Five Books on Money and Fame You Should Read
It is a safe assumption that almost nearly everyone would like to have a taste of being rich and famous. It is a sad fact, on the other hand, that for some, this desire never gets past the “I wish” stage. Successful people, in contrast, refuse to let the said desire remain as it is. They take steps, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, to achieve what they want.
Studies show that the most successful and famous individuals have an innate love of reading. Want to be like them? Here are some recommended books on money and fame that you should try to read:
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
Are you not fond of “finance books,” which are like sermons set in stone? Then the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad might just be the book for you. First published some two decades ago, the book features highlights of one of the author’s life, done “parable-style.” The eye-catching title draws inspiration from two real individuals.
The rich dad was purportedly the father of one of the author’s friends. Meanwhile, the “poor dad” happened to be one of the author’s father. The book has become quite the talk of the town during its heydays, earning both praise and criticism from various sources.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley and William J. Danko
Thinking of becoming wealthy and successful? This book may just be one of the most powerful lessons in your arsenal. According to the authors, prosperous and successful people are not always the most flashy and eye-catching individuals in the general public. Surprisingly, this book states that most successful and wealthy people (aka millionaires) tend to be more discreet and simple in their way of living. Therefore, these people tend to focus on devoting their wealth in creating even more wealth (via assets and investments) rather than on stuff that depreciates rather swiftly.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This book embodies the power of wealth explicitly. It also highlights how the ardent desire to succeed can become a palpable reality, through faith and persistence. Other factors contributing to this success and ultimately wealth include the banishing of negative thoughts and replacing them with a laser-focus on achieving one’s personal goals (both in prosperity and wealth). The book is not with some controversy, however.
One of its more controversial premises is that “greed is good.” Already raising your eyebrows? Wait, there’s more. As per the book and its author states, “greed is good, provided you are willing to share the wealth which results from it with other people.” In agreement or disagreement with the book and its creator? Find out your stand by reading it ASAP.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Some people would stereotype a wealthy and successful individual as being a “lone wolf” type of person. Dale Carnegie, the author of the mentioned book, begs to disagree. According to him, people of wealth and success are those who know how to build ties with others. Being a “people person,” as the book states, also leads to other benefits such as being able to gain more clients and customers for those in business.
It also speaks about how you can earn more and be a better person in general. Want to experience these perks and more? Grab a copy of this best-selling literature and start devouring its contents. The positive effects will be worth the time and effort you put into reading this literary gem.
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
Wealthy and famous people have one thing in common: they tend to think of success as something that requires time. Yup, you heard it right. Despite some people who pride themselves with having achieved “overnight success along with fame and fortune,” there is simply no such thing. Well, this book by David Schwartz speaks how success isn’t a one-time, big-time affair.
Instead, it is a culmination of seemingly insignificant steps, which in the end lead to the fulfillment of a long-term goal. Consequently, the book states that even while seeming to be “wealthy and famous in a night,” people who are wealthy and well-known have taken a great deal of time and effort to get to where they are now.
These are just a few good reads that we choose. Please feel free to explore and continue reading. Remember, there are no bad books, and reading a lot will only help you decide the genre you love!
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