There may be one rare exception in a thousand to this rule, but one thing about those who are successful and able to create massive amounts of wealth is that they read – a lot. The statistics on this fact are staggering. The top one percent of income earners in the United States reads on average, 60 books a year or five per month. So, they finish a new book each week. In contrast, the bottom 25 percent of income earners in the United States don’t read books.
In surveys about this, the bottom 25 percent of income earners told researchers they haven’t finished even one book in the last year. So, who do you want to be more like? Remember, the top one percent of income earners in the U.S. earns approximately $450,000 a year. So, it seems like a smart idea to start hitting the books. If you don’t know where to start, fear not. Here are the top 15 books that will take you from zero to hero.
1. Think and Grow Rich
Think and Grow Rich is one of the most famous bestselling books on wealth creation and cultivating a money consciousness ever. It is one of the most important books most people will ever read. In fact, one reader credits reading this book during their first month as a commissioned salesman selling automobiles at a major regional volume car dealership with helping them to move millions of dollars of inventory in their 32 months there.
The book starts off somewhat slow. But keep reading because it shares several inspirational stories about people who persisted amid struggles and challenges and came out on top. Napoleon Hill wrote this book. He was a close family friend of Andrew Carnegie, the American steel industry magnate And if his money was in today’s dollars, he would probably be the second richest man to ever live.
In this book, Hill reveals Carnegie’s personal philosophy of wealth creation that he learned directly from Carnegie himself. And this book doesn’t pull any punches. In a vastly inadequate nutshell, the book explains just how powerful your thoughts are in manifesting the reality around you. How you think can orient you in the world to either achieve unparalleled success or go about your days in obscure mediocrity.
The choice is yours to think the way successful people think or think like those who are not. And if you choose to think like wealthy people do, you will begin to attract money to yourself the way they do. And there’s nothing magical or spooky about the way this works.