We all have memories of books that have sparked our imagination, but is there one special book that has changed your life? We asked Marielle Legair to share a book that had a huge impact on her…
I love to read so it’s tricky to pick just one book that changed my life, but Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbro is definitely high on the list.
Kimbro dedicates his life to researching what makes the great, great. In this book, he combines advice from Napoleon Hill’s classic Think and Grow Rich, and tells stories of hardship and triumph through the lens of black Americans.
The contribution minority groups have, and continue to make to America is so often overlooked or exploited. This book makes a refreshing change to the usual narrative and shines a bright spotlight on individuals such as Jesse Jackson, Oprah Winfrey and Spike Lee, whose early life circumstances were built for them not to succeed.
The success stories inspire me. Whenever I’m in need of inspiration or feeling demotivated, I read a few pages from the book. “If they can do it, with all the cards stacked against them, why can’t I?” I say to myself. It really is a blueprint to success. The sort of book you’d want to revisit and take notes on. Or at least I often do!
I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking to make a drastic change in their life.
Marielle Legair is a personal brand and publicity specialist based in New York. www.mariellelegair.com