Books to¬†read #7: Mind
These three books have had a¬†profound impact on¬†my life. I first read them when I was 15 and¬†have re-read them every 2-3 years to¬†remind myself of¬†the¬†valuable lessons they contain. While simply following the¬†rules outlined in¬†these books may not¬†make you a¬†millionaire, they will help you understand the¬†true value of¬†things, become a¬†kinder person, and¬†get more value out of¬†your interactions with others.
Dale Canegie: ‚ÄúHow to¬†Win Friends and¬†Influence People‚ÄĚ
Don‚Äôt criticize, condemn, or¬†complain: This creates animosity and¬†puts people on¬†the¬†defensive.
Give honest and¬†sincere appreciation: People are more likely to¬†respond positively when they feel appreciated.
Arouse in¬†the¬†other person an¬†eager want: Help others see the¬†value in¬†what you‚Äôre offering and¬†how it can benefit them.
Be genuinely interested in¬†other people: Show a¬†genuine interest in¬†others and¬†their interests and¬†experiences.
Smile: A¬†smile can go a¬†long way in¬†creating a¬†positive impression and¬†building rapport with others.
Remember that a¬†person‚Äôs name is, to¬†that person, the¬†sweetest and¬†most important sound in¬†any language: Use someone‚Äôs name when speaking to¬†them to¬†create a¬†connection and¬†show that you value them.
Be a¬†good listener: Show that you‚Äôre listening by¬†giving your full attention and¬†acknowledging what the¬†other person is saying.
7 rules of¬†highly effective people
Be proactive: Take responsibility for¬†your actions and¬†don‚Äôt just react to¬†situations.
Begin with the¬†end in¬†mind: Set clear goals and¬†work towards them.
Put first things first: Prioritize your tasks and¬†focus on¬†the¬†most important ones first.
Think win-win: Seek mutually beneficial solutions in¬†your relationships and¬†interactions.
Seek first to¬†understand, then to¬†be understood: Listen actively to¬†others and¬†try to¬†understand their perspectives before trying to¬†explain your own.
Synergize: Work effectively with others to¬†achieve more than you could on¬†your own.
Sharpen the¬†saw: Take care of¬†your physical, mental, emotional, and¬†spiritual well-being to¬†maintain balance and¬†effectiveness.
Robert Kiyosaki: ‚ÄúRich Dad Poor Dad‚ÄĚ
Mind your own business: Focus on¬†building your own assets and¬†wealth, rather than relying on¬†a¬†job or¬†someone else‚Äôs assets.
Work to¬†learn, not¬†to¬†earn: Seek out opportunities to¬†learn new skills and¬†acquire knowledge that will help you build wealth.
Don‚Äôt save money, invest it: Save money for¬†emergencies, but¬†invest it in¬†assets that will generate income and¬†grow in¬†value.
Don‚Äôt worry about the¬†price of¬†an¬†asset, consider the¬†value: Look for¬†assets that offer value, rather than just focusing on¬†the¬†price.
Don‚Äôt let your ego get in¬†the¬†way: Don‚Äôt be afraid to¬†ask for¬†help or¬†advice, and¬†be willing to¬†learn from others.
Don‚Äôt let fear hold you back: Take calculated risks and¬†don‚Äôt be afraid to¬†try new things.
Financial education is important because it helps you build wealth.
Your mindset plays a¬†crucial role in¬†financial success. The¬†book suggests adopting a¬†wealth-building mindset and¬†being proactive in¬†your approach to¬†money.
Building passive income streams is key to¬†achieving financial independence. Passive income is income that is generated without requiring active effort.
Consumer debt, such as¬†credit card debt, can be dangerous and¬†should be avoided or¬†paid off as¬†quickly as¬†possible.
Long-term thinking and¬†planning for¬†the¬†future are important in¬†building wealth.