What does it take to become rich? It takes a dream, the willingness to fight for it, quite a lot of financial education, and last but not least, the drive to learn quickly. “Learners are earners” they say, so let’s see what you’ll learn from these top 8 eye-opening books on becoming wealthy and successful:
1. How Rich People Think by Steve Siebold
Siebold’s findings come after interviewing more than 1,200 millionaires and billionaires. The aftermath of his 30-year study is that becoming a billionaire is not so much about money, but rather about psychology. The book has more than 90 tips on becoming wealthier, but the top three would be: stay in contact with the rich people to learn their mindset; avoid people telling that your ideas won’t make you rich; and know your talents and how to make the most out of them.
2. Who moved my cheese? by Spencer Johnson
In his 96 pages packed with business wisdom, S. Johnson tells the story of four mice – Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw – and the way their personalities affect the way they do business. A parabel that shows just how important it is to manage fear and anxiety towards the future, and embrace change for success. In life just like in business, it’s all about keeping the pace with the rapidly changing world we’re living in.
3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Our personal favorite business book here at WorthyMouse. With its straightforward, down-to-earth approach, Kiyosaki reveals how his medium-class real dad and his best friend’s super wealthy dad were different in approaching wealth and investing. The book bursts a lot of bubbles – your good grades, school diploma and secure job won’t get you rich. On the other hand, there’s something else to getting rich than just a high income. Could it be a smart way to make money work for you? Kiyosaki explains it all.
4. The 4-hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Do you want to be in the right mindset to become an entrepreneur that works 4 hours a week and still makes tons of money? If so, Ferriss’ book is the help guide you are looking for. You will learn how to outsource your life so you can have more time to enjoy yourself; how to remove 50% of your work in 48 hours; and how to switch from a long-term career to short work bursts paved with numerous “mini-retirements”.
5. Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk
This books will remind you that you should stop dreaming of getting paid to do what you love, and start doing something about it. Most importantly, use the power of the internet to turn your real passions into real businesses.
6. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Horowitz shifted from writing on his blog to writing this book when he realized just how much business schools fail to give people practical advice for managing the toughest financial problems. If you read somewhere that being an entrepreneur is great, Horowitz will tell you just how hard it is to become a successful one. Filled with humor, rap music and a delightful yet straight approach, this book will be a great asset for all new and experienced entrepreneurs.
7. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Famous psychologist and Nobel Prize winner, Daniel Kahneman goes over the two systems that drive the way we think. Our first system is impulsive, intuitive and emotional. The second one is slower, deliberative, and more logical. The effects of each system on our success, mentality and confidence are broken down in this book. To put it plainly, our confidence on making the right business moves, taking risks, playing the stock market, everything revolves around these two systems that shape our judgments.
8. The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman
LinkedIn’s co-founder and chairman, Reid Hoffman, is ready to share with you the secrets of Silicon Valley’s most ambitious start-ups, and how to apply their entrepreneurial strategies to your career. His advice is to: constantly adapt your plans to the rapidly changing environment; empower your professional network; take proactive risks and find unique breakout opportunities.
We’d love to know which one worked best for you or if you have any other recommendations!