One of the most effective ways to create, design, build, and grow an extremely successful carpet cleaning business is to use your mind.  Our minds are absolutely amazing machines capable of generating billions of ideas and solving seemingly impossible problems. In order to tap into the potential of your mind, it must be exercised effectively.  As you learn how to exercise your mind daily by reading books your mind will expand and open-up. Our minds are like parachutes – they work much better when they open up. If you are serious about making a commitment to success in your cleaning business, commit to read 10 pages of a good book everyday.  Even on days where you really don’t feel like it.  Even on days where you think you have much better ways of investing that time.

So now you’ve made the great decision to incorporate daily reading in order to expand your mind and strengthen your thought-life, what next?  Next, you must choose a book to read. As with many things, almost any action is better than no action. The truth is that there are thousands of extremely helpful pieces of literary genius ready to transform your mind.  If you are like many people it will be easy to get caught in the trap of indecision here. Don’t! Pick one right now and invest the necessary funds to get started, ASAP. Read the list below once, go do another task for 5-10 minutes, read it again and make a decision. Here are some of our favorite business success books you may want to consider trying:

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  1. How To Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
  2. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (T. Harv Eker)
  3. Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
  4. The 5 Secrets of a Phenomenal Business (Howard Partridge)
  5. The Power of Community (Howard Partridge)
  6. Get Smart! How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field (Brian Tracy)
  7. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Robert Cialdini)
  8. The Ultimate Sales Machines (Chet Holmes)
  9. 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John C. Maxwell)
  10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey)
  11. Atomic Habits (James Clear)

Taking your pick to with just a couple bucks and buying a used copy would be a great start.  Just 10 pages a day is an excellent idea for everyone, it’s simple and easy to do. The problem is that it’s also easy not to do.  Making a long-term commitment to your personal development in this new adventure is very important.

Setting aside a particular time of day (morning or evening, or my favorite: BOTH) is also highly recommended – establish the habit.  Habits are very powerful (maybe you’ll choose to read Atomic Habits to learn more about how to successfully establish new habits?).  Reading is just one easy way to set you and your business on solid ground.  As you begin to transform your mind through reading 10 pages a day, your thinking will become more and more what you really need.  The thinking and thought life we live is what leads our emotional nature. We are emotional beings, that think. Our emotions compel our actions which in turn generate our results and therefore define our lifestyle.  If we desire to change our lifestyle by generating better results – it ALWAYS starts with helping ourselves think better.

Another excellent idea is to download the “Audible” app or equivalent and invest in Audiobooks.

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It’s absolutely amazing how much time we can create by listening to books as well. Driving and listening to a good book works really well for a lot of people – and in carpet cleaning you often drive a lot.  The rolling university! And of course doing both; listening to books and reading 10 pages a day is even better!  Remember you can’t “learn too much.” Leaders are readers!

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