When I finish reading a book, I feel as if I’ve just accomplished something major. I invested in my knowledge and became wiser so that’s major for me!! I am a big reader always have been and nowadays, it’s so much easier for me to finish a book because I have an Audible subscription via Amazon. I tend to listen while I’m working out, driving in my car, while I’m cooking breakfast or just doing everyday things around the house. I am always listening to something that will help me to grow in life and business. However, with social media being one of the main places where we receive our information, I am proud to say that I am old school and still love to read a good book (pen and highlighter please). Although I do have an audible account, some of the books listed below I’ve purchased the physical copy just to add to my home library. Here are some really great books that I’ve completed in the past few months.
Below you’ll find a few different genres. I am usually listening to and/or reading more than one book at a time. To purchase just click on the title or the image and add them to your book collection!
Becoming by Michelle Obama
This was my inflight read. I started this book during my birthday trip to Bali and just finished it during my last trip to L.A. This was a really great book. I loved learning about what it took to become Michelle Obama she spoke about her earlier childhood, her family and the years spent at Princeton and Harvard. She also gave the inside scoop on how it was growing up on the Southside of Chicago and how in many ways how she and Barack are just like us, everyday hard working Americans. She spoke about their marriage, IVF, marriage counseling and sooooo much more. This is definitely a book you should invest in reading.
Everyday Millionaires by Chris Hogan
I finished this book so quickly because it was just that good! It’s more of an interview style where the author speaks with different millionaires and he tells their stories. 79% of Everyday Millionaires became millionaires by investing in their companies retirement plan. I plan to listen to this book again within the next few months. I see it as being a book I’ll always go back to just to brush up on my knowledge and prepare myself to become an Everyday Millionaire.
Blend by Mashonda Tifrere
Mashonda hit the nail on the head with this book!! It was an excellent read from beginning to end. She gave tips on how she healed herself from her past relationship with Swizz Beats, she spoke about their very first child they had together who passed away, about her and Alicia Key’s relationship and how they were able to get to the point of being a blended family and so much more. I really enjoyed this book because of her transparency. She didn’t hold anything back which made the book even more interesting. It’s not a tell-all, it’s a self-help and she gives details that would have you wanting more with each page.
The Coming by Daniel Black
This book woke me up!!! The coming is basically about how we as African Americans were stolen from our homeland and the horrific events that happened on the boat while coming to America. The author gave explicit details about how life was in our homeland, how the “pale men” came in and stole us, what happened on the boat coming here and so much more. I took a great interest in this book because, how would you know where you’re going if you don’t know where you come from. Honestly, this book and other books like it inspires me to work harder. I owe it to my ancestors to be the best that I can be!!
Influencer by Brittany Hennessy
This is a great book if you’re interested in growing your following on Instagram/ social media. The author gives great tips from influencers and details on how they’ve managed to grow their followings. I finished this book a few months ago and I see myself reading it again.
Black Privilege by Charlamagne Tha God
Charlamagne Tha God speaks about his journey from a small town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina to now being a cohost of Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club. He spoke about in great detail how he turned his troubled early life around by owning his mistakes. What I loved most about this was the fact that he not only owned his mistakes but he also spoke about how his controversial opinions got him fired from several on-air jobs. Fast Forward to now and his bold advice and confidence is what he’s known for on The Breakfast Club. I love how he has the confidence to live his own truth.
The 10 top distinctions between Millionaire and Middle Class by Keith Cameron Smith
The author tells you how to think like a millionaire and reap the benefits of a millionaire mindset. He gives 10 key principles to moving beyond the middle class and up the economic ladder. One of them is millionaires think long-term and the middle class thinks short-term. He teaches about how to create a clear vision of the life you desire and to focus on it. This was a very inspirational and practical guide filled with savvy and sensible advice. I will be sure to read it again before the year is over to brush on everything that I learned and to ensure I am putting the knowledge to use.
Currently listening to and reading:
Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Battlefield Of The Mind by Joyce Meyer