If you are reading this post, you are probably in your 20s or even early 30s.
Do you agree that our zest and energy reach its peak when we hit 20 years old?
At 20 years of age, most of us will have their dreams or goals. Some may dream to be the next Bill Gates, some may want to be the next Warren Buffett or some may just want to learn the art of selling.
Reading books is one way to learn and gain knowledge fast. I will list down 15 exciting books you would not want to miss before you reach your 30th birthday.
1) Rich Dad Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki)
This is the first finance book I read and it transforms my mindset about money. In this book, Robert Kiyosaki reveals 6 lessons to be wealthy.
This book also encourage entrepreneurship which it is a good read for people in their 20s who is looking to start their own business.
2) Secret of the Millionaire Mind (T. Harv Eker)
According to the author, T Harv Eker, if you are poor, it is because you think poor. If you are rich, it is because you think rich. This book will blow your mind away and your mindset about money will be transformed.
3) The Richest Man in Babylon (George Clason)
I got this book as a gift and I fell in love with this book. This classic reveals the secrets to personal wealth and empathize saving over spending.
4) Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)
One of the best selling book of all time, Napoleon Hill, the author and former advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, interviewed over 500 successful people to figure out the key to their good fortune.
Reading the book in your 20s will put you in the perfect position to create a plan, and then spend the upcoming years executing it.
5) The $100 Startup (Chris Guillebeau)
Starting a business does not require huge capital?
If you do not agree, you must read this book! With a small investment you could start a company that earns you millions of dollars.
The author shows you several examples of these types of successes that he has come up.
This book will give you some great ideas have earned the author more than enough money, one idea being to write this book.
6) 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Convey)
You will love this book after you have completed the first chapter. This book teaches more than just becoming more effective.
It is about becoming a whole integer person who not only seeks the best in oneself but also in the people around.
7) How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)
The book was written in 1937 meant for salesman during that era. Now anyone can read this book because everyone wants to feel appreciated and significant.
8) Awaken The Giant Within (Tony Robbins)
Do you expect to achieve a different outcome by doing the same thing over and over again? If you are truly ready for a change, you cannot give this book a miss.
Tony Robbins shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.
9) The Five Rules of Successful Stock Investing (Pat Dorsey)
This book has to go down as my favourite investment book.
It is a complete book that teaches you how to dig into a financial statement and find hidden gold and deception, how to find great companies that will create shareholder wealth and understanding the driving force behind different industries.
A must read and must have investment book!
10) Commons Stock and Uncommon Profits (Philip A.Fisher)
This book reveals what to look for in a growth stock, the characteristic of a profitable business and what to look in for a common stock.
The book was so well written that it has a powerful influence on Warren Buffett.
11) One Up On Wall Street (Peter Lynch)
In this book, Peter Lynch reveals how Wall Street may not be able to find the best investing opportunities from the start and shows you step-by-step how the individual investor can find the next ten-bagger.
12) The Little Book of Value Investing (Christopher H Browne)
This book explain how value investing works, how to understand value in a stock and how to use accounting information on companies to your advantage.
It is a relatively simple book to read. If you are turning 20 and want to learn value investing, make this your first investing book.
13) The Millionaire Next Door (Thomas J Stanley)
This book contains findings from more than 20 years of research into seven key characteristics that explain how the elite club of America’s millionaires became rich.
It is a great book for people in their 20s because it talks about the basics of personal finance and helps readers develop good habits from the very beginning.
14) The Psychology of Selling (Brian Tracy)
Selling is not only about deploying strategies but it also involves psychology.
Brian Tracy explains how both buyers and sellers interact to create opportunity and explain the motivation of the buyers and sellers.
A must read book especially for people doing sales.
15) Secrets of Closing the Sale (Zig Ziglar)
Finding tough to close a deal?
This book will provide you the strategies and guidelines you need to become proficient in the art of effective persuasion.
The proven method in the book will allow you to face your prospect with confidence.
With these book recommendations, you can now learn from the greatest minds on this planet to improve yourself.