7 Books that Changed Your Life

By
Real Estate Agent with EXIT Right Realty

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

One of my all time favorite books on communicating with people. 

 

2. The E-Myth Revisited - Michael E. Gerber 

An excellent read about systematizing your business.

  

3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki  

Whether it's true or not Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a great motivational book for new entrepreneurs.

 

4. The Millionaire Real Estate Agent - Gary Keller 

If you're a real estate agent this book is an absolute must for your reading.

  

5. Blue Ocean Strategy - W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne 

Details the steps in eliminating the competition by utilizing untapped areas of your business. 

 

6. Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill 

The quintessential guide to personal success and self-motivation.

 

 7. The Bible  

The best selling book of all time and probably the most controversial. Like it or not this book help change more lives than any other book in history.

Comments (23)

Deborah Ryman
Santa Cruz, CA
M.A. Feng Shui Services, Santa Cruz County
Ooops - You said seven . . .
Jul 03, 2007 04:30 PM
Erion Shehaj
Signature Real Estate - Houston, TX
Houston Real Estate Broker

I've read 3 out of 7 and I have wanted to pick up a fourth from that list for a while. 

The E-Myth book, is interesting and it makes some valid points but at the same time it makes some general assumptions at its very core that may not apply to every one and that hurts its applicability. But overall I would say, it fully deserves its place in the "must read" of business books. 

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is interesting as a 5 second concept, but the book gets painfully repetitive and redundant after the first 20 pages. One thing's for sure, Kiosaki may be a successful anything, but he is definitely not a good writer.

Of course, the Bible!

Millionaire Real Estate Agent - Plan to read it in the near future.  

My personal business book favorite is "Good to Great", hands down! Give it a try, it's an outstanding read and it will open your eyes to what makes a great company 

Jul 03, 2007 05:33 PM
LaMont Price
EXIT Right Realty - Laurel, MD
lamontprice.com

Erion,

I debated on adding Good to Great but for some reason the book didn't appeal to me as much as the hype. 

Jul 04, 2007 02:16 AM
David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier

Why We Want You To Be Rich - by Donald Trump & Robert Kiyosaki

This book will give you an insight into the thinking of the two mega rich forward thinking pioneers!

David Slavin, ABR www.davidslavin.com

Jul 04, 2007 02:30 AM
Vicki Bishop GRI - Alabama Real Estate
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® - Bay Minette, AL

I am going to get started on the list this weekend. I havent been in real estate long , I need some strategies to boost me up.

vicki

Jul 04, 2007 02:37 AM
LaMont Price
EXIT Right Realty - Laurel, MD
lamontprice.com
I think I'll pick up Why We Want to Be Rich from the Library.
Jul 04, 2007 02:45 AM
Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate
I have not read number 5, guess I will pick it up and check it out.  The others have been very influential in my life.  Great list.
Jul 04, 2007 03:30 AM
David Hood
Chino Valley Real Estate - Chino, CA
I have read three on the list, when it comes to business The E-Myth Revisited is a must read. LaMont nice list thanks for sharing.
Jul 10, 2007 03:23 AM
Margaret Rodgers
Keller Williams Realty - Karns, TN
Realtor, AHWD

I love to read and that is a great list

Jul 10, 2007 04:00 AM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
Thanks for this list -- I've read them all except The E-Myth Revisted -- I'm off to Amazon...
Jul 10, 2007 04:04 AM
Paul Viau
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog - Halifax, NS
Nova Scotia Real Estate Blog + Photo Services

Great list! The new Think and Grow Rich by Ted Ciuba and Napoleon Hill -- ** Unauthorized  

Is a great updated read of the original. Easier to understand and maybe a little more modern.

I would recommend it.

Paul Viau 

Jul 10, 2007 04:15 AM
Karen Radzinski
Keller Williams - Carlsbad, CA
Thanks for your list!  Looks like I need to put down Harry Potter and pick up something else!!
Jul 13, 2007 11:14 PM
Jo-Anne Smith
Oakville, ON

Great list, Lamont.  The best  two books that I have read in years (and I read a LOT of books) that fall under this category are :

The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal  and Financial Targets With Absolute Certainty  by Jack Canfield, Mark Hansen and Les Hewitt

and  

Manual of the Warrior of Light by Paulo Coelho

If you only buy two books this year, buy the above two ! I can't say this enough. 

Jo 

Jul 13, 2007 11:34 PM
john golymbieski
c21 access america - Watertown, CT
customer for life by carl sewell awsome book read it years ago when i was a auto service manager
Jul 14, 2007 12:33 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Thanks for the list. I have read 4 out of 7. I will try to read the  other books recommended .
Jul 14, 2007 12:46 AM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

The Bible.  And I don't read it enough.

Thanks for the list.  I will bookmark for later reference.

Jul 14, 2007 02:49 AM
Marcus Valdez
Berkshire Hathaway Rocky Mountain Realtors - Fort Collins, CO
The sales Bible is a great one too.
Jul 16, 2007 02:32 AM
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

John - Thanks for reminding me about "Customer For Life" by Carl Sewell.

I read that book years ago when my husband - who was is the car business at the time - brought it home. I loved it and think it's about time to pick it back up.

Jul 21, 2007 03:38 PM
Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
One Percent Realty Vancouver Island - Salt Spring Island, BC

The best book to read and study if you are in business is "The Art of War".

How about "Die Broke" great strategy for retirement

The Millionionaire Mind is a great read it will really show you who has the money and it's not who you think

My favorite book when I retired from my last gig was "The Joy of not working" great read for anyone at any time 

 

Jul 21, 2007 04:07 PM
David Saks
(retired) - Memphis, TN

"Occupational Fraud and Abuse" by Joseph Wells. Hard to put down. Applicable, and essential, to understanding and combating today's alarming incidence of corporate and banking fraud. The bible on the subject.

May 21, 2008 06:51 PM