Do you credit a particular book with changing your life? If so, you are not alone. Many of the most successful financial planners link their success to a certain book that has inspired them. We wanted to find out which books advisors credit with having had the most impact professionally or personally. Dozens of advisors nominated their favorite books. We expected books focused on investing or money management, and we got a few of those. But we were more than surprised to find that most advisors nominated books that, at first glance, have little to do with the business of managing money. These books were on psychology, philosophy, goal setting, time management and even whaling.
We selected 13 titles and let the advisors describe the impact the book made. The advisors, in addition, selected four or five memorable quotations from each book to give you a sense of its wisdom. Jump in and find out what books inspired your colleagues. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for yourself.