6 Books That Changed My Financial Life
Warren Buffett, one of the greatest investors of all time, said, “The best investment you can make is in yourself.”
When we invest in ourselves, we acquire the skills, knowledge, and mindset that enables us to add immense value to others and ourselves.
One of the best ways to invest in ourselves is to read high quality, informative books that inspire us to live a better life. I’ve read and reread a lot of these types of books recently. Each has given me the motivation and mindset to make the most of my life.
After all, life isn’t just about waking up, going to work, getting home, going to bed, and repeating the process all over again the next day.
If you want to break that mold, then invest in yourself and read books that inspire you to become better. I especially enjoy those that teach me how to win with money.
Here are six books that changed my financial life.
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert Kiyosaki chronicles the financial lessons he learned from his rich dad (a friend’s father) and his poor dad (his actual father) while growing up in Hawaii.
This may not be the best written book or the most specific, but it’s unconventional and will flip your financial mindset upside down. It will motivate you to take massive action and change your life.
I’ve listened to hundreds of entrepreneurs recommend this book as it helped them take the entrepreneurial leap and become an investor.
Here’s the gist: The poor work for their money, but the rich make their money work for them.
Do yourself a favor and pick this book up today!
The Total Money Makeover walks you through 7 simple steps to get control of your finances and win with money. It’s chock-full of anecdotes that will keep you interested and inspired.
I highly recommend this book—especially for anyone looking to ditch debt.
Millionaires don’t generally drive fancy cars, wear designer jeans, or live in luxurious homes. Those that are truly wealthy care more about being financially independent than they do about looking rich.
This book will help motivate you to make small changes to ensure your financial success.
This book is different from those I mentioned above as it doesn’t talk as much about money as it does about character.
Rohn discusses and provides successful strategies for setting goals, seeking knowledge, changing for the better, mastering your time, surrounding yourself with winners, and many other principles that will have a huge impact on our financial success.
And since it’s Jim Rohn, it’s basically a requirement that I give you a few of my favorite one liners from his book:
- If you want things to change, you’ve got to change
- The only way things get better is when you get better
- Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better
Now think of those lines from a financial perspective. Great stuff, huh!
I highly recommend this book. You won’t just become better with money. You’ll become better at life.
The Go Giver is a parable about Joe, a young, ambitious man that’s eager to succeed. After failure and desperation, Joe finally seeks the help of a mentor who teaches him about the 5 Laws Of Stratospheric Success.
Understanding these laws changes everything for Joe.
Rather than focusing on “getting” Joe focuses on “giving.” In giving, he puts others’ interests first and continually adds value to their lives, which ultimately leads to large and unexpected returns for himself.
This book will change your mindset and motivate you focus on adding value to others. It’s a large part of the reason I started this site.
It’s a quick and easy read.
Get it and read it today!
After interviewing investing legends like Warren Buffett, Jack Bogle, Charles Schwab, Carl Icahn, Ray Dalio, and many others, Tony Robbins, the self help guru, boiled their advice down into 7 simple steps to help all of us master our money.
What I like most about this book is how simple, actionable, and specific Robbins’ advice is. For example, he discloses the asset allocation Ray Dalio recommends. And since Dalio has about $150 billion in assets under management, it’s a pretty big deal.
Robbins provides enough stories to keep all the financial advice entertaining and relevant.
This book will truly help you master your money. Grab it today!
Reading good books that teach and inspire us to take action bolsters our ability to add value to others and in so doing, we add value to ourselves. Reading quality material is one of the best investments we can make in ourselves.
Pick up a book from this list. Read it. And most importantly, APPLY what you learn!
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