10 Best Wealth Building Books For 2017 – Guaranteed

In this post I will give you my top 10 list of books to read in 2017 that will help you to redefine your understanding of wealth and how you can feel and become wealthy. When I talk about wealth then I don’t just talk about the mere acquisition of money but about ways to find out how you can actually create real value both for you and for others.

This is the core essence for true wealth in my opinion. But this is not the end of the story. In order to be successful you need a clear vision or top-level goal that stands above all other goals and serves as your inner compass.

With this in mind you can commit to consistent action over an extended period of time. It is not just your vision and your enthusiasm about it that will make you succeed. Everyone is enthusiastic when starting out something new.  But only few have the endurance to pursuit their main goal. This is basically all you need in order to become wealthy and successful.

Some of the books in the list have been best-selling books for years whereas others have been published just recently. But what they all have in common is that they can change the way you look at what you do for a living and why you do it. Further, they show you how you can overcome your self-set boundaries by a simple change of your mindset and constant action over time.

Multiply this with ten and 2017 will become your greatest year for acquiring true wealth and abundance. No more holding back from achieving your innermost desires and biggest dreams. Make it your top New Year’s resolutions to read at least one book out of the list in 2017.

“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
― Zig Ziglar

Now grab yourself a coffee, lean back, and enjoy reading:

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Serve No Master

How to Escape the 9-5, Start up an Online Business, Fire Your Boss and Become a Lifestyle Entrepreneur or Digital Nomad

(Published: August 1, 2016)

If you are stuck in repetitive and negative beliefs and thoughts about your life, your job, and your finances then this book will show you how you can change that mindset. You will be guided to take little steps that get you out of your self-made mind trap. Start to question the most common beliefs that have been told you and understand the most essential steps to grow a business around your skills and greatest assets that lie within you already. You will find plenty of valuable tips and proven strategies to actually get things done. Learn to overcome your fear that has led you to where you are right now. Anything is possible if you can only believe it, this will start a transformation process that will help you to achieve financial freedom.

About the Author: 

Jonathan Green is actually practicing what he writes in his book and has mastered to be his own boss. After losing his job he decided to become his own boss and since 2010 he has been making a full-time income from the internet. You can visit his website here.

The Success Principles – 10th Anniversary Edition

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

(Published: January 27, 2015)

Even though it was written ten years ago, the success principles are still valid and will be for the future as well. This is a very thorough read that tells you everything you need to know about the most important success principles. You will realize that you and only you can take responsibility for your life and your success. There are 67 principles and practices that work for the most successful people to increase their confidence and living a purposeful and passionate life. This may sound a lot but it is enough to take out those principles that resonate the most with you and keeping them in mind while you work towards your goals. Taking the wealth aspect further you can achieve success in any area of your life if you are willing to put them into daily practice.

About the Authors:

Jack Canfield is author and co-author of 66 bestsellers and one of the most influential leaders in personal development and growth holding the Guinness World Record having more New York Time bestsellers at the same time than anyone else. Visit his website right here.

Janet Switzer is a widely known journalist, media personality, author, and marketing and strategy expert and consultant from various celebrity entrepreneurs. For more information visit her websites instantincome.com and howexpertsbuildempires.com.

Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success

Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches

(Published: September 9, 2014)

The essence of this book is that each one of us is born with a gift. It is your choice whether you use that gift or waste it. Whatever it is that comes naturally to you, nobody can take it away from you, even it is something that others can do as well. However, without some sacrifices on your behalf like putting in some time and effort, you won’t see your dreams walking by. Dreams are made and the author gives you examples of what he has been through in order to arrive where he is today. This is definitely a book worth to read, it captures the essence of his motivational speeches in a way that is easy to follow and comprehend. As the title suggests, success starts with your mindset, your attitude, and your willingness to share and help others.

About the Author: Steve Harvey is a well known motivational speaker known from the media, the internet, and his books. His proven principles have helped people around the world alike. Find out more about his work on his website.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

(Published: January 13, 2017)

If you haven’t come across Dale Carnegie, then it is about time! This 80 years old book is as up to date as it was when it was first published. This book is all about communicating and connecting to kindred spirits on your pursuit to reach your goals. It is essential to understand how to approach people in order to really connect with them and being of service as well rather than wanting to be right all the time. Mastering the art of communication and dealing with peoples will definitely help you to achieve your goals. You always have to deal with people and if you want to be successful then you should know what to do when you meet someone who could help you to lift you to the next level. Learn how to change other people’s behavior by changing your own behavior towards them.

About the Author: Dale Carnegie was an American self-development speaker and the founder of the Dale Carnegie Institute. His training courses are still taught throughout the world.

Abundance For All

The Lightworker’s Way to Creating Money and True Wealth (Fifth Dimensional Life Series Book 1)

(Published: August 30, 2016)

This book deals with the energetic aspect of money and abundance. It focuses on our mindset and belief systems that we have towards money and wealth. Nothing of what we have been taught is valid any longer and needs to be transformed for a new era of financial freedom for everyone. Once you rewrite your “old money program” that keeps you thinking of lack and wanting, then you set the foundation for a new awakened life in full alignment with the new time and your relation to your own wealth. There is more to abundance and wealth than just money, and true wealth goes much beyond that. Find out what it is in this amazingly fresh perspective on money and wealth.

About the Author: Caroline Oceana Ryan authored more books about the ongoing ascension process and runs a very interesting website as well.

The 10 Pillars of Wealth

Mind-Sets of the World’s Richest People

(Published: May 17, 2016)

If you think about quitting your 9 to 5 job and look for a way to do that then this book is for you. Learn from those who achieved great wealth and start to think and act like them. Get rid of the idea that making money is related to the time you spend working. We are living in our comfort zone convincing us of various reasons for not being as rich as others finding all kinds of excuses. As a result we accept our (self-made) fate and don’t even start in the first place. The author tells you his story of becoming a millionaire and give you valuable practical tips as well. More than that he keeps reminding us that we have to change our mindset and what we think is possible for us. With “The 10 Pillars of Wealth” you get a practical guide from someone who walked this path before you and is willing to share with you what helped him a long the way.

About the Author: Alex Becker runs several websites and online businesses that helped him to become a millionaire. He also has his own YouTube channel.

Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide To Money

The Handbook Of Financial Peace University

(Published: March 3, 2015)

If you need real practical advice on how to deal with money on a daily basis then this book is for you. Many of us simply cannot deal properly with money and as soon as we have got a bit more of it, we spend it for stuff we probably don’t really need. Therefore, it can be quite a game changer to know how to budget, pay back your debts, and actually have a plan for long-term wealth generation instead of  living day by day and running from one financial problem into the next one. Very often it is simple stuff that should be known to all of us. Unfortunately common sense is not very common because at the same time it is so unbelievably hard to do in practice. With this book you get all the answers you need in order to get your finances back on track and calm your life down on the financial frontier.

About the Author: Dave Ramsey is an American author and businessman. He is probably best known for his radio program “The Dave Ramsey Show”. For further information simply visit his website.

Think and Grow Rich

The Original, an Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation

(Published: December 13, 2016)

This is one of the all time classics and definitely a must-read. Analyzing the stories of the very successful people of his generation like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford,  Andrew Carnegie, and others, Napoleon Hill derives the most important principles that you need to understand in order to manifest your goals. Generations of people have read and used the principles described in it. It boils down to having a clear vision and taking consequent action steps towards your goal with perseverance and consistency. Your thoughts create the circumstances you are in. Be grateful for what you have and move on from there. Create from a point of gratitude and satisfaction and you will be more successful. Being unsatisfied creates the same reflection around you and you are going to hit obstacle after obstacle. These and more everlasting truths make this book timeless despite its age and worth to read for generations to come.

About the Author: Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author most widely known for his above mentioned book. His philosophy of achievement was mainly inspired by Andrew Carnegie and is the essence of his work. For more information check out the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Unleash Your Inner Company

Use Passion and Perseverance to Build Your Ideal Business

(Published: Ocotber 4, 2015)

If your intention is to start your own company then you can learn a lot from this book that was written by a real insider. This book closes the gap between having passion and mere perseverance to actually making real profit and running a successful startup company. Practical tips and anecdotes will help you to find your way. Find out how your strengths and interests can be converted into striving business ideas. Proven tips on all steps of starting a business from the philosophy behind it, regulations, avoiding competition and standing out to marketing and PR, will help you to avoid the greatest pitfalls when starting out. Growing your business from inside out is just so powerful and with this guide at hand you have everything you need to make your dream a reality.

About the Author: John Chisholm has three decades of experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor.He is president and chairman of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association and is the expert in the field of starting your business. You can find out more on his website as well.

Hack the Entrepreneur

How to Stop Procrastinating, Build a Business, and Do Work That Matters

 (Published: December 6, 2015)

This book walks you through the steps from starting your own business from where you are right now in your life until running your own company. Start with changing  your mindset by facing your fears and finding out why you want to do this. Realize that your ideas do matter and how you can convert them into your own business. After interviewing more than 200 successful entrepreneurs the author concludes that it starts with your mindset, dedicated hard work, and a desire to do meaningful work that creates real value. This book distills the essence which makes people successful in what they do and why each one of us can achieve the same. In the end we are all self-made, but only those who accept this truth and take responsibility for their actions have the chance to make real change in their life. This book is ideal if just started your own business or are thinking about to get started.

About the Author: Jon Nastor is an entrepreneur for more than a decade and has discovered the internet to be the best place for his businesses and helps people to do the same. Check out his website.

10 Best Wealth Building Books For 2017?

There are hundreds of other books out there that could make it in the list as well but after all, ten is a pretty fixed number. There are some other famous “must-reads” that I deliberately spared out for various reasons but that could easily add up to the list.

But this is where you can come in!

If there is any book that you think should be on the list above all others, just leave a comment below and help me and others to get even more inspired. And who knows, with enough ideas we might come up easily with 50 books or so, just be prepared to read one book per week and don’t blame me for that afterwards 🙂

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It is about time for your holistic life transformation. Change your life today and become your greatest version!

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