We asked thousands of our members, "What would you improve in your life if you could?"
Most replied with some variation of these responses:
- I would like to improve my financial situation so I can _____ (move, travel, not worry, have more freedom, retire, take care of my family,...)
- I would like to improve my relationships (personal and professional)
- I would like to improve my health (generally lose weight and get in shape)
With this in mind, we have identified books to help our readers improve each of these core areas.
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Successful People Read
Warren Buffett, one of the wealthiest individuals in the world, is well known for spending up to 80% of his day reading. In fact, when Warren was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” -Warren Buffett
Warren isn't the only one who feels reading regularly is extremely important if you are going to improve your life. Here are some other names you might recognize that have learned the importance of this habit of highly successful people.
- Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, which breaks down to about a book a week.
- Elon Musk said he read about 10 hours a day while in grade school.
- Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every day.
- Mark Zuckerberg made a resolution to read a book every other week.
- Oprah Winfrey is an avid reader and stated: “Books were my pass to personal freedom.”
Bottom line, successful people read!
Who is Picking the Books?
Don Smith, the founder of this site, selected these books from the hundreds if not thousands of self-help books he has read as being the most influential for his success. Smith is the owner and CEO of a multi-million dollar technology company and has served on the Board of Directors for multiple companies. Happily married with five kids, Smith credits much of his success to his reading habit, and to these recommended books in particular.
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