Can a $20 book really change your life? It can, but it can’t do it on its own. Let me explain…
The author of a book I finished reading walked into the room and I told her that her book changed my life. The week I finished reading it, I quit my job and started on my journey to becoming a full-time entrepreneur. She looked at me and said, “You need to join my big table coaching program!”
I replied “No I don’t. I did what you said in the book and it worked”
The next thing she said blew my mind. She said, “Every time the media interviews me they tell me that no one can do what I say is possible by only reading the book. But you did. Can I get a video testimonial?”
I read her book in 2006 and it did change my life. It changed the way I looked at my financial situation, where I could access money to make money and how to take the leap of faith with confidence.
I took the lessons and strategies from this book and applied them to my life which enabled me to start my business and eleven (holy cow) years later my net worth and my business are more than I ever could have fathomed at that time.Reading can change your life and your #business Click To Tweet
Rewind a few years before that, I read another book. Rather, I studied that book and read it in a day. I couldn’t stop. Once I was done, I typed up every single highlight from the book, and told my husband “We need to sell our house.”
That book taught me how to think about wealth instead of staying stuck in poverty. That day a seed was planted in my mind around what was possible if only we could become mortgage free.
I viewed debt differently than ever before and immediately started to take action. Within a year we had sold our house, bought a fixer-upper that ultimately allowed us to become mortgage free.
Reading changed my life.
Reading has allowed me to go from high school drop out to educated. It’s deepened my understanding of the world and allowed me to build a business and wealth.
Here is the important part: It’s not just about reading – it’s about studying what you read and then applying what you learn to your life and business. So yes, a $20 book has the power to completely change your life if you act on what you learn.
I want to bring my avid love of reading up a level and share with you. I want to share how to read in a way that leads you to think and act beyond the book.
It’s possible for you if you want it. You too, can deepen your knowledge and change your life if you put the practice of reading and applying what you learn into place.
In 2018, I’ll be working with a group of people who want to do exactly this. We’re going to study one book a month and talk about these books and how they can help us in our business. If you’d like to participate, consider this your invitation: http://lisalarter.com/thought-readers/
And if participating isn’t for you, no worries, I’d like to challenge you to find one book a month that you can study with the keen interest of a student on a mission. You can transform your life and business in 2018 if you commit to this work. Every year I write a post dedicated to great books for business and personal development. So if you’re not sure where to start, check out my 2015 list and 2016 list.
The first book I speak of in this blog is The Millionaire Maker by Loral Langemeier. The second is Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kyosaki. While I can’t endorse their programs as I’ve never taken any of them, I can tell you that I am a HUGE fan of their books.
I would be interested to know in the comments which books you’ve read that have rocked your world.