Reading is the equivalent to downloading new software for your brain. It's amazing where some ink on piece of flattened wood can take your mind.
The proof is outstandingly clear, people that read are more successful than those that don't.
People are always asking me for recommendations for books on a certain topic or just one to tickle their noggin, so I put together this list.
My recommended reading list.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This book is based on the law of attraction and shows how positive thinking can create life-changing results of happiness, health, and wealth. The book has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 46 languages.
Basically, it's like THE book on the law of attraction. There's also a movie that goes along with it too that you can see on youtube!
Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Most people who love "The Secret" and believe it's the undisputed book on the law of attraction, usually don't know that Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill actually trumps The Secret on personal development & self improvement.
Creating Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard
If you know me at all, you know how passionate I am about customer experience in the business landscape and how I believe it's the last differentiating factor in the competitive market.
With that said, this book is usually the first one I recommend to any service provide or business that deals with humans as customers or clients.
But wait, everyone deals with humans right? Exactly, so everyone should read this book.
I see so many agents and business owners focusing on trying to attract and close more and more business when they should be focusing on the humans that have already "gotten in bed" with them.
I use the "in bed" term because like in life, many agents and business owners wine and dine a client to seal the deal, and then when they close the client, they move on and forget about them.
This book will teach you the principles of turning leads in customers and customers in to raving fans.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
I read this book for the first time when I was 20 years old and the AHA moment I had was huge and this book did very well change the course of my future.
After reading the book, I honestly felt relieved.
I had felt for years that I was not destined to be some employee taking orders from some manager who has wasted 20 years of his life to be the boss.
What the book did was show you in the simplest of terms why there are dads in your life or that you know, that are financially secure and those that are not.
This disparity was actually very very present in my life.
To put it bluntly, my biological father was the textbook "poor dad" and my stepfather of 5 years at the time was the textbook "rich dad".
Now I don't want you to think I'm being harsh towards my pops here. I love him very much and I've learned so many things from him and he is in a way responsible for the part of my personality that is the outgoing, social and like-able one.
But it was all there in the book, like a playbook.
My dad just didn't follow the rules, or more accurately, he just didn't know them.
Whereas, my very very successful stepdad had played the game almost perfectly.
It's a great short book that you won't regret reading!
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
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