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Our Book Recommendations from 2019

Our real estate investment business started as a Mom and Pop business, with lots of people helping us grow. Without our contractors who do the actual work on our properties, our photographer, videographer, and home stager who all make our finished homes shine, and our coaches who kept us moving forward, we have had so much support as our business grew to where it is today.

Lifetime Learning - Various Ways

One of our early commitments when we started this business was to lifetime continual learning. We had almost no real estate knowledge when we started this business, other than what we had learned over the years just from buying and selling our own homes. Two things anchored our commitment to continual learning; first, the business continually changed, so we needed to stay abreast of changes to stay competitive in this business, and second, there's always more tools to add to our toolkit to be better real estate investors.

We attend workshops, conferences, and boot camps, as these are all ways to learn in person, while mixing with other investors. The networking time is just as beneficial as the actual sessions, because learning what's working for another investor may be the next impetus to growth in our business.

As we commute, we listen to webinars, podcasts, and audible books, not only about real estate, but for our own personal growth and development. We also read actual books, but more often we're listing to those books. So, that said, here's the list of books that contributed to our growth and success in 2019.

Success Book List from 2019

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Dave Jenks, Gary Keller, and Jay Papasan

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

Zero Limits by Ihaleakala Hew Len and Joe Vitale

The Joy of Genius by Gay Hendricks, PhD

You Are a BadAss at Making Money by Jen Sincero

Who's in Your Room? by Stewart Emery LHD, Rick Sapio, and Ivan Misner

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane

Miracle Morning Millionaires by Honoree Corder, David Osborn, and Hal Elrod

The Ultimate Law of Attraction by Joe Vitale

You Are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Missing Secret by Joe Vitale

Goals! How to Get Everything by Brian Tracy

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Ice Breakers by Tom "Big Al" Schreiter

E-Myth Real Estate Investor by Paul Esajian, Michael E Gerber

Finding and Funding Great Deals by Anson Young

Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount

Go-Givers By Bob Burg and John David Mann

Great at Work by Morten Hansen

Go for No! by Richard Fenton

The Playbook for Success by Amy Broghammer

How To Be a Power Connector by Judy Robinson

Crucial Conversations by Joseph Grenny, Al Switzler, and Ron McMillan

Human Connection by Kody Bateman

Raising Private Capital by Matt Faircloth

Multifamily Real Estate Investing by Mark Sanders

Landlording on AutoPilot by Mike Butler

Build a Rental Property Empire by Mark Ferguson

The Millionaire Booklet by Grant Cardone

How to Get and Stay Motivated by Grant Cardone

Launch by Jeff Walker

Crushing It in Apartments and Commercial Real Estate by Brian H Murray

Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson and Robert Kiyosaki

Second Chance by Robert Kiyosaki

Unfair Advantage by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad's Guide to Becoming Rich by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrants by Robert Kiyosaki

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight

Great at Work by Morten Hansen

Fanatical Prospecting by Jeb Blount

Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury

I also read some fiction books, plus some books specifically for Realtors, that I haven't included, and I'm sure there were others we read that I'm just not remembering. This is just a list to get you started on a path to success. Pick and choose to start your journey to success.

Where Our Business is Today

Last year our son joined our business as the Project Manager, as well as assisting in Acquisitions. Additionally, we hired a Virtual Assistant, who works continually on lead generation. This year, our first hire of many will be an administrative assistant to handle all our routine daily work to free us to focus on the growth of our Best REI!