Great Books You Must Read!
The following eight books are not just amazing resources to keep for reference later, they provide valuable insight, tools and information for you to use when you teach your Money Game programs. And it doesn’t matter what age you’re teaching or in what venue…they are all applicable.
1. Quantum Teaching: Orchestrating Student Success by Sarah Singer, Mark Reardon and Bobbi Deporter
This book is your cornerstone for learning Accelerated Learning. It’s easy and fun to read and will open your mind to new and exciting ways to inviting your students (any age) to learn about money and investing in a whole new way.
2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money–That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! (Miniature Edition)by Robert Kiyosaki
This is by far the most important financial primer you can ever read. Robert introduces the idea of investing in a way that makes anyone reading the book slap their forehead and say, “Oh, I get it! But why didn’t anyone teach me this when I was young?!”
3. Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom by Robert Kiyosaki
The next book of Robert’s you have to read. Explains how you go from being an employee to being self-employed, to business owner and finally on to investor. Covers the way cash flows between each quadrant and explains why you need to understand this concept.
4. Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill
A classic in terms of prosperity self-help. Read by millions all over the world, this great book gives you all the tools you need to become prosperous and do a lot of good in the world. Don’t go to bed without it. And you’ll read this one over and over again.
5. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
No one teaches the mindset of money like T. Harv Eker. Every person I have ever talked to has ‘issues’ when it comes to money. I’m not saying they are bad issues, but they are issues nonetheless. T. Harv puts it simply and bluntly and you leave his book, and his Millionaire Mind Intensive seminar, with a new mindset, new ideas, new beliefs and a new path toward experiencing the financial peace of mind most people only dream of.
6. Smart Moves: Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head by Carla Hanniford
Carla’s book is amazing. It will enlighten you and make you mad all at the same time. It’s a very detailed book on how we learn, beginning in the womb and then on to adulthood. Smart Moves is a critical book to understanding how to teach at different ages. You’ll wish you’d found it sooner.
7. Keys to the Kingdom by Alison Armstrong
Now here’s probably the most unusual book on the list. This book is about men and women and the amazing differences between the sexes. Why is this book so important? Because you’re going to have boys and girls in your programs and when you learn how to teach to them differently, it’s not only easier to teach, the girls and boys learn better and remember more. And I can’t tell you the number of relationships it has changed among my coaches for the better!
8. Startup Guide to Guerrilla Marketing: A Simple Battle Plan for First-Time Marketers by Jay Conrad Levinson
Regardless of how you’re delivering The Money Game, you’re going to need to market it. Even if you’re teaching your own students in your own classroom, it’s helpful if you can enroll them and their parents into learning from the game.
If you’re out in your community marketing the program, usually you’re on a tight budget and this book, and his other books, will give you tons of ideas on how to market using your imagination.
Other Stuff Worth Noting
The following additional books and sites will give you even deeper distinctions into the world of teaching and teaching money and inviting change in your participants. They are:
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Health and Dan Heath
When I read this book on change, I was utterly mesmerized. These guys don’t just talk about ways to create change in the world, they illustrate their points with real-world examples all the way through. It will open your eyes to what it really takes to change people’s beliefs and behaviors on any topic.
Shooting the Sacred Cows of Money with Robert Kiyosaki
This is a series of videos produced by Robert and his staff of experts on a variety of subjects around money. Sit yourself and your kids down and watch them all. I promise you you’ll have some interesting conversations with your kids after each video.
The Millionaire Mind Intensive with Peak Potentials (T. Harv Eker)
This program changed my life. It will change yours, too, if you let it. It’s a 3-day seminar taught by Peak Potentials highly-trained staff of trainers and you’ll walk out of this program (which is usually free, by the way, so you can’t say you can’t afford to go:-) a different person.
Here’s a book that I think is incredibly valuable in this day of technology…
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
This book opened my eyes to what the internet does to us in terms of how we read, retain information and function on a day to day basis. It’s a must read for anyone who uses the computer even for a few hours a day or has kids who do.
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