5 Life Changing Books You Don’t Want to Miss


Life Changing Books Create More Success

Life changing books are hard to come by, you might not have even found one yet. One of the only ways to actually find one is to constantly be reading. We know that reading can be tough so we decided to pick 5 of our favorite books on success to share with you!

Our goal was to pick 5 books that we thought had a life changing message. Everyone wants to live a happier, more fulfilling, and successful life. The ideas in these books can create the foundation for your success. We took the big ideas from these books and brought them together in an easy to read format. We hope you are inspired to read these books!

This first book is the book that inspired many people to change their lives. Without a doubt this should be required reading for anyone that wants to achieve more in life. If it was possible every student should have to read this book at least once. It is not only inspirational but it helps open up your mind to new ideas.

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! By Robert Kiyosaki 

Rich Dad Poor Dad is by far one of the best books on success and motivation. It’s a story about Robert Kiyosaki growing up with influence from his real dad (poor dad) and his best friends dad (rich dad). His poor dad focused on security and education while his rich dad focused on success and entrepreneurship.

Financial Freedom Creates Real Freedom

The main idea of this book is to become financially free. The only people that truly enjoy life are the ones that don’t have to worry about bills or where they will be fed. Robert Kiyosaki brings the idea of real estate investing to the average person. This is where many real estate investors first realize it is possible to do.

Mentors Make a Difference

Mentors and surrounding yourself with people that will help you improve your life is another key factor in making this one of the best success books of all time. The people you surround yourself with will either bring you up to their level or pull you down. Picking the most positively influential people is a must.

If you take anything from this book it should be, the average person can succeed, build good relationships, and find a way to invest in your future.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillThink and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich is an amazing book created by Napoleon Hill. He was one of the first people to get involved with motivation speaking, personal development, and success coaching. This book brings what he learned from years of first hand experience in becoming successful. He spent years researching to be one of the best in his field. It shows because this book is still one of the top 10 best selling personal development books of all time.

Your Ability to Succeed is Directly Related to What You Believe You Can Achieve

The idea that you can achieve anything you believe you can do is what this book is about. It teaches you how to move passed small thinking and focus on viewing the big picture. One of the big parts of this is never stop learning. When you stop learning you lose a way to have new ideas brought to you. It’s also important to surround yourself with good people that want to achieve more (see a trend here?). Remember you are the only person that can make a difference in you life. Use your own abilities to create a wonderful life for yourself.

Start with Why by Simon SinekStart with Why

This business success book was originally written to help business leaders and entrepreneurs achieve more. That may be the original purpose but anyone can read this book and find inspiration. Simon Sinek took a spin on how people should view why they are doing something. Normally people look at things from the outside in but Simon wanted people to ask why and start from the inside out.

Why is Your Purpose

You may be wondering what “why is your purpose” means. To put it in the most simple form, why is your purpose because you need to know why you are doing something. Your why should be the thing that pushes you to your limits. For some their why will be their family for others it may be friends, relationships, money, or knowledge. Whatever your why is you need to be emotional about it.

Your why should be something that you are willing to share with anyone. You need to be confident in your why and if you are too scared to share it then it’s not the right why. Your why needs to be built into a how. In business this would be how the company does something. It is the same for you, you are using your why to create a how. Next you’ll be building our why and how into a what. A what is just what you are doing. You can’t have a why or a how without a what.

Use your why to expand yourself as a person. After you have your why make sure everything you do is for your why.

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone The 10x Rule

Grant Cardone has created one of the best motivational books of all time. He grew up as an average kid for the most part. His father passed away when he was young so he didn’t have a father figure growing up. His mother did the best he could for the family but by most standards it still wasn’t enough. When he grew up he became a drug addict and alcoholic. Being in sales and making average money caused him to re-evaluate his life eventually becoming one of the best salesman, motivational speakers, and success coaches in the world.

Big Goals and Big Action Create Big Success

The main purpose of this book is to motivate people to do more. If you dig deeper it focuses on how to make big goals and take big action. Grant Cardone doesn’t want people to be average and he believes that everyone can achieve more.

One way to achieve more is by taking responsibility for your actions. Everything that happens to you is because of a choice you made this includes the excuses that you make. You need to take control of your life and focus on the things that will let you achieve more. Success should be your moral obligation. If you aren’t achieve then you need to put more time and effort in because being average is failing. Be more than average and you’ll never fail.

The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. ClasonThe Richest Man in Babylon

George Clason followed the story of average men in Babylon. He shows the struggles that you live through if you only strive to be average. One man learns that it is what you do that makes you successful and begins to find mentors and learn how to become successful. Each day is a chance to become more than you were the day before.

Small Steps Will Eventually Lead to Success

The richest man in Babylon got there by creating wealth over time. This book teaches the basics of investing and saving money. A simple personal finance trick that is taught is saving 10% of your income. It sounds like a lot but it can go unnoticed if taken out automatically. This 10% of your income can be used to invest.

Invest Your Savings

As you save up your 10% each month you will eventually have enough to invest. Don’t invest in something that you don’t understand, it’s too easy to lose money. Always pick something that you understand and you can repeatedly invest in. Over time your profits should be reinvested to take advantage of compounding interest. With enough time compounding interest will make you rich beyond what you can imagine making on your own.

If you take anything away from this book it should be that persistence and faith are life changing. Never back away from something because you can’t picture how the future will be. Keep trying to reach your dreams.

Reading Your Way to Success

Reading is one of the most important things you can do to achieve success. This list of books will give you at least 5 different perspectives that you can use to achieve more success in your life. The 5 authors can be mentors to you. They may not be able to speak with you in person but they can teach you through writing. Each book they write is a new opportunity to teach you lessons but you have to be open to learning. Taking the time to read gives you an opportunity to look at the way another person thinks. This gives you a chance to learn a new perspective and expand your mind. The books that change your perspective on life are some of the best uses of your time.

It can be hard to find good books to read. If you know anyone that is struggling to get started or find the next thing to read let them know about this list. Sharing this post on social media may just be the kick start someone needs to turn their life around. If you want to join our community of success driven individuals please subscribe to our newsletter or like us on social media. Thanks for taking the time to read about reading!

Reading Your Way to Success


What Makes Reading so Important

Have you ever wondered what makes some people more successful than others? In most cases it’s the amount of time someone spends reading. Reading gives you a chance to look into the mind of someone that came before you or has more experience. Another common trend with people that read often is the formation of a keystone habit. Keystone habits are habits that are so influential on your life that creating one will change how you view the world. It can take many hours of work to create the habit of reading but the trade off is more happiness and success. Let’s take a look at ways to create a new habit.

How to Get Started

Getting started is always the hardest part of any task. When it comes to reading it can be even more difficult. I find this stems from being forced to read books we’re not interested in for a significant portion of our lives (think back to school).

  1. The first step to getting started will be experimenting and finding out what kind of books you are interested in reading. If you can’t decide take a look at best sellers on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Narrow it down to a few books and pick the one that you think will be the most entertaining.
  2. The second step is to read small portions every day. The best way to do this is find a time that you can consistently read or 15 to 30 minutes every day. Many people like to read right at the end of the work day. Another great choice is reading before bed. Reading before bed can be a great choice because it gets you away from electronics and calm you down.
  3. The third step will be to set goals and monitor your progress. At first it may be hard to stay consistent but make sure you have goals that push hard enough that you have to try but, not so hard that you give up. As you achieve your goals right down what you’ve accomplished even if it’s as simple as reading 1 chapter. No achievement is too small when creating new habits.

Once you have started to take the small steps you need to create your new habit you will realize that you want to keep learning more. As this desire for new resources grows you will need to start exploring what reading options are out there waiting for you.

Explore Your Reading Resources

Sometimes reading a book isn’t the best option. They can be difficult to transport and can be hard to read without the right lighting. Don’t let that get you done, there are greener pastures. Technology has advanced to the point where no matter where or what you’re doing you have access to reading or books of some form. Just to name a few we have eBooks, magazines, forum posts, blog posts, and to really get into left field audio books. Every reading resource you can find is worthwhile to look into. Sometimes you have to experiment to find out what is best for you. Speaking of what’s best for you the only way to know is to track your progress.

Tracking Your Progress

Statistics may be a boring topic but it’s the only way to optimization. When you take the time to look back at what you have accomplished you will see the progress and be excited by it. There are many way to track your progress when you read.

  • Log all the books you’ve read – Logging all of your books lets you see trends in what you enjoy reading, how quickly you read, and lets you go back to reread in the future.
  • Make Notes – It can be difficult to remember what you have read. Making notes allows you to refresh your memory without having to start from scratch. You can use note cards, notebooks, or even the book itself to take notes. Don’t forget you can highlight books too just make sure they are yours and not borrowed.
  • Quiz Yourself – We all know taking tests and quizzes can be boring or even stressful. Quizzing yourself on a book can be as simple as asking yourself what just happened or as complicated as creating a test. A test could be flashcards, multiple choice, true or false, or maybe even a quick essay.

Remember that reading can be difficult. Track what you have done to show yourself that you can make the most difficult challenge look easy.

Share Your Experiences

Now that you’ve taken your first step towards creating a keystone habit. It’s time to get your friends and family involved. Reading doesn’t have to be something you do on your own. Tell people about what you are reading and what you would like to read in the future. Get others excited about the same things you are excited about. If you can’t convince your friends and family seek out peers that are like minded. There are book clubs and mastermind groups around the world. These groups are there to help each other. They will be there to help you.

Just remember you are forming this habit for you, don’t let others bring you down. Everytime you read it should be something you want to read. Reading will change your life. Make sure you enjoy it and follow through with creating your new keystone habit. As a first step towards sharing your experiences share this post on your favorite social media.  If you really want to get involved sign up for our newsletter and updates.