We’ve been noticing for a few years how people are moving towards making something of their own instead of working for hours to build someone else’s dream. The work culture is changing and freelancing is becoming more and more common and valued. People are happier working with a non-fixed income but they can enjoy time and location-independent working.
Here are a few books that you should read if you’re starting out on your journey of independent living, learning, and earning.
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
This Best Seller is the most loved book my young people who are confused about how to gain financial literacy. It also teaches you better use of your money and how to invest it in real estate, invest in assets, or use it to start your own business. It improves your financial intelligence.
2. The six-figure second income by David Lindahl and Johnathan Rozek
The authors of this book worked hard and used a lot of tools and techniques to finally make it big in their real estate information marketing business. This book will teach you exactly what you can do to have a 6 figure income on the side, without leaving your full-time job. You might be willing to switch from your current job or you’re a college student wanting to do something of your own; this book will tell you how you can achieve it all.
3. The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
This number one bestseller of The New York Times teaches you how you can achieve more by working less, how the times are changing and how you can work intelligently instead of working 40 hours a week and earning the same amount as working 4 hours a week. The guide with more than 50 practical tips and case studies of people who have doubled their income and started living a happy life rather than spending all their time earning money that didn’t even suffice.
4. The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
The book that’ll help you understand you do not need a lot of money to make it big in the game of business, instead, you should be consistent with your efforts. Chris here teaches you how to live a life of adventure, meaning, and purpose and earn a good income out of it. This book is a
collection of 50 people whose stories Chris found intriguing. All of them made a side business that got big later with only an investment of $100. You’ll find here the methods and tips from them and the obstacles they faced so that you can learn from them and get inspired.
5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This book was published in 1989 and still holds the utmost importance in the field of business. It focuses on building a business by using the author’s techniques. He teaches you the principles to make it big in life. He says, in order to change a given situation, we need to change ourselves and in order to do that, we must change our perception. You do not only need money in life but people too, and understanding them first is the key to keep good people in your company. These are some tips you’ll encounter when you read this highly effective book that has been affecting people 25 years and still holds true.
6. Good to Great by James C. Collins
Good to Great: Why some companies make it big and why some don’t is a management book that gives you the insights as to why some companies,despite having a mediocre idea, make it big while others don’t in spite of having a groundbreaking concept. It teaches you to step by step how a the company becomes great and achieves success.
7. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
When new technologies make great firms to fail is referred to as the Innovator’s Dilemma. This book stresses the fact of how great companies believe themselves to be bulletproof but would come down falling in an instant as the unexpected newcomers take over the market. If you’re an old and big business but striving to hold yourself together in this generation of new technology, this book will help you understand how you can overcome your dilemma and stand tall in the game.