I think that the majority of people desire to be wealthy. Although most people want to attain wealth, very few actually do, why do you suppose this is? What characteristics do you think separate the few who become wealthy from the many that do not?
I have read quite a few books about becoming wealthy in order to find the answers to these questions and I have found that it all starts with your thinking. The few people who achieve great success and attain real wealth have a different way of thinking than everybody else. This different way of thinking causes them to do things in a certain way subconsciously, and when you do things in this certain way, it attracts wealth to you, literally.
If you want to learn this way of thinking that wealthy people have which brought them into wealth in the first place, I commend you. I have compiled a list of books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read. The books in this list reveal the keys to becoming wealthy and having the life of your dreams. If you have an open mind, and if you are willing to do whatever it takes to attain the life of your dreams, then read the books in the list that I’ve compiled for you here, they will change your life!
The Entrepreneur’s Reading List
There is no particular order to read these books in, just as long as you read them. I recommend that you not only read all of these books, but purchase a copy of each of them as well because, if you’re like me, you are going to want to read them more than once!
This book by Napoleon Hill is the original get rich book that spawned an entire genre of self improvement books. In order to write this book, Napolean Hill interviewed 100 successful people to find out what they did to become successful; he also interviewed hundreds of people considered by society to be failures to find out what they did that caused them to fail. After interviewing all these people, Napoleon Hill took the principles that he was taught and created a blue print for anybody to become rich. This blue print became the book, “Think and Grow Rich.”
2. The Secret
When this book was released it very quickly became a best seller. In The Secret, Rhonda Byrne talks about one of the most powerful forces in the universe, The Law of Attraction. This book will teach you how to use The Law of Attraction to get everything that you want out of life. You need to have an open mind for this book, but if you do, and if you apply what it teaches, you will begin to see the things that you want manifest into a reality.
This book by Mark Anastasi was written for entrepreneurs of today. In the times that we are living, people are turning to the internet more and more to buy products and pay for services, and the brick and mortar business is starting to become obsolete. The Laptop Millionaire gives you blueprints for several internet businesses that anybody can start for very little or no money.
Another classic by Napolean Hill, Outwitting the Devil was not made available to the public until long after Napoleon Hill’s death due to its controversial nature. In Outwitting the Devil, Napolean Hill talks about his rise to wealth, and his downfall to rock bottom shortly thereafter at which point he claims that he interviewed the Devil himself. The majority of the book is a dialogue between Napolean Hill and The Devil as they discuss live, love, health, wealth, and the secrets of the Universe.
Written by Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich breaks the process of getting wealthy down into an exact science, one which anybody can learn and replicate. If you read this book with an open mind and apply exactly what it says, then your attainment of wealth is inevitable.
Written by Joseph S. Benner, The Impersonal Life is an amazing read. In the Prologue, Joseph Benner claims that he had a vision from God where God spoke to him, and the remainder of the book is what the author says were God’s words to him. Whether the author was really spoken to by God or not, when you read this book, you will truly feel as though you are recieving wisdom from God!
To be successful in this day and age, you need to have the right tools, especially if you are going to have an internet based business. Wake Up, Kick Ass, Repeat provides all of the tools that you need to start, manage, and grow your internet business or your website. With over 350 tools and resources, this book is the ultimate digital toolbox for any business professional.
Written by Robert Greene, this book covers 48 principals that if applied will carry you to the heights of power, and if ignored will bring you down to ruin. You may find some of the principles in this book to be unethical, but that is only because you may be taking them out of context. There are situations in life and in the rise to wealth in which every single one of the 48 Laws of Power apply.
Another book by Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction explores the principles and the power behind seduction. Seduction is an indirect and subtle form of power that has been used by people to topple empires, win elections, and enslave great minds. Learn how to apply the psychology behind seduction and have the power to get people to like you, trust you, and do what you want them too.
Those who attain true wealth not only know how to accumulate capital, they know how to manage it properly. If you ever want to achieve true financial freedom, you need to manage your money properly. The Total Money Makeover written by financial expert Dave Ramsey teaches you how to do just that by establishing a savings, eliminating debt, and eventually building wealth.
I truly believe that the more you learn the more you earn. One characteristic of wealthy and successful people is that they are always expanding their knowledge and sharpening their skills. The books that I’ve listed in this post make up only a fraction of all the self improvement books that I have read, and I chose these specific books to list for you because they are the ones that I feel have had the greatest impact on me, so I believe that they will have a good impact on you also, but only if you read them and APPLY THEM!
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What are some books that you would recommend?