There are a lot of books about how wealthy people make their money and how they think. And I’ve read most of them as inspiration for my own development.
But the best book on becoming a millionaire I’ve found is Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons by Lewis Schiff. I know people will argue with me and say Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is the best, but I really like this book for a couple of reasons:
- Difference in Thinking: The book highlights the difference in thinking between wealthy people and not-so-wealthy people. There are a lot of examples of how money is viewed by both groups and the differences.
- Learn the Business Side of Your Art. There are examples of many types of people who learned the art of what they do but also learned the business side of what they do. They seemed to fare the best in each situation.
- There is A Process Anyone Can Follow: The book lays out a 17-step process that anyone can follow to increase their ability to generate wealth. The key is you have to be willing to unlearn some things and learn some new ones.
- Great Stories of Successful People. The book has great stories about people who have done great things. Most of them did not do what they did for money but for the ability to be free to do whatever they wanted.
If you are at all interested in becoming a millionaire, billionaire, or trillionaire, I can’t recommend this book enough.
(And if you’ve read it, do you agree? What other book would you recommend for beginners?)