If you’re a voice talent, you’re an entrepreneur. If you don’t yet see yourself in this light, you should. It might help shift your mindset towards a more professional, business-oriented way of thinking.
In the past couple months, I’ve dove headlong into a few great biographies and books for entrepreneurs. Some of them have provided me with many great lessons which I’ve already began to apply to my own life and business. If you want to become a great entrepreneur, study the ones who already are!
As we roll into the winter, at least in Canada, I know there will be a lot more indoor time and than outdoor time. For those of you that share my thinking, that means there’s no better time to pick up some great new reading material.
Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
Will we ever known the true story of Steve Jobs? I have my doubts. This is the second Jobs biography I’ve read. That’s in addition to the numerous documentaries and movies I’ve watched. Most of them tell similar stores, but they all have different stories. Stories that often seem to conflict at times.
Regardless of where all the truth lies, there are a few undeniable facts. First, Steve Jobs changed the word. Second, Steve Jobs was one of the greatest entrepreneurs to ever live. This book is filled with insights into Jobs, and how he thought and worked. Learn from him, and you’ll be a better entrepreneur! [Click to Buy]
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
Has there ever been someone that has redefined, not only one, or two, but three different industries? Off the top of my head, I certainly can’t think of one. But that’s exactly what Elon Musk has done. In fact, some might even argue that he’s redefined four industries. PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City.
I’ve written about Musk, and this book, recently. If you missed the post, check out Five Voice Over Lessons Learned From Elon Musk. This book is a must read if you want to learn about what it takes to not only be an entrepreneur, but to experience massive success. I consumed this book in a few short days. I didn’t want to put it down. [Click to Buy]
Jim Henson: The Biography
I love the Muppets. I have always loved the Muppets. I’m not sure I love the new TV show, I’m still undecided. But everything else about the Muppets, I love. I have the movies on TV. I even have almost all the collectibles from McDonald’s that came out a hundred years ago. So naturally, I would be drawn to a biography about Jim Henson.
It’s only been a day or two since I started reading this one, so I’m not even finished it yet. That said, what I’ve read so far is so good that I knew I needed to include it in this light. This book truly gives you insight into the creative mind of Henson, as well as his work ethic and some of his business philosophies. The guy was a genius. Period. You can learn a lot from this book. I have already, and know I’ll continue to do so as I finish reading. [Click to Buy]
Worth The Investment
Financially, there’s not a much better investment you can make in your business as far as ROI. Buy a book for $10, and gain a lifetime of knowledge from the person you’re studying. Beyond that, it’s also one of the best investments of time you can make as well.
It’s all an investment in your own personal and professional development. And that’s an investment in your success!
Have you got any great book recommendations? Comment below.