I got deep into reading in high school—particularly business and self-development books.
A few off the top of my head that genuinely changed my life and worldview were…
The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. Despite the catchy title, it didn’t champion not working. It came out in 2004 and pioneered the entire online business economy by creating micro-businesses in niche topics to create passive income so you can consciously design your life and work on things you truly care about. Think every YouTube channel, e-commerce store, and online courses these days.
Another one was I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi. I’ve bought about 10 of these books and gave them to my friends and family. It is a 6-week FUN personal finance book full of “no BS” actionable strategies to get finances in order. Because of it, I started building my credit score at 18 and have a decent amount in retirement savings now.
I think I gave Think And Grow Rich a try in high school, but I didn’t connect with it as much as The Magic Of Thinking Big back then. Now I fully connect with Think And Grow Rich about the power of the law of attraction and mindset in creating your reality.
“No more effort is required to dream big, to demand abundance and personal prosperity, than is required to accept poverty and misery.” – T&GR.
I think the overall takeaway is a theme of ‘just going for it’. The time will pass anyway. I want to connect my music creation experiences with technology to inspire women to get into tech/studio production.
Many women tell themselves they can’t and get intimidated and feel like they have to have guys do everything for them on the music tech side, but there’s no reason for it. I worked for about six months with a startup teaching women precisely this, and the results were terrific.
I hope this is interesting and helps you today!