Just right of the bat it is important to mention that I’m not a huge reader. I read around 3 books a years, however, when I do read, I try to get the most value out of it. I don’t read for entertainment, I read to learn. I absolutely despise non educational books, however, they have their value. I’m just not interested in those.
Like I mentioned, reading is not my strong suit. I’m working constantly on improving the habit of reading constantly, unfortunately, when work gets too overwhelming, the books usually stay away for a while.
Now, this is relevant, because, since it is so hard for me too read and to feel absorbed by a certain book, I try to select those that appear to be the most promising. I often check reviews, read comments and check authors interviews, and if those seem appealing, I buy it. Just a tip: Every time I did not make a proper research, I ended up reading an absolutely boring, disorganized and pointless book. Anyways, here’s my list (it will be constantly updated in the future, so stay tuned).
#1. The One Thing by Gary Keller
I have to be honest. This was the most fascinating book I’ve read so far. Maybe because it was the first that introduced me to this incredible journey of constant personal improvement and growth. Nevertheless, this book focuses mainly on the science behind establishing new habits. It goes deeply to the conceptualization of motivation and will-power.
This one is incredible because if debunks all the myths surrounding the ‘art of doing’, of being productive, proving that will-power is actually a scarce resource, it actually ends, and it is up to you to manage it properly.
It also provides a magnificent and slightly philosophical perspective on the way you should establish your goals, on how your brain works in that sense and on what strategies can you use to get the best out of your hustling activities.
#2. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
This one was my most recent acquisition. It’s a really fascinating book because it goes against everything that has been told to us in school and by our parents. I’m about half way throw it and I can’t underline how much value it has provided me. It goes heavy on governments, taxes, the educational system and employees.
It’s focuses immensely on the term “financial literacy” which basically reflects the need of an individual to educate and understand various financial areas including topics related to managing personal finance, money and investing. Through financial literacy you will be able to make smart investments where a risky investment will turn out to be viable because you really understand how the market and money work.
Also, as the title indicates, this book focuses on the mentality of the rich individuals that know the law and the financial system. They use their money to create wealth and to increase the value of their financial assets.
Finally, I leave you with interesting ideas:
- “The poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.”;
- “It’s not how much money you make that matters. It’s how much money you keep. “The poor and the middle-class work for money. The rich have money work for them.”
- “Rich people acquire assets. The poor and middle class acquire liabilities that they think are assets.”
I appreciate the time you spend reading this! Don’t forget, the list will be updated soon! By the way, which books have changed your life? Comment bellow.