I always want to better myself especially when it comes to my finances. These ten books I’ve found are really powerful in what they can teach and I’ve learned a lot from them and I wanted to share them with you. I’ve read most of these books and it’s important to not just read them, but to actually implement the ideas and lessons taught. These are finance and self help books.
1.) Total Money Makeover
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I found this book absolutely amazing. Really well written and thought out. This book gave me ideas to help me pay off my debts and put a plan together for paying my home off quicker. The book is based on real life results by real people and is written with simple, straightforward ideas.
Dave Ramsey is an author and radio host, he helps people manage their finances and take control of their money and spending habits. The beginning of this series goes over the success stories of people that have used Dave Ramsey’s system. Going through the book you’ll learn things like:
- Paying off your mortgage early
- Setting up an emergency fund
- Prepare for your children’s college fund
- Paying off your debt
- Invest in your future through IRA’s and 401k’s
Dave Ramsey’s advice is easy to understand and very easy to do, you just have to be disciplined and do it. After taking his advice I now have a plan in place for my future and children’s future and being more financially responsible.
2.) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Another book I just recently finished is the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I thoroughly enjoyed this book written by Stephen R Covey. For me personally it was hard to get into this book, but into a couple chapters I was amazed. The title pretty much speaks for itself and showed me ways to help myself with some powerful lessons in personal change.
When released, the book was an instant success because people reading it realized they were headed in the wrong direction. Many people have used this book to change the way they think and created better more successful lives. Not only successful in their jobs but with their family and friends.
3.) Think And Grow Rich
One of the Most Read Self-Help Books of All Time
From the Author:
“Remember, too, as you go through the book, that it deals with facts and not with fiction, its purpose being to convey a great universal truth through which all who are ready may learn, not only what to do, but also how to do It. You will receive, as well, the needed stimulus to make a star
I plan on reading this one this year.
4.) How To Win Friends And Influence People
I really enjoyed this book. One of the best selling self help books of all time, I learned 12 ways to win people over, 9 different ways to change peoples mind and it also teaches you how to make people like you. If you’re a business minded individual or do a lot of public speaking this book is definitely for you.
People with Social Anxiety will also benefit from this book as it will give you simple techniques to introduce yourself to other people and hold a conversation. Dale Carnegie has written this book wonderfully and I found it very easy to read and very informative.
Takeaways you’ll get:
- How to make a good first impression
- Tricks for being better at conversation
- How to criticize people properly
- How to be a good listener
- Be more diplomatic
5.) The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
This book written by Dr Joseph Murphy gives you the tools you need to unlock your subconscious mind. I recently read this book and results came quickly for me as I implemented what I learned, I’ve improved my finances, relationships and I just feel so much better about myself.
6.) Listful Thinking
Most people are stressed and just don’t have time to relax. They’re running here and running there, no time for anything.
This book is great. It teaches you how to be more productive and successful by using lists. I learned tips:
- Saving Time
- Getting Organized
- Improving Productivity
- Saving Money
- Reducing Stress
7.) The Millionaire Next Door
The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door.
Here are some points, according to the book most people who are millionaires aren’t people who are careless with their money, they are people who are:
- Careful with their energy and their time
- Live below their means
- Financially Independant and not worrying about Social Status
- Chose the right occupations
8.) The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
This book teaches you about your money “blueprint” ingrained in all of us. Our blueprint determines our financial well being. Some takeaways I got out of this book are:
- Rich people believe they create their lives while poor people believe life just happens
- Rich people are disciplined and committed to being rich, poor people just wish for being rich
- Rich people focus on possibilities, poor people focus on the obstacles in front of them
- Rich people associate themselves with successful, positive people. Poor people keep sticking with negative unsuccessful people.
- Rich people conquer fear. Poor people let fear stop them
- Rich people never stop learning. Poor people think they already know everything
This book taught me how to change my money spending habits and save more. Really good book, and so was the price.
9.) The 4 Hour Work Week
We’d all like a 4 hour work week and the rest play and traveling. The book teaches how the author went from working 80 hours a week to making $40,000 a month working only 4 hours a week. It gives practical tips and case studies of how real world people changed their lives. Some takeaways from the book:
- Focus on Strengths not Weaknesses
- Apply the 80/20 rule to your life
- Don’t be afraid to take risks
- The Value of Time
10.) From Impossible to Inevitable
Growing a company is hard and this book shows how record breaking companies skyrocketed to the top. It’ll also give you 7 steps to Hypergrowth, shows how one author went from $67,000 to $720,ooo in 4 years. Here are the ingredients for Hypergrowth:
- Nail a Niche
- Create a Predictable Pipeline
- Make sales Scalable
- Double Your Deal Size
- Do the Time
- Embrace Employee Ownership
- Define Your Desitiny