- The Power of Broke by Daymond John. “How empty pockets, a tight budget, and a hunger for success can become your greatest competitive advantage.” I love the concept of this book. Daymond John came from humble beginnings, and describes how it can be your best asset when your back’s against the wall. If you don’t have things handed to you, you may be more likely to want it that much more. In The Power of Broke, there are countless success stories of entrepreneurs who had to overcome their challenges of financial destitution, zero or poor credit, little to no network and often times found themselves climbing from rags to riches. If you need inspiration to realize that there’s hope if you struggle financially, this is the book for you.
- Be Obsessed or be Average by Grant Cardone. It’s so common in our society to view an “obsession” as being negative. In Be Obsessed or be Average, Grant Cardone explains the dangers of “average” or living an underwhelming life. His take is that to be successful at whatever it is you’re striving for, you have to become obsessed. Become obsessed with what you want to accomplish, become obsessed with your goals, love what you do, and be unapologetically obsessed with being the best version of yourself. This book is definitely a kick in the pants as far as motivation is concerned!
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. This book is magical. It’s definitely among my favorites of all time. Not magical in the sense that all the characters can fly or ride away into the sunset on colorful unicorns…but magical in a mysterious way because you NEVER see the end coming. The gist is that we’re all looking for a special ‘something’ that we need in order to be happy, when the truth is that we already have inside of us what it is we need for peace, happiness, and success. This book is filled with amazing quotes that have become extremely well-known since it was published. Also, the character and setting development are done so well that you actually feel like you’re in the story with the characters.
- Before You Quit Your Job by Robert Kiyosaki. “10 real-life lessons every entrepreneur should know about building a multi-million dollar business.” I actually read this right before I quit my job as a Starbucks barista. We all know how BA Robert Kiyosaki is from his profound first book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. In his books to follow, he just takes his BA-ness to other levels. If you have a business idea, but are afraid of jumping in and failing, this book is for you. If you’re sick of working hard and not getting ahead, this book is for you. If you’re ready to go out on your own, this book is for you. If you want to be better with money, this book is for you. If you’re breathing, this book is for you.
- You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. “Master the mindset of wealth.” I’m sure there are tons of books written on budgeting, and saving. The neat thing about this book is that it’s more about manifesting money. We all need to be really aware about how we think about money, what we say about money, what our ideas of money are because of our conditioning/upbringing…It’s SO much more important than we think to be aware of these things and speak specific money mantras if we want to welcome more of it into our lives; because speaking a certain way about it conditions your brain to actually program your actions to make it happen. Maybe some of us feel guilty for pursuing a lot of it, or maybe we we’re taught that we’d never have it…whatever the case may be, this book is excellent for programming our minds for abundance.
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