We’re well into the holiday season and it’s a time when people reflect on the year gone by and how they can make next year the best year of their lives.
If you want to make the coming year the best year of your life, I believe you need to build the foundations of success by honing three sets of fundamental skills.
- Mindset skills
- People Skills
- System skills – the techniques you require for whatever investment system you chose – such as Real Estate or share market skills or the internet skills you need.
It has been said that the most important factor that will change where you are in 12 months’ time compared to where you are today in your life is the books that you read and the people that you hang around with.
So, let’s look at some of the books you should read over the next month and into next year to help you improve those 3 sets of skills.
These are the foundational books that you need to read or reread to help set yourself up for the future.
1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book is on the bookshelf with every successful investor and entrepreneur
While this is a very old book now, and a little bit difficult to read, you will find most successful people will say this was one of the foundational books that got them going having sold over 100 million copies.
2. Rich Habits, Poor Habits – Tom Corley and Michael Yardney
Sure, this is one of my books, but it has become an international bestseller and translated into 5 foreign languages.
Rich people think a certain way and poor people think a completely different way, and those ways of thinking determine their actions and therefore determine their results.
Then all you have to do is copy how rich people think.
Just study the Rich and copy their Rich Habits is the advice of my co-author Tom Corley and me.
We explain that we are where we are because of the things we do day in, and day out.
Our old ways of thinking, and our old habits brought us exactly to where we are and if we want something to be different in our lives, we need to do something different.
This book debunks the myths and “common wisdom” about how to get rich.
Read it to unlock the secrets to success and failure, based on Tom Corley’s five years’ study of the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people as the authors expose the immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor.
Since the release of Rich Habits Poor Habits in 2016, I’m proud to say that Tom Corley and I have gone on to share the mindset secrets of the rich and successful to new and bigger audiences and this book has become an international bestseller and is being translated into 5 foreign languages.
Why not click here now and get your copy today?
It will help you understand how the rich think very, very differently from the poor.
Tom Corley and I explain how the way your life looks today is a result of the choices you have made which are the results of the often unconscious habits you’ve developed.
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
You probably have heard of this book, have you read it?
It’s one of the classic books on people skills.
4. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Steven R Covey
This is another classic, and an example of why you don’t need to read brand-new books.
How many of the habits of highly effective people have you incorporated into your life?
5. Influence – by Robert Cialdini
I still remember buying the tape set of this back in the early 1990s.
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This was long before they were audiobooks.
I listen to the audio and it changed my life, how I deal with people and how I negotiate influence and persuade.
Dr Cialdini taught me the six fundamentals of influence which are part of my DNA today and which I just got in more detail in my book – Negotiate Influence Persuade.
6. Negotiate, Influence, Persuade
This is my latest book where I teach you how to get other people to want to do what you want them to do because of your ability to interact, communicate, negotiate, influence and persuade.
In every transaction there is a buyer and a seller: they either buy what you’re saying, or you buy what they’re saying.
But this book is not just for salespeople, it’s also for you as a consumer because we all negotiate every day of our lives. Not just in business but in day-to-day life with your spouse, your children, your work colleagues, your customers or your clients.
While plenty of books teach sales and negotiation techniques, this one explains the fundamentals and the psychology behind why these techniques work and how to use them most effectively. It’s more than just a book about negotiation. It’s about persuasion and influence, and more importantly, how to wield those two important traits to meet your goals.
It will change how readers will do business, and how they will interact with their family and friends and hopefully give them a greater understanding of why people behave and are motivated to act, the way they do.
Click here now and buy your copy. Imagine how different your life will be when you develop your skills, realise your full potential and make your life work.
7. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
While this book was more than 20 years ago, its insights stand the test of time.
Kiyosaki also offers personal finance advice and breaks down money misconceptions across a broad spectrum.
Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.
The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
However, be careful – some of Kiyosaki’s property strategies don’t translate well to Australia where the rules are different to the USA, because in Australia investing for capital growth is the way to go.
8. How To Grow A Multi-Million Dollar Property Portfolio – In your Spare Time – Michael Yardney
This new totally updated, 16th-anniversary edition of the best seller is a must for all property investors as it outlines a framework to build financial freedom in the new economic climate.
This book has become the property investment classic and is on the bookshelf of almost every successful Australian property investor.
Readers receive a time-proven step-by-step action plan showing how to achieve real wealth through property investment and learn how to live the life of a property multi-millionaire using my pyramiding system to buy more properties with no money out of your own pocket.
This book is suitable for beginners, yet has advanced strategies for experienced investors.
It’s full of time-tested fundamental strategies for these challenging times so click here now and order your copy.
There you have it, a list of books that you should read and reread to build up your skill set.
And yes, I am touting some of my books, but having said that I know the success so many readers have achieved from the lessons they have learned in these books, so I’d be wrong if I didn’t give you the opportunity of getting the same great results by changing your skill sets.
I believe you should read these books, or re-read them before you read any of the new books.
If you haven’t incorporated the fundamental principles you’ll learn from these books into your life, what can you book teach you?
You need strong foundations to build your multi-million dollar property portfolio.
If you don’t have strong foundations the whole thing could topple over.