Title : The Millionaire Booklet
Author : Grant Cardone
Year of Publication: 2016
Genre: Non Fiction, Business
Publisher : Grant Cardone Publications
For years I was skeptical of evangelical entrepreneurs. Like their gospel counterparts, they tend to arouse short lived excitements and perpetuate un-nuanced rhetoric.
Haven said this, it is difficult to miss these guys online. And thankfully so, because they have converted me. Not all of them though but a handful appear to be living what they preach. One of such is Grant Cardone.
There are four kinds of evangelical-prosperity entrepreneurs if you ask me.
There are the soft spoken and flashy kind e.g Tai Lopez. There are the bombastic but not flashy kind e.g Gary Vaynerchuk, Patrick Bet-David, There are the soft spoken and un-flashy kind e.g Tim Ferriss. and there is Grant Cardone .The flashy and bombastic kind.
I have to confess, that was a turn-off initially. Then I saw an ad for this booklet. Got it for just a few dollars and now I may as well be a member of his ministry.
“Very few people know how to get money, even fewer know how to keep it, and almost no one knows how to multiple it”
This book discusses some of the core principles governing wealth creation, retention and multiplication. Now, some of these principles have been laid down in numerous ways by authors and business personalities years and decades before Cardone, but Cardone’s bombastic personality is reflected in his presentation and that may be what some people need. The hard, difficult-to-digest truth.
Lessons from The Millionaire Booklet
Money may not be the answer to everything , but it definitely gives you the power of choice. Wealth and happiness are independent of each other, but in the words of Cardone, “if you are going to be unhappy, be as rich as possible”.
Mentors are important. In this booklet, Cardone emphasizes the need to be picky with one’s sources of advice. “Never take advice from a quitter or pretender” he would say.
The game of wealth is best played on the offensive. Since poverty does not care if you are too old or too young to be afflicted with want, it is advisable to give it no chance to get a hold on you. Desire and act on wealth as early and quick as possible. According to Cardone, playing it safe (i.e. saving for old age and avoiding all sorts of debt) never works.
Finally, there are many ways to be a millionaire. In fact a lot of people have earned and would earn millions in their life time. It is just a matter of how and when. In this booklet, Cardone breaks down ways to make a million dollars.
$50,000 annually for 20 years = $1 Million.
$100,000 annually for 10 years = $1 Million.
$250,000 annually for 4 years = $1 Million.
$114 an hour for a whole year = $1 Million.
$500 / product for just 2,000 people = $1 Million.
In conclusion, if you wake up wondering how you could possibly be a millionaire, you can start from here. Its an hour and a half read at most and worth revisiting every now and then.Cheers