There is no question that the best investment you can make in yourself is reading books. There is nothing that compares with the ROI of reading and taking action on what that book provides.
You’ve heard me talk about how wealthy people read books. It’s not just me saying this, I wanted to bring on a few people to share results they have achieved by reading. If you stay until the end I will share the book that has helped me make over a million dollars.
Gee Nontreah. [4:31] In the summer of 2017 I picked up a book called The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. The author talks about taking little steps and actions. I did not have an emergency fund at that time, but by using tips in this book, within 4-5 months my emergency fund held $1,000. The tips in the book also allowed me to pay70% of my credit card debt.
Eric Rosenberg. [7:19] My favorite book that has changed how I make money is The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau. I used to have a typical 8-6 job, this book taught me that you don’t have to run your career the way other people expect. Following points in this book, I rebuilt my career, side hustled hard and then took my side hustle full time. I am now making up to 10,000 every month. That is not my biggest month, by far.
Joseph Hogue [9:08] In 2014 I had just started my own websites. I wasn’t making as much money as I had hoped. I was frustrated and would have given up if it weren’t for the book Write. Publish. Repeat. By Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant. This book helped me see how to fit self-publishing into my blog. This created a new income stream through self-publishing.
Roger Whitney [10:53] The book that led to significant growth in my business is Linchpin by Seth Godin. I was really challenged to ‘take it to the next level.’ I started a Podcast, grew my business over 50%, wrote a book, and made friends all over the world.
Nick True [13:24] The book I have chosen in Profit First by Mike Michalowicz. I implemented the system I learned from this book 5 months ago and have an additional $8,000 in my personal account and $2,000 in a business profit account. Building a profitable business is a slow process, this book has changed the game for me.
Chris Mamula [16:19] The book that gave me the biggest return was The Simple Part to Wealth by J. L. Collins. Prior to finding that book, I was intimidated by investing and was getting horrible advice from others. Within a year or reading I saved $8,000 in investment fees and $8,000 in taxes. That is 1,000 times return in just one year.
Bob Lotich [17:44] I am forever indebted to Tim Ferris and The 4 Hour Workweek. I didn’t apply everything from the book, but if you take one thing and apply that you can make a huge difference. I took this to heart and took a year off last year! It started with small steps like a week off, then a month off.
Jordan Harbinger [18:48] One book that I really liked was Friend of a Friend by David Burkus. David talks about opportunistic network maintenance. He recommends using social channels to connect with friends when they have important life events like a new child, etc. When we see their posts, reach out to them through text, call, or in-person. This has created a ton of opportunities.
David Pere [20:06] For me Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss was life changing. This has changed the way I handle negotiations. Immediately after reading this book I saved over $3,000 negotiating the repair on an apartment complex I was buying.
I hope you enjoyed learning about these books and the amazing results these people have seen.
My book is Crush it by Gary Vaynerchuk. I read this book when I had just started my blog and social media. Watching Gary and reading this book has helped me use available tools to get my message out there. It pushed me to take it to the next level.
I know that I am not the only one and neither are the people you’ve seen on this video.
What was the one book you read that inspired you to take action? Tell us about that action and the results in the comments.
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