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I used to belong to the crowd of people that says they “hate reading.” I have since learned that the truth is I just hadn’t read anything life-changing yet!

One day a friend talked me into reading Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, and everything changed.

Since that time, I have listened to at least two books every month and read one or two, as well. I even took a three-hour course in order to increase my reading comprehension and speed! One might say I have become obsessed with reading personal development and investing books.

It is so bad that I don’t like people commuting with me because it detracts from my time to listen to podcasts and Audible!

For this reason, I decided to compile this list of some of the books that have helped me the most along this journey. This list will be updated as I find more books worthy of being on the list!

*disclaimer* The links below are affiliate links, but I believe in these books so much I know you won’t regret reading them!

Of course I had to put my own book here!

If you’re considering joining the military, or already serve, and want to make the most out of your career while building passive income for after your service ends, this book is a must-read. With over 260 pages of in-depth advice, The No Bullshit Guide to Military Life is the book I wish existed when I joined the military. The tools and tricks in this book can literally earn you millions of dollars, and help you build enough passive income to retire, without ever having to work again!

Mindset & Personal Development

Rich Dad Poor Dad

This is the first book I recommend to anybody! This book set me on a life-changing course, and I consider it responsible for all of the other investment books I have read. I could talk about this book for a long time, but just go read it!

Miracle Morning Millionaires

This book is the reason I wake up at 0400 every morning. I started doing the steps in this book last year and became much more productive throughout the year. I recommend this for anybody who doesn’t know where to start with a morning routine or personal development strategy!

The Richest Man in Babylon

I like this book because it discusses the mindset of paying yourself first in a simple, comprehensive way. This book is the reason I have a large allotment set aside to fund my business every month. I recommend this book to anybody looking to put more money away for future investments!

Good To Great

Good to Great is a book that analyzes successful businesses, and what separates them from the less successful companies. It digs deep into what it takes to be a “Level five leader” and makes some very applicable points!

The Like Switch

The Like Switch is written by a former FBI agent who’s job was convincing foreign spies, to turn and spy on their nation for the United States. He did this through non-verbal communication, and this book is a MUST for getting people to like you, and be friendly with you, utilizing non-verbal cues!

The 10X Rule

The 10X rule is all about thinking big, bigger, and biggest! I love this book because it is responsible for me buying 50 units last year instead of just the three I had originally set as a goal. This book is perfect for anybody looking to 10X their investing, productivity, or life!

Real Estate Investing

Rental Property Investing

This was one of the first real-estate-specific books I ever read. I purchased my first real estate investment property within three months of reading this book! I recommend this book to anybody wanting to earn cash flow and passive income through real estate investing.

Long-Distance REI

This is a must read for anybody in the military. Whether you know it or not, the odds are you will become a long-distance real estate investor (or owner) in the military. This book is a great resource for anybody that finds themselves out of state, which will be most military investors at some point.

No Money Down

This book is what got me to understand the power of leverage. It also helped me understand that not having money was just an excuse. I have used a lot of the methods discussed in this book, and am even used as an example in the second edition!. Talk about a powerful concept, and a book that will more than pay for itself!

Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat (BRRRR)

I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this book, and it is amazing! I highly recommend this to anybody looking to invest in single-family homes!

ABCs of Real Estate Investing

I read this book at the early stages of my journey to become a millionaire real estate investor. I recommend this book for every entry-level real estate investor!

The Millionaire Real Estate Investor

It is clear that Gary has extensive knowledge about the real estate world, and he shares some great investment knowledge in this book! I recommend this book after completing your first deal, when you’re looking to grow your portfolio in the future!

Miscellaneous

Set For Life

Set for Life is a personal finance book designed around real estate investing. The first chapter discusses financial decisions in a light I hadn’t seen before. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anybody just starting out. This book is great for helping you learn to save and build more capital right away!

The 4-Hour Workweek

Tim Ferriss is a genius of ingenuity! This book is life-changing in the way it teaches efficiency. I use a lot of the principles in this book to streamline my life, and I need to revisit it another time to become even more efficient. I recommend this to anyone starting a business, starting a side hustle, or simply looking to accomplish more in less time!

Never Split The Difference

This book saved me $3,000 the same month I read it!!! This is an excellent book about negotiating, and a lot of the techniques it teaches are instantly applicable to negotiating deals! I recommend this book to anyone that plans to write a lot of offers in order to increase their initial profit!

How To Win Friends & Influence People

This book is a classic, and rightfully so. This is a great book to understand the basic principles of networking. Networking can make your life so much easier. A good network will help you improve on a daily basis and can be the difference between success and failure in a lot of endeavors. For this reason, I absolutely recommend this book for anybody that isn’t very good at networking.

The 80/20 Principle

The 80/20 Principle, also known as Pareto’s Principle, is a great book to help you become more efficient and effective. This book explains that 80% of the results you receive will come from 20% of the effort. Another way to look at this is that 80% of your profit will come from 20% of your product. By recognizing these patterns, you are able to get ride of the 80% of crap that isn’t producing results. This will allow you to streamline your life and put your efforts into the things that really matter!

Everybody Writes

This is an excellent (and fun) book for anybody that desires to become a more proficient writer. It will take you from the basics to writing proficient blog posts and online content. It will even teach you how to write for different social media platforms in order to help you become more effective at getting your message across in every platform. I recommend this for anybody that hated writing in high school (like me) but needs to improve now!

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