A Reading List For Riches — Part One
Throughout this list, you will notice a mix of personal development, mindset and biographical books. While some of these books don’t speak about wealth directly, they do speak about something that is essential for wealth accumulation, which is wealth consciousness.
As Napolean Hill remarked in Think & Grow Rich …
“Success comes to those who become success conscious.
Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.”
This philosophy for success is equally true when it comes to the accumulation of wealth, as wealth comes to those who become wealth conscious. Do not let this statement discourage you, it should empower you … Because you now know, that it is within your power to seek the knowledge required to shift your consciousness to one that attracts and creates an abundance of wealth.
Something important to note is that while these books are remarkably powerful, simply reading them will not yield results. While one can read countless books, it’s the implementation of the knowledge in these books that will provide riches. That being said, start with the books mentioned in this list and truly study and implement their teachings into your ways of thinking.
Don’t just read these books once, re-read them, take notes in the margins, underline and highlight important sentences, dog-ear important pages, re-write your learnings, talk about them, teach other people what you’ve learnt, ask questions about what you’ve read and understand not only the words on the pages but also the mindsets behind them.
Although this list doesn’t scratch the surface of the remarkable books available when it comes to mindset, abundance and riches, it is certainly a powerful starting point.
So, let’s get into them …
While this book isn’t specifically about money (although it has two small chapters on this topic) it’s mindsets for living are timeless philosophies that can enhance all areas of one’s life. The book's philosophy is based on the notion that one can experience a life well lived through the art of living simply.
Loreau challenges the more is more approach taken by modern society, instead promoting the less is more approach as far more, enjoyable, fulfilling and sustainable. The book is categorised into three sections ‘Materialism and Minimalism’, ‘Body’ and ‘Mind’ — in which Loreau underpins her philosophy of less is more in each chapter within the book.
Throughout the book, Loreau emphasizes the importance of key philosophies such as quality over quantity, timelessness and the importance of one’s relationship with themselves.
Mindset by Carol Dweck takes you behind the scenes into the depths of your conscious and subconscious mind, to show the power of our most basic beliefs and how they influence everything from our personality to our life experience and entire world view. Dweck categorises a person’s thoughts and beliefs as conforming to one of two mindsets, a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Either of which can propel or prevent you from fulfilling your full potential.
Dweck shares that while some may be in a fixed or growth mindset entirely, many can also dabble between the two in different circumstances. Throughout the book, Dweck shows you ways to identify whether you have a fixed or growth mindset and how to shift your patterns of thinking so they best serve you and your development, to allow you to achieve your full potential.
Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill is the holy grail of personal development and money mindset books. In some way shape or form, every personal development book has been derived from Think and Grow Rich and references its philosophies.
As a young journalist, Hill was challenged by business magnate Andrew Carnegie to write a step-by-step method of achieving financial success. To aid in his research Carnegie provided introductions for Hill to over 500 of the world's top businessmen, including the likes of Thomas A. Edison, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and many more.
Hill’s research took over twenty-five years and as a result provided a step-by-step approach of how anyone could truly Think and Grow Rich, no matter their financial background or starting point.
In this book, Hill explains how one’s thoughts dictate their outcomes and how, with a shift in consciousness, one can begin forming a money mindset that attracts an abundance of wealth and riches. Think and Grow Rich is a must-read for anyone who wants to improve not only their financial reality but their entire reality.
... There you have it for part one in our two-part series, A Reading List for Riches. Stay tuned for next week's post where we'll share three books relating to financial education and the ways that the wealthy live and think.
Now, I’d love to hear from you ... Do you have any books to add to this list? If you’ve read any of these before, what did you think of them? Let me know in the comments below or message me directly.
You can find A Reading List For Riches — Part Two here. In the second instalment of this series, we really get into the nuts and bolts by discussing three books specifically dedicated to wealth accumulation.
Love, Tahlia X
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