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ONO, Options Not Obligations: Enrich Your Personal Life by Rethinking Your Financial Life Paperback – Bargain Price, April 1, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
If you want to be a millionaire tommorow, then this isn't the right book for you. ONO is about "teaching you how to be a 1 thousandaire then a ten thousandaire...." and more important doing this while living a fulfilled life.
However, I was disappointed after having read Warnke's book. It is down to earth. It addresses a mistaken worldview that working for someone else and earning a living is enough, or worse, a way to wealth. But so do a whole host of other books, ones Warnke even cites, such as the 4-Hour Workweek. The novel approach, if any, is the focus on the newfound freedom of time and wealth should be your family.
In a nutshell: Manage your time, be frugal, save money, invest in yourself, become wealthy and spend more time with your family.
My disappointment stems from the expectation of a book that would address the worker as a whole. Being a father, mother, or spouse is more than being a provider. Wealth need not be the goal to accomplishing a fulfillment of one's family role, although an entrepreneurial approach lends itself to such a goal better than working for someone else.
For example, Meg Cadoux Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farms Yogurt has developed a reputation (and a column for Inc. Magazine) on entrepreneurial and family life that is distinct from the growing number of entrepreneurial inspirational books on the market for its focus on dealing with issues unique to our situations.
Don't Miss Your Boat: Living Your Life with Purpose in the Real World,Your Exceptional Life Begins Now,
The 4-Hour work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
This book reminds us what is truly important. Spending time with the people you really love and care about means sacrificing a little on the financial side to gain a tremendous lifestyle of time and freedom. I think this book will become the new Four Hour Work Week.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Most entrepreneurs struggle with work/life balance issues. Marc Warnke challenges readers to enrich their personal lives by rethinking their financial lives. Read morePublished on September 24, 2010 by Melinda Emerson
Excellent reading for entreprenuers, would-be entreprenuers, and others feeling like life may be out of balance. The author's premise and explanation are insightful. Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by J.N.
In an age when there are so many activities to fill time there finally is a guide to help us understand our options. Read morePublished on May 25, 2009 by Dave B.
The book is well written in a non-technical format. Marc Warnke speaks from his heart with personal vignettes that drive the concepts taught home. Read morePublished on May 23, 2009 by M. Watts
If you want to master both your personal and professional life then this book is for you. Its a practical, how-to-guide filled with numerous examples and insightful strategies. Read morePublished on April 19, 2009 by Brian Sahr