Whether you are a leader at a company, your startup, or at home, it might be time to change how you view your definition of wealth. This is where decisions that are value-based come into play.

You can be a leader in any role you see impacting your life. Yet, many leaders prefer to let external factors influence their decisions and reactions both financially and emotionally. Instead, what would happen if you looked inward to make your next move?

Whittling down what you most care about and why you overcame certain obstacles or diversity may help you create a new idea of wealth. It could be a plan to optimize yourself and those around you, or simply your finances. Start thinking about why the successful moments in challenging situations became successful and what were the decisions leading up to them.

Here, you could leave it at simple theory, or you could pick up any of these new releases to help you turn thought into action, taking the next steps in your definition of short- and long-term wealth.

1. Dr. Thomas Epperson – InnerWill

Your company can’t thrive without knowing its mission and values. Similarly, a great leader will not thrive in their role without knowing their internal set of values and sticking to them. Outside influences should take a backseat.

With a doctorate in leadership from The George Washington University and over 20 years of experience as a leadership coach, InnerWill by Dr. Thomas Epperson tells you the distinct steps needed for values-based leadership and how it can change your mental wellbeing, as well as your company’s relationships, trajectory, and financial wealth.

2. Kyle Bachus – Unthinkable

How do you react when tragedy strikes? It can be difficult to think clearly and find answers through all of the legalities, financial implications, and grief. This is why Unthinkable by Kyle Bachus takes you through how his job as a lawyer representing families in catastrophic injury and death cases became reality for him when his mother was hit and killed in a crosswalk.

Bachus helps you understand not only the financial and legal steps moving forward from an incident, but also how to focus on what matters in the moment, and eventually find emotional and mental peace.

3. Susan L. Combs – Pancakes for Roger

It’s not easy getting to the top of the mountain, especially if you grew up with none in sight. Susan L. Combs considers herself a ‘Missouri girl in a New York world,’ after uprooting from the Midwest and jet setting to New York, where she founded Combs & Company at 26.

Along with many of her accomplishments and how she earned her money young, Combs lets you in on the steps it took and lessons learned in the process of scaling the industry as a woman, all while taking some of the most important wisdom and mental clarity from her belated father, the namesake for her foundation, Pancakes for Roger.


4. Andy Sherring – Don’t Digitise Your Rubbish

Most businesses struggle to sustain improvement and productivity. More than likely, your business has been or is going to be one at some point. Lean into Andy Sherring’s roadblocks and guidance on why this happens in companies with Don’t Digitise Your Rubbish.

Through his experience in the mining industry, you’ll learn how to fix these barriers and improve your wealth, but also leave with the knowledge in radically changing operations to create exponential successes now and in the future.

5. Logan Rankin – Find Your Financial Freedom

Retiring at 30 is the way most of us would have loved our life to play out. Yet, you may find yourself still behind a desk working for a fixed income and the foreseeable future. This is not the path of Logan Rankin, who as a self-taught investor gives you financial dos and don’ts in his Find Your Financial Freedom.

Find out about common money myths, investments, and financial freedom. By the time you put this book down, you’ll know how to move forward feeling secure with your money and possibly cutting time off of your working years.

6. Reza Tokzadeh – The Lawyer as CEO

Would you have what it takes to be a lawyer and CEO of your own firm? Could you leverage each storm and reassure your employees? In The Lawyer as CEO, Reza Tokzadeh explains how he worked his firm to be a market leader as well as himself as a lawyer and CEO.

Tokzadeh achieved these while turning lemons into lemonade when fiscal and mental challenges inevitably arise. If you are a lawyer or know someone who is, keep this book handy as a way to develop yourself as a CEO or to the CEO status, all while taking your employees and company on the up and up with you.

7. Michael Lynch – It’s All About The Income

Living the retirement dream of traveling and not having to worry about finances is well within reach according to Michael Lynch. In It’s All About The Income, Lynch lays out a system for you and your money so your dreams can become reality despite the possibilities of a fluctuating economy or life circumstances. Keep in mind: the earlier the better when planning your finances. So, when you feel like you’re never going to be able to quit your job, pick this book up to help you start while you’re ahead of the retirement game.


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