It’s not an exaggeration to say that I’ve read nearly one thousand personal growth, business, and success books.Here are the best ones I’ve ever read that helped me build a 7-figure business in about 5 years.(If you want to checkout my full list of book recommendations for crushing life and kicking serious ass, you can find it here)1. The 50th Law by Robert GreeneBest-selling author Robert Greene and Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent) have joined forces to create what many call the Bible of Success.Based on the simple principle of fearing nothing, The 50th Law draws from Curtis Jackson’s experiences on the street and in the world of rap and hip hop, and shares the stories of many other prolific individuals to provide one of the most comprehensive and inspiring personal development books in the world.2. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday“The obstacle is the way. What is in the way becomes the way” ~Ryan HolidayThe apprentice of Robert Greene, Ryan Holiday has become one of the leading voices in the modern stoic movement. His book The Obstacle is the Way, lays out a simple and easy to understand translation of stoicism and it’s applications in the modern world.This book has garnered the attention of many A-list individuals including the “Governator” Arnold Schwarzenegger, LL Cool Jay, and James McGee, and has quickly become a cult classic in the world of personal growth. If you want a simple framework for living your best life, The Obstacle is the Way might be one of the most important books that you ever read.3. Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) by Verne HarshScaling Up has won more awards than most A-list actors that I know of. Also known as “The Rockefeller Habits 2.0”, this groundbreaking book is the most important book that you can read if you want to launch, build, and scale your business.Detailing everything from building your companies values to hiring & firing to marketing and sales, Scaling Up will provide you with everything you need to know to dominate your industry and build a business that will stand the test of time.4. Wealth Can’t Wait by David OsbornWritten by David Osborn and Paul Morriss, Wealth Can’t Wait gives readers access to a powerful set of wealth building tools to help them master the game of money, earn what they are worth, and generate enough passive income to cover their expenses… Forever.5. How to Get Rich by Felix DennisWritten by the late Felix Dennis (founder of Maxim), How to Get Rich, much as the pretentious title suggests, is a simple playbook for… How to get rich.Filled to the brim with actionable steps and entertaining anecdotes, How to Get Rich is possibly one of the most important books that any entrepreneur can read.6. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon HillWidely considered the most important book for anyone who is looking to master their money mindset and take control of their financial life, Think and Grow Rich was written nearly 100 years ago but remains just as relevant and actionable as ever before.Author Napoleon Hill studied and interviewed countless moguls and billionaires and distilled their methods for success and fulfillment into this simple and powerful book.7. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim FerrissWhile the title might be a little bit misleading, Tim Ferriss’s 4-Hour Work Week is the essential guide for anyone looking to ditch average, travel the world, and build a life and business on their terms.Whether you want to keep your job and simply enjoy more freedom or you want to build a business that can passively support your passions, it’s all here.8. Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael MastersonWhether you are still thinking about starting a new business or you’re trying to scale an existing one, Ready, Fire, Aim has everything you need to know to lead and succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors.The self-made millionaire, best-selling author, and reluctant business guru Michael Masterson (a.k.a. Mark Ford) shares all of the knowledge that he has learned on his journey from $100,000 in debt to a net worth of more than $50,000,000.9. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv EkerT. Harv Eker went through the first 27 years of his life completely broke. As he shared during our podcast interview, he had always assumed that his lack of financial success was because he hadn’t found the right “Vehicle”. However, after a candid conversation with his father’s rich friend, he realized that the vehicle didn’t matter if the driver sucked.And so, he committed himself to the art and science of making money and within 2 years, he went from broke to millionaire. In his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, he shared a simple formula for rewiring yourself for financial success and mastering your money blueprint. Largely considered the “Think and Grow Rich” of the 21st century, this book will give you everything you need to get master your subconscious mind and become a money-making machine.10. The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarcoIf you have already mastered your internal financial blueprint but lack the actionable steps required to take you from $0 to $1,000,000, then MJ DeMarco’s The Millionaire Fastlane, is a must-read.Spitting in the face of everything that you were told as a child, MJ destroys the age-old “Slow Lane” mentality of going to school, getting a safe secure job, and investing 10% in your IRA.Instead, he gives his readers and simple and actionable framework to get rich quick (but he sure as hell makes it clear that you won’t get rich easy).11. The Education of Millionaires by Michael EllsbergFor those of you who either chose not to attend college or felt cheated by the lackluster education that you received, this is the book for you.Michael Ellsberg interviewed dozens of millionaires and billionaires to fill in the gaps that our modern education leaves. He discusses everything from sales to marketing to self-knowledge in this powerhouse of a book.12. Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant CardoneAt 27 years old, Grant Cardone was standing in line to claim his unemployment check. A few minutes later, his Uncle pulled him out of line and drove him to a local car dealership to start a new sales job. Only a few years later, Grant was a multimillionaire and expert sales coach. Today, his real estate and sales empire is worth more than $500 million and he is well on his way to a billion.In his book, Be Obsessed or Be Average, Grant lays everything bare and shows readers what it will really take to become a success in today’s world.13. Good to Great by Jim CollinsIn Good to Great, best-selling author Jim Collins researches and contrasts 28 companies over five years to uncover the difference between “good” and “great” companies. In this insightful and powerful expose, Jim,reveals everything you need to know to take your company, as the title of the book suggests, from good to great.If you found this content helpful, please leave an upvote, follow my profile, and leave a quick comment below. I am on a mission to serve 1,000,000+ Quora users with life changing content and I can only do it with your help!