Books have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. To be honest, I’ve always seen books as a way of cutting in line, of reaching to information and experience otherwise difficult to attain. So, because lately, I’ve been keeping tabs on how much books have helped me grow and learn not only as an entrepreneur but also as an individual, as an adult and I’ve decided to dedicate this entry to them. Therefore, the post that I’m going to write will be a little more personal, as I have decided to share with you some of my favorite books. Better said, today, I will be talking to you about the three books that played a great role in shaping the person who I am today.
The first book that I want to talk to you about is Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story, a book signed by George Mair. The reason why I think this book touched me is the fact that it shows the struggles of a female in a male-dominated world. Moreover, the book paints the darker picture, the one we usually don’t get to see when looking up to our mentors. What I particularly enjoyed about it was the manner in which I slowly realized that life is not always fair, no matter what your name is and that what counts the most are the decisions we make in difficult times. This book is my personal recommendation to everybody who thinks about quitting or needs motivation.
My second favorite book is Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Reading this short book feels like an initiation passage. Page after page, you will understand the importance of being financially independent. Furthermore, this book shows you how and why you should consider starting your own business as well as the power of investing.
Last but not least, this last book has been, in a way, my bible so to say. I’m talking about a quite well-known book called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. What I find exciting and thought-provoking at this book is the fact that it offers you a new view of reality. Just to tease you and make you want to read it, I’ll just say that it explores the way in which your mind, by the thoughts it creates, it is able to build the reality you live in. So, as the author suggests, if you think about success, you are one step closer to actually achieving it.
This is all for today. Hope I was able to stir your interest and make you want to visit the library in the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, let me know if you have a specific book that you find inspiring as I am always interested in reading more and discovering new ideas!