Rachel Jenae

Must reads…

I think its really important to always be learning and to stay in an attitude of learning. I love learning new things and to my fault I get bored and annoyed just doing the same-oh-same-oh. I think there was something designed in our DNA that when we stop learning we actually start losing what we have. These are just a few must reads that I’ve been thinking about reading again. They have to do more with life and finances, but they also have alot to do with thinking and breaking mindsets.

If you haven’t read the book Rich Dad Poor Dad it really is a must read. It tells the story of a boy who grew up in a very middle class home and spent a lot of time with his best friend and his dad who were living in the first class world. Hints the Rich Dad. He then grows up constantly learning from both dads and realizing the difference in their thinking. It wasn’t that the Rich Dad had inherited his money and never worked for it or that his Poor Dad was stupid and had too many children. The book simply breaks it down into a simple theory of living to learn instead of living to work.

I took several biblical classes on finances while at Christ for the nations and they were very good but often not very practical. The ‘how-to’ was often left out, while the thoery was great. Several years ago my dad bought my whole family this book for Christmas. It’s called The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. This book is very practical and once I picked it up it was hard to put down. It gives steps to getting out of debt and also investing. It also has great stories of others who have gone through it. Don’t misunderstand, it is not a quick fix, but a mindset and lifestyle change. I am about to be ready for step 2 and I read it 2 years ago! (You can also purchase the workbook along with the book)

Last, and a book that literally shifted my thinking is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This book was really intense when I last read it and I had to read it slowly to really take in all that it said. I went through so man ‘whoah!’ moments while reading this book it was very enlightening! It really discusses worldviews, paradigms, mindsets and discusses how they can keep us living in boxes that limit our full potential. It was a very encouraging book and I can’t wait to pick it back up again!

By clicking on each book picture you can find it very cheap on Amazon!

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