If You Want To Double Your Income In 2023, Read These Books


If You Want To Double Your Income In 2023, Read These Books

A reading list to achieve financial independence

“You don’t really start getting old until you stop learning,” Bill Gates said. “Every book teaches me something new or helps me see things differently.”


Like Bill Gates, I enjoy sitting on the couch for several hours and reading phenomenal books. It’s a habit that enables me to learn new things, become more productive, and view situations from new perspectives.

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In this article, I’ll share several books you should read to increase your income and become financially independent.


Let’s dive right in!

The Psychology Of Money by Morgan Housel

The average American carries a credit card balance of $5,910. Meanwhile, 58% of people around the country are living paycheck to paycheck. So, if you want to live a better life than anyone else, you need to stop keeping up with the Joneses and eliminate your bad spending habits.

“Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know,” per Goodreads. “It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach. But in The Psychology of Money, Morgan Housel will share 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money… and teach you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.”

The Psychology Of Money is one of my all-time favorite books. It’s also a New York Times bestseller that has been recommended by Dave Ramsey, Anthony Pompliano, and countless others.

Read it as soon as possible!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“Money’s greatest intrinsic value — and this can’t be overstated — is its ability to give you control over your time.”
“Planning is important, but the most important part of every plan is to plan on the plan not going according to plan.”
“Use money to gain control over your time, because not having control of your time is such a powerful and universal drag on happiness. The ability to do what you want, when you want, with who you want, for as long as you want to, pays the highest dividend that exists in finance.”
“Be nicer and less flashy. No one is impressed with your possessions as much as you are. You might think you want a fancy car or a nice watch. But what you probably want is respect and admiration. And you’re more likely to gain those things through kindness and humility than horsepower and chrome.”
“Some people are born into families that encourage education; others are against it. Some are born into flourishing economies encouraging of entrepreneurship; others are born into war and destitution. I want you to be successful, and I want you to earn it. But realize that not all success is due to hard work, and not all poverty is due to laziness.Keep this in mind when judging people, including yourself.”
Zero To One by Peter Thiel

Zero To One is (by far) one of the most useful books of the 21st century. It was written by Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

I love Zero to One so much. Peter’s engaging writing style made it an entertaining read from start to finish. And since he explains topics in a way that’s easy to understand, it was easy to take notes and learn new things.

Since Peter has a net worth of $9.6 billion, it’s safe to say he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to business & personal finance.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“What important truth do very few people agree with you on?”
“The most valuable businesses of coming decades will be built by entrepreneurs who seek to empower people rather than try to make them obsolete.”
“The best entrepreneurs know this: every great business is built around a secret that’s hidden from the outside. A great company is a conspiracy to change the world; when you share your secret, the recipient becomes a fellow conspirator.”
“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.”
“Elite students climb confidently until they reach a level of competition sufficiently intense to beat their dreams out of them. Higher education is the place where people who had big plans in high school get stuck in fierce rivalries with equally smart peers over conventional careers like management consulting and investment banking. For the privilege of being turned into conformists, students (or their families) pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in skyrocketing tuition that continues to outpace inflation. Why are we doing this to ourselves?”
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson

Everyone should read The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (at least once). But since the book is a financial goldmine, you’ll benefit from re-reading the book every single year. After all, it’s packed with fascinating insights and mind-blowing anecdotes.

Naval explains a timeless formula for building wealth. He also provides unique strategies to improve your health, relationships, and many other aspects of life.

If you want to make 2023 the best year of your life (so far), The Almanack of Naval Ravikant should be at the top of your reading list!

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

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“If you’re not willing to do a wholesale, 24/7, 100 percent swap with who that person is, then there is no point in being jealous.”
“If you have nothing in your life, but you have at least one person that loves you unconditionally, it’ll do wonders for your self-esteem.”
“A happy person isn’t someone who’s happy all the time. It’s someone who effortlessly interprets events in such a way that they don’t lose their innate peace.”
“Specific knowledge is found much more by pursuing your innate talents, your genuine curiosity, and your passion. It’s not by going to school for whatever is the hottest job; it’s not by going into whatever field investors say is the hottest.”
“Realize that in modern society, the downside risk is not that large. Even personal bankruptcy can wipe the debts clean in good ecosystems. I’m most familiar with Silicon Valley, but generally, people will forgive failures as long as you were honest and made a high-integrity effort. There’s not really that much to fear in terms of failure, and so people should take on a lot more accountability than they do.”

🟢Contributed by James White

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