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Books have helped me to open my mind and accept new perspectives. The one book that has changed the way I live my life is MJ DeMarco’s “The Millionaire Fastlane”

The Millionaire Fastlane opened up my eyes to all the distractions and societal preconditions that we are fed as humans. The book looks at different mindsets and categorizes them from sidewalk, slowlane and the fastlane. This book helped me to prioritize what is important in my life and become more urgent on how I spend my time placing myself in the fastlane.

Another great book that has helped me improve is The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. The Power of Habit has helped me to understand how habits are developed and how you can break free from bad ones. The book has allowed me to understand a process and become more effective at instilling new powerful habits that allow me to to get more done in less time! 

Before I became an active reader, I was not a fan of the types of books I was reading. These books were primarily chosen for projects in school. These books didn’t speak to me and how I saw my life. Then I discovered a book called The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist spoke to me because I resignated with the character Santiago and fell in love with their journey. The book itself walks you through the journey very similar to how an entrepreneur lives their life.

Finally, after discovering The Alchemist I started reading books evolved around story telling and business focused. I shortly after read Kevin O’ Learys book Cold Hard Truth, that examines  his life and how he built Softkey Software Enterprises and turned it into The Learning company, selling to Mattel. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Kevin O’ Learys story as it inspired me to start learning stories of other successful entrepreneurs and business experts!

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