The key to success  lies in increasing your knowledgebase and your skillset. It is no secret that self-made millionaires are also readers, constantly soaking up knowledge to help them achieve their goals. But they choose to read books that will benefit their growth and understanding.

Reading books that align  with your goals will help you get in  the heads  of people who have already found success. Allowing you to use their knowledge as a  form of mentorship.

But reading books alone will not help you to achieve your success. You must take the knowledge in those pages and apply them to your life. Here are seven blocks that are unanimously celebrated in the world of business and self-improvement anyone can benefit from no matter what your goals are.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad– by Robert Kiyosaki. This was the book that completely changed how I viewed money.   It taught me how to make money work for me, rather than me work for my money and made me realize that life doesn’t have to be lived as a slave to money. This is one of the most read business books ever written and the gateway book nearly every real estate investor.

Be Obsessed Or Be Average – by Grant Cardone. If you apply the things in this book, it will change your life. I have read all of his books but this one is the best. This book delves into the mindset of what it takes to achieve your desired success and has so many amazing positive vibes.  There are so many worthless self help books out there but this isn’t one of them.  This book is the wake up call you have been looking for.

Think And Grow Rich –by Napollian Hill. This book showed me that through the power of your brain, you can literally accomplish anything that you want.

The 10 Pillars of Wealth – by Alex Becker. Another excellent book that shows you the exact steps that a young, self made millionaire took to get where he is. It also addresses many of the confining negative thought process that often hold us back from achieving our goals and acts as a universal guide for anyone looking to succeed in just about any situation.

The Richest Man In Babylon – Babylon was one of the most wealthy cities of its time because its society stressed financial literacy on its citizens.  This book uses their ancient teachings and some hypothetical situations to show that the ‘Laws of Gold’ have never changed. The steps to financial freedom and wealth are the same today as they were thousands of years ago. This book teaches how to save money and leverage it to create wealth.

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. Tim Ferris goes through his many struggles of finding a  successful business model that allowed him to enjoy life on his own terms. This book talks about automating your business, developing proven systems, and outsourcing  work that is unnecessary for you to do.   This results in you being able to enjoy your life,  work when you actually need to, and not just be a slave to your job.

30 Days of Discipline-by Victor Pride.  One of the best books that I’ve ever read on self-discipline and developing habits to hold yourself accountable.   This is a straight forward book that has no filler in it whatsoever. This is a one month program that  challenges you to master 12  specific habits every day until it becomes  engrained in your DNA.  The end result is you become a stronger version of yourself  which can push harder through Life’s obstacles  accomplished way more in a shorter period of time.