You may think that 10 Must Read Books can’t really “Change Your Life”.
And truth be told a few years ago I would have thought the exact same thing.
I was diagnosed with ADHD during my Junior year of college.. I remember so clearly..
One of the benefits from this diagnosis was that I would receive all my books on audio.. because they told me that I couldn’t comprehend what I was reading… therefore I should listen to it.
I never really believed them.. WHY?
Well.. let’s see.. I made it through 5 AP classes my senior year of high school.. Passed AP Chemistry and AP Physics placing me in second year college Chem course and Physics courses during my freshman year of college.
Let’s not forget I was a Chemistry major.. and for the three years prior to my diagnosis I was writing 20 page lab reports.. and 20 page English papers..
And trust I had to do lots of reading.. the issue wasn’t that I couldn’t comprehend.. the issue was that I had convinced myself that I didn’t like reading.
Yet.. lets really tell the truth and shame the devil..
I didn’t like WHAT I was reading.. I mean.. I can’t use ANY of that stuff today.
Years after leaving college… Ummmm notice I said leaving.. not graduating..
I became an Entrepreneur.. and discovered that all the successful Entrepreneur may not have degrees..
Yet they were reading!!
The first thought that crossed my mind.. “I don’t like to…..”
Then I thought.. “Why don’t I like to….”
Then I thought.. “I don’t really give a … (Ok.. check it…. back then I had a mouth like a sailor.. you wouldn’t believe the words that came out of my mouth on a daily basis. I can barely believe it myself.. so I’m not going to give you the EXACT word for word thought….as it may offend you.. especially if you are one of those types that acts like your dookie don’t stink.. LOL)
Basically I reached a time in my journey where what I thought… was not working for me..
Actually it was working against me.. maybe you can relate.. maybe your thoughts have been getting in the way of your dreams..
So I began my journey of reading.. and BOY DID IT CHANGE MY LIFE!!!
Over the years a few books really gave me the medicine I needed to change my thoughts.. and I’m going to give you my top 10..
10 Must Read Books #1: Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book was actually the book that started me back on my journey to reading. See as I studied successful Entrepreneurs I realized they all had this one book in common. I figured there must be something to it. So I went to a book store and snatch up my copy. Little did I know that I would be one of the best investment in my life. I have read this book 3 times.. and learned more from every read.
10 Must Read Books #2 The Greatest Secret In The World by Og Mandino
This book was referred.. ok.. STRONGLY referred to me by my Mentor. She had read it and gave it credit for literally retraining her thought process. It was one of those books that really checked to see if I could stand the test of consistency.. something that is a MUST in business. Let me just confess to you right now.. it took me 3 times of attempting to finish it.. before I finally completed it on my 4th time around.. Forget that 3rd times a charm stuff.. in business that means nothing.. every time is something.. that’s way I made it to that 4th read! You will enjoy every second of it.. as long as you never give up.
10 Must Read Books #3 First Steps To Wealth by Dani Johnson
There is always that book written by a person that you have “MAD” respect for.. you know that person that has accomplished exactly what you desire.. and they are unbelievably successful. Well Dani Johnson a single mom with under $3 in her pocket makes like 6 figures in her first year of venturing into the home based business industry. Hey.. I don’t know about you.. yet I’m desired to read a few tips from her. It just so happened that when this book came out.. I was already on her mailing list.. So when she launched it.. I purchased it.. PERIOD! I literally read it in like 2 days.. Yes! It is that good.. and a very easy read and understand. Looking to take your New Child Support System to the next level.. then read this book.
10 Must Read Books #4 The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
I heard a business partner of mines mention this book.. He talked about how it literally opened his eyes as to how he treated his business. I knew this guy was pretty successful already so I was intrigued to say the least. See I keep my ear to the pavement listening for more books to add the library. So I simply picked up a copy..
When I tell you I was completely blown away.. I’m still studying this one.. yet no need for me to keep all the goodies to myself.. RIGHT.. we are taking this journey together.
10 Must Read Books #5 Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
This guy is well known in the home based business industry as well. Some would say he motivates.. I would agree.. yet I call him the Mind Cleaner.. check this out.. I heard about this book before I knew who this guy was.. so I did a little research.. put myself on his email list.. started listening to him.. how he talks.. how he views the world.. next thing you knew.. about 3 hours after doing my research.. I purchased this book. This book is another one of those that deserves a second read.. and it is in rotation to have another read in 2015. I just read it last year.
Enjoy Part 2: Of My 10 Must Read Books
10 Must Read Books #6 The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco
This book literally broke down exactly why most of us are not rolling in dough.. and how what we believe it takes to break out of the rat race.. really is completely wrong. When I tell you my eyes are WIDE OPEN after reading this book.. they are wide open. You know how there are people out here telling you what you should do to make money.. yet they do not have any.. ever felt a little funny about following their advice. For example the lady at the bank.. trying to teach you about your money.. yet she comes to work EVERY SINGLE DAY for a paycheck just like you.. I don’t know.. I’m really not interested in hearing what she has to say.. yet the guy who made his first million before the age of 25.. yeah.. I want to know what he has to say.. This book literally gives you access to “THAT GUY”.. Enjoy it.. smile
10 Must Read Books #7 Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuck
Ok.. this guy is just hilarious.. this book is another one of those simple reads.. so if you are looking to get your first book under your belt, yet you don’t want to overwhelm yourself.. I recommend you start here. When it comes to creating that New Child Support System.. you will want to understand the reality behind what it will really take.. from what I’ve learned.. Gary knows 3 things.. Hustling, Wine, and Social Media.. Just my kind of guy.. you will enjoy this read.
10 Must Read Books #8 The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt
This book was recommended to me by an amazing entrepreneur and friend. Our lives are similar.. with the fact that we work from home to provide for our families and we are both Single Moms. One day we talked.. and I mentioned how I was scatter.. didn’t really know rather I was coming or going.. things had changed in my life and in my business and it was time for a change… maybe you can relate. Yet I had to get back to the basics of WHY I do what I do.. besides the obvious, which is to provide for my family. As I read this book.. my eyes were opened.. yet again as to my purpose. One of my favorite parts are the exercises/activities to complete after each section. It’s life changing.. go pick it up TODAY.. if you haven’t read it yet. (HINT: The public library holds this book.. I actually checked it out while I waited for my copy.. so there are NO EXCUSES)
10 Must Read Books #9 Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill
You already know I enjoy this author. Yet what you might not know is that I’m a Christian and love books that take me into my Spiritual side of things. This book did way more then that.. it literally showed me how to be a better MOM as well as a business owner. I’ve referred this book to many people.. and they all have felt the exact same way.. yet you will have to see what it can do for you by reading it.
10 Must Read Books #10 MONEY Master The Game by Tony Robbins
I’m still reading this book.. as it is DEEP.. see after all I’ve learned and the success I’ve had creating my child support system that turned into my full time income.. (an income that is larger then I’ve ever made before) I deserved a better understanding of money. I order this book thinking it would be a few 100 pages..OH NO.. it is way more.. and way worth it.. already half way done and my father (who has an amazing relationship with money) are having amazing conversations.. I can see him looking at me differently. He actually calls me to talk about money stuff.. See in the past he wouldn’t dare because he thought the conversation would end with me asking for his money..lol. Want to understand money and how to truly retire in 20 years or less.. then get this book.
Now that you know the “Secret Key” to my success..LOL.. No seriously.. I credit every single one of these books to my success.
Why? You may ask.. well I’m just going to be honest with you.. my mind was ridiculous prior to me reading the books I listed. Truth be told I was running from everything I claim I wanted.. and didn’t even know it. Well at least not until I started reading again.
I really hope these books are helpful to you.. and if you find this resource helpful please feel free to share it with those that you love.. I actually told my daughter about this list.. and she (at the age of 14) has chosen a book from the list to start reading. She keeps telling me she wants a life where she can do what she wants.. when she wants like me.. (Now between you and I.. I like that frame of thought!