Been receiving a bunch of new personal finance and business/productivity books lately, and in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d pass them forward to one of you beautiful people to check out :)
If you want any of these, let me know which one – and why – and you shall be entered to win! Just do me a favor and re-pass ’em forward if you win one of them, deal? 👍🙏
Here are the 6 books up for grabs today – they’re some great ones!!
#1. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear
This one just hit the stores last month and is perfect for those who love experimenting and really just changing bad habits into better ones. It comes from James Clear who we recently featured on the blog, and it’s full of excellent tips to help you live a more productive and overall FULFILLING life. Here’s more info below from Amazon – it’s probably my favorite book we’re giving out today:
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones — “No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.”
#2. “Company of One” by Paul Jarvis
This one is so new it isn’t even out yet!! Got it from Paul himself who is close friends with our beloved Cait Flanders, and similar to James Clear he also comes from the online world –> pjrvs.com. The copy you’ll receive is an “advanced reading copy,” and it’s not available for purchase yet until January 2019, unless of course you open up your heart and donate $50 today :)
Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business — “Company of One is a refreshingly new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size business. Not as a freelancer who only gets paid on a per piece basis, and not as an entrepreneurial start-up that wants to scale as soon as possible, but as a small business that is deliberately committed to staying that way. By staying small, one can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you, including how to generate cash flow on an ongoing basis.”
#3. “How to Invest in Real Estate” by Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner
This bad boy just launched on Halloween, but there isn’t anything scary about it (see what I did there??). It’s a new book out by the Bigger Pockets team – another great website! – and shares more than 40 real-life stories of people who are finding success in the real estate game. If you’ve always been curious about it, or even started dabbling yourself, this is a great new book to pick up:
How to Invest in Real Estate: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started — “Everyone knows real estate investing can be a powerful way to build wealth and achieve true financial freedom. But, because each person’s journey is different, knowing the first steps to take can be challenging. That’s why two of the biggest names in the real estate world teamed up to write the most comprehensive manual ever written on getting started in the lucrative business of real estate investing. Josh Dorkin and Brandon Turner—longtime hosts of the world’s #1 real estate podcast, The BiggerPockets Podcast—give you an insider’s look at the many different niches and strategies that exist. Find which one works best for you, your resources, and your goals.”
#4. “RESET: How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money” by David Sawyer
I haven’t read/skimmed this one yet, but it’s been getting a ton of praise from people like Jacob Lund Fisker (Early Retirement Extreme) and William Danko (Millionaire Next Door), so I’m feeling safe enough to recommend it to y’all today :) And from what I hear, it’s the first book to translate the teachings of FIRE here in the US over into UK context, so if you’re reading this from across the pond right now, this might be the book for you!
RESET: How to Restart Your Life and Get F.U. Money: The Unconventional Early Retirement Plan for Midlife Careerists Who Want to Be Happy — “Are you happy? Is there more to life than this? What if there is another way? What if that way doesn’t involve jacking in your job, leaving your partner, having a midlife crisis, uprooting your existence? What if that way just involves small actions, taken every day? With no more effort than you now spend tending your social media flock, superglued to a screen. Best of all, what if that way costs you little?”
#5. “Love Your Life, Not Theirs” by Rachel Cruze (Signed Copy)
Alright, so this one isn’t new-new (it came out in late 2016), but it’s new to me, and it’s also a brand new copy outside of her signature in it :) I REALLY REALLY liked her energy during her keynote talk at FinCon this year (much more *positive* than her cranky dad, Dave Ramsey!), and while I’ve only skimmed this book, I’m fairly certain her personality and tips are more relatable if you’re younger than, say, 50 ;)
Here’s more per Amazon:
Love Your Life Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want — “In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel shows you how to buy and do the things that are important to you–the right way. That starts by choosing to quit the comparisons, reframing the way you think about money, and developing new habits like avoiding debt, living on a plan, watching your spending, saving for the future, having healthy conversations about money, and giving.”
#6. “Retire Inspired” by Chris Hogan (Signed Copy)
This one’s also not a new-new book (came out in 2016), but I received it at FinCon and thought one of you might get some enjoyment from it. He, too, did a keynote there, and pretty much sounds exactly like that Allstate Guy which means you should be in “good hands” here, haha…
Retire Inspired: It’s Not an Age, It’s a Financial Number — “Whether you’re twenty five and starting your first job or fifty five and watching the career clock start to wind down, today is the day to get serious about your retirement. In Retire Inspired, Chris Hogan teaches that retirement isn’t an age; it’s a financial number an amount you need to live the life in retirement that you’ve always dreamed of. With clear investing concepts and strategies, Chris will educate and empower you to make your own investing decisions, set reasonable expectations for your spouse and family, and build a dream team of experts to get you there.”
Want one of these??
Let me know which one, and why, by Thursday night at midnight, and I’ll randomly select the winners and notify everyone on Friday morning. I’ll also post up the names of the 6 winners here on this same blog post that same day.
GOOD LUCK!! And thanks for reading my blog! :)
UPDATE: Giveaway now over!! Congrats to all the winners:
- Atomic Habits: Kim V.
- Company of One: Suzy Z.
- How to Invest in Real Estate: feikei92
- Reset: Tom V
- Love Your Life, Not Theirs: CrazyMomMcGee
- Retire Inspired: Jenny W.
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