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I’ve completely changed my life over the last few years through podcasts and books.

For this reason, I’m keeping a running list of the best books I recommend and that have been recommended to me.

I’ve broken down my book list into categories below.

Here’s a look…

Money Management

  1. Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together by Erin Lowry
  2. Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money: The Handbook of Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey
  3. Rich Bitch: A Simple 12-Step Plan for Getting Your Financial Life Together…Finally by Nicole Lapin
  4. The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous and Broke by Suze Orman
  5. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

Make Money

  1. Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau
  2. When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women by Farnoosh Torabi
  3. You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

Investing

  1. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing by Burton G. Malkiel
  2. I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  3. The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
  4. Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins

Money Mindset

  1. Overcoming Underearning: A Simple Guide to a Richer Life by Barbara Stanny
  2. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  3. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker
  4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  5. You Are A Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

Personal Growth

  1. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckart Tolle
  2. As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
  3. Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
  4. Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny by Tony Robbins
  5. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud
  7. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
    Chasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner
  8. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
  9. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
  10. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  11. How Good People Make Tough Choices by Rushworth Kidder
  12. Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston
  13. Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
  14. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
  15. The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John Maxwell
  16. The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  17. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
  18. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein
  19. Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success by John Maxwell
  20. Way Of The Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman

Success

  1. Be Obsessed Or Be Average by Grant Cardone
  2. Crush It: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  3. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  4. How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  5. Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More by Richard Koch
  6. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  7. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  8. REWORK by Jason Fried
  9. Secrets of Dynamic Communication: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power by Ken Davis
  10. The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone
  11. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  12. The Path To Prosperity by James Allen
  13. The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olsen
  14. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  15. Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success by Benjamin Hardy

Designing Your Dream Life

  1. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
  2. The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
  3. The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  4. The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy by Lewis Howes
  5. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Happiness

  1. Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E. P. Seligman
  2. The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks
  3. The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor
  4. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  5. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris
  6. The Art Of Happiness by Dr. Howard Cutler
  7. Solve For Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat
  8. The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  9. Habits of A Happy Brain by Loretta Graziano Breuning

Entrepreneurship

  1. People Over Profit: Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful by Dale Patridge
  2. Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt
  3. Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dori Clark
  4. The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand by Judith Orloff
  5. The E Myth: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber
  6. The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies by Chet Holmes
  7. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
  8. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink
  9. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

Online Business + Blogging

  1. Ask: The counterintuitive online formula to discover exactly what your customers want to buy…create a mass of raving fans…and take any business to the next level by Ryan Levesque
  2. Dot Com Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online by Russell Brunson
  3. Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice by Russell Brunson
  4. Hacking Marketing: Agile Practices to Make Marketing Smarter, Faster, and More Innovative by Scott Brinker
  5. Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
  6. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
  7. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini
  8. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse
  9. Strategies Worth Sharing by Brittany Ann

Self Love

  1. How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People): Spiritual Advice for Modern Relationships by Meggan Watterson and Lodro Rinzler
  2. Madly in Love with ME: The Daring Adventure of Becoming Your Own Best Friend by Christine Arylo
  3. Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and
  4. Bursting with Love by Melissa Ambrosini
  5. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
  6. Radical Self-Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream by Gala Darling

Time Management + Productivity

  1. The One Thing by Gary Keller, Gary Keller
  2. Time Warrior: How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and chaos by Steve Chandler
  3. To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work! Kindle Edition by Damon Zahariades
  4. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink

Habits

  1. High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  3. The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life By Bernard Roth
  4. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  5. The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness by Jeff Olson
  6. Atomic Habits by James Clear

Leadership

  1. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  2. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
  3. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

Hope you enjoy these books as much as I do!

Cheers!

– Nefe

Nefe Oguntoye

I'm an accountant turned lifestyle entrepreneur. I help high achieving men and women (like you) love their lives as much as they thought they would when they were kids.

We focus on having a fulfilling career, creating more time, reducing stress, making more money, increasing self-confidence, building online businesses, and strengthening relationships.

I'm designing my dream life, and my goal is to help you design yours.

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