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Not What I Was Expecting
on March 17, 2014
Just so you know right off the bat, this book gets an automatic 2 star reduction from me for the countless spelling and grammatical errors. When I began reading, I dismissed the errors in the first chapter thinking that it would get better. However, it seems that nobody proofread this book, and the errors are very noticeable. Does it affect the content? No. But to me, it majorly disrupts the flow. When I'm reading about how to become successful, I would like my source to at least use the correct vocabulary and punctuation. In a blog post, Amazon review, or any other informal writing, I don't get bothered- but in a published book about success, I find it a bit unprofessional.
I have listened to a handful of Eventual Millionaire podcasts. I am a part-time freelance designer, also working a full-time job, and I have dreams of running my own business. I am not pushing to make that dream a reality right this minute, but I'm taking the time and doing what I can to acquire all of the knowledge and resources I can beforehand. I always enjoy listening to advice of people who have been there, but sometimes I find the interviews on Eventual Millionaire far too long. I always wish I could just take out the useful parts and learn from them all- that's where I hoped this book would come into play.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. While there are mentions of other Millionaires and various quotes from their interviews, most of the book does not revolve around that. The book begins with a very long section on how Jaime was in debt, how she saved a little money at a time to get out of debt, and how you can do it too. For me, this wasn't applicable to my life, so I skipped ahead.
The rest of the book contains some useful information, but for the most part I did not find it extremely beneficial. To sum it up- find a mentor or a mastermind group, brainstorm ideas until you find what your million dollar idea is, business plans are useless, never give up, set goals. Obviously there is more than that, but to me, most of it was information that I knew already. It wasn't until I reached Chapter 9, almost the end, that I found the information valuable. Chapter 9 contains specific stories of various millionaires Jaime has interviewed, which was interesting to me.
Maybe this book wasn't good for me because I have an entrepreneurial mindset and have read up on the topic. If you're in debt, want to just leave your job and start your own, and have absolutely no idea where to start, then this book will probably be useful for you. But if I could give advise to someone like me, I would say save your money and watch the videos/listen to the podcasts for free. Jaime definitely gets quality, useful information from her interviews, but I think you'd be best suited getting the information from the interviews themselves.