Books That Have Influenced Me

Hello, everyone!

In September of 2017, I decided to write an ebook called The Stock Market is For Everyone.  Since then, I’ve also had the book published in paperback form, and have sold 64 copies thus far across both media.

Books have had a tremendous impact on the way I think and the way I see the world.  Today, I want to share five books that have had an impact on my life in some shape or form.

You can click the image of each book to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)



Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

Seat of the Soul opened my eyes to looking at the intention behind what I am doing, or thinking of doing.  It has enabled me to try to live more authentically.





Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill is one of the pioneers of the self-help movement.  If you haven’t read Think and Grow Rich, please do.  It will be one of the most inspirational books you will ever read.

The thesis of the book is that what the mind can conceive, the mind will achieve.


How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Think Big by Scott Adams

For those of you who don’t know, Scott Adams is the creator of the comic strip “Dilbert”.  In this book, he chronicles his adult life, from when he graduated college to his success as an illustrator.  The takeaway I got here is that you don’t have to be “great at” anything to have great success in your life.  In Adams’ own words, he is “not great at one thing but good at many”.


Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

What I like most about this book is that it challenges the conventional wisdom pertaining to financial freedom and success.  We live in a culture where we are programmed to go to school, get a job, and work for somebody else.  Secrets of the Millionaire Mind challenges that thinking.  I truly think that everybody should read this book, whether interested in entrepreneurship or not.


Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone

This book is extremely motivating because it forces you to look at yourself and question whether you are working hard enough to achieve your goals.

I have read this book several times, and will continue to do so.  Each time I read it, I am reenergized and refocused.


In 2019, I’ve challenged myself to read at least one book a month.  I look forward to sharing these with you as well.

Here is a link to my own book, The Stock Market is For Everyone.  It’s a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

I’d love to know what books the rest of you have found helpful, inspiring and just plain interesting – comment and tell me!



Wealthy Joe Investment Returns 81%!

As I’ve mentioned here before, we decided to take the sales from my book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, and buy shares in businesses we believe in.

Though our sales have been slow, we have stuck with this strategy.

Since last October when the book came out, we’ve generated $96 after fees.  The equity balance as of this past Friday is $174.81.  That’s a return of 81% –  not bad!

We will continue to invest and share the results with our readers every quarter.

The stock market works!

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