best books entrepreneurs

The Best Books For Entrepreneurship:

The Best Books for Entrepreneurship:

This is a continually updated recommended reading list for entrepreneurs. These are not the ‘best books’ available, but are simply books that members of our Mastermind group have found useful in their separate journeys. Also not a book, but a great tip for entrepreneurs is to use some promo codes when booking any business travel. Yes, it’s a business expense and therefore a write-off, but it’s still a good idea to save some dollars wherever you can.

Each of these books will have a little blurb by the Entrepreneur who endorsed it, as well as a quick explanation of why they found it useful.

The Four-Hour Workweek: Tim Ferriss

It’s a classic for a reason. If you’re looking to start a new business, no matter what type of business it is, you can learn something from Tim Ferriss’ lessons. Even if you aren’t trying to make a business that lets you work from a laptop on a beach somewhere (although that sounds nice!), Ferriss’ philosophies about doing the 20% of work that makes 80% of the difference can help anyone make their work more efficient.
Valuing your time as an entrepreneur is one of the … Read the rest

occupations with fastest growing salaries

Occupations with the Fastest Rising Salaries

The Top Jobs With Salaries Projected To Rise the Fastest:

What’s #1? It’s Not What You Think!

occupations with fastest growing salaries
While we usually focus on investing advice here at Wiseinvesting.org, another great way to ‘make oodles of money’ is to simply get lots of raises from your current job! With the occupational landscape changing so rapidly, we thought we would take a look at the best ‘solid bets’ for the next five years: jobs whose salaries are expected to rise, and technology is not expected to ‘replace’ those occupations anytime soon.

Top 3 Jobs Projected To Grow in Salary:

1. Phlebotomists

2. Personal Care Aides

3. Home Health Aides

Notice a trend? These occupations are strongly correlated to the rapidly aging population in the U.S. The salary of an average Phlebotomist is expected to rise 27% in the next few years. Personal care aides and home health aides are also expected to grow along the same lines, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the population ages the demand for these occupations will rise, and so will their salaries grow along with that demand.

Two Drawbacks: Technology and Population Shifts:

While these occupations will grow sharply over the next … Read the rest

Food

The Entrepreneur Diet

entrepreneur diet

The old cliche about entrepreneurs surviving on Mac and Cheese or Ramen Noodles is a load of garbage. There, I said it. As we learn more about how nutrition works, we are discovering just how much a healthy diet contributes to your ability to think and concentrate. And if you take some of your organizing principles (the ones you are sharpening each day as you work on your business, you can create an ‘entrepreneur diet’ for yourself.

Why Do I Need This?

Every half-decent entrepreneur needs to ask this question. And the answer? You need this because it will help you concentrate for longer periods of time, and help you to avoid energy crashes that can plague your productivity.

I think that the most important reason ‘why’ is this: your diet will become an advantage against your competition. You know why ‘Ramen Noodle diet’ is such a cliche? It’s because a vast majority of entrepreneurs try it, and a vast majority of entrepreneurs fail in their first year. This is about feeding and investing in your biggest resource: you. If you feed and take care of your mind and body, then who knows how far you can … Read the rest

Health

Health Care for the Self-Employed:

canada entrepreneurs health insurance

This is a big thing with Entrepreneurs in Canada. While we definitely don’t have the same health insurance challenges that American entrepreneurs do, in Canada you should probably consider some kind of health insurance option (in addition to your provincial health coverage) to save you money in the long term.

But isn’t health care free?! We’re in Canada!

While emergency health services and all drugs given to you in a hospital are free, several health services (depending on which province you live in) are not: prescription drugs, physiotherapy, optical/dental and even ambulance rides are not covered under most plans. Of course you can always do a lot to minimize your risk of health issues by getting regular exercise, enough sleep, and following a healthy diet. A lot of people find music very helpful in maintaining an exercise program, here is a list of great mp3 players.

Special Note About Provincial Health Coverage:

I need to mention on important thing about your province’s health coverage (the one that the government provides). When you are employed, your company will pay your monthly health premiums directly to the government for you.
That means when you leave your … Read the rest