The Literary 2021

Out of all the books I read in 2021, a few proved to be truly transformative to me, in the way I think, act and plan.

The 7 books collectively costed me less than Rs. 4,000, and that’s because I was hell-bent on getting the hardcover of a couple of them.

It’s astounding how small the amount is, considering the tremendous amount of knowledge and behavior-shift it brings.

Here’s a few points of what I learned from the books:

1. Shoe Dog — Phil Knight
Persistence is the key.
It’s okay to be lost momentarily, as long as you have faith in the process.
Be adaptable.

2. Zero to One — Peter Thiel
It’s the Geeta, Bible and Quran for entrepreneurs.

3. Psychology of Money — Morgan Housel
Everything there is to know about managing your finances and investments.
Invest regularly, don’t try to time the market.
Believe in the power of compounding.
Know what YOU want. Investing is not a competition. Understand the psychology behind cashflow.

4. The Millionaire Fastlane — MJ Demarco
Build processes to be rich.
Automate those processes.
Create multiple income sources.
Entrepreneurship is not exclusive.

5. Losing My Virginity — Richard Branson
An incredibly well-written autobiography by the business magnate.
A dyslexic person with difficulty to understand complicated numbers, Branson believed in his gut and went on to build one of the largest conglomerates of the world.

6. Tuesdays With Morrie — Mitch Albom
Learn what’s important to you.
Your health, friendships, love and the people around you are your assets.
Don’t be afraid of emotions, let them consume you. Don’t shy away from being vulnerable.

7. Atomic Habits — James Clear
Set habits and focus more on the process, not the goals.
It’s the little things that add up to make your life better.

Which books did you read this year which changed the way you think? Would love to know!

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