6 must-read books that motivate you to be successful

We read to pass time, to travel to a different world or to learn. Books are a gateway to information and reading the right ones will expand your mind and improve yourself. There is an overload of information on the internet but the reason I like books is because it is a bundle of someones knowledge, effort and maybe life work, all together in a single publication.

When you’re traveling often or live in a small space it is not always easy to keep on buying and buying new books. You know… where are you going to store all of this? Buying new books also costs so much money!

I found the best solution. That’s why I am hooked to my ‘e-reader’. Buying online books is much cheaper. Sometimes you can even download them for free. You can go on a trip and take ALL your books with you without wasting any space in your luggage. The screen is adapted to be able to read in a way your eyes don’t get tired and you can easily see the screen while you are tanning in the sun! (important for me hehe).

Knowledge is power

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1. Rich dad Poor dad

This book will blow you away and change your mindset. It’s about what the rich teach their kids about money, that the poor and middle class do not. It will change your perspectives and how you can let money work for you instead of you working for money. A must read if you want to be successful and start your own business! Read more about Rich Dad Poor Dad.

2. The compound effect

To jumpstart your income, your life & your success. This book literally changed my life and the way I get things done. It explains you the basic principles of how small efforts can turn into great results, how to turn your bad habits into good habits and how to create a daily routine for success. This is the number one book that will motivate you! Read more about The Compound Effect.

3. Girlboss

A good dose of #GIRLPWR. The evidence that being successful isn’t about having lots of degrees or always colouring in between the lines. It’s about trusting your instincts; thinking outside the box and knowing which rules to follow & which to break. The inspiring story of Sophia Amoruso who used to be broke, a rebel and doing everything in her own way. She build up her own empire and is the founder and CEO of ‘Nastygal’. Read more about Girlboss

4. How to build a life not a resume

This book serves as a guide to help you on your personal journey to happiness and well-being. As the title says; it shows you how you to focus in building up a life full of great experiences and opportunities instead of only thinking about what’s on that piece of paper we call a resume. Read more about How to Build a Life not a Resume.

Your mind is like plastic. Once it is stretched, it will never go back to its old dimension. 

5. The 4 hour work week

A step-by-step guide that will teach you how to be more productive, how to get done more in less time, how to eliminate unnecessary work and more. Time to manage your time as best as possible and take your life in your own hands. Read more about The 4 Hour Work Week.

6. The secret

What you think is what you attract.

The secret is based on the law of attraction. To be honest, the book and even the documentary is a bit boring but I like the idea behind it! It explains that if you focus on something, you will receive it. It’s true! You will find opportunities that you would otherwise not paid attention to or would have missed. Read more about The Secret.

My goal is to read at least one book a month. I’m honest… it’s hard for me. I am normally not a big reader but I know that if you push yourself to start reading a book,  you often can’t stop anymore. So take that first step! Set yourself up with an e-reader, download some books and start learning!


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