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Not a book but a free blog post -


I read this about 2 years before I stumbled upon TMF. The blogger himself has some really......eccentric interests, but his commentary on not getting a job is spot-on.
 

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  • This one changed my mind on democracy and politics: "Democracy: The God That FailedBoek - Hans-Hermann Hoppe".
  • "Essentialism - Greg McKeown" changed my spending habits, helped me unclutter my apartment and life and rethink my habits and routines.
  • This whole book is kinda summarized in TMF in one of the later chapters, but since I've read "Start with why - Simon Sinek" before TMF it was still game changing at the time.
  • And while most here will dislike it because it's slowlane, it's what made me take ACTION regarding personal finance: "I Will Teach You To Be Rich - Ramit Sethi ". Before reading the book, my savings were on a low interest savings account. I kept postponing to take action. I've spend 2-3 days while/after reading the book to automate my personal finances and set up some investment accounts.
  • "The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley " is a description of an LSD induced psychedelic trip. His ability to descripe all that he sees and how it relates to art (and what differentiates great artists from non-artists) is amazing. It changed my views on spirituality and made me appreciate art in a different sense.
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Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin.
It helped me gain understanding of habits, personality types, self-awareness and values.

Is it the best book in the world? Probably not. But it's a great entry-level all-rounder for anyone.

Years ago, it changed my life.
 
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-The Go giver
-A blog named : Bold and Determined (dont agree with misogynist stuff there though)
-You Can Win (by Shiv Khera)
 

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Read these back in January and February:
This is Marketing
E-Myth: Revisited
The Copywriters Handbook

Since I developed a written plan that incorporated elements of all three into my sole prop, I've streamlined the actual work with employees and 1099 guys, cut or minimized some logistical inefficiencies, pushed into different markets/ venues, enhanced my sales screening process to eliminate bad fits for the product, and ultimately had sales in April, May, June that were up 250-450% over their respective last year figures. All while squeezing out extra profit per sale.

I wouldn't be here at all without the Millionaire Fastlane though. It all started there!
 

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One page marketing by Allan Dib changed my perspective om doing business.
 

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Not a book but a free blog post -


I read this about 2 years before I stumbled upon TMF. The blogger himself has some really......eccentric interests, but his commentary on not getting a job is spot-on.
Thanks for linking that article. He got some solid points, though it seems like he underrate the work it takes to build a business.
 

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Thanks for linking that article. He got some solid points, though it seems like he underrate the work it takes to build a business.
Back in 2006, you could easily make $400K+ a year blogging if you were actually good at it. Just look at how people like MrMoneyMustache started his own blog around 2005 and makes at least that much despite being "retired." Ad revenue was a lucrative enterprise back then - today, content creators get pennies on the dollar so it isn't worth it, not to mention more than 50% of people use adblock now and since the web has gone mobile, Google has severely punished webpages that litter their pages with ads that harm the mobile "experience."

Most of the low-hanging fruit (blogging, dropshipping, selling on eBay, etc.) is saturated as hell so any online or digital product business worth a damn is going to require exponentially more effort. Timing is everything.
 

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Felix Dennis - How To Get Rich

There is a thread by MJ somewhere about this particular book. Although the author is now dead the content is life changing and he’s certainly no guru. If you google him you’ll see that he’s legit by the headlines surrounding his name e.g: “Felix Dennis devouring crack cocaine with a harem of women”

I read this monthly along with listening to the audible MFL to keep myself aligned.
 

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4 Hour Work Week. 4HWW was what really got me thinking about how I spend my time, 80/20 principle, and started to outsource more work.
 

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This book might look it may not fit here, but it helped me immensely in setting my goals and expectations, reducing anxiety in the process and overall "how" to act.

 

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Two books I highly recommend.

How to win Friends and Influence People - Self help and business classic, get better with people and understand social dynamics better.

The 50th Law - 50 Cent and Robert Greene do a book about the importance of overcoming fear, intertwining some stoic philosophy in with stories and real life examples from Curtis Jackson's(50 Cent) life, growing up on the streets, and having a dream in an environment where the most likely scenarios were ending up dead, a drug addict, or working a meaningless job just to get by. Great book, I can't recommend it enough.
 

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All of Seth Godin's books. Any title.
This guy is the bomb, the real deal, the king of kings.
 

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How to win friends and influence people
I just started the audiobook. While I wasn't even halfway through I started implementing some of the stuff during lunch at work. Talking to new people is so much easier. It's all so obvious, but still I didn't do most of the things he recommends.
 

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I just started the audiobook. While I wasn't even halfway through I started implementing some of the stuff during lunch at work. Talking to new people is so much easier. It's all so obvious, but still I didn't do most of the things he recommends.
I was actually going to say this one too. I got it on audible and couldn't believe how simple to understand and implement it is, even though the concepts are very obvious. I once overheard an ex-convict, who later became a millionaire, telling a car salesman that he read this book in jail and it was the biggest influence in changing his life for the better after his release.
 

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Here are a few books that I've actively applied lessons from to enrich and better my life. I find myself recommending them the most and referencing them often:

- Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins - so many lessons drawn from Goggins's life story, the main one being that our limits are generally self-imposed and anyone can overcome them by accepting that it won't be easy and doing the things we just don't want to do.

- Deep Work by Cal Newport - The best book I've read on the ability to focus without distraction.

- The 4 Disciplines of Execution by McChesney, Covey, and Huling - While this is a book mainly written from a business perspective, it has changed how I approach all of the goals I set for myself, personal or business related.
 

EDWINA TUCKER

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Glad to see some of the books on my "to read" list are here!
My life changing read is You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero (audio & paper), and honorable mention is The Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard. Success begins with your mindset. If that's not right, you can forget it!
 

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