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5.0 out of 5 stars If you can be optimistic about life, read on...
I loved the book! its amazing. ofcourse the average person who is cynical and a skeptic might say its all just 'fluff' but if you are an optimistic go getter, knowing that if you take the first step and work hard to get your dreams then this book is for you..especially if you want to get rich, remain rich and share your wealth with those that need it..If you liked the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good inspiration, but watch out for the web "extras."
As many people have pointed out in their reviews, this book doesn't tell you HOW to make a million dollars, per se. However, I think if this is what you are looking for, you should instead look at a book on basic personal finances, such as Suze Ormans book which are quite readable.
However, this book does have it's strengths. The strongest of these strengths is what...
Published on Feb. 21 2004 by Gregg Mueller
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good inspiration, but watch out for the web "extras.",
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Hardcover)As many people have pointed out in their reviews, this book doesn't tell you HOW to make a million dollars, per se. However, I think if this is what you are looking for, you should instead look at a book on basic personal finances, such as Suze Ormans book which are quite readable.
However, this book does have it's strengths. The strongest of these strengths is what some reviewers have negatively termed the "feel good" aspects of the book. I believe, that beyond a knowledge of basic financial issues, you attitude IS the most important thing in achieving success in ANY project. If you goal is actually to make a million dollars, you have to believe it possible, and believe in yourself. In many ways, fictional stories are the best at this. If this doesn't work for you, there are many stories about how so-and-so made their fortune, or found success. You'll find that the common theme in such stories is that THEY ALL DID IT A DIFFERENT WAY! There isn't a formula, other than believing in what you are doing and working the steps in your personal goal. In the area of inspiration, and the idea of multiple streams of income, this book is quite good.
My MAJOR dissappointment in this book, and reason for the average rating, is due to the fact that if you sign up for the email tips, and web site extras, you basically have sold your name for junk e-mail. I know this to be true since I use a different mail address for anything like this I sign up for. Immediately on signing up for their web extras I was swamped in junk e-mail. That's so dissappointing.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Far Short of the Mark,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Hardcover)I'm not even sure of how to write a review of this work. My usual methodology for reading anything dealing with motivation or money is to pull out a couple of highlighters, take notes and mark the points of substance when I go back and reread it for a refresher. However, my highlighters stayed capped and the notebook was used for something else.
The problem is that there's really nothing here that's not covered in other places in greater detail. I realize that the concept is to change the mindset of people so that they too realize that real wealth isn't unattainable and I applaud this. However, the novel portion is honestly quite sappy and unbelievable. Why not just use some life stories of immigrants who stepped off the plane and became wildly successful here?
I don't recall anything of substance from the non-novel portion, either. Assemble a team? Common sense. Make connections? Ditto. Figure out where your money-making talent lies? Also a good idea before you start trying to do anything. Honestly, Robert Kiyosaki's semi-discredited and semi-fictional books really contain more useful principles than this.
Ultimately, a book like this is weighed on how useful the information is in regards to achieving the goals of the person reading it. In my subjective opinion, I give the work a one star based on that criteria. The only reason I give it two stars is that I think more people need a counter to the Marxist message that making money and being rich is evil. If you really want to reorient your mindset, spend your money elsewhere, like on Brian Tracy's excellent writings.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you can be optimistic about life, read on...,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Hardcover)I loved the book! its amazing. ofcourse the average person who is cynical and a skeptic might say its all just 'fluff' but if you are an optimistic go getter, knowing that if you take the first step and work hard to get your dreams then this book is for you..especially if you want to get rich, remain rich and share your wealth with those that need it..If you liked the rich dad series of books you will love this too!
5.0 out of 5 stars The BEST book you can read on BECOMING RICH,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Paperback)This book beats all the classics: Think and Grow Rich, Richest Man In Babylon, etc.
These is THE ONE AND ONLY book that you need to read if you truly want to become financially successful.
3.0 out of 5 stars Six degrees of separation,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Audio CD)This book is better than the Wealthy Barber or any of the Kiyosaki books that are written in this type of "make believe" style.
However I was left with two questions: Where do you get a mentor like the one in the book for free? Not to mention, friends like that? Friends that will work for free and support you unconditionally
2.5 - 3 stars - It has some good points
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and Powerful Book!,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Hardcover)This book was required reading in my Network Marketing organization, and I had the great pleasure of reading and leading a book discussion on this wonderful book.
Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen have written a synergistic, life-changing book. It's a quick read--most of the sections on the left-hand side of the page are 4 pages long or less--and the lessons are powerful. The right side of the pages (the story side) are compelling. And it's ingenious that they thought to write the book to take advantage of the cumulative effect of symbolism and emotion along with practical information.
If you're more logical and left-brained: The "right side brain" pages are a short story about a young woman, newly widowed, challenging her rich and (rather stereotypically heartless) in-laws for the right to raise her children. Some of the characters' actions will seem illogical and unrealistic. However, if you buy this book I would strongly ask you to suspend the "left brain" belief for a moment to let the core of the lesson come through for you. In the end the short story will further illuminate the lessons on the "Left Hand" pages and will bring them into sharper focus, because you would have put those lessons into practice by visualizing and feeling along with the character.
For the predominantly right-brained (like me): this isn't a heavy book. The sections are short, and the 24 AHA's are especially illuminating and helpful. The rest of the book has great suggestions for creating sources of income (of which Robert Allen is especially famous for), and for integrating those changes within yourself to better yourself and others around you (as Mark Victor Hansen is fond of teaching). After reading the short story, the "left hand" pages will bring everything you learned by "feeling" through the story into even greater focus.
All in all, this is a great book to add to your library. If you've read any of the RichDad series and Robert Allen's Multiple Streams of Income, you'll definitely want this in your arsenal.
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and inspiring,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Hardcover)Robert Allen and Mark Victor Hansen have scored another winner with The 1 Minute Millionaire. I have many tapes from Hansen that were promoted by SMI many years ago. And I have read some of Robert Allens books, most notably Multiple Streams of Income, Nothing Down and Creating Wealth.
I'm in network marketing and am h appy to see prominent people like Robert Allen, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Kiyosaki, Brian Tracy and others promoting this concept of wealth creation.
As everybody knows by now, The 1 Minute Millionaire is both fictional and non fictional. The fictional part is a story about a mother who must create income quickly. The non fiction part showcases Hansen's and Allen's most famous strategies. As a result this book is both inspiring and educational.
I recommend The 1 Minute Millionaire for anyone. It can change your life.
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a winner!,
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This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Hardcover)What appealed to me about this great book by Allen and Hansen is that it offers both fiction and non fiction, it is entertaining and enlightening and the timing couldn't be better.
People who think this is "hokey" or "feel good" just don't get it. Perhaps too much left brain training and I am curious as to how they are doing financially.
The 1 Minute Millionaire is a great book. It will inspire and educate you. This is must read, especially after listening to the democrats.
5.0 out of 5 stars The One Minute Millionaire by Allen,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Audio CD)This work explains complicated financial and business planning techniques in simple English. Obviously, there is no such thing
as a one minute millionaire. A main thesis of the book is that
it takes a lot of hard work and analysis to achieve wealth of
any kind. A strength of the book is that it provides a roadmap
which will assist you in building wealth whether it comes from
the investment side or the formulation of a thriving business.
If you are building a business for the first time, it may not be affordable to hire the planning and financial experts to advise on the pitfalls inherent in starting a new business/venture. The author inspires us "to find out how" rather than to resign ourselves into believing that we can't afford the best things.
The author outlines a
practical plan which sets forth the methodology involved in creating wealth through business formulation and acquisition.
The mechanics of financial leveraging are explained, as well as
The book is a solid investment for your personal financial
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional Resoure for Creating Lasting Wealth!,
This review is from: The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth (Hardcover)I found The One Minute Millionaire to be one of the most innovative and helpful books on personal finance that I have ever read. Few people would fail to benefit from reading this book.
The One Minute Millionaire is actually a three part resource. The first part comes from the fable that is printed on the right hand pages of the book, which deals with a woman about to lose her children unless she can create a million dollars in 90 days. The second part is the material on the left hand pages of the book which analytically breaks down and describes the steps followed in the fable. The third part is a web site with tests you can take and other resources to help you apply the detailed learning on the left hand pages.
As I started the book, I was a little confused by the format. I tried to read the left page, then the right page, then the next left page, then the next right page and so on. Pretty soon, I decided I needed to stick with one or the other and the fable seemed more interesting than the details. So I read all of the fable and went back and read the details, and then went to the web site. I recommend that order for most people. The fable helps you feel motivated to change. Its details are provided in a way that is less threatening than the detail on the left hand pages. Then, feeling motivated, you'll rush to learn all of those other details.
The book gives the choice of making your million quickly or slowly, and then gives you lots of ways to do both. Naturally, almost everyone will want the fast route. These choices mostly boil down to starting a business, real estate and internet marketing. I thought that the sections on real estate and internet marketing were better than the section on starting a business. You get a brief summary of Robert Allen's best work on real estate and the internet in the book. So if you haven't read his books on those subjects, you can probably save time and money by previewing them here.
Everyone will need to read more, study more, get help and get active to follow this book . . . but you need something to kick start you. For that, it?s hard to imagine a better method than reading The One Minute Millionaire.
I always gauge a book like this by the number of ideas I get that I want to act on the next day. I woke up at 3 a.m. full of plans that will take me several weeks to follow through on. That's a huge return from taking the time to read the book. I hope you will find it even more stimulating than I did.
May you soon live your dreams!
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