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13 Books To Read Before Turning 30 That Can Make Your Life Much Better

13 Books To Read Before Turning 30 That Can Make Your Life Much Better

1. The Intelligent Investor

The Inteliigent Investor

    When Warren Buffet endorses as a book as “the best book on investing ever written”, you pay attention.

    This book focuses more on loss minimization rather than profit maximization. It focuses on the fundamentals and basics of smart financial investing to help its readers understand the market.

    2. Rich Dad Poor Dad

    Rich Dad Poor Dad

      This unique book is one title amongst many the seeks to teach financial literacy not shown in everyday school.

      Books such as this allow you to take away another meaning of being financially successful in life. Letting your money work for you, not the other way around.

      3. Man’s Search for Meaning

      Mans search for meaning

        Man’s Search for Meaning takes place in an Auschwitz Concentration Camp during World War 2.

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        While the book focuses on the author’s time there, the underlying message focuses on hope and determination being the keys to getting through difficult situations. Viktor Frankl captures the picture in only the way someone who lived through it could.

        4. The 48 Laws of Power

        The 48 Laws of power

          The book takes its lessons from 3000 years of history.

          It’s been read by CEO’s, Millionaires and Celebrities to help them get ahead. While the tactics focus on a world built around you and paint things in a dark light, many of the laws cannot be denied.

          5. On The Road

          On the Road

            Jack Kerouac paints a vivid picture of his life as a beatnik in the 50’s.

            Based on experiences in his life, his character Sal Paradise as a “beat”. A word which Jack describes as being at the bottom of your personality and looking up. On the Road is a must read for anyone who who wonder what life was like for other generations of youth.

            6.  Zero to One

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            Zero to One

              “There is no more frontiers”.

              This quote has been uttered by many, many people who wished to make their mark on the world but had no idea how. This book’s focus is to help people understand that this is a misconception. It helps readers think on the best way to innovate and think critically!

               7. Awaken the Giant Within

              Awaken the Giant Within

                Awaken the Giant Within was written by Tony Robbins to give you the necessary tools to help inspire change in your life.

                Tony is an expert in change, and his main focus is to help you build the life that you’re looking for, to inspire the change that you so desperately want.

                8. The Richest Man in Babylon

                The Richest Man in Babylon Cover

                  George Clason wrote this book to help increase people’s ability for Common Sense.

                  He states that Common Sense is not the same as common knowledge. As a result wished to help people understand exactly what common sense is in the workplace. This book is a must have for those wishing to understand the true essence of business.

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                  9. Oh, The Places You’ll Go

                  Oh The Places Youll Go

                    What? A Dr. Seuss Book? How can this book help when you’re in your 20’s?

                    This book is a cleverly disguised read that actually helps people understand that feeling lost as an adult is normal! Life is complicated and filled with doors, this book helps you realize that being unsure of yourself is perfectly okay.

                    10. How to Cook Everything

                    How to Cook Everything Cover

                      Who doesn’t need a good cookbook? How to cook everything is equipped with 1000 meals to help you achieve freedom at home.

                      At some point our lives we all need to be able to cook and fend for ourselves. So this book is a great start to help you reach that goal.

                      11. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

                      GRIT-book-cover

                        Angela Duckworth puts forth an interesting theory in this book.

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                        She states that success is not talent-based, but is based on persistence and passion. It is true that even a small voice can make big waves, and her books are a must read for those wishing to achieve more in their lives!

                        12. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

                        The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Cover

                          This book aims to change your attitude and habits towards success.

                          Instead of just going through the normal humdrum day that is an ordinary life, Stephen Covey wants to help you live a life of exuberance. But if you can’t change who you are now, your odds of achieving that are severely limited.

                          13. Think and Grow Rich

                          Think and Grow Rich Cover

                            This classic novel focuses on the ability to acquire wealth.

                            Not just in a monetary sense, but in a life sense. Napoleon comes from the school of thought that success doesn’t just mean financial freedom, but enjoying your life as a whole.

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                            Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                            50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                            50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                            Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                            It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                            It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                            Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                            Quotes for self-assurance

                            1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                              2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                  4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                    5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                      6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                        Quotes about positivity

                                        7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                          8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                            9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                              10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                  12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                    13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                      Quotes for work and success

                                                      14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                        15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                          16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                            17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                              18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                  20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                    21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                      22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                        23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                          24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                            25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                              26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                  28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                    29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                      30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                        31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                          32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                            33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                              34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                  36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                    37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                      38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                        39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                          40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                            41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                              42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                  44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                    45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                      Quotes about money

                                                                                                                      46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                        47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                          48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                            49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                              50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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