Becoming an online entrepreneur was not easy for me. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. During these times I found that reading reading books of once struggling, but now successful entrepreneurs provided me with a lot of inspiration. There are many times where I thought that I better quit and find a “normal” job, but having this extra boost of inspiration from people that rose up out of similar situations and became successful really pushed me to another level.
I didn’t start reading entrepreneur books until a couple of years ago. But now I am addicted. I read every day and make sure I find the time.
Although I haven’t been reading for very long I have already read probably over 15 books. But there is one that stands out to me and that I put above the rest. Its one that really motivates me and helps me get through everyday struggles of the entrepreneurial life.
What book am I talking about?
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by
This book is absolutely incredible. It is written by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself and tells his incredible journey to becoming the number 1 bodybuilder in the world at the time and later becoming a movie star.
Now you may be wondering, what does this have to do with business? Why would I want to read this book if I’m an entrepreneur (or aspiring to be one)?
Why you should read Total Recall
The answer is simple. Because this man (Arnold) had a dream ever since he was young and he did not let anything stand in his way of realizing this dream.
The amount of hardships he went through and faced is crazy. With his circumstances and situations of the life he knew when he was young, he is the last person you would think could have achieved the success he did.
He came from a small town in Austria, where fame was not even a hope in anyone’s minds. His father was a police chief and very strict with conservative views. He was forced to join the military when he was of age by his father. He was teased by everyone around him for his dreams of bodybuilding and acting.
His life story is almost like a fairy-tale or something like that. But I don’t want to give anything else away because I hope you go out and read this book for yourself.
Who is this book for?
Well obviously I think it is an absolutely great read for an entrepreneur or someone aspiring to become an entrepreneur.
Unless you were born rich and had it easy starting out in the business life, then this book is for you. Most entrepreneurs don’t have it easy. They have to work their way to the top. And that is exactly what Arnold has done.
But besides entrepreneurs I would also suggest this book to anyone is has a passion for fitness.
Being a huge bodybuilding fan myself, I was drawn to this book in more ways than one. This may have a some influence on the fact that this is my favorite entrepreneurial book that I have read thus far. But that doesn’t really matter.
Total Recall is a great book and you should read it if you haven’t
I could even expand the suggested audience of this book further than just entrepreneurs and fitness fans. I could go as far to say that this book is great for anyone trying to make it through a struggle. In particular those who are doubted greatly by the people around them.
The fact of the matter is that this is a great book and it is very inspirational and uplifting. And I’m not the only person who thinks this book is amazing. Check out this rating on Amazon
Everyone Likes This Book (just about everyone)
If you are familiar with the product rating system on Amazon.com then you know that this book has a great customer rating.
It has a 4.4/5 star rating. And thats with a whopping 557 reviews to date.
Here are a few of many positive customer reviews that agree with my opinion of the book
Its conclusive – This book is awesome
Look, if you are going through struggles in life while on your own path to greatness then you need to read this book. It will give you a lot of hope and help get you through the downs of your journey.
I have read this book 2 times so far and plan on reading through it again in the future. Hearing someone else’s amazing true story of succeeding from a very unlikely situation is like no other. It will motivate you to keep going in your business endeavors.