Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach

Just added a new book review to the Wealth section:

Smart Couples Finish Rich by David Bach

Though published in 2001 Bach’s work remains fresh and relevant today. Check it out.

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Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg

The November 2016 Book of the Month – Smarter, Faster, Better by Charles Duhigg

In this book the author takes a detailed look at the habits and practices that improve personal and team performance. What makes this book stand out are the case studies and the scientific research that is explored. He explores motivation, team work, focus, goal setting, managing others, decision making, innovation and absorbing data in new and insightful ways. This book is not a rehash of the valid but often repeated principles of success. It is an investigation into what has been scientifically demonstrated to enhance success.

He explores the rebelliousness of a retirement home resident, a successful businessman who suffered a rare form of brain damage that changed his brain’s ability to be motivated teaching us how motivation works in the brain. He looks at what motivation lessons come from the military.

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Drive by Daniel Pink

What drives you? What motivates you?

Can you capture greater motivation?

My book of the month for October 2016 is Drive by Daniel Pink. Read the review here. 

Let me know what you think.

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In Depth Interview with Robert Stevenson

Read my in depth and exclusive interview with Robert Stevenson, author of Raise Your Line, our feature book in May 2016.

Robert went all out and answered all my questions in great detail. Don’t miss this great interview.

Read interview here.

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The Excellence Habit

Check out the August Book of the Month: The Excellence Habit by Vlad Zachary.

This book is about becoming better: it is about performing at a higher level, excelling, and achieving more. It is about overcoming barriers both real and perceived. It will inspire and it will teach.

Zachary uses real life case histories and research to show how people have overcome obstacles to their success and achieved more. He then translates that into basic principles that will help you do the same.

Excellence is the key to achieving more. Make excellence your habit and you will succeed. That is his message. The author argues that the main source of success is excellence, and that excellence depends on our internal circumstances, grit, determination and discipline. Excellence Is a process we use to attain a result and that result is success.

Zachary frames the excellence habit in terms of three principles he calls The Iceberg Principle, The Law of Not Selling Out and the Journey Mindset. He allows that luck plays a role in our success but does not dictate it. If we practice more, practice better and do the right things luck usually follows.

Read the entire review here.

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Announcing Achieve!

Beginning July 1, 2016 my free bi-weekly newsletter changes name and focus. Since 2008 I’ve brought you Creating True Wealth, a free bi-weekly newsletter full of articles and book reviews on building wealth and self improvement. Now the newsletter is called Achieve and is dedicated to bringing you more information on personal development as well as creating wealth.

The change is in response to reader feedback from polling done earlier this year. You told me you wanted more information on personal development and I am delighted to shift to that focus. As Jim Rohn often said you have to become more to achieve more. That is really what this website, my blog and the newsletter Achieve are dedicated to help you with.

If you are a past subscriber you need do nothing, the new Achieve newsletter will come to you automatically. If you are not a subscriber consider signing up in the box at right on this page. Get valuable information on how to enhance your personal development every other Friday at no charge. Plus you get two free ebooks as my way of saying thank you.

I hope you enjoy the new ezine called Achieve and that you join my in this exciting journey to becoming more and achieving more success today!

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Raising Your Line

For May my book of the month is Raising Your Line by Robert Stevenson.  This is a great book on how to improve yourself and your organization. It is one of the best improvement books I’ve come across in some time. Read the review here and consider getting the book. It will be a great investment. Achieving more and attaining success is about becoming more than you are today – this book is a great place to start that journey.

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Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence by Usiere Uko

Check out the March 2016 Book of the Month, a guest book review by Alain Burrese —

Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence by Usiere Uko Book Review By Alain Burrese

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Total Money Makeover by David Ramsey

New book review–

Dave Ramsey teaches and preaches a gospel of debt elimination. He stresses the negative aspects of personal debt and teaches people, many of whom are deeply in debt, to get out of debt and gain financial independence through austerity coupled with debt elimination followed by systematic investment.

Ramsey starts by discussing the problem – how debt buries people, severely limits their options, puts undue stress upon them and destroys relationships and marriages. He goes on to describe many of our dearly held American beliefs about debt as myths propagated by industry and the finance to enslave Americans and take a large share of their income in interest every day. He teaches that debt is not a tool and that the rich become rich not through debt but with cash.

He then provides a step by step plan for gradually eliminating all debt through what he calls Baby Steps. First is the creation of an emergency cash fund to cover all those unplanned events from car breakdowns to pregnancy to layoffs that people use as reasons to rack up credit card debt and second mortgages.

He also emphasizes the importance of using smart insurance to cover emergencies to further avoid incurring debt.

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Limited Time Free Offer

For a limited time you can get my book, The Success Essentials, for free on Kindle. It is also available at a low price in paperback.

It took me three decades of reading and studying the subject of success to accumulate the essentials of success for this book.

Beginning Dec. 2, 2015 this book will be free on Kindle for just five days.

If you have every wondered why some people succeed and others do not this book is for you. Click on the cover image below and learn more… and take advantage of this offer while it lasts.

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