Whether you want to improve your mindset or relationship, find purpose or fulfillment, or grow your bank account, one or more of these books will point you in the right direction. There is no order. Each book is equally important but for different reasons.
Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins
Words cannot express how much this book profoundly changed the way I view my life.
David Goggins is a machine and never going to settle for anything less giving 120% of himself, no matter what. This book gives you the tools to dive deeper into yourself, to get to the root of your problems and to question why you still let those problems dictate your life today. This book is the kick up the ass you need to get your shit together. Even if you aren’t going through trying to get into the elite of the military, ultramarathons, pull up records, his story of overcoming all the odds is truly incredible and motivational.
The 48 Laws Of Power – Robert Greene
In 480 pages Robert Greene manages to dissect the idea of power and present all those subtle rules that assemble it in a masterful way.
The laws cull their principles from many great schemers throughout history, from Sun-Tzu to Talleyrand, from Casanova to con man Yellow Kid Weil.
Whether you are hungry for power or you are just looking to get some more information on the topic, this book is an all-time classic that will provide extreme insight into human reasoning and behaviors.
Principles – Ray Dalio
In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, Bridgewater Associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in New York City. Forty years later, Bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the United States.
Along the way, Dalio discovered a set of unique principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
The Obstacle Is The Way – Ryan Holiday
If you’re feeling frustrated, demoralized, or stuck in a rut, this book can help you turn your problems into your biggest advantages. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.
These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations.
Rich Dad Poor Dad – Richard Kiyosaki
A good first step into financial literacy.
Most people never study the subject [money]. They go to work, get their paycheck, balance their checkbooks, and that’s it. On top of that, they wonder why they have money problems. Few realize that it’s their lack of financial education that is the problem.
This book does the following:
– Explain to you about the difference of thinking between the rich and the poor.
– Explain what the poor or middle class confuse about the asset and liability and they always fall in this trap.
– Explain how you could become rich or at least how to invest (make money work for you) where you can have financially freedom.
– Teach about the some investment technique on how to invest on real estate get profit from that.
Atomic Habits – James Clear
Habits are the compound interest of self‐improvement. The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day and yet the impact they deliver over the months and years can be enormous. It is only when looking back two, five, or perhaps ten years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.
If you’re having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn’t you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don’t want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. In Atomic Habits, James Clear draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible.
Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
In “Extreme Ownership” former Navy SEALS Jocko Willink and Leif Babin relate their actual battlefield experiences in each chapter, and then craft leadership lessons and applications for business, personal achievement, and most any other area of life.
The Big Idea: Leaders Must Own Everything in Their World, There is No One Else to Blame, take responsibility for everything, absolutely everything – and good things will happen. Don’t shift blame, don’t talk about how it is the situation’s fault. It is all on you – but in a positive way. This is not to mean that everything that goes wrong is because of you – it means that putting everything on your own shoulders makes good things happen all around. Even when things go badly, take the responsibility – and it makes it easier to deal with.
Models, Attract Women Through Honesty – Mark Manson
This is a must read book for any man who has struggled to connect with or communicate with women. It is the most mature and honest guide on how a man can attract women without faking behavior, without lying and without emulating others. A game-changer
No More Mr. Nice Guy – Robert Glover
This book transcends self-help: it is self-debugging in the form of having a giant mirror of truth held up to your psyche while you re-evaluate your life and try to keep the cognitive dissonance at bay.
Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the “Nice Guy Syndrome” trying too hard to please others while neglecting one’s own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It’s no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He explains how they can stop seeking approval and start getting what they want in life, by presenting the information and tools to help them ensure their needs are met, to express their emotions, to have a satisfying sex life, to embrace their masculinity and form meaningful relationships with other men, and to live up to their creative potential
The War Of Art – Steven Pressfield
This book is fierce. I picked it up late one night and the next morning, I was like an efficient machine. I felt extremely motivated to continue my efforts on a few projects that had been languishing on the back burner. The author shines a very bright light on that cunning, rational voice we all have that convinces us to wait, procrastinate or never start a new venture. He calls it resistance and expounds that the greater resistance you have to something, the more important it must be.