This month, in my group program for musicians, stage artists & creatives, Fast Track to Fame, we're all about MONEY MINDSET!
Especially clearing the limiting beliefs which stop us (especially in this professional field), from making money, enjoying money, managing money and creating wealth while providing value.
I shared a Money Mindset Booklist with the group - books which have impacted me greatly over the years - inspiring me and even changing my life.
And I wanted to share them with you too.
You may well know some of the titles, but I bet there are a few you haven't come across.
So here are my 10 favourites - in chronological order of when I read them - and how they impacted me.
I Can Make You Rich is by Paul McKenna, a hypnotist, who is super-famous in England.
I read this book back in about 2013.
Did it make me rich?
Well no, but it started me on the quest to understand money mindset - how rich people think, the idea of the wealth thermostat (glass ceiling etc) - and there are lots of practical exercises as well as a hypnotic trance audio to re-program your subconscious.
Super-easy to read and lots of great stuff - and he even uses tapping!
I read Tapping into Wealth by Margaret M Lynch in 2014 - and then revisited it bigtime when I took her 10 month long TIW coaching certification in 2016.
Margaret's genius lies in recognizing the mind-body-money connection and using fascinating processes and tapping - the book is full of tapping scripts - to really clear things out, from the subconscious up.
She also talks to the 'middle-class' money mindset, instead of just focusing on rich & poor.
This totally transformed my life and lead me onto the path of helping others with their money blocks - freeing them up to make much more and enjoy it!
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker, is another 'discover where your thinking is off' book.
I first read this in April 2015 and re-read it four more times.
It inspired me to create a 6 figure money goal - and I wrote out this commitment:
'I commit to growing and becoming a vessel for much, much more wealth, much, much more success and much, much more service. My money motivation is now linked to purpose, contribution and joy, and I choose to experience wonderful health and happiness all along the way.'
Eker starts with the reminder that Thoughts lead to Feelings, which lead to Actions, which get Results. T -> F -> A = R.
Then part 2 goes into his 17 wealth principles, eg #6 Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
As you see, it can be triggering - you may need to tap!
Dollars Flow to Me Easily by Richard Dotts is probably the most woo-woo of my recommended books.
I read it in Sept 2019, then at least 6 more times since. Luckily it's short!
I completely stopped worrying about money as I read it, and since then my money has been growing non-stop - I'm definitely going to hit my goal (see above) this year.
This review in by Angela in Goodreads really sums it up well:
'This odd little book with a scammy sounding title is actually one of the best law of attraction books I've ever read.
The recipe is one of the simplest you'll ever read. It can be hard to implement if you have a lot on your mind, but I have found reading it over and over (it's very short) and sticking rigidly to the exercise recommended produces an incredible sense of peace.
I find on the days I do this I make a lot more money in my freelancing work, my day goes smoother and I'm generally very happy all day.
When it comes down to it the book isn't even about money it's about cultivating the inner peace required to manifest whatever you wish.
I don't think it'll work for everybody (because we're all different) but if you're tired of really complex methods give this a go, it's super cheap and a very quick read.'
Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler is my most recent money-mindset read - I raced through it just a couple of weeks ago!
You may know Steve from 'The Prosperous Coach' - which I also enjoyed, but I've found this even more practical. So many tips, ideas and it is incredibly motivating.
For example, do you want ways to find new clients? Look at the last 20 clients you've worked with and track how they came to you. Focus on the actions that really created that success.
I promised you 10 money mindset books - so here are 5 more which I've loved.
Banned Money Secrets of the Hidden Rich by Richard Dotts.
OMG his titles are awful - but the chapter on 'Money is like coffee' is genius. Another one I keep re-reading.
This is a classic, I quoted from this a LOT in my own book, The Music Inside.
It's Not Your Money by Tosha Silver. Her subheading says it all: 'How to live fully from Divine Abundance.'
The Millionaire Next Door by T J Stanley & W D Danko. The Forbes review on the back cover sums it up: 'The implication is... that nearly anybody with a steady job can amass a tidy fortune.' Fascinating stats!
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki was another great read, along the lines of T Harv Eker's book.
And for a bonus book-recommendation:
The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist. Highly recommended by Deepak Chopra, you kind of have to be in the mood for it (I got through most of it - perhaps I didn't love it, but def worth a check-it-out!)
So there you go - lots more books to add to the teetering pile on your bedside table!
Let me know which of these you are drawn too.... and please comment below with your own recommendations!! I can't wait to check them out. 💖