11 Self-Made Millionaires Reveal the Book That Helped Them Get Rich
Sure, becoming a self-made millionaire takes a lot of hard work and maybe a little luck. It also involves listening to some very good advice.
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Spanx founder Sara Blakely has created an empire out of the brand’s shapewear, and she attributes at least some of that success to a certain audiobook she began listening to when she was 16 years old: How to Be a No-Limit Person by Wayne Dyer. “My dad introduced it to me randomly, and it felt really incredible at the time because I felt like I’d been taught so much about what to think but not how to think,” she told New York magazine. “It’s all about visualizing what you want and manifesting it and not caring what other people think or fearing failure.”
Shark Tank star, Dallas Mavericks owner, and self-made millionaire Mark Cuban knew he didn’t want to live the life of a poor college student forever. The book that changed his life and helped him make stellar financial decisions is Cashing in on the American Dream: How to Retire at 35 by Paul Terhorst. “The whole premise of the book was if you could save up to $1 million and live like a student, you could retire,” Cuban told Money. “But you would have to have the discipline of saving and how you spent your money once you got there. I believed heavily in that book. It was a big motivator for me.” And FYI, these are the Shark Tank products worth your money.