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Remember this though…you don’t have to click the links and you don’t have to buy…but the books I have listed are game-changing. I have sifted and read through a lot of awful books to comprise this list for you. Effectively, I have weeded out the bad and left you with nothing but wholesome goodness.
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I’m not saying you have to…but it’ll make it harder for you to sleep at night if you don’t
Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
Rich Dad, Poor Dad was a game changer for me. It took me from the average, ordinary way of thinking to the elite, extraordinary way of thinking. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of life. It clearly demonstrates the four classes of people and how they make money. Its value cannot be understated. It is a great place to start if you seek a mindset change.
Making Habits, Breaking Habits – Jeremy Dean
This book opened my world to how our inner-psyche works and why it is that we continually run on auto-pilot day in and day out. We make thousands of decisions each and every day but only a handful are brought to the forefront. This books explains exactly why that is. It goes on to explain the steps necessary to break habits, the cues we must learn to anticipate and it argues that new habits take approximately 60 days to form. A great read if you are looking to delve a little deeper into the human mind.
The 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene
If you want to know just a few (well actually 48) things it takes to be successful this is it. This book isn’t for the feint of heart. As you read this (if you dare to) you will notice that some of the laws can come across as shady and deceitful. What you need to understand however, is that getting ahead in life isn’t always about being the good guy
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
Can I say that this is my favourite book? Incredibly easy read. Incredibly fun. Incredibly insightful. Simon Sinek makes a strong case that we as consumers don’t buy what a product does, but rather why it is made.
The Slight Edge – Jeff Olson
The Slight Edge is a bible for doing incremental things over a course of time and seeing success as a by-product of it. This book continuously reinforces the notion that big results aren’t achieved by a single moment or a single action. They are achieved by doing the small things consistently over a period of time. This book will change the way you look at life.
The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
The Compound Effect is exactly that…the compound effect. It shows the value in doing small things each and everyday and how, over time, they will add up to something large. It doesn’t matter what it is, who you are, or how you do it, just do it…and do it daily. No compromise…no excuses…just do it (kind of like Nike).
The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
Mr. Chicken Soup for the soul details what principles you must take in order to be successful…hence the title, “The Success Principles”. If you desire change in your life (which you probably do because you are on my recommended reading page) you need to read this book. Jack Canfield details precisely how he got from Point A (loser-ville) to Point B (champion-ville).
The Art of Negotiation (How to Improvise Agreement in a Chaotic World) – Michael Wheeler
The Art of Negotiation paints a very clear picture of what it takes to win in the negotiation game. This book was on my radar as soon as I started investing in real estate. How else could I have saved thousand on my purchases. You want to talk about Return on Investment? Spend $15 and save $1000’s…kind of a no-brainer.
How To Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
I don’t care if you pick up any book on this list…but if you choose not to invest in this one, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. “How to Win Friends…” has become the bible of creating relationships. If you have ever struggled in life to meet people, connect with people, or hold a conversation with people, this is for you. If you don’t struggle with any of these, read it anyways. It is a game-changer.
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
Speaking of near biblical books…here we have “The Four Agreements”. This book is the quintessential book on how to be treated and how to treat others. We all grew up learning (or at least I hope we did) The Golden Rule, “Do Onto Others As You Would Have Them Do Onto You”…this book takes this, throws it out the window and rewrites the Golden Rules.
The Four Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris
Tim Ferris is one of the most engaging authors I have ever read. This book, which might as well get ‘classic’ designation opened my eyes to the power of outsourcing. It showed me that yes things cost money and yes they can be expensive, but is it not more expensive to do them yourself? Follow me? If not, read this book.
Platform – Michael Hyatt
I couldn’t put this book down. It literally held me captive from the moment I picked it up to the moment I finished it. What’s worse is that it became my go to book for this blog site. Michael Hyatt eloquently illustrates how it is to become successful doing a blog site. If you have any interest whatsoever in blogging, do yourself a justice and pick this one up.
Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs has long been criticized for they way he treated people. Understand this though, Steve Jobs had a vision and to create his vision he needed people with expectations as high as his. Steve Jobs is a personal hero of mine and this is the book that began my obsession with perfection.
The Everything Store
I’m going to say it…this is by far one of my favourite books. This book delves deep in the Jeff Bezos’ insatiable appetite for success. The book clearly demonstrates what it takes to be successful. This book proves that if you have a vision, don’t give up on it. The result of giving up is mediocrity, or worse. The result of following through…well Amazon speaks for itself.
Creativity Inc. – Ed Catmull
We all know that Pixar is a monster in the world of animated movies. If you didn’t realize this, then you have some catching up to do. What many of us don’t realize is where it came from, how it got to be the success it is, and most importantly why it continues to be the Apex of Animation.
How Google Works – Eric Schmidt
How Google Works is primarily about…well…the inner workings of Google. Most would think that it deals with how each of their programs and how their software works, but most would be wrong. It talks more about the working of Google as a corporation…the hiring process, the ‘free time’ that we all hear about and many other things. If you are looking to fine tune your organization based on a very successful one, you need this book.
Dotcom Secrets – Russell Brunson
If you have a website and you are struggling to gain traffic, Dotcom Secrets is for you. Russell Brunson is widely considered one of the foremost leaders in online traffic, conversion and sales. In this book, he teaches you all the things that he has learned and implemented in his business to become a worldwide leader in his field.