Book Review: Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity
Happy National Book Day. I didnt realize this was a thing until today. Thanks Instagram! #themoreyouknow.
Anyways, seeing as how it is National Book Day, I decided to do a quick book review. Given that I haven’t done a book review since High School, hopefully this doesn’t suck.
I am an avid reader of books, particularly business and non fiction. I have my fair share of fiction faves – Harry Potter! – but in general I enjoy reading to learn something and better myself. If you thought I stayed up all night reading legal textbooks, I am sorry to disappoint.
That’s just me, and if you enjoy reading ancient philosophy, sci fi, or another genre, good for you! We should all try to read more, whatever the genre.
So I wanted to do a quick review of one of the most recent books I have read: Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity by Dean Graziosi.
Dean Graziosi is an American entrepreneur, marketer, success coach, business owner, real estate investor, and leading trainer throughout the world.
He has appeared daily on U.S. television for nearly 15 years and is highly respected as a top businessman, inspirational speaker, and author of several New York Times best-selling books.
He has been endorsed by the likes of Tony Robbins, Marie Forleo, and Larry king. Regardless of personal opinions of these people, those are some heavy hitters who don’t just give out endorsements lightly.
Onto the book. First and foremost, like a lot of other business and mindset books, you will only get out of it what you actually apply to your life.
Dean lays out simple, tactical advice to help improve your mindset, habits, and potentially wealth. However, if you simply read this book and forget it, you wont get very far.
I think the title may be a bit misleading, as this book doesn’t specifically look at millionaires and take lessons from their lives. I think those kinds of books are also valuable, and many of them have been written – but this book is not exactly that.
The book starts out by delving into mindset by looking at how your mind has been programmed by life experiences, your childhood programming, and how people typically think about business and life.
Indeed, most of the first half of the book is about changing your mindset and stripping away limiting beliefs. Then he gets into establishing new habits to replace those old ones so that ultimately you can be more successful. This is accomplished both through stories and examples, as well as tactical tips and exercises to work through.
If that’s not your cup of tea, this book still has lots of valuable business advice. The second half of the book gets much more tactical and focuses on business strategies. In particular, Chapter 7 on the skills of persuasion and attraction, i.e. marketing and selling, exposes some valuable information and tips to help improve your marketing and sales. Even if you hate selling, if you are a business owner, these are essential skills.
I also found the chapter on productivity to be interesting. Essentially, we all get caught in the trap of doing busy work, or things that may be mildly productive and probably not all that necessary.
While sometimes we all have to do those things, they are probably better off being delegated. In addition, the book advocates more binary thinking when looking at tasks. This is described as looking at tasks or opportunities and evaluating them by either categorizing them as a hell yes or a hell no.
Graziosi also advocates for looking at a task and asking whether that task will move you forward or backwards, make you money or not, etc. It is simplistic, but it makes sense. This approach is not revolutionary, but I enjoyed how the author broke it down and explained it.
All in all, the book is about 252 pages of content. It can be a light quick read, or if you dig in and do the exercises he prescribes, can take much longer to do all the work.
I am an advocate of the idea that if you get even one great new idea, actionable item that you implement, or learn something new, then a book is definitely worth the small investment. This book meets those objectives in spades.
The book currently has 4.6 stars on Amazon with 999 reviews. The book is available on Amazon here in both Hardcover and Kindle formats (Kindle is currently a bit cheaper).
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