FAVE BOOKS - PART 2

Hello Brave Ones,

As promised, sharing 3 more of my fave books with you. I have been diving into personal development books since the age of 13. I’ve always been fascinated by human behaviour - both mine and that of others - and I found myself in the ‘weirdo’ section of the bookstore at a very young age. As a problem-solver and solution driven person, I have always believed there are answers out there if you are willing to look hard enough.

This time I’m focusing on my fave money books. Money is a super-charged subject, but I believe we are all here to have abundance and I can tell you these books have helped me organize my finances, build confidence as a money manager, and simply make more money.

So here we go - again!

  1. YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY by Jen Sincero

No surprise here as anyone who knows me knows I love Jen Sincero. I also listed her original Badass book in my previous Fave Books post.

This book has the humour I need and just the right amount of woo-woo. In addition, Jen (a self-proclaimed ‘cattle prod’) gently kicks you in the ass while proving real, actionable steps that lead to real results. My main takeaways:

  • You can change your money situation no matter how bad it currently is

  • We all have a relationship with money, and not usually a great one - but we can rebuild it if you are willing to examine it

  • Your mindset is everything - everything

2. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

This is a book I read at least 15 years ago, and have re-read since. I have also attended the Millionaire Mind Intensive which I highly recommend. This book and the intensive got me into always consciously dividing my money into categories including necessities, savings, donations and fun money. I always pay myself first by saving money, but I also allow myself (guilt-free!) to indulge in something just for the sheer joy of it, no matter what the budget. My main takeaways:

  • You have to ditch being an avoider - you have to face your finances at every stage of your life

  • The more you focus on money (in a healthy way), the more it grows and finds its way to you

  • We have a blueprint we have set for ourselves on how much we can make - but that blueprint can be changes

3. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles

It’s old. It’s in a weird old-timey language. And it’s gold. This was one of the first woo-woo books I read on money and at first I was like ‘yeah, yeah… it’s ok.’ But I hadn’t really taken it all in and I wasn’t really reading it. I come back to this book at least once a year. Available for FREE with above links. My main takeaways:

  • There is an energy to money and at all times we are either attracting it or repelling it

  • We need to impress upon the subconscious mind that we are ready to receive money

  • Attracting money is a science but one that is accessible to all

Some of you may be surprised I didn’t list Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I actually own two copies, and um, I don’t think I have ever finished it. I have tried probably 5 times to get through it and I just can’t keep my attention on it. Maybe one day I will? But I’ve let it go and I know that the principles he teaches are actually threaded throughout all of the books I’ve listed above. You have to find what books resonate with you and actually do the work they suggest. Get out that journal and get to work. It is worth it.

To your brave success,
Alana