With the new year approaching I am making a goal to read 50 books in 2018. I have read 14 since this September and was curious what some of your favorite real estate, business and self improvement books. Thanks BP!
Here are some of my favorites:
The One Thing
Rich Dad Poor Dad
The Millionaire next door
One book I really enjoyed is 'Secrets to the Millionaire Mind' by T. Harv Eker. It helped me see how the 'programming' about finances I absorbed as a kid are still affecting how I think today.
Also, I just got the book 'Tribe of Mentors' by Tim Ferris and enjoying that as well. In general, I think reading books has expanded my 'context' and my worldview, but I would also recommend having a real estate goal to put what you are reading into action.
That's a great goal, @Joe Vastola ! I read 15 books in 2017 and will read 18 books in '18.
A few of my favorites from last year:
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook - Gary V
The Ideal Team Player - Pat Lencioni
Leaders Eat Last - Sinek
@Joe Vastola That is a great goal ! My goal is for 50 books as well in 2018!
Here are some of my favs that I will recommend :
1. Think Grow & Rich
2. As A Man Thinketh
3. The Real Estate Game : The Intelligent Guide To Decisionmaking and Investment
4. Richest Man in Babylon
5. Man's Search for Meaning
6. Blink : The Power of Thinking without Thinking
7. Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
8. Awaken the Giant Within
Happy reading and to your success in 2018!
My favorites which are not covered already
1. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
2. Start with Why
3. Good to great
4. Turn the ship around
5. The tipping point
6. 7 habits of highly effective people
I'm currently on "Never Split the Difference"
I think it's a worthwhile book that can teach most Individuals various negotiation techniques.
Some of my faves not already mentioned (personal development):
Getting Things Done by David Allen
The Obstacle is the Way and Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Hi Joe, great goal and thread! Really enjoying everyone's response...some of my favorite real estate related books are:
- Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever by Joe Fairless
The Real Estate Rehab Investing Bible: A Proven-Profit System for Finding, Funding, Fixing, and Flipping Houses...Without Lifting a Paintbrush by Paul Esajian
The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down by Brandon Turner
FLIP: How to Find, Fix and Sell Houses for Profit by Rick Villani and Clay Davis
The Book on Flipping Houses: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties by J Scott and Josh Dorkin
* Traction by Gino Wickman (teaches how to get a grip on your business)
* How to Win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie (General business, communication, and personal growth skills)
Crucial Conversations- Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson et al.
GRIT by Angel Duckworth.
Phenomenal book. Grit is what separates those who fail, give up, or never get started from the successful.
The Ultimate Sales Machine
The Slight Edge
Anything by Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn and John Maxwell
In no particular order
• Set for Life - Scott Trench
• The Slight Edge - Jeff Olson
• Discipline Equals Freedom - Jocko Willink
• The Creature from Jackel Island - G. Edward Griffin
• Wealth Poverty and Politics - Thomas Sowell
Thanks for the mentions of my book!
Here are some of my favorites (I have a bias for BiggerPockets books, so this list does not include my own book or those of BiggerPockets' Publishing company, although I truly love our books!):
The Millionaire Next Door - Thomas J Stanley
The Millionaire Mind - Thomas J Stanley
Entreleadership - Dave Ramsey
The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy (And his little goal setting book "Living Your Best Year Ever")
Never Split the Difference - Chris Voss
The Millionaire Fastlane - MJ DeMarco
If you want to get a bit outside the realm of strictly business and self-improvement, there are a couple of good ones that I've read recently:
The Paradox of Choice - Barry Schwartz
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jered Diamond
And, just for fun, I've been reading the Horatio Hornblower series by C.S. Forester. Which is awesome.
@Scott Trench I love Guns, Germs and Steel and Compound Effect. I've read the latter twice now and have put it on my list (along with How to Win Friends and Influence People) for at reading at least once a year.
Also Set for Life, Richest Man in Babylon, Millionaire Next Door, Rich Dad/Poor Dad and Cashflow Quadrant for general business mindset.
Millionaire Real Estate Investor was a great read for getting to grips with the model of real estate investing.
I'm still reading a bunch of real estate and business books so that's the list for now.
For fun you can't beat Phillip Pullman, Tolkien and James Herriot.
Find it, Fix it, Flip it by Michael Corbett. This is the book that got us started. Super easy read that de-mystified house flipping for me.
What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow by Frank Galinelli. Incredibly detailed financial metrics valuable for all investors.
The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. Not for everyone but there's some real freedom in many of his suggestions!
The ONE Thing
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Rich Dad Poor Dad
The War of Art
Outliers: The Story of Success
I love your goal @Joe Vastola ! I've listened to every BP podcast and just about every book I've bought since I got into investing came from recommendations from their guests. Since you're going for 50 I'm going to go ahead and hit you with every book I've bought since I got into this game. Feel free to pick and choose as you see fit:
The Books That Changed My Life:
What I'm Reading Now:
Tribe of Mentors: Fantastic for motivation
Others I've Read:
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Banker's Code by George Antone
The Book on Flipping Houses by J Scott
12 Week Year by Brian Moran
Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark Winters
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
Be Obsessed Or Be Average by Grant Cardone
Flip by Rick Villani and Clay Davis
Real Estate Investing for Dummies by Tyson Griswold
Start Your Own Corporation by Garrett Sutton
Loopholes of Real Estate by Garrett Sutton
Rework by Jason Fried and David HeinemeierHansson
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
Tax Free Wealth by Tom Wheelwright
Hold by Steve Chader and Jennice Doty
The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller
Inspecting a House by Carson Dunlop
The ABC's of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy
The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy
The Book on Investing in Real Estate Investing with No and Low Money Down by Brandon Turner (ironically sitting on top of the McElroy books which he's credited for getting him interested in apartments)
The 16% Solution by Joel Moskowitz
Rich Dad's Guid to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
Stop Flipping Stop Renting by Mike Arch and Erik Saengerhausen
The Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J Scott
The Real Book of Real Estate by Robert Kiyosaki
What Got You There Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
Finding and Funding Great Deals by Anson Young
The Book on Negotiation Real Estate by J and Carol Scott
Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
The Art of Owner Financing by Mitch Stephen
Built to Last by Jim Collins
Great by Choice by Jim Collins
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
The E-Myth Revealed by Michael Gerber
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Hunting in a Farmer's World by John Dini
How the Mighty Fall by Jim Collins
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Paper Profits by Joshua Andrews
The Ones I Haven't Gotten To Yet:
Note Investing Made Easier by Martin Saenz
Wealth Can't Wait by David Osborn
How I Turned $1,000 into Five Million in Real Estate by William Nickerson
What Every Real Estate Investor Needs To Know About Cash Flow by Frank Gallinelli
Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
The ABC's of Property Management by Ken McElroy
OPM-Other People's Money by Michael Lechter
The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller
The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
Set For Life by @Scott Trench
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley
Making Big Money Investing in Real Estate by Peter Conti
How to Buy Real Estate at Foreclosure Auctions by Marc Sherby
Lifeonaire by Steve Cook and Shaun McCloskey
Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School by Mark McCormack
Turning Distress Into Success by Fuquan Bilal
No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs by Dan S. Kennedy
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden
The Real Estate Investor's Tax Guide by Vernon Hoven
Run Your Own Corporation by Garrett Sutton
The Real Estate Game by William J. Poorvu
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
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