Holiday reading for the savvy property investor

With the holiday break around the corner, it’s the perfect time to relax with a good book. As a property investor, you’ve probably noticed it’s not just property books that help you focus, but it’s other non-fiction books that help you progress with building your wealth and improving other areas of your life too. The Astute Realty team have listed  our top non-fiction book suggestions to enjoy over the holiday break.

Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins

If you’re looking for a book the shows how someone can create a successful life in the face of adversity, this is the book for you! Goggins had a childhood of poverty and experienced physical abuse, which led to challenges with his physical and mental health later in life.  Inspired to transform his life, Goggins is the only man who has ever completed elite training to become a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger and Air Force Tactical Controller. This book details the untapped potential in all of us and how to push past pain and fear — the perfect book to read as we head into a new year!

Smashed Avocado by Nicole Haddow

Almost every Australian is probably familiar with Bernard Salt’s 2016 column in ‘The Australian’ where he stated that if young people stopped eating smashed avocado at cafes, they’d probably be able to buy a property. While Haddow’s book is focused on buying for owner-occupiers, it includes helpful tips about real estate agents, buyers’ agents, mortgage brokers and property experts.

The Miracle Equation by Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod’s book, The Miracle Equation explains the two things you need to achieve your biggest goals — unwavering faith and extraordinary effort. In the book, he breaks down how some of the most successful people in the world have achieved their own greatest dreams, and how his equation will help you achieve your dreams too.

Curveballs by Emma Markezic

Life isn’t always butterflies and rainbows, especially when you have a property portfolio in the mix. The book details how to deal with life’s curveballs, detailing Markezic’s challenges, namely being diagnosed with cancer, and how she got through this period of her life ending up happier than ever. It’s a book that’s “memoir-meets-self-help”, and it will transform how you view life’s curveballs to help you become more resilient and grounded.

Super Thinking by Gabriel Weinberg

We make so many decisions every day, but how do you get better at making the big decisions? Gabriel Weinberg’s book, Super Thinking details how to make better personal and professional decisions by using mental decision-making models. Weinberg explores well-known models such as the Bandwagon Effect and Paradigm Shift, plus lesser-known models like the Eisenhower Matrix and Boiling Frog Symbol.