don't know if there have ever been other people who have been interviewing the same millionaires and billionaires over and over again for a period of 20 or 30 years like he did.
What I learned from Hill is that these people act and think differently than "regular people" do, but that these super succesful people use the same methods and techniques as each other. The book also teaches that that the right mindset and vision is the key to succes. I learned that Napoleon Hill's book sold over 100 million times through only mouth to mouth advertising, which makes it one of the most sold and read books in the world. Amazing example of ancient viral advertising :-)
Other books I read is The Science of Getting Rich, Acres of Diamonds, As A Man Thinketh and The Master Key System. These books teach more or less the same principle and are inspiring to me and apparently to a lot of other people. They also taught me to not ask my neighbour or people who are not succesful, but to learn from real succesful people. Of course it is a no-brainer to ask succesful people instead of people who say: When you are born for a dime you will never be a quarter"'. Now I am aware of the glitch in my programming I see other people asking their neigbour who is not succesful how to be succesful ! Funny if you think about it !
Especially in my country where they chop your head off if you become to succesful. Not everybody is like that, but the majority acts like that. Don't know how that is in other countries, but here it is so common we even have a saying for people that become to succesful. That can be somewhat of an obstacle to overcome when you are starting out.
What books have you read about mindset and succes. Which books would you advise to read or which people inspire you !