I made a goal to read more books throughout 2017 and even though I had a crazy busy year, I managed to finish a lot of amazing books. I ordered some of them online and also signed up for a library membership which is only a 5 minute walk away from home. This came in handy as I could take my daughter for a walk while grabbing some useful books to build more skills and knowledge.
- Tony Robbins – Money, Master The Game
This was my favourite read of the year. At first I was a bit intimidated by just how massive this book was coming in at 688 pages. Rivalling the size of a phone book I thought I would be going through this forever. But because it was so incredibly interesting and well-written, I ended up completing the book in a few weeks. I could hardly put it down!
Tony speaks to a wide range of very successful people who offer their advice on how to build wealth and live stress-free. People such as Jack Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Investments, Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and many more. They go through just about every style of investment available and weigh up the pros and cons of each. It’s a good read for those young or old so you can get yourself on a good road to financial freedom.
Here are some reviews of the Tony Robbins – Money, Master The Game book.
“A distillation of just about every good personal-finance idea of the last 40 years. Mr. Robbins passionately advocates diversification, buying index funds to keep investment expenses low and increasing the percentage you save every time you get a raise.” (New York Times)
“That rare gift that keeps on giving….Robbins has produced a book that will appeal to both the beginner and the most sophisticated money jockey overseeing multibillions of dollars in assets….If there were a Pulitzer Prize for investment books, this one would win, hands down.” (Forbes.com)
“In this book Tony masterfully weaves anecdote and expertise to simplify for readers the process of investing—priming their financial education and helping them effectively plan for their future.” (Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management)
- MJ DeMarco – The Millionaire Fastlane
This book will really change your outlook on life and money. MJ DeMarco focuses on building wealth fast and retiring early. If you follow the steps in the book, it will help you get out of the rat-race that the majority of people are stuck in until they hit 65.
He also isn’t being ultra frugal either, considering he purchased a Lamborghini, something that was a goal of his since he was a young boy. He built a company and sold it for a multi-million dollar cash valuation and retired at the young age of 31.
Here are some glowing reviews of The Millionaire Fastlane book.
@mjdemarco Hi MJ!! I just finished your book and totally love it. Going to read it all again this time taking notes. THANK YOU!!!
— JacquelineSinfield (@JSinfield) April 24, 2013
@mjdemarco “Millionaire Fastlane” by MJ Demarco is THE most honest and direct commentary & instruction on entrepreneurship I have read.
— Vlad Soriano (@VladSoriano) November 5, 2012
@mjdemarco 🙂 reading your book as we tweet! It’s easily the best book I’ve read all year. Thank you!
— Carly Benson (@C2thaBeatz) October 4, 2012
Hey @mjdemarco wanted to say how your book inspired me to join the Fastlane. I just made in a week what I used to make in a month. Thank you
— Pier Falcomer (@pierfalcomer) October 26, 2012
— Chris Bruce (@MrReSwag) January 17, 2013
- Tim Ferriss – The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
This is a must-read book for anyone wanting to get out of the rat-race and live a better life of financial independence. Many people discovered Tim Ferriss when they came across this book and then started listening to his podcast.
The book comes in at 308 pages so it’s easy to knock this one off in a week. Much like The Millionaire Fastlane book, it focuses on making the most out of your time, rather than slaving away at a 9-5 job that you really don’t enjoy.
The new expanded edition of the Tim Ferriss – The 4-Hour Workweek book comes with:
• More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
• Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating e-mail, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than $8 a meal
• How Lifestyle Design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
• The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either
Here are some reviews of The 4-Hour Workweek book.
“Stunning and amazing. From mini-retirements to outsourcing your life,
it’s all here. Whether you’re a wage slave or a Fortune 500 CEO, this
book will change your life!”
—Phil Town, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Rule #1
“The 4-Hour Workweek is a new way of solving a very old problem: just how can we work to live and prevent our lives from being all about work? A world of infinite options awaits those who would read this book and be inspired by it!”
—Michael E. Gerber, Founder & Chairman of E-Myth Worldwide and the World’s #1 Small Business Guru
“Timothy has packed more lives into his 29 years than Steve Jobs has in his 51.”
—Tom Foremski, Journalist and Publisher of SiliconValleyWatcher.com
“Tim Ferriss’s book is about gaining the courage to streamline your life… But even more than that, it challenges the reader to seriously consider an essential–yet rarely asked–question: What do you really want from life?”
—Rolf Potts, Author of Vagabonding and Travel Columnist for Yahoo! News
“Tim has done what most people only dream of doing. I can’t believe he is going to let his secrets out of the bag. This book is a must read!”
—Stephen Key, Top Inventor and Team Designer of Teddy Ruxpin, Lazer Tag; Consultant to “American Inventor”
What were some of the best books that you read in 2017? What books do you have planned to check out this year? Let us know in the comments below.