Reads We Love
“85% of millionaires read two or more books a month”
That’s what Tom Corely, author of “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” found. And they don’t just read business books either, they choose books that help them grow, including topics on careers, biographies of successful people, self-help, health, current events, psychology, and leadership.
If you want to become wealthy in all aspects of your life,be smarter, mentally sharp and have your conversations leaving people thinking “Holy crap, she’s amazing!”, then you can start by spending at least 30 minutes a day improving yourself by reading.
Now, you might be thinking, “Well, I have a job, kids, a social life. I’m just too busy.” And you’re right. You are too busy. But part of what we’re doing here is getting you thoughtful with your life and that means making time to think and getting purposeful about your life.
Maybe it’s reducing your time in front of the television. Maybe it’s spending less time with your friends. Maybe it’s cutting your extra 30-minute snooze every morning. Do what you have to, so you can get what you need.
Check your local library or Hoopla for free copies, or Audible and Amazon for your own.
Money Talks – Get Your Financial Stuff Together and Making Goals For Real Wealth
The 5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me is one of the most powerful books written about money. It is a quick read with basic but powerful tactics for getting your finances in order – like deciding to become wealthy, saving a portion of what you earn, lowering bills to win on the small front and taking responsibility for your money (what I call, being financially conscious). But more importantly it plants the seed to change your relationship with money. Most people grow up with a mindset that having money or wanting money makes us bad, greedy immoral people. But this book challenges that thinking and shows money can be used as a tool for doing good.
Finding Your Courage
50 Lessons I Learned From The World’s #1 Goal Achiever is written by Vic Johnson who spent hours with John Goddard – who achieved more than 400 goals including climbing mount Kilimanjaro, learning to fence and Traversing the entire length of the 4,132-mile Nile River – to learn the secrets that made him arguably the greatest achiever who ever lived. It’s a good book to kick start you journey to defining goals that are encouraging and exciting for you and learning simple techniques and challenges for actually achieving those goals.
Kick Ass and Take Names At Work And Working Less While Doing More
Whether to give your boss the deuces, work flex hours, make more money or just live more while working less, Tim Ferris offers some effective quick tips to change the course of your work life. Focusing on a new lifestyle design the new rich doesn’t spend grueling hours at work, instead they see the world and experience life while still being financially stable.
Transforming your relationship
Ever feel like your hubs doesn’t care, or doesn’t do enough to show it? Boyfriend always telling you that you should already know how much he loves you but you don’t feel it? It’s likely because he’s showing you love in a language that isn’t your love language. Gary Chapman hits the nail right on the head in understanding how we express and interpret love from our partners. Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Gifts, Acts of Service and Physical Touch are the five distinctive language we all use, and when partners understand each other’s love language they are able to effectively, consistently and deeply show each other love.