A listener shares that he wants to be a millionaire in 3 years. I don’t know of any more direct path to making that happen than to read the right books that train your mind and open your eyes to the opportunities. Here’s my list of the 14 that opened the doors for me.
Episode #762 January 29, 2021
Hi this is Dan Miller – and yes you’re listening to the 48 Days Radio show – where each week we take 48 minutes to dive into real life questions about finding your passion, deciding what kind of life you want to live – and then finding or creating work that allows you to show up every day, excited to be able to do something that is meaningful, fulfilling – and profitable. This is where normal, indecision and ambiguity come to die. Welcome to the 48 Days Radio Show.
I want to be a millionaire in 3 years. What books should I read in that time?
If you want to be a millionaire, you must learn first how to think like one.
If you invest in yourself, you can transform your success. And the counterpoint certainly should be obvious. If you don’t invest in yourself, if you don’t invest in your own personal growth and development, chances are your life isn’t going to change much.
Go to https://www.48days.com/invest and get my formula for investing in yourself including how to invest in yourself, actual mathematical calculations, how much to invest, what to do and how it can change your life. I certainly have been testimony to that in my own life. Over the years, I continue to do that and look for ways to invest in my own personal growth.
If you want to give more and serve more, the first thing you ought to do is invest in yourself — fill your own cup. If you want to change your future, there is nothing that has come close to opening the doors of opportunity for me as reading books. Reading great books was my window out of the farm life — the simple poverty life that I knew as a kid.
It was books that exposed me to people who are doing things. Now, certainly over time, they’ve been complimented by conferences and seminars and workshops and people that I’ve gotten to spend time with through masterminds, but books are still the one continuing foundational piece that has changed my life more than anything.
I’m going to start off with the five that I always say that everybody should read by the time they hit about 13 years old.
Some of these have to do with mindset and thinking and some have to do with actually strategically positioning yourself.
If you read those books, I really think you have opened the door and there’s nothing to stop you from having the million dollars three years from now that you want.
The Books that will make you a millionaire!
- How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
- See You at the Top – Zig Ziglar
- Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
- The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz
- Acres of Diamonds – Russell Conwell
- Unreasonable Success – Richard Koch
- The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
- Rocket Fuel – Gino Wickman
- Deep Work – Cal Newport
- The Millionaire Mind – Thomas Stanley
- High Performance Habits – Brendon Burchard
- Free to Focus – Michael Hyatt
- Daily Rituals – Mason Currey
- Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
What podcasts should I listen to in order to maximize my workout time?
Podcasts I listen to regularly
- A Bit of Optimism – Simon Sinek
- Akimbo – Seth Godin
- Entrepreneurs on Fire – John Lee Dumas
- Eventual Millionaire – Jaime Masters
- How I Built This – Guy Raz
- Lead to Win – Michael Hyatt
- Motive – Kevin Miller
- The Ziglar Show – Kevin Miller
- Multiplier Mindset – Dan Sullivan
- On Being – Krista Tippett
- Super Soul Conversations – Oprah
- Read to Lead – Jeff Brown
- The Brendon Show – Brendon Burchard
- EntreLeadership – Daniel Tardy (Dave Ramsey)
- The Total Life Freedom Podcast – Vincent Pugliese
I graduated college 2 1/2 years ago spent 6 months trying to find a job in my field, could not find anything. So now I’m getting my master’s degree but am terrified I may not find a job.
That is a very expensive path to figuring things out. We can’t undo what’s been done, but I grieve that you’re in student loan debt and don’t have any more clarity. Being in college is not a great place to figure out what you want to do. That’s why oftentimes it’s really wise to take a year or two off in between high school and college.
You can go into the Peace Corps or volunteer somewhere or get a job at Target, but continue reading, searching, and asking questions to get clarity. But to go to school and pay and borrow money and be in student loan debt just trying figure things out is not a good idea.
85% of the process of having confidence and proper direction in your career comes from looking inward first. What are your unique skills and abilities? What is it you enjoy doing? Look at your personality traits. How do you relate to other people? What kind of environments are you most comfortable in? How do you manage, how do you sell? How do you persuade? Y
What are those things that when you’re doing them, time just flies by because you enjoy it so much. There are going to be patterns that you see, but it’s in doing that introspection that you get a clear sense of what it is that you should be doing and then figure out.
Quotation:“Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage.” Thomas Stanley (The Millionaire Mind)Click To Tweet
Dan’s formula for Investing in Yourself, no matter what your income is – 48days.com/invest