If you’re sick of being broke and want to do something about it, these books will teach you everything you need to know about getting motivated to make the change and what you need to do to turn your life around. Here are 8 books to read if you’re sick of being broke.
8 Books to Read if You’re Sick of Being Broke
1. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – by Timothy Ferriss
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
2. Words that Sell: More than 6000 Entries to Help You Promote Your Products, Services, and Ideas – by Richard Bayan
This copywriting classic is packed with inspiration-on-demand for busy professionals who need to win customers–by mail, online, or in person. Learn more than 75 lists of powerful and persuasive words and phrases, learn how to cross-reference categories to jump-start creative thinking, hone basic copywriting techniques, and how to watch out for commonly misspelled words, confusing words, pretentious phrases to avoid, and more.
3. The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything – by Guy Kawasaki
Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there’s no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fundraising, and branding.
In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki’s decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world.
4. The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning, and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 – by Taylor Pearson
The rapid development of technology and globalization has changed the leverage points in accumulating wealth: money, meaning, and freedom. Those that don’t adapt are becoming trapped in the downward spiral of a dying middle class – working harder and earning less. Entrepreneurs that understand the new paradigm, have created unprecedented wealth in their lives and the lives of those they love.
5. The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy – by Thomas J. Stanley
The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don’t live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door.
6. Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness – by Jeffrey Gitomer
Salespeople hate to read. That’s why Little Red Book of Selling is short, sweet, and to the point. It’s packed with answers that people are searching for in order to help them make sales for the moment―and the rest of their lives.
7. Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams – by Jeff Walker
Think about it—what if you could launch like Apple or the big Hollywood studios? What if your prospects eagerly counted down the days until they could buy your product?
What if you could create such powerful positioning in your market that you all -but- eliminated your competition? And you could do all that no matter how humble your business or budget?
8. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth – by T. Harv Eker
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it!
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments?
The shocking answer is None of the above!
Also, check out our post on “how to develop a millionaire mindset.“