Monday, June 1, 2009

Books, Books and More Books

The past year and a half has been a period of massive knowledge ingestion for me. I've been like a sponge absorbing every drop I can get my hands on. At the beginning it was books like "How to Open a Coffee Shop" and "Retail in Detail." Now I read three books at a time; ranging from business to the economy to spiritual to what can only be described to as "self help." I have a friend from High School that saw my reading list and described it as "intense."

I have a plethora of books I'd love to pass along to anyone that is interested. But I wanted to use the blog to talk about one book in particular that absolutely blew my mind and opened my eyes to a whole new world.

My Aunt actually gave me this books years ago and it took me like 5 years to open it. It's about the difference between real millionaires and those that like to portray themselves as millionaires. One example: Most of the people in the McMansions aren't "rich" at all. They're living paycheck to paycheck, or going deeper in debt, just to keep up the facade. Most true millionaires live modest existences and you'd never be able to tell by looking at them. It was completely eye opening and I think every single American should read it.

This was one of the first books that put me on the path to transformation. Before, I was not a big reader. Now I'm hooked and happy to know that the only way to evolve and grow is to keep on learning.

1 comment:

  1. my mother always told me that "real rich" people do not flaunt it. for example, down the road from my parents home when they lived at sml, a millionaire lived in an old farm house (looked like it was about to fall a part). he was a millionair but you'd never know it by looking at him (old country boy) or his home. we always said he hid his millions under the barn.