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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    It does not necessarily have to be about property.

    Anyone interested in sharing?

    MTR:)
     
  2. Mombius Hibachi

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    Everything (as in, everything he's written) by Charles Bukowski
    Let's Pretend This Never Happened - Jenny Lawson
    The Way of Men - Jack Donovan
    The Rational Male - Rollo Tomassi
     
  3. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    • Jitterbug Perfume
    • The Razor's Edge
    • Whispering In The Wind
    • The Crucible
    • Housekeeping
    • How To Get Out Of Debt, Stay Out of Debt and Live Prosperously
    • Stop Acting Rich and Start Living Like A Millionairre
    • Your Money Or Your Life
    • The 12 Steps and Traditions
    and though I don't like to admit it,
    • Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    • Louise Hay
    • Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
     
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  4. Scott No Mates

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    The 1993 copy of the Sydney metropolitan yellow pages. I found all of the contractors I needed.

    The white pages from the same period served as fire stopping material around penetrations in the slab.

    Not quite a novella but the menu from the local pizzeria was just the thing to stop the washing machine rocking.
     
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  5. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Spot goes to the market. The bit when he surprises his mum by jumping out of the basket of bread was a pivotal moment in my life.
     
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    WattleIdo renovating Premium Member

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    Not taking any orders at the moment by the looks of things - bad dog.
     
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    The C++ Programming Language by Bjarne Stroustrup, early 1990s when I lived in Sydney.
    Being good at C++ got me a lot of IT contracts afterwards around the world.
     
  8. Ed Barton

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    Losing my virginity was pretty good. (I'm not being rude, it's Branson's (auto?)biography.)

    Boy Georges (auto?) biography was also not bad and overlapped with Branson's.
     
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    Millionaire Next Door.
     
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    I read his first book, good read (Branson)
     
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    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    OMG
    Blast from the Past, Louise Hay, very good book though
     
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    Some that made impressions:
    Don't sweat the small stuff
    Rich dad poor dad
    Millionaire next door
    The secret
    Tuesday with Morris

    A book about how your have a Dip and a Bucket, everyday you have choice to use the Dip to put more things into someone's bucket or take it away (I.e. Makes people feels good or to drain them mentally) - and I don't remember the title!
     
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    First book that changed my life?


    Penthouse.



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    Think and grow rich..

    Soon as I read this I sold my show car and bought my first IP...
     
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  15. moyjos

    moyjos Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh the number 1 game changer for me was this book...
    http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/3300562

    Now Roy McDonald has copped a LOT of flack due to some serious scamming over the years.

    I have two pages of the original book highlighted and keep reminding myself of them semi regularly.

    (In my book this in on page 182)
    "For all the things you want, create a business for them...
    Eg. If you love travel, crate an import business so you can travel and make it a tax deduction"

    Through the book the idea was about.multiple businesses
    Over a 5 year period..the idea is to create An income stream each year the creates 1 days income.
    Eg
    Year 1 concentrate on creating a business that will profit $20,000 pa
    Keep going and after 5 years you will an income of $100k (adjust $$$ as you need )

    I (we) have managed pretty much managed to do that..it may take 12-18 months to creat the income stream, but it is workable
     
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    Bridge to Terabithia. I know it's a children's book, but it is amazing, and pitched at a level that makes it appropriate for adults too.
    There are more, but this one sprung to mind first.
     
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    I haven't heard that name for a while my mate suggested we go see him at least two years ago.
    It didn't seem right to me when i started questioning some of his statements, he signalled me out and tried to use me as an example in front of the crowd that " people like me will never be rich " i replied people that believe you will never be rich either and i was quickly whisked out of the room.

    He wanted huge money to go and spent a weekend at his camp in the hunter valley, sounded more like a cult to me, i always keep an open mind when attending free seminars hoping to learn one usual bit of information.

    Glad you got something useful out of it hopefully it didn't cost you 10's of thousands tho.
     
  18. moyjos

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    Nope didn't cost me anything apart from the few dollars to buy the book.. The original book is actually worth a read., quite a few good ideas before he sold out to the "guru roadshsow" crap
     
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    For me the Richest man from Babylon. Still read the pages today.
     
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  20. Scott No Mates

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    @Ed Barton - sounds like you were going through your 'coming out' period as a property investor.