If you want to be great, you must learn from the greats. That was one of the biggest lessons that I have learned in my young life so far. I learned the importance of this concept by talking to literally thousands of successful people, as well as reading plenty of books written by and recommended by successful people. If someone is where I want to be, living a life that I want to live, I make it my mission to learn everything I can about them and how they got to where they are. I always make sure to ask people which books to read to acquire the information that further me along my journey.
One of the biggest entrepreneurs that I love following is Gary Vaynerchuk. His message is always so positive and passionate. I read his book (which is listed below) and listen to his podcast often. There is so much to be learned from great minds. The importance of reading does not go unnoticed, as Gary preaches about it quite often.
I am obsessed with the book collection that Tai Lopez often displays on his social media. I have been following Tai for a few years now, and I love everything that he preaches. He makes it super easy to catch some quick morning inspiration on his snapchat. He always keeps us up to date with the books that he is currently reading and he hosts many giveaways on his page. I love how incredibly engaged he is on his social media. I seriously feel like I know the guy.
These entrepreneurs, as well as a long list of others, have taught me many incredible life and business lessons. One of the most important things that I have learned from every single mentor that I have looked up to is that one of the biggest differences between the rich and the poor. To validate the importance of reading even more, almost all millionaires share this commonality: they read regularly.
Here is the most awesome book list that you will come across! If you take in just half of the wisdom between these pages, I guarantee your whole life will change. Reading self improvement books will unlock parts of your mind that you didn’t even know existed. This newly acquired knowledge will make you unstoppable. When you can really control you own thoughts, feelings, emotions and actions, your whole world will just fall into place. When you can learn to turn your thoughts into things, you will create the life of your dreams.
If you do not have time to read lengthy reviews to find a book that you would like, I have severely shortened them to give you a small glimpse of what the books are about without the headache.
Without further adieu, let’s discover your true power.
For Personal Growth
These books will have you feeling onto of the world as you unlock your true potential and become a real life super human! A great life starts with a. great mind, and with this book list you will learn from all the best. Positive thinking and reading these amazing books will definitely change your whole life. I guarantee it.
I had to put The Secret first on the list because it is my all time favorite, The Secret has truly changed my life. This self-help book is all about the power of positive thinking, and the Law of Attraction. As you will learn, I am obsessed with the law of attraction and love teaching other people how to unlock its incredible power. Everyone HAS to read this book. If you want to learn how to turn your thoughts and dreams into reality, this is where you should start.
Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
As I always preach, learn from those that are ahead of you. Gary Vaynerchuk shares so much knowledge in his book Crush It! Between these pages you will learn how to turn your passion into your job. He teaches you to leverage your dreams on social media and turn yourself into a brand. In between reading this book, I also recommend binge watching any of his videos!
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
Robert Kiyosaki really makes learning about the importance of financial literacy fun to read in this story about a boy with two dads: a rich dad and a poor dad. Through his story you really see and understand the differences between the rich and the poor. Understanding the difference is the crucial first step in choosing which path you will follow.
Think and Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich is truly a golf mine of knowledge. I always express the importance of learning from other successors, which is exactly what Napoleon Hill did. This book is filled with knowledge from over 500 of the most successful men in history including Henry Ford, Theodore Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, and so many more.
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
This book really teaches and inspires you to break from your nine to five to live the life you deserve. It shows you how to turn your skills and passions into businesses for less than $100. Sound’s like knowledge that you can’t afford to miss.
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
This awesome fable explores the life of the fictional lawyer Julian Mantle. This young man sold his Ferrari and everything he owned to become a Monk and learn from the ancient Sages of Sivana. Deep in the Himalayan mountain he learned the seven virtues that the Sages of Sirvana followed, where he vowed to teach them to others.
What I Know For Sure
First of all, I want to learn ALL that Oprah has to teach. If she breathes exactly 4,574,563 times in a day then I want to do the same. I’m probably not kidding. Her list of incredible successes go on and on. She has shared so much of her knowledge along her journey through her talk shows, television network, magazine, and so much more. In What I Know for Sure, she shares the incredible life lessons that she has learned along the way.
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek does a great job of showing real examples of how great leaders communicate. He disects many key elements to inspiring others, and shows you how you can inspire action. He also has an amazing TEDx talk, which is the third most-watched of all time.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
The 4-Hour Workweek is one of my most recommended books. Use this guide to live the life of a millionaire without actually being one. You will learn to be more effective and create the life that you dream of. Tim Ferriss lives his life by the 80/20 rule for many great reasons. Have no idea what the 80/20 rule is? Stop what you are doing right now and check out the next book.
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less
Lean how this amazing principle can really change your life! Boost your effectiveness in your business and in your life after learning about the 80/20 Principle and learning how to use it. I love how Richard takes on a very personal perspective making it easy to relate this principle to your own life.
The Power of Positive Thinking
Another amazing book that will change your life. Learn how to unlock the powers of the mind and unlock your true potential to create your own successes. Learn why and how you have to control your life by controlling your thoughts.
How to Win Friends & Influence People
A mentor gave me this book, and after reading I instantly knew why he insisted I read it. This book is truly a blueprint to dealing with people. When you read this book, you will learn how to make other people genuinely like you and how to make them think your way.
Outliers: The Story of Success
The Outliers is a book of multiple case study’s that cross different time periods and different successful people. Malcolm Gladwell shares with you why he believes that people are not successful due to I.Q but rather due to a number of other factors such as opportunity and meaningful hard work. Learn why it is important to put in the work and to seize opportunities.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
This was one of the best self help books of 2017 for a good reason. Mark Mason shows you why it is important to find something meaningful and important in your life to use your time productively. Stop giving a f*ck about all of the meaningless things that the world has to distract you and only give a f*ck about what is important.
This list isn’t exactly only for women, but it is about women which I would assume appeals to more women. Personally, that is who I love reading about because I can obviously relate to them more. As a woman, their are different struggles that we deal with that only we will truly understand. Read the awesome women inspired books that will have you ready to conquer the world!
Want to really be inspired? Learn about how Sophia Amoruso went from starting an online business for $50 to becoming the CEO of her own company, worth over $250 Million. The best way to become a girl boss is to learn the mind set of other girl bosses.
Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers (A NICE GIRLS Book)
In this book, Dr. Frankel examines many things that women do that are ruining their careers and holding them back from unlocking their true potential. You have to think link the big boys to play with the big boys. Learn how to take control of your career by soaking in the lessons lines out for you in this book.
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
You Are A Badass is one of the most kick ass motivational books that I have ever read. Read this book to help find your true passion on life, and chase your dreams despite anyone else’s opinion. Let your inner badass shine. It is time to be great!
Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur
This is another amazing motivational book that will have you ready to set goals and go kick ass. This is for women with a job while trying to pursue their side hustle or business, and just for women looking to gain confidence.
Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally
If you haven’t already figured it out by the title, Rich Bitch is a very blunt book on a financial plan to get your life together. Nicole Lapin makes this book funny and easy to read, which makes it easy to soak up her advice and more importantly to take action. I also love that you can read this book in order or out of order. It makes this a fun and easy book to grab on the go to read in the car or in the waiting room.
In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs
Grace Boney really put together a gem filled with knowledge in her book. She travels the world interviewing 100 amazing women, and now shares all of their knowledge. This empowering book will surely have you ready to follow your dreams.
These books are also very motivational, but leaning a little more toward the business side. This is not only for the seasoned entrepreneur but for the new or aspiring entrepreneur as well. There is so much great information to be soaked up between these pages. Check out my list below!
The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs must have a certain mindset to truly be successful. Learn how you too can think the way successful entrepreneurs do. This will be crucial on your journey. The aspiring entrepreneur can take just as much from this book as the seasoned business owner.
Contagious: Why Things Catch On
Jonah Berger will teach you how and why things go viral and stick around. He will also show you how to do it yourself. Once you understand why things become contagious, you can create content that sticks around.
Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
I’m not going to lie, I have not read this book yet but I have been told that I should include it. I have had this book recommended to me by many people so I will definitely be reading it soon. The core values in this book are great and I look forward to learning about this conscious business mindset.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel, the starter of PayPal, put together an awesome book on start ups and making them a success. He shares the many lessons that he learned along his journey to becoming a billionaire.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t
Good is the enemy of great. In this book, find out what it takes for good companies to become better than their competition. Don’t be good, be great! This book analyzes 28 companies on their successes or losses to better understand why and how they happen.
What books have you read that have really changed your life? I mean, had you ready to conquer the world and gave you a whole new understanding of life? 🙂
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