Book of the Month: April

April’s reading list was a big one, taking down 3 books across different genres. It was an insane month for reading and it got me far ahead of my annual reading goal.

As I try to keep things about finance and personal development, I won’t go in depth on the other two books, but they’re worth a mention.

The Psychology of Baseball: Inside the Mental Game of the Major League Player by Mike Stadler

This book is for the baseball fans out there. Baseball is one thing that I have a ton of passion for, so this was a great read for me. It sounds a little nerdy, but Mike Stadler dives into the minds of Major Leaguers and shows truly how difficult the game of baseball is. For the baseball fans out there, this one is definitely a good one.

The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle

Have you ever wondered how certain areas of the world breed top tier athletes, geniuses or musicians? You have definitely said once or twice “it must be something in the water.” In this book, Daniel Coyle talks about the factors that lead to the creation of these “talent hot beds.” This book will make you realize how your surroundings and the words you were told truly impacted your future.

Now that we have those two books out of the way, time to move onto the personal finance book of the month for April.

Unshakeable by Tony Robbins

Unshakeable is one of my favorite personal finance books. I’ve actually read it once a year for the last four years.

In this book, Tony gives practical financial advice to every day people like you and me. He talks about how you don’t need to have a business or inherit a ton of money to become a millionaire.

Instead, he gives simple, actionable steps that everyone can take when it comes to their personal finance and investing.

In the creation of this book, he interviewed some of the greatest investors in history, including Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio and Carl Icahn. He then took their incredible knowledge and turned their extremely technical and complicated investing strategies, and turned them into something we can read.

Tony gives an example of a man who was a janitor his entire life and never made more than $14,000 per year. By using an investing strategy in the book, he was able to retire as a millionaire.

How did he do it? You’ll have to read the book to find out! (Or learn about long term investing here)

Regardless of if you are new to investing or you consider yourself to be a finance guru, this book can help everyone. I truly believe that it is one of the best books for building long term wealth and it is one of my favorite personal finance books.

To learn about my other favorite finance books, check out my list here. I wouldn’t be surprised if they made themselves to their own finance book of the month. (Spoiler, Unshakeable is one of them)

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