Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential
Dr Carol S. Dweck
This is such an important book. If you are human and interesting in learning and evolving as a person you need to read this book. Dweck is a Stanford University psychologist and leading researcher in the field of social psychology and developmental psychology.
She explains in the book that success is not achieved by our abilities and talent but by our mindset. Do you have a fix mindset or a growth mindset? Apparently we can have a combination of the two and may experience a different result depending on what mindset we approach our circumstances with. I love this book. Obviously as a teacher having an awareness of how to tap into my growth mindset and foster that in my students is very important to me but having this knowledge about how our brains work is relevant for everyone in every field if you want to grow and learn.
Think and Grow Rich
This is a classic self-help book that has a lot to offer…. if you can get past the intensity of Hill’s voice and out of date ethics. I found it a bit awkward and confronting at times. In his defence it was written in 1937 but it certainly doesn’t reflect modern values that we would expect today. Hill studied the thoughts, ideas and actions of men of great wealth and condensed his findings into a 13 steps program to follow. I did like what he had to say about the power of our thoughts and beliefs and how that has a direct impact on the results we create in our lives.
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How to Achieve Property Success
Lomas is an experience property investor with more than 24 years experience in the industry. In addition to being the author of 9 property investment books she is also a television host, a director of Property Investment Professional of Australia and runs her own company. When it comes to property she knows her stuff. This book has three parts: Starting Out- The Basic, Investing Fundamentals and The Advanced Investor. Lomas covers a lot of ground in this book. I would recommend this book if you want to learn more about property investing.
The Gifts of Imperfection
Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are
Your guide to a wholehearted life
Fans of Brené Brown will not need any convincing that any book of hers is worth a read. If you haven’t heard of Brené Brown, where have you been? She is a shame researcher who covers all the in-your-face emotions such as vulnerability, courage, worthiness and shame. There is so much shame around money. Shame if you don’t have enough and shame if you have too much. As you improve your money management skills you will naturally become wealthier as you will no longer be spending more than you earn. As silly as this might sound the capacity to have money is new territory for many people, learning to be comfortable with what you have without feeling shame is something you may be surprised is a byproduct of getting your act together financially. Although this book doesn’t cover finance in any way it presents some pretty amazing findings on the results of living a wholehearted life and facing shame head on.
The Richest Man in Babylon
The success secrets of the ancients- the most inspiring book on wealth ever written
George S. Clason
According to the blurb this book contains the ‘secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and making money earn more money’. Indeed very important concepts to get your head around if you want to increase your wealth. The author, Clason presents these concepts through telling tales from an ancient time in Babylon. There is no doubt this book teaches the broad concepts of acquiring wealth. I particularly liked the point raised that if you want to learn about something, anything for that matter, study is required. Seek out people who are already proficient in the knowledge you are trying to acquire and then study them. So true! However, for the time poor modern woman there may be other books better suited that explain the same concepts but with actual actionable steps that can be implemented in the modern world.
59 Biggest Mistakes made by Property Investors
And how to avoid them
This book is simple and straightforward. In five parts: Planning, Financials, Purchasing, Property management and What are you thinking? Colier-Kogtevs outlines 59 mistakes investors make and then she presents a solution to the problem. If you are interested in investing in property this book exposes you to a lot of concepts, topics, and issues property investors face that you probably don’t even know you don’t know. I also like Colier-Kogtevs voice. She is quite sassy and blunt, attributes I personally find endearing.