Book Review: The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G. Allen

Published: August 2009 by Crown Business

Pages: 279The one minute millonaire

Genre: Non-Fiction/Fiction

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Publisher’s Blurb: Would you like to know the secrets to making all the money you’ll ever want? Now, two mega-bestselling authors with decades of experience in teaching people how to achieve extraordinary wealth and success share their secrets. Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the phenomenal Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and Robert G. Allen, one of the world’s foremost financial experts, have helped thousands of people become millionaires. Now it’s your turn. Is it possible to make a million dollars in only one minute? The answer just might surprise you. The One Minute Millionaire is an entirely new approach, a life-changing “millionaire system” that will teach you how to:

* Create wealth even when you have nothing to start with.
* Overcome fears so you can take reasonable risks.
* Use the power of leverage to build wealth rapidly.
* Use “one minute” habits to build wealth over the long term.

The One Minute Millionaire is a revolutionary approach to building wealth and a powerful program for self-discovery as well. Here are two books in one, fiction and nonfiction, designed to address two kinds of learning so that you can fully integrate these life-changing lessons. On the right-hand pages, you will find the fictional story of a woman who has to make a million dollars in ninety days or lose her two children forever. The left-hand pages give the practical, step-by-step nonfiction strategies and techniques that actually work in the real world. You’ll find more than one hundred nuts-and-bolts “Millionaire Minutes,” each one a concise and invaluable lesson with specific techniques for creating wealth. However, the lessons here are not just about becoming a millionaire—they are about becoming an enlightened millionaire and how to ethically make, keep, and share your wealth. Whether your goal is less than a million dollars or that amount many times over, there’s never been a better time to achieve abundance. Let The One Minute Millionaire show you the way.

The Authors: Mark Victor Hansen (born January 8, 1948)is an American inspirational and motivational speaker, trainer and author. He is best known as the founder and co-creator of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. Mark Victor Hansen was born to Danish immigrants, Una and Paul Hansen. He grew up in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1970 with a B.A. in speech communications. Along with business partner, Jack Canfield , Hansen is best known for creating what Time magazine called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade”. Chicken Soup for the Soul books are one of the most successful publishing franchises in the world today, with more than 500 million books sold internationally and more than 100 licensed products. The name “Chicken Soup” was chosen because of the use of chicken soup as a home remedy for the sick. The first Chicken Soup book, published by Health Communications, Inc., sold more than 2 million copies. There are now over 500 million copies in print and in 54 languages worldwide. In 2005 he co-wrote, along with Robert Allen, the book “Cracking the Millionaire Code” in which he highlights several self-made millionaires such as Bob Circosta, Michael Dell, Bill Gates, Alexander Graham Bell, Oprah Winfrey, and others, using them as examples of how to build wealth.

My Thoughts: This happens to be the first audio book I have listened to (apart from my audio bible) and I really enjoyed the experience to say the least. After my last non-fiction read, I was encouraged to read this book and it was worth the while. The One Minute Millionaire is a book that was written with everyone in mind, one part of the book tells a fictional story of a widow who had to raise one million dollars in 90 days and how she was able to achieve this goal to get her children back while the other part of the book (the non-fiction part) gives step by step strategies on how to succeed. I was intrigued by this style of writing especially for people like me who are not too keen on non-fiction it made the journey easier. I was motivated by some of the ideas and saw myself taking notes at different times. I am already applying some of the tips I have picked up from this and I hope God helps me to be consistent and stay focused. The downside for me was that some of the principles laid out in this book may not be applicable in our environment (Nigeria) especially where it focused on real estate investment however, I believe if you think outside the box, you may be able to modify some of the ideas and make it work for you no matter where you find yourself. This book has pumped me up and I am ready to start the race to be a One Minute Millionaire. Are you interested? Then get a copy of this book, read it and join me….

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