Kel Galavan, author of Mindful Money: More Money, More Freedom, More Happiness recommends a great set of books! Before jumping into the interview, please check out Kel's book:
Q. Do you have a favourite smart thinking book (and why that book)?
There are so many great book out there. The sheer amoount of knowledge and experience that can be gleaned for a book can be life changing. A good well written book can imprint on you and change thinking on a fundamental level.
One of the first and deepest impacting books in my life was The Millionaire Next Door. The Millionaire Next door, opened my eyes to the differnece between affluence and wealth. It showed me that wealth is not always apparent. It taught me that wealth is more to do with what you do with income as opposed to income. Affluence is often confused with wealth and this can be a grave mistake.
Another one that I feel I have to mention is The Richest Man in Babylon. This is a simple story book but teaches in a beautiful way the power of saving and doing the small things well.
Q. What's the most recent smart thinking book you've read (and how would you rate it)?
The most recent smart thinking book was Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal. It was a great read that tells the tale of feeling the fear and doing it anyway and that anyone can succeed but you need to try and put yourself out there. It was quite an inspriational read.
Q. Do you have a favourite childhood book?
Hands down Matilda by Roald Dahl. He was such a great writer and really showed the cyinical side to childhood and how the world isn't picture perfect. Matilda was such a cool character, inspite of being told repeatedly by those around her that she was nothing. She knew in her heart she was more and pushed through. You just want to root for her all the while and relish in her success. She focused on what she wanted and got there. Clever girl.
Q. Do you prefer reading on paper, Kindle or listening to an audiobook?
I do love the feel of a book in my hand. Theres nothing more comforting than feeling its weight knowing that in its pages is the knowledge of someone else. No matter what the book is, there is always something I didn't know on offer in there.
Q. Do you have a favourite bookshop (and why that shop)?
I think I love all book shops. The calm and quite that they lend. I couldn't possibly pick a favourite.
Many thanks to Kel for recommending an great set of books! Please don't forget to check out Kel's book Mindful Money: More Money, More Freedom, More Happiness.
Image Copyrights: Orpen Press (Mindful Money), Taylor Trade Publishing (The Millionaire Next Door), Penguin Putnam Inc (The Richest Man In Babylon), HarperCollins Publishers Inc (Do Cool Sh*t), Penguin Random House Children's UK (Matilda).