5 Books to Read in Your 30s

There are just some books that when read early on in life, give you a big head start on others in life.

These books teach life skills not often learned in school or at home.

Their wisdom is so timeless that many only learn this knowledge in their mature years, if ever.

Here are the 5 books to read in your 30s that have stood the test of time and will put you at the head of the pack.


Money: Master The Game by Tony Robbins

Everyone needs to learn how to become the master of their own money.

Everyone needs to learn how to become the master of their own money.

The younger you start, the more successful you are likely to be.

It certainly helps if you were raised in a family where mastering money is second nature. For those who have not been so fortunate, then Robbin’s 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom provides simple to follow advice.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Covey lays out the action steps you need to become successful in life.

Following interviews with high achievers, Covey has learned some of the common denominators of what makes them successful.

Being mindful of your innate talents and nurturing these provides for an authentic journey in life. Following your passions and combining these with a strong set of principles governs the path to success.

Follow Covey’s guidelines to enjoy your successful journey in life while building strong, healthy relationships along the way. Value what is important and the value will be returned to you on this exciting journey of self-discovery.


Mindset by Carol Dweck

Two mindsets – one with a specific self-belief pattern developed over time, the second that is ready to explore the potential for change. Simply put – change your mindset or your belief how things work, and you can change your life.

Two mindsets – one with a specific self-belief pattern developed over time, the second that is ready to explore the potential for change.

Simply put – change your mindset or beliefs of how things work, and you can change your life.

This is how growth works. Begin with the strengths you have and build on these to achieve the successful outcomes that you desire the most.

Your fixed mindset is the one that holds you back from change. Your beliefs about something are what leads to stagnation.

In contrast, the growth mindset is the exciting part. Achieve a level of balance between the two, become more flexible about your self-beliefs of what you are capable of and the challenges that you face – and a whole new world of potential will open up to you. Challenge yourself!


The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

The title of this book originates from a quote by Marcus Aurelius, a Roman emperor.

Holiday has taken the works of this emperor and philosopher and placed his ideas into simple language. Whatever challenges you face in life is only an opportunity for growth.

Something that seems like an insurmountable obstacle becomes an invaluable lesson to alter the perspective of that difficulty.

In line with Dweck’s book, Mindset, the fixed way of thinking needs to become flexible to adapt to a difficult situation.


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

This is one book, which has stood the test of time. Published in 1937, the value of its contents continues to inspire millions of people around the world.

Hill summarizes 13 primary principles which need to be practiced to turn your life around.

Some of these principles refer to mastering the mind, accessing the subconscious to provide conscious lifestyle benefits, using the imagination to live a different way and leveraging various mind skills to lead a better life.

There is a reason that Hill’s book has been popular for so long and that is because the principles work for those who practice them.


Conclusion

Your thirties are the prime time of your life.

This is where you can make all the mistakes in the world and still have enough time to regroup yourself and learn from those mistakes.

The books listed above are just a few of the thousands of books out there that will guide you in the right direction and prevent you from making the costly mistakes that you may regret in the future.

Let us know what other books you would add to this list.


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