The 4-Hour Work Week is a brilliant book if you are looking to create a business that you can run from anywhere in the world. I read this book many years ago when it was first published, and it taught me to structure my business so I can pretty much work from any country with an internet signal! I've coached from the beach in Thailand, poolside in Bali, and written watching sunsets in Egypt and sunrises in Spain!
Here is the most important lesson I took from the book... Only do what only you can do!
Delegate or outsource all menial tasks. Automate where possible. If you have someone to delegate to, then delegate. If not, pay someone £10-£20 an hour to do it. Trying to do everything themselves is one of the biggest mistakes business owners and entrepreneurs make – usually because it saves money or because they think it's a quick and easy thing to do.
The E-Myth Revisited is on my 'must-read' list for all my small business clients. It's written in an easy to read, engaging way and teaches you the fundamentals to business success while telling the story of Sara and her pie shop :-)
I have given this book to hundreds of clients over the last ten years, and many of them say that they wished they'd read it when they first started in business! It's also available on audible app.