Gold Medal Best Business and Entrepreneur Book (Nonfiction BookAwards 2015)
Gold Medal Best Financial Book (Nonfiction Book Awards 2015)
Best Business Book (Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2016)
1st Place Gold Medal Best Informational Book (Feathered QuillBook Awards 2016)
3rd Place Bronze Medal Best Self- Help Book (Feathered Quill BookAwards 2016)
Eric Hoffer Award Finalist (top 10%) (Eric Hoffer Awards 2016)
This is not a get-rich-quick book, but it will tell you how to be a millionaire in 3-7 years. Plus there are 12 inspirational stories of everyday people from all backgrounds, from people with graduate degrees to high school dropouts, and from yard guys to corporate professionals. Really, the only thing they all have in common is that they've put $1,000,000 in the bank (or will shortly).
Part I is about how to pick a tried and true business model that you know works, and then how to find the help you need to get started.
Part II is about money: how to find it, how to spend it, and how to save it.
Part III is about the basic sales and marketing skills critical to starting your business.
Lastly, Part IV is about the personal skills critical to maintaining your business. You don't have to stop at $1,000,000.
You don't have to stop at one business or $1,000,000. But this book is where you start.
©2015 Michael L. F. Slavin (P)2015 Michael L. F. Slavin
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"Good listen for fence sitters!"
Overall I thought this was an enjoyable listen. The core message of the book spoke to me - it's essentially that there are lots of run-of-the-mill businesses out there that anyone can start which can build wealth. My favorite part were the examples sprinkled throughout. There was nothing profound, per se, but I found the case studies very interesting.
There were some obvious editing issues - randomly repeated sentences, for example. But I decided that those didn't affect my enjoyment, so I'm not holding it against them.
The book provides some motivation to get started and not overthink things, which is great. However,
I was hoping for a lot more case studies.
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