According to Business Insider, when Steve Siebold wanted to get rich, he went straight to the source... and interviewed a millionaire. THEN, he interviewed more millionaires.
Since then, he's interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and become a self-made millionaire himself.
In his research, he noticed a pastime the rich have in common: They self-educate by reading. A study of 1,200 wealthy people found that they all have reading as a pastime in common.
But successful people don’t just read anything. They are highly selective about what they read, opting to be educated over being entertained. They believe that books are a gateway to learning and knowledge.
With that in mind, we're starting a book club... kind of.
At our KW offices, we have an incredible collection of great agents from diverse backgrounds and with varied approaches to their businesses. But, like Steve Siebold, we found that our top agents LOVE to self educate. And self education led to agents becoming even more driven and successful.
Since we have so many incredible businesss people around us, we decided to interview some of them and see what what they're reading... and what books have most affected their businesses in the last year.
So... with no further ado... and in no particular order, here are just a few of the superstars of KW sharing which books ROCKED their worlds last year.
For Donny, it's 'The emyth' by Michael E. Gerber.
Indicating that 40 percent of small businesses fail within their first year, Gerber, a small business expert, talks about how to be successful. In this revision of his 1986 book, he describes the "E-Myth," which basically states that a person with technical but few management skills can do well in business. Gerber describes developing a precise business system that produces consistent results because it has been tested and refined.
At age 20, Hal Elrod was hit head on by a drunk driver at 70 mph, was dead for 6 minutes, and doctors told his parents that if Hal ever came out of his coma, he had permanent brain damage and may never walk again. After 6 days of fighting for his life, Hal proved that we all have the ability to overcome any obstacle and create the life of our dreams.
Amy Youngren of North Group was recommended to read 'Relentless' by Tim S. Grover.
Fore more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and dozens more—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to get those results, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire.
Ken always like to shake things up. That's why he recommends 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*$#k by Mark Manson.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
And that's just a few of our amazing agents' incredible recommendations.
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