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5 Books that Changed my Life 📕

I love receiving book recommendations, so this week, I’m excited to share a list of five non-fiction books that have profoundly impacted my life. Although I read about 60 books a year, these particular titles contain ideas that I find myself revisiting time and time again.



👉 1) Chill and Prosper by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Top Takeaways: This book helped me move past the “hustle and grind” mindset to look for a better business model for the lifestyle I want to achieve. It also made me realize how important it is to charge what I’m worth and that it’s okay if people don’t like me or my offerings – they just aren’t my people.


👉 2) Die with Zero by Bill Perkins

Top Takeaways: In life, we have the “go-go” years, the “slow-go” years, and the “no-go” years. Don’t save all of your money and time until the slow-go and no-go years in retirement – take advantage of the “go-go” years by taking advantage of the health, money, and time that you can spare during that period. It’s so important to live a rich life rather than dying rich.


👉 3) Quit Like a Millionaire by Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung

Top Takeaways: Even though I had been investing for a long time, this was the book that put the concept of Financial Independence on my radar with practical strategies of how to get there and implement FI in my own life.


👉 4) Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards

Top Takeaways: I am naturally extremely introverted, so this book opened up a whole new set of techniques to use for networking, reading faces, and carrying on conversations. It’s still not a strength of mine, but I’m at least better at recognizing the “geez she’s awkward” micro-expression most people flash when they start talking to me.


👉 5) Built to Move by Kelly and Juliet Starrett

Top Takeaways: As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to realize how important flexibility and functional movement is – I now can pull a muscle just rolling over in bed! Squatting and being able to get up from the floor are the things that will keep us independent in our old age – particularly being able to use the restroom and recover from falls. This shifted my focus from “I should be able to run 5 miles” to “I need to move and stretch my body to maintain ultimate joint mobility” as a more important health goal.


Are there any books that have changed your life? Leave a comment and let us know – we’re always looking for more books to read!


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