Over the last few days, I’ve been sending books as gifts to friends and colleagues.
After all, ’tis the season!
I buy (many copies of) these books for people who are close to me because they are loaded with actionable information. I figure that if I find myself reviewing bits and pieces of them years after I’ve finished the first read, that others will get a boatload of value out of them as well.
Grab a free sample of any of these books on Amazon (I’ll share links below) and you’re practically guaranteed to get a takeaway that you can put to work today.
(If you end up purchasing the full version, I will get a small commission from our good friends at Amazon, so thank you in advance if you decide to go that route!)
Million Dollar Consulting
I recommend or gift this book to anyone who is trying to start a consulting business, whether it’s meant to be a full-time pursuit or a side hustle.
- It gives a comprehensive overview of what you need to consider as you’re starting and growing a consulting practice.
- It describes how to command value-based pricing from clients and avoid the hourly billing trap (and lunacy).
- It’s inspiring! After all, the author built a $1 million+ yearly revenue consulting business.
Click here to get the free sample or to buy it on Amazon.
Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got
I’ve purchased 10+ copies of this book over the last month, and I’m sure I’ll do it again next holiday season. It’s just that good.
This book will teach you how to market, how to sell, and how to make money in creative (legal!) ways — even if you don’t think you have the resources to do it.
The strength of this book is that it is peppered with real life examples across a wide variety of industries, so you can see how the ideas and concepts he’s promoting are actually put into practice.
Community: The Structure of Belonging
It’s hard to describe this book in a couple of sentences because it’s so rich and nuanced.
Instead, I’ve included a few of the highlights below, so you can self-select in or out depending on how these hit you.
What I do know is that your perspectives about gatherings, meetings, and working in groups will be profoundly changed if you dive into Peter Block’s work.