Rich people would rather be educated than entertained.

Once I was reading this article on the web, and I find that the rich have a common pastime: They self-educate by reading.

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Walk into a wealthy person’s home and one of the first things you’ll see is an extensive library of books they’ve used to educate themselves on how to become more successful, The middle class reads novels, tabloids, and entertainment magazines.

Rich people would rather be educated than entertained.

Take Warren Buffett, for example, who estimates that 80% of his working day is dedicated to reading.

Here is the list of Books you must have in your Books shelves.

1. Rich Dad Poor Dad

Described as a personal finance book, it has not only challenged but has also changed the way people think about money. The book talks about Kiyosaki’s background, his business ventures, and investments and variation between possessions and liabilities and what importance they both have in terms of starting and owning a business. It also sheds light on the teachings given by rich to their kids, which is usually missed by poor as well as the middle-class parents and why it is important to have financial literacy over and above all.

2.Think and Grow Rich

The book details out the most fundamental questions that once bothered the author, Napoleon Hill. The author once set out on a personal quest to find out what really made some people so successful. Why is it that some people manage to remain healthy, happy and financially independent, all at the same time? Why, after all, do some end up being called as lucky? The answers, no wonder, had to be no less than revelations. For more than a decade, the author interviewed some of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world. It was based on what author learned in the process from all these people when asked about how they achieved not just great riches but also personal wellbeing. The author formulated hundreds and thousands of answers, into concise principles which when acted upon, many claims, can help one achieve unprecedented success.

3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

It is rightly said that habits make or break a man. If you want to know why you are not doing something right, sometimes all you need is to perform an analysis of your habits and consider altering them. Because sometimes it’s not about what you do, but more about how you do it! And that’s where your habits play a very important role.

‘The 7 habits of Highly Effective People’ is a book that aims at providing its readers with the importance of character ethics and personality ethics. The author talks about the values of integrity, courage, a sense of justice and most importantly, honesty. The book is a discussion about the seven most essential habits that every individual must adapt to in order to live a life which is more fulfilling.

4.How to Influence Friends and People

This book is a guide to improving a person’s aura in the world. It is about changing how the world views and treats you by changing your own behavior. That means that if you change the kind of energy that you emit, what comes back to you is also different. This is one of the most influential business and communication skills guides. This book teaches you how to market yourself and generate more clients. This book has been acclaimed by many known figures around the world. This book tries to get you out of a mental hell and provides you with ambition and goals. It enables you to be friendlier and seem a positive person to others, it helps you become a popular person who is liked by the majority and in business terms, it enables you to win new clients. it increases your earning power by helping you use your potential to the fullest and it helps you to become a better public speaker and to be liked by the mass audience. If you read the book carefully and follow the majority of the tips, you can learn to be friendlier and more presentable as a person. You can become a person who emits the positivity that is inside the heart. You can become a person people trust and want to be associated with. As long as you have good friends and good business associations, you will probably stay strong in personal as well as professional life. Buy this self-help book at Amazon.in now

5.Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish is the story of 25 such IIM Ahmedabad graduates who chose the rough road of entrepreneurship. They are diverse in age, in outlook and the industries they made a mark in. But they have one thing in common: they believed in the power of their dreams.
This book seeks to inspire young graduates to look beyond placements and salaries. To believe in their dreams.

6. As You Think

The personal power lies within the mind. Once awakened, there are no limits to what one can imagine and then achieve with the power of thought. The author shares deep insights into the essential relationship of a person’s thoughts to personal character, life circumstances, physical health, life purpose, achievement, and personal serenity. As You Think is a simple yet powerful reminder that “all we achieve and all that we fail to achieve is the direct result of our own thoughts.” We are the masters of our destinies

7.The Secret

Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret took the world by storm in 2006. After being featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, it reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 146 weeks. The book is based on the law of attraction, claiming that if you think about something hard enough, it will come to you. It’s New Age ideas have been ridiculed for their impracticality, peddling unrealistic solutions to tangible problems (for example, its weight loss advice is to “not observe” overweight people). Whether or not it is actually helpful, it has managed to gross over $300 million since its publication – demonstrating that the author, at least, knows the secret to success.

8. Man’s Search for Meaning

The author said there are only two races in the world, the decent and indecent. They will maintain their innate beliefs, no matter which side they are on. The decent ones will try to help the fellow human beings and the indecent ones will be selfish and serve themselves at the cost to the others. He suffered holocaust along with several other inmates and he observed their behavior closely. He found that those with a capability to focus on love were the ones that survived. He based this observation on a long walk he was forced into by his captors. His companion spoke about his wife. This made Frankl think about his wife and the thought of her took his mind away from his current agony of being hit with rifle butts by his captors for dawdling.

The book has been listed as one of the 10 most influential books. It has a message of hope that has continued to inspire readers down the years.


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