Hill writes that the two biggest happiness stealers in life are the areas of health and debt. To help focus on generating wealth he created a “list” to help keep focused on obtaining the “slow dime”.
• To build and maintain a healthy body and attitude; to do some form of exercise daily.
• To live credit-card debt free.
• To not let myself fall into the trap of debt in general and live under the cloud of owing money to various entities.
• To nurture and grow deeper friendships and relationships with loved ones.
• To give back in some way every day, whether through my foundation as a mentor or simple acts of kindness.
• To continue to work toward having a family of my own and having a two-parent, stable, and happy household for our kids.
• To continue to act in and create projects that uplift, inspire, and entertain.
• To take risks. and live courageously.
• To approach obstacles and opportunities the same way-with an attitude of gratitude.
• To say "please" and "thank you" even more.
• To give, give, give of my money, time, and talent.
• To remember that money plus wellness equals wealth.
• To be a peaceful warrior, having the energy of a warrior in the spirit of peace.
• To be a purveyor of new ideas and creative solutions to problems, rather than complaining about what "isn't being done" or how things "should be done."
He also offered a list of suggested readings and resources:
Bariromo, Maria. Ten Laws of Enduring Success. New York: Crown, 2011.
Givens, Charles. More Wealth Without Risk. New York: Pocket, 1995.
Greene, Robert. The 48 Laws of Power. New York: Penguin, 2000.
Lewis, Michael. The Big Short. New York: Norton, 2010.
Lynch, Peter. One Up on Wall Street, 2nd ed. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000.
Miller, Percy. Guaranteed Success. New York: Urban Books, 2007.
Orman, Suze. Suze Orman's Money Kit for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke. New York: Riverhead, 2007.
--. The 9 Steps to Fiancial Freedom. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006.
Ramsay, Dave. The Total Money Makeover. 3rd ed. New York: Thomas Nelson, 2009.
Simmons, Russell. Super-Rich. New York: Gotham, 2011.
Stanley, Thomas, and William Danko. The Millionaire Next Door. New York: Taylor, 2010.
Timmons, Jacquette M. Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2010.
www.wellsfargo.com (My Money Map, My Spending Report, Budget Watch, and My Savings Plan®)
ON FINDING YOUR PASSION
Bissonnette, Zac. Debt-Free U. New York: Portfolio, 2010.
Boller, Richard N. What Color Is Your Parachute? Rev. ed. New York: Ten Speed, 2010.
Gardner, Chris. Start Where You Are. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.
Johnson, Tory. Fired to Hired. New York: Berkley, 2009.
Lore, Nicholas. The Pathfinder. New York: Fireside, 1998.
Miller, Dan. 48 Days to the Work You Love. New York: B&H Books: 2010.
Rubin, Gretchen. The Happiness Project. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.
Alborn, Mitch. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. New York: Hyperion, 2003.
Bruno, Dave. The 100 Thing Challenge. New York: HarperCollins, 2011.
Byrne, Rhonda. The Secret. New York: Atria, 2006.
Carlson, Richard. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. .. and It's All Small Stuff New York: Hyperion, 1997.
Coelho, Paulo. The Alchemist. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.
Dittmar, Warren. Completing the Wheel. New York: iUniverse, 2010.
Jackson, Harry R. The Way of the Warrior. New York: Chosen Books, 2007.
Jay-Z. Decoded. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2010.
Martel, Yann. The Life of Pi. New York: Mariner, 2003.
Murray, Liz. Breaking Night. New York: Hyperion, 2010.
Pausch, Randy, andJeffrey Zaslow. The Last Lecture. New York: Hyperion, 2008.
Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements. New York: Amber-Allen, 1997.
Shange, Ntozake. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf New York: Scribner, 1997.
VanZant, Iyanla. Peace Through Brolwn Pieces. New York: Smiley Books, 2010.
Whyte, David. Crossing the Unknown Sea. New York: Riverhead, 2002.
--. The Three Marriages. New York: Riverhead, 2010.