Books have single-handedly changed my life. Before reading, I was unhappy and always broke. With empty pockets and an empty mind, I went to the library and checked out Stephen Covey’s, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

Figuring I had nothing to lose, I read through the pages and consumed all the wisdom it had to teach me. After finishing the book, things started to change. I thought differently, talked differently, and was more hopeful about the future.

I started seeing potential when most saw problems and adopted a visionary mentality. I began focusing on long-term goals like investing in myself, assets, and starting a business. Excited by this new found mindset, I started reading all the self-help books I could get.

Two years removed from reading that book, I now have an online business making me money while I sleep, and couldn’t be happier. These portable pages have shaped me into the person I am today, and would like to share these results with you. Below are my top 5 books that changed my life and I hope they do the same for you.

1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

This book clearly outlines the fundamental principles that will get you results. Using these steps, you will be able to adapt to any situation and make success possible. After starting this book, you’ll see the real world applications throughout your day.

Stephen Covey presents his ideas in such a way that they build upon the last. By the end of the book, you’ll have a new mindset that you can use for the rest of your life. This book lays a solid foundation for anyone trying to obtain higher achievement.

2. The 4-Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris

A lot of people can’t get past the name, but the title isn’t lying. The idea’s in this book were the same principles Ferris used while traveling the world and making money online. He lays out his tried and tested techniques to maximize profits while minimizing work hours.

By outsourcing jobs, finding killer products, and setting up a good mouse trap you too can start your own business. It’s an awesome book and perfect for anyone that has been looking at starting their own internet business while enjoying more time off.

3. The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy

This book is an eye opener. By using real life examples, it illustrates the importance of instilling healthy habits now. Whether it’s financial, physical, or mental everything you do has a long term effect.

By applying small, seemingly inconsequential actions, you’ll be able to change your future radically. This book exposes some self-destructive habits we all have and helps you adopt new ones. Your future self will thank you for reading this.

4. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holliday

In the Obstacle is the Way, it flips around the traditional way we look at problems. Ryan Holliday’s Stoic philosophy allows you to see obstacles as opportunities rather than inconveniences. In life, we will inevitably face issues, but the way we approach them make’s a world of difference.

In this book, it demonstrates that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to them. Holliday illustrates the temperament we must adopt to overcome trials and turn them into triumph.

5. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma

In these pages, you’ll find that most of society is living in a way that doesn’t suit them. We are working jobs we don’t like for bosses we hate. Life is too short for this, and we must be responsible with the little time that we have.

In this book, it’ll teach you how to find your true self and live in a way that makes you happy. This short story is full of wisdom and short on nonsense. It has an impactful message that’ll have you thinking and making changes.

I hope this list finds you well and below are links so you can grab a book today. Just remember the time you invest in yourself is far greater than any monetary gain. Cheers!

7 Habits of Highly Effective People –

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The Obstacle is the Way –

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari –

Posted by Victor Figueroa

Hi, I'm Victor Figueroa and I love growth and personal development. I strive to be better than yesterday and my mission is to help inspire everyone to reach their full potential. Let's grow together as we travel through this changing world in search of health, wealth, and happiness.

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