It is widely reported that over 50% of reviews on Amazon.com are fake. 5-star reviews can be purchased from dozens of places. I have asked family and friends to refrain from posting, so every review you read here, good, bad, or indifferent is authentic. Authenticity in self-help and inspirational books is surprisingly rare. Even some of the best known were written by authors who had never tasted success before their book caught on. That is dubious to say the least. Three Simple Steps is the real deal. I grew up poor, and had no advantages other than the advice in this book. I used the steps to first get out of poverty, then for a life of travel, and finally for financial independence. I started two companies for a few dollars, one in 2002 and the other in 2005 and sold them for over $100 million each. Only then did I feel sufficiently qualified to show others how to get their dreams.
For me one of the secrets to business success is the ability to constantly put myself in my customer's shoes. It might sound obvious, but I meet leaders of sales and marketing teams who have not talked to a customer in years. My definition of a customer is anyone who is in receipt of my attempts to communicate with them right now. So, if I imagine being a first-time reader of this author page, I would have two immediate questions of the writer. What gives him the right to tell me how I can succeed, and what is in it for him? I have answered the first question already.
To round out the authenticity, all my profits go to cancer research and development. I don't need you to buy the book or to believe in its content. I also donated 8000 copies to libraries in the US for a reason that is disclosed in one of the stories in the book.
We all feel stuck in life at one time or another, and we all need a little guidance - someone to pull us free of our personal quicksand. I received that helping hand by reading the life stories of self-made men and women and then simply copying their behaviors. What I copied has become my Three Simple Steps.