With the new year comes new found inspiration. As many people create New Year’s resolutions, build their skills, and follow their passion, the key factor behind it all is motivation. For entrepreneurs, finding motivation in the beginning of the year is easy. You have new plans, new goals and aspirations to chase after. But keeping that motivation throughout the year can be tough. This list below is a collection of books to read throughout the year so you never lose your motivation in 2018.

The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christenen

Taking a twist on perfection, The Innovator’s Dilemma plays a devil’s advocate in stating that a business can fail by doing everything right. With an interesting perspective such as this, you’ll find motivation to take risks, chase higher goals, and build the best business you can this new year.

The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker discusses the topic of turning habits in the mind into results. Being an entrepreneur is all about getting things done. What are your major accomplishments? Analyze your commitments with The Effective Executive and make sure your habits are headed towards success.

The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Take your 9-5 work week and narrow that down to just 4 hours. Is it possible? This book is perfect for entrepreneurs who are overworked to find a new way to accomplish their day to day tasks in business.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This classic book is perfect for entrepreneurs. The pressure to impress people comes at too high standards for the everyday entrepreneur. How to Win Friends & Influence People is a psychological take on building trust and credibility, and shares easy secrets to get people to like you.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Gain knowledge on the best way to approach your personal and professional issues and how to overcome them. This book is truly influential in the world of entrepreneurship.

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham

It’s not easy to discover your talents and strengths, but this book will help. You may have skills you never thought you had and now you can utilize those to your benefit. Not only will it introduce you to new skill sets, but it will help you expand them in your life as an entrepreneur.