Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
The 5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth by Richard Paul Evans is short, sweet and to the financial point. Although Richard Paul Evans is best known for his New York Times best selling book The Christmas Box and not necessarily his financial prowess, this book is a positive and helpful financial guide.
Even if you’ve read financial books before, this one is worth reading. It’s eighty-three pages of reading and forty or so pages of resources. I sat down and read it in a few hours. My overall impression - it reinforces the positives of building wealth.
Just so you know, there are a few references to God and the Bible but that is not the predominate theme. The overall theme is that your good common sense should prevail when building a strong financial future.
Richard Paul Evans said he wrote The 5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me because he felt that fiscal irresponsibility was creating both a financial and moral dilemma. People are working longer hours, marriages are breaking up and families are spending less time together just because they don’t know how to manage money properly. How can you argue with that premise?
The author doesn’t profess to be a financial guru but still delivers top-notch financial wisdom. This easy and quick read book is filled with practical everyday motivational and financial reading. It is worth your money and time.
I don’t want to give you the five lessons because that is something you should experience for yourself. I would like to share some highlights (paraphrased in my own words):
~ When you make a commitment to your wealth, avenues of success open up for you. Commitment is powerful.
~ Know exactly where you are now and where you want to be in the future. Be in charge of your money.
~ Pay yourself first. Build your nest egg strong and firm.
~ Develop and understand the power of multiple streams of income. Develop and live the millionaire mentality.
~ Learn to limit your expenditures. Have fun and enjoy your money but within reason.
This little book is a reminder to all of us that commonsense and money should always go hand-in-hand. The 5 lessons A Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth by Richard Paul Evans has quickly become one of my favorite financial books.
This is our May Book Club Selection.
Together we can take ourselves to the next level of abundance and wealth. Are you ready to join me? There will be a new discussion question about The 5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth on our Abundance and Wealth forum each week for five weeks beginning Sunday, May 4th. Come join me on the journey to greater financial self-empowerment. We can learn so much from one another!
Here’s the link to Amazon.com if you’d like to read more or to purchase your copy:
5 Lessons A Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth