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The Bailey’s Book List
In no particular order, here are our favorite books, most of which inspired us and helped us prepare to make our journey. We hope you get as much from these books as we have. The following books have helped us in business and in life. If you want to see our favorite travel books, click here.
The Richest Man in Babylon
The Richest Man in Babylon is a personal finance classic. It is simple: pay yourself first. There is a reason George Clason’s book is a classic. This theme continues to remain true even today. If this is something you don’t fully understand or have struggled with, this book is a great read.
The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
Grant Cardone’s The 10X Rule is simple. 10X your goals and 10X your effort. Over promise and over deliver. If you are looking to get pumped and motivated, check it out.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller is another favorite. As with a lot of the books on this list, this book focuses on a particular point of view. In this case it is learning how to truly prioritize and move the bar everyday towards your goals. See it here.
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
The 4-Hour Workweek is productivity expert Tim Ferriss’ guide to creating more income by using all the modern tools and technology available to everyone to help them live the lives they want and leave their 9to5s. Do we even have to say why we love this book? Take a look, we are sure you will find something useful in it.
Early Retirement Extreme: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence
Early Retirement Extreme by Jacob Lund Fisker is a great book about increasing your self reliance and making simple choices which helped him retire at the age of 30. Everyone does not need to retire so soon and if you are like us, it is already past that time but, the best part of the book is the 10,000ft observation of modern society which will have you questioning your own motivations. It is worth a read.
The Total Money Makeover
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey changed everything. It was sitting on a table at Kyle’s Parents’ house. He asked if he could borrow it and that’s all she wrote. This book is the foundation for getting you in a position to better manage your money and begin to make dreams reality. Check it out here.
MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
Once you have your foundation in place with books like The Total Money Makeover, MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins is a great book for learning and understanding the strategies to secure your financial future.
The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
The concept of The 5 Second Rule is simple. A rocket gets a 5 second countdown before launching and that is all you need the time you need to gather yourself and take on the things in life that may be intimidating or difficult to start. Don’t let your excuses and fears hold you back! Mel Robbins is a great inspiration in this read.
The Magic of Thinking Big
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz is another self improvement classic and one of our favorites. Our take away is understanding the impact that your daily mindset has on your life outlook and how you handle decisions you have to make. The best part?, you have control over it! Check it out.