1.Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich
In Think and Grow Rich, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. This book will teach you the secrets that could bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success.
I read it every two or three years to keep my drive going.
– Daymond John, Founder and CEO of FUBU apparel and Co-Star of ABC TV’s Shark Tank
2. The Secret
2. The Secret
In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.
I read this about 10 years ago when it was first released. It was interesting but I put it away and didn’t think of it again until recently. Many changes happened in my life over the past ten years. My father suffered a long illness and passed. My mother has been ill. I too became ill, I believe to be caused by stress. These events were definitely life changing. I saw the book and decided to read it again. I think I was at a stage in my life that I could truly appreciate this book more. I can honestly say it has made a significant impact on the way I live my life. I am now reading another book in the series and am applying it every day. I am happier than I have ever been. I highly recommend these books.
3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
I read this book about 11 years ago at 27 years old , had no money, I followed the advice in this book and now have 15 rental properties paid off free and clear, my assets more than cover all my expenses. I just bought this book again, I’m in the middle of reading it again now 11 years later and can’t put it down. I hate reading btw. I plan on reading this book at least three more times over the next 20 years so I can keep all info fresh in my mind. People always ask me about success. I tell them to read this book…whats crazy is that they don’t read it. You can lead a horse to water but can’t make it drink. The book changed my life and it will change yours. Do you want change or do you just want to talk and think about change? There is a big difference , do it.
4. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham’s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham’s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today’s market, draws parallels between Graham’s examples and today’s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.
So far into my career, this book has un-ironically been one the greatest investments I have made so far.
5. Money Master The Game by Tony Robbins
Based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most legendary investors at work today (John Bogle, Warren Buffett, Paul Tudor Jones, Ray Dalio, Carl Icahn, and many others), Tony Robbins has created a 7-step blueprint for securing financial freedom. With advice about taking control of your financial decisions, to setting up a savings and investing plan, to destroying myths about what it takes to save and invest, to setting up a “lifetime income plan,” the book brims with advice and practices for making the financial game not only winnable—but providing financial freedom for the rest of your life. “Put MONEY on your short list of new books to read…It’s that good” (Marketwatch.com).
This book has made me want to save in way of investing. This book shows you that investing is the the smarter way to be rich even if the interest rates go up!
6. The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
7. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
“This is by far the best book ever written on the subject, better than Rich Dad Poor Dad, better than Think and Grow Rich, better than any book by Donald Trump…”
~ Amazon reader review
8. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporterCharles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.
“Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins
9. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy…why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction…why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph…why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill.
10. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
“A captivating story that teaches as it delights.”–Paulo Coelho, author of “The Alchemist””Nothing less than sensational. This book will bless your life.”–Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor of “Chicken Soup for the Soul””Robin Sharma has created an enchanting tale that incorporates the classic tools of transformation into a simple philosophy of living. A delightful book that will change your life.”–Elaine St. James, author of “Simplify Your Life “and “Inner Spirituality”