We get asked all the time for various recommendations (books, services and solutions, etc.) Below you’ll see our book suggestions, followed by our favorite business tools, and then some evergreen training programs if you’re looking to go deeper into a topic. Please visit often as we’re constantly updating.
People always ask us for the books we like and recommend, here are just a few with a quick thought on each. By the way, almost all of these are on Audible including our four books. Audible is Amazon’s audio book platform and quite amazing. You can listen on your phone or ipad. So if you prefer to listen, go there now.
For Direct Selling/Network Marketing…
Go for No! for Network Marketing by Andrea Waltz, Richard and Ray Higdon
It may seem biased but we’re super proud of the newest ‘go for no’ book which was written specifically for people in network marketing. Based on the mindset and strategies in the original, Ray Higdon layers on his teachings and take it to a whole new level! (Plus 17 Go for No! stories which will inspire you for sure!) Get the audiobook version here.
Don’t Be That Guy in Network Marketing by Adam and Michelle Carey
And don’t pass up this NEW book! It’s fun, super fast paced and you will be reminded of the stereotypes that everyone can’t stand (you know, that guy) and how NOT to be that.
The Miracle Morning for Network Marketers by Pat Petrini and Hal Elrod
We highly recommend the other Miracle Morning books in the series and now there is one just for people in the network marketing profession written by an expert!
Money Mindset Book by Brian Carruthers
Sure you are making money but are you building wealth? Get the road map to wealth-building and the right mindset all in one, in Brian’s latest book. (Check out Brian’s other books too – he’s in the TOP of the profession)
Beach Money by Jordan Adler
We listened to this in the car and loved it so we’re sending you to the audio version. Jordan has a great narrator voice too. Just fabulous.
Rock Your Network Marketing Business by Sarah Robbins
This woman is in the upper echelon of all female leaders in direct sales. Read her story and take her advice.
Vibrational Money Immersion – Think and Grow Rich for Network Marketers by Ray Higdon
Ray is an amazing trainer, start here and move onto other books and programs. (In fact, Ray has an amazing bundle of training in the areas of prospecting, converting leads, handling rejection and power recruiting. Learn more here.)
Icebreakers! by Tom “Big Al” Schreiter (and many others, go check them all out!)
The Four Year Career and Mach II with Your Hair on Fire by Richard Bliss Brooke (whom was in the Go for No! Movie) These books are in the Top 10 of MLM books week after week. for CDs and more visit his site.
Train Your Brain by Dana Wilde
Dana’s signature program, a tested and proven system combining elements of both mindset and action.
Best, Worst, First – Everything You Need to Know to Build the Business of Your Dreams by Margie Aliprandi and Martha Finney
Over 225 strategies essential to creating MLM success. Margie and Martha spent over a year interviewing all the network marketing experts you’d love to meet and asking them three essential questions.
FEARLESS NETWORKING: Create Better Connections, Invite with Ease, Obliterate Objections, Follow up and Close Like a Pro! by Todd Falcone. And guess what? It’s free! All you do is pay for shipping and handling. Get it here!
The Perfect Close by James Muir
We loved this book. Lots of mindset re-frames in the beginning and then, as promised James shares the perfect close. Highly recommend!
Snap Selling by Jill Konrath
Jill is also the author of Selling to Big Companies, if you’re selling B2B – this is a must read!
Sales Development Playbook by Trish Bertuzzi
The go-to strategy book for any business that does inside, b2b selling.
Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount
The Ultimate Guide to Opening Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, Email, Text, and Cold Calling!
Launch by Jeff Walker
Looking to build a business online? As the subtitle says, it’s An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams.
For Productivity and Success…
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
A wonderful book with timeless principles on productivity, personal effectiveness, investments, and more.
Adversaries Into Allies by Bob Burg
Ready to start winning people over? Influence, handling conflict and dealing with others is not just a nice skill to have, it’s essential. (Check out The Go-Giver too, it’s a classic fable on the power of giving value first.)
Vision to Reality by Honoree Corder
To be clear, we did write the forward so we are biased, and partial to Honoree’s high impact concepts, but we think you will be too! (Plus, Business Dating, her newest book, now only .99 on kindle!)
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Start turning your life around using the Miracle Morning process – everybody’s doing it.
The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield
Andrea’s favorite book on asking… and the book that inspired her to begin her ‘go for no’ journey.
When it comes to social media and business in general, this latest book from Gary Vaynerchuk called #AskGaryVee – it is terrific. While you’re at it, get the previous one too, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook. Spend anytime on twitter as I do, and you’ll know who learns from Gary and who doesn’t. (Sadly.)
How to Fail at Almost Anything and Win Big by Scott Adams. Not only funny but inspiring with some truly great strategies and ideas about success (and failure!)
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
So inspiring! “Tough love” for the artist inside you whether you’re dreaming up a new business venture, writing a book or creating other art this is how to stop that inner voice from stopping you.
You Must Write a Book by Honoree Corder
Honoree has been in the self publishing world for 12 years and has a ton of experience. If you have ever considered writing a book, read this first.
Put Your Dream to the Test by John Maxwell
Wondering if you are on the right track to achieving your dream? We loved this book and gained immense clarity. Check it out for yourself.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The ideal companion for Go for No! The Four Agreements is essential to having a ‘go for no’ mindset. Andrea’s favorite.
Big Magic by Liz Gilbert
For all you creatives like us! You will love this book. Inspiring and authentic, you will be energized and encouraged to continue your creative journey.
The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
Turning simple disciplines into massive success and happiness (a must read!)
The Unthethered Soul by Michael A. Singer
Learn how to distance yourself from the “chatty” worry of the mind.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
Love the mindset of this book. Well worth it!
Choose Yourself by James Altucher
A fascinating read subtitled, Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream. (Um, okay!)
Go for No! Books
Go for No! in Spanish (Amazon Kindle)
Looking for a way to manage your contacts and create an effective follow up campaign? Look no further than FIITFU (Fortune Is In the Follow Up!) online platform. You can get a 30 day free trial.
List Building: Email Newsletters/Updates
If you are building your business and personal brand (and you should be) then you should be building a list. Lists of contacts, customers, and prospects. We’ve used Aweber for years and like it for its ease of use and ability to create “pretty” looking emails. Visit here to check them out.
Online Events (teleseminars/webinars)
There are plenty of platforms out there and our favorite, a little less technical than others is called Instant Teleseminar. Try it for 30 days and see what you think. It’s not going to have streaming video but if you need a place where you want to use slides, see who is attending, easily record, and not invest in something that is more than you need – it’s worth checking out.
Photos and Images
Do you like to make images but always stress about where to get photos? We love creating Go for No memes and signed up with BigStockPhoto a couple years ago. They charge you in credits and have a ton of fabulous photos to choose from. Get a 14 day free trial (5 images a day!) here.
These programs are evergreen – read the descriptions – they fall into a wide variety of categories from sales (inside and outside) to direct sales and more.
Network Marketing Basics
Todd Falcone is not only a network marketing expert, internet marketing expert but continues to build and grow his own businesses. Check out Todd’s new program, Basic Building Blocks to Success in Network Marketing. If you are new or not really earning much and you feel like you want a crash course in the BASICS and fundamentals… this is for you.
Jessica Higdon’s Social Media Local Prospecting Formula
Want to use the Internet to connect with people and build your business locally? It’s a powerful strategy and some of the most successful pros do it this way. If you want to know exactly how to build a local team using the Internet my friend Jessica Higdon has a training that shows you step-by-step how exactly to do it. Get the scoop now!
Randy Gage wants to help you Live Rich. But you have to get your mind right. Take a look at Randy’s programs including the Power Prosperity Program… and be sure to subscribe so you get all his free videos. Well worth checking out.
Sales Guides from Wendy Weiss
The Sales Winners Handbook Essential Scripts & Strategies to Skyrocket Sales Performance is a best-selling product created by Wendy Weiss, the Queen of Cold Calling. Contains word-for-word scripts you need to reach highly-qualified prospects, book more appointments, follow-up and close more sales with less stress. At an amazing price point, it’s a no-brainer in your tool kit.
The Insider’s Guide to Prospecting by Phone from Wendy Weiss
The complete insider’s guide to setting more appointments. This self-paced, accessible online training program contains everything you need to achieve maximum sales results. Get started right away and work from the comfort of your home or office.
Facebook Training for Distributors
How to Get Results with Social Media for your Network Marketing Business
Videos and coaching from the authors of Network Marketing for Facebook, Brian Carter and Network Marketing veteran, Jim Lupkin. Free Interview: Andrea asks Jim Lupkin to reveal some key Facebook for Network Marketing ideas and strategies from the book! Listen and/or download the interview here.
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