According to one study, the majority of self-made millionaires have a habit of studying other successful people.
If you want to become a self-made millionaire yourself, you should pick up this habit, too. By reading up on entrepreneurs that have already found success, you’ll be able to see the path to your own success more clearly.
Here are five entrepreneurs that are especially worth following:
1- Dan S. Kennedy
Dan S. Kennedy, the king of copywriting, is the best person to follow to figure out how to sell whatever it is you’re trying to sell. He’s earned a fortune as a speaker and a consultant. He’s addressed crowds of 30,000+ and consulted companies worth more than $1 billion. If there was a Mount Rushmore for great figures in marketing, his face would undoubtedly be on it.
The Ultimate Marketing Plan, No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs, and his other books are all excellent reads. You can find his most recent writings on Entrepreneur.
2- Gary Vaynerchuk
Most books about business are dry and boring.
Not Vaynerchuk’s. The four New York Times bestsellers he has under his belt - Crush It!, The Thank You Economy, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, and #AskGaryVee - are as entertaining as they are informative, and his content on Twitter and YouTube is just as fun and helpful.
3- Sidd Pagidipati
Sidd Pagidipati has created everything from healthcare companies to software solutions to movie databases, and he’s started to put out articles that detail the secrets to his success, such as “The Power of Long-Term Thinking” and “5 Ways To Become Better At Networking”. Whenever you see Sidd Pagidipati publish a new article, drop everything and read it immediately.
4- Marie Forleo
5- Shama Hyder
I started this list off with Dan Kennedy, a baby boomer-aged salesman who can teach you some tried-and-true marketing methods, and I’d like to end it with Shama Hyder, a social media-savvy millennial who can teach you about how the marketing landscape has changed in the past decade.
In 2015, Hyder was featured in Forbes’s prestigious 30 under 30 list. Her The Zen of Social Media Marketing and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age are must-reads, and it’d be smart to follow her on Twitter as well.