They say that you can tell a lot about a person by the types of book they read. And its quite true. Books not only provide a pool of knowledge, but they are also a source of huge inspiration. A person can achieve anything with the knowledge and wisdom gained from books. Books can provide with an endless number of insights on any topic and are favorable for any type of endeavors.
Students, especially the college ones or young entrepreneurs are a particular type of people, whom reading books can greatly affect the way they think and work. Thus, it is very necessary to read right kind of books to ensure the maximum gain.
Few of my personal favorites, that I think every student and young entrepreneurs should read are as follows:
- Think and Grow Rich – This is a classic self-help book and the master piece of the legendary writer Napoleon Hill. This book emphasizes on the power of thought and the great volume of things that one can achieve through it. Hill writes in his book that “The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” He goes on to write that “There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.” This is a must read for all the ambitious ones out there.
- The Power of Habit – As it turns out, habits shape much more of our behavior than we realize. The habits we do have largely determine the progress (either good or bad) we make in life. Bad habits are hard to break, and good ones are hard to form. Luckily, habits can also be understood – which means they can be changed. The Power of Habit is the best overview of how habits work that I’ve ever read; in it, you’ll learn about the “habit loop” – the standard structure of every habit.
- Rich Dad Poor Dad – This is perhaps the best book for anyone who wants to improve their financial condition. This book was on The New York Times’ Best Seller List in Personal Finance for 5 straight years. Written by the millionaire Robert Kiyosaki, this book provides two opposing views on how to make money and manage it. Kiyosaki tells the subtle difference between the thought process and the ideology of a poor/middle-class person and that of a rich person regarding money. This book will come as a paradigm shift for the readers.
- The Productivity Project – Written by Chris Bailey, this book is essentially a breakdown of all the main aspects of productivity, including time management, focus and attention, procrastination, sleep, caffeine, internet distractions, and more. It’s a pretty comprehensive overview of the topic, and as a result, I found it to be a pretty useful read – even as someone who’s been experimenting with my own productivity in a pretty deliberate way since I started college.
- The Art of the Deal – This is the best book written by the multi-billionaire businessman and the current President of the United States, Donald Trump. In this book, Trump reveals the business secrets that have made him America’s foremost deal maker!
“I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump.
I have gained a lot reading these books and I certainly hope that you will too.