Top 10 Books for the Real Estate Investor Entrepreneur Part I
I am going to break the list down the top 10 books for real estate investing in to two groups one for you mindset the other for your business basics and systems. I read (really I listen I have not read a book in 3 years) every day and I have a list of about 50 books that are just on rotation from my audible account . If you are like me and need to fill that free time with useful knowledge on a daily basis then I strongly suggest you get these books on your list.
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1. How to Win Friends and Influence People
I think How to Win Friends and Influence People and Think and Grow Rich could be flipped flopped here at the top spot but both have been incredibly important in my journey. But the core focus of all business is Sales and Sales is about people liking you. Thus HWFIP is at the top of this list. Such simple actions to take to get folks to believe in you and become you clients while still being earnest and true to yourself. I like to think this is the 2nd most important book ever written. At least once a year I will re-read the book and I am pleasantly surprised how much more I seem to connect with folks after fresh re-read.
2. Think and Grow Rich
Again this could have been no. 1 on my list and maybe this will change in the future but for now Napoleon Hill lands at no. 2. This is the quintessential guide for success; everyone I know who is successful has read this book. The gems in this book are the foundation to most of the entrepreneur coaches and mentors out there. A critical must read for anyone starting out on the Entrpenuial journey.
Love, love, love this book. What a great story that flowed so sweetly and powerfully and then the “ah-ha” moments just slap you upside your head really hard. Will Smith had mentioned this as one of his favorite book and we can see why. My favorite line is, “when you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true”. A really great story about overcoming fear, see the possibilities, taking action, and the laws of attraction.
4. Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
This was recommended to me by one of my Mentors and I when I finally got around to listening to it I was kicking myself for not reading (listening) it sooner. The laws are more than just about business but about your entire life spectrum. Another book where the lessons are a swift kick in the rear as you realize the problems around you can be solved with a mind shift. I try to listen to this book once a month it is an easy listen and moves fast.
5. The Millionaire Master Plan
Ok so I started and stopped this book a number of times and I was not able to get into its flow. Then I carpooled from LA to Phoenix and was “forced” to listen to this book, you know the deal you have to let the driver pick what we listen to. I tried to sleep, I tried to text my way over the 6 hours dive and I faked falling asleep. I made it to Phoenix without absorbing very much. Then on the way back there it was again! This time I listened and it clicked. Now I can’t get enough of the Lighthouse and how to move up to the next level. If you are being torn with all kinds of advice and” How To” books read this book it provided great clarity.
So those are my top five for getting your head straight. Next time we will cover my top 5 business books!