I've been reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker for the last couple of weeks and I love it! It's definitely in the top 10 books (maybe top 5) life changing books I've read in 2011 and perhaps my whole life. You can buy it for as little as a penny on Amazon, so there is no excuse not to read it.
If you have any negative beliefs about money, you will never reach your full financial potential. If you grew up around hearing: "Money doesn't grow on trees", "Robbing Peter to pay Paul", "Money is the root of all evil", "Rich people are greedy" or anything of the like, you must read this book! The biggest thing I've learned this year is that our negative programming and negative belief system really is the biggest, most problematic obstacle on the way to our dreams. When we can eradicate fear, doubt, negative beliefs and all the other foolishness, then we can really live the lives we want. It's simple, what would you do today if you knew you couldn't fail?
If you're jealous of wealthy people, read this book. If you think it's ostentatious for people to drive $300,000 cars and you judge them, read this book. If you want money, don't have it and don't think you have any negative beliefs about money — I implore you to think again.
Reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth along with Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health by Brad Klontz and Ted Klontz will radically change your consciousness about your relationship with money. Once you know your condition, then you can change it. The bottom line is if you want money and don't have then, according to Eker and the Kontz's, you have some sort of dysfunctional with money.
If you think you're too spiritual for money or money doesn't matter, you're dysfunctional about money. Did you know that Mother Teresa was born into a very wealthy family? Do you know how many millions of dollars in donations poured into helping her Missionaries of Charity organization each year? Even if you don't require palatial estates or imported luxury cars, you can always donate the money the charitable organizations to help the less fortunate. It's a big mistake to think you're too good for money and you don't need it. We all need money. It doesn't have to be a first priority, but it must be respected.
Money is energy. I think money is probably one of the most perfect examples of how the universe works. Whatever you put out you get back. If you're giving of it, it will give to you. If you respect it, it will respect you. If you work for it, it will work for you. If you love it, it will love you.
I could go on and on about these books, but you should really read them for yourself.