In this blog post I want to share with you the books that changed my life. This books are not the kind of books you read once and buy another one. This are the books you keep at your desk all the time. If you are serious about having success in your life you must gather the information of successful people and learn with them. I often hear people saying that a mentor is the best thing you can have to be successful and it’s true. At the same time not all of us have the opportunity to reach out and get mentors. As you became more successful you will get more opportunities to get mentors but when you are starting out it can be discouraging. The best way I found to have mentor is through books (be it physical, digital or audio books). You are the average of the 5 people you have closest to you. If you let these books teach you I believe you can find 5 mentors and move towards success. Books will not answer everything but will give you a lot and if you use that “a lot” to go you and get some experience then you will be more close to your dreams in life.
The list is not organized in any specific order because each book have it own gifts to offer. So lets dive in the Books that changed my life!
Rich Dad Poor Dad – by Robert Kiyosaki
This helped see a new world. 90% of people will never be rich or grow around rich people. This books showed me that if I want to be rich I had to change the way I think about money and assets. In this books Robert teaches 6 lessons:
- The Rich Don’t Work For Money
- Why Teach Financial Literacy
- Mind Your Own Business
- The History of Taxes and the Power of Corporations
- The Rich Invent Money
- Work to Learn Don’t Work for Money
The nice thing about Robert books is that they are not boring. He teaches with life experiences. I read this book in two days. I was hooked.
Here is the link to Rich Dad Poor Dad.
See you at the top – by Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar is just one of the greatest motivators of the self-development era. This book helped me understand that I can get what I want in life and that I can re-program my subconscious mind to work in my favor. Lessons from the book:
- The secret to getting everything you want in life
- How to be paid more for what you’re doing
- Easy-to-make changes that will help you feel better about your life
- How to shield yourself from negativism
- Seven steps you can take to get the most out of life
- How to put your subconscious to work to get more of what you want
And much, much more!
Here is the link to See you at the top.
The magic of thinking big – David J. Schwartz
In this book I learn the power of the way you thinking about life. As I am writing this post I thinking that I need to read this book again.
Believe you can succeed and you will:
- Cure yourself of the fear of failure
- Think and dream creatively
- You are what you think you are
- Make your attitudes your allies
- Learn how to think positively
- Turn defeat into victory
- Use goals to help you grow
- Think like a leader
Here is a link to The magic of thinking big.
Think and grow rich – Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” This was the firt book of self-development and sucess that I bought. I still have it on my desk today. Is such a great book that is still actual and was published in 1937. Crazy 🙂
In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In new updates includes sotries from successfull people such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton. A must read.
Here is a link to Think and grow rich.
How to make friends and influence people – by Dale Carnegie
This is such a great book that after reading it I was completly blown out. I never thought that you could learn how to make good relationships and influence people in a positive way.
I already read this book 3 times. I am planning to read it one more until the end of this year and trough out my whole life. After you read this book and study it you will see an increase of real relationships and leadership. Belive me!
Here is a link to How to make friends and influence people.
Where one begins when talking about Brian Tracy?! His products are some of the best products of self-development I have ever seen and they are so many that is hard to just pick one. But there is one that stood out to me.
Accelerated Learning Techniques
This product shows how to access your full mind potential. The tools that are presented in this product are the best to learn. I still wonder why they are not taught in schools?!
The meditation exercises are the best for me.
Here is the link to Accelerated Learning Techniques.
Hope you like the list of the Books that changed my life.