20 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2017 [Video]

20 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2017 [Video]

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Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and podcaster. He is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate education space and has taught millions of people how to find, finance, and manage real estate investments.

Brandon began buying rental properties and flipping houses at the age of 21. He started with a single family home, where he rented out the bedrooms, but quickly moved on to a duplex, where he lived in half and rented out the other half.

From there, Brandon began buying both single family and multifamily rental properties, as well as fix and flipping single family homes in Washington state. Later, he expanded to larger apartments and mobile home parks across the country.

Today, Brandon is the managing member at Open Door Capital, where he raises money to purchase and turn around large mobile home parks and apartment complexes. He owns nearly 300 units across four states.

In addition to real estate investing experience, Brandon is also a best-selling author, having published four full-length non-fiction books, two e-books, and two personal development daily success journals. He has sold more than 400,000 books worldwide. His top-selling title, The Book on Rental Property Investing, is consistently ranked in the top 50 of all business books in the world on Amazon.com, having also garnered nearly 700 five-star reviews on the Amazon platform.

In addition to books, Brandon also publishes regular audio and video content that reaches millions each year. His videos on YouTube have been watched cumulatively more than 10,000,000 times, and the podcast he hosts weekly, the BiggerPockets Podcast, is the top-ranked real estate podcast in the world, with more than 75,000,000 downloads over 350 unique episodes. The show also has over 10,000 five-star reviews in iTunes and is consistently in the top 10 of all business podcasts on iTunes.

A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie and son Wilder) spends his time surfing, snorkeling, hiking, and swimming in the ocean near his home in Maui, Hawaii.

Brandon’s writing has been featured on Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, FoxNews.com, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media.

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Have you ever read a book that changed your life?

I’ve read tons. 

As Charlie “Tremendous” Jones said, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.”

So, if you want to change your life in 2017, the answer is simple: Connect with more people and READ more!

To help you with the reading, I made a quick video that shares some of the books that have had the biggest impact on my life.

20 Books That Will Change Your Life

On Monday afternoon, I hosted a Facebook Live video for the BiggerPockets Facebook Page.

It was titled “20 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2017,” and I thought I would also post the video here for all of you guys to watch.

(But if you didn’t see it, it means you probably don’t “like” the BiggerPockets Facebook page, which is a travesty you should rectify right now.)

So, here’s the video. Enjoy!

Facebook Version (It’s backwards…because I used the front-facing camera on my phone!)

YouTube Version (NOT Backwards…so you can read the book titles!)

The Books

OK for those of you who didn’t want to wait around and watch the whole video (or couldn’t read the titles because they were backwards!), here you go!

  1. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss
  2. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
  3. The Unofficial Guide to Real Estate Investing by Spencer Strauss & Martin Stone
  4. The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
  5. The Book on Managing Rental Properties by Brandon & Heather Turner
  6. The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner
  7. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracey
  8. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  9. The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor by Amanda Han
  10. The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott
  11. The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J Scott
  12. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
  13. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  14. The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
  15. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert Kiyosaki
  16. Lifeonaire by Steve Cook & Shaun McCloskey
  17. The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss by Ken McElroy
  18. Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki
  19. The Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Apartment Buildings by Steve Berges
  20. The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

Hope you all enjoyed the video!

And be sure to sign up for this week’s BiggerPockets Webinar! We’ll be talking about “How to Make 2017 Your Best Real Estate Investing Year Ever!

It’s going to be EPIC.