Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to... Reviews & Opinions


Submit Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to... review or read customer reviews:

100 Reviews Found

Sort by: Most Accurate (default) | Newest | Top Rated

  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    Trying to read their minds? Allow that go! Create it all about being your most authentic self so that you are magnetic and attract the kind of people, opportunities and help you deserve, wish and can leverage. You don't have to read their minds. Allow them 'feel your power and presence". Be magnetic. You are your own brand - whether you know it or not. Sally's book gives you the tools, clarity and positioning to OWN YOUR BRAND. To be able to communicate to others in such a method that you feel awesome about yourself and others feel awesome around you. You fascinate the globe with your presence. Love Sally Hogshead and her wisdom and her passion for this topic. She makes it simple for you and me to be fascinating and on point. BUY THIS BOOK, read it, then read it again and apply it to your life. Focus on you and fascinate the world.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    I just created it to Part II and I am completely hooked! I was trying to create a major decision on what to place on a banner for a trade present and after reading Part I I know just what to do. BE DIFFERENT! Now I have no fear of going to the unknown with an edgy promotion. I took the Brand Fascination try and it changed everything for me. I had been going in the right direction but now I have the works! That profile is printed out and now in my note book to hold with me so I can read it and use it. Highly recommend but I could be biased because I have read all of her books! But...this one is the BEST! Huge fan of Sally!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    I got this book along with the audiobook because that's my preferred way to read these days. I focus more with all the info buzzing out there. The book is amazing for private brands just getting involved with their business and marketing projects. You need to focus on what comes naturally for your company and your vision. Sally demonstrates her experience in such a fun way! I love the sidebars and footnotes threaded throughout the book. It makes the experience interactive and light. Anything but boring. I believe the people that are resistant to this material are deeply resentful and jealous of marketing witchcraft.

    0  


    Add Your Opinion on Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to... or Continue Reading Reviews Below ↓

     

    Watch Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to... video reviews and related movies:

    See Sally Hogshead | Difference between Fascinate and revised Fascinate on youtube.

     related image

    See Fascinate, Revised and Updated How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist on youtube.

     related image

    See Sally Hogshead: The 7 Advantages of Fascination from Genius Network on youtube.

     related image

    See #TheBrianBuffiniShow Episode 7: " An Interview with Sally Hogshead" on youtube.

     related image

    See Sally Hogshead: Keynote speaker - IBM Smarter Global Business Summit on youtube.

     related image

    See Here Is Oscar Wilde Revealed In His Own Words: Letters, Quotes, Books, Poems, Plays (2000) on youtube.

     related image

    See Farm Management on youtube.

     related image

    See Fanatical at Liberty on youtube.

     related image

    Scroll down to see all opinions ↓

  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    Rarely am I so quickly enamored by a book as I was within the first few pages of Fascinate. Amazing gravy this is pure gold. As a "one-man-show business owner, I am devouring this book like an anteater in the Derek Zoolander library.I'm already implementing what I've learned and I'm only a third of the method rhaps most telling is that every time I unearth a gem on a page I think of a few mates I wish to share it with...because I know how much it will support them.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    I’m a solo entrepreneur working with a part time virtual team, so my purpose in buying the book was to obtain stronger in branding with a limited budget. This book takes you through some advertising history and a bit of Sally’s, to support you understand the value of her system. Although I found some of that something to plow through, it’s due to my ‘innovation’ impatience! The book, after that, becomes a practical workbook to search the right words and descriptors for your brand, and specific strategies to use in marketing. You will also wish to invest in your individual Brand Fascination report. It’s simple to implement these ideas, give yourself focus and insight. I’m excited to say it’s really helping me, and my brand is stronger.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    What a fabulous and fascinating book filled with research, stories and a practical reference guide! I'll be using it with my brand and recommending it highly to clients!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    I took the Brand assessment, used that to brand my "wellness coaching". Now, after reading the book, my business is being rebranded as a private, yet buzzing shamanic healing and native bee sanctuary that we've been sharing with our growing Ig audience @zumbidovida. My www service required a clearer notice and more fascination, and after understanding my brand advantage more, I can now clarify that notice in language that will speak to my brand more consistently.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    Loved this book, gave a clear set of plans and ideas for all marketing needs. Possibly one of the best connections between branding and tactic I have seen. LOVE it!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    First, I LOVE the method Sally Hoghead writes... forthright, funny, very down-to-earth, and right on condly, we've been trying to solve a business issue for several decades. I'm not yet sure if her solution will really work, but in 1 page, she helped me to define the issue. A refreshingly various approach! And, from the clients she has had (who doesn't know the "Aflac duck"?), it looks highly likely that she's on the right track.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist review [Book]  2018-3-11 18:1

    Amazing revision of the earlier version. I enjoyed the candid explanation of the first edition. This recent ver is the better version. It's a lot more decisive and direct. The author is so helpful and organized with how she thinks, difficult concepts are easily understood. Sally rocks!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Favorite Recipes with Herbs: Revised and Updated review [Book]  2017-10-22 18:1

    A Lot of amazing Recipes Here. From Soups to Salsas, there are ways to create "Great for You" ingredients, Tasty without buckets of salt or sugar.I give this a Two Thumbs Up.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    I have for some months now subscribed to electronic versions of The Times Literary Supplement and The London Review of Books. The huge controversy in the letters columns recently has been a heated discussion over who has done the most accurate translations of Proust. These publications rarely, if ever, review mysteries so I was surprised when both of them gave lots of zone and serious attention to Laura Thompson's fresh book about the Lord Lucan case,A Various Class of Murder.Lord Lucan, peer of the realm, was a handsome fellow. Vittorio de Sica thought of using him in a film and Cubby Broccoli, the producer of the James Bond films, thought him the very photo of the suave November, 1974, his children's nanny, Sandra Rivett, was brutally murdered in the basement of the Lucan home and his wife, Veronica, was also bashed multiple times over the head. Lucan, who had been separated from his family, was at the house that night, He told mates that he had gone past the house and seen someone struggling with his wife. Lady Lucan contended that he was her assailant. She said that after he hit her over the head he tried to force his fingers down her throat in order to slay her. She grabbed him by the family jewels. He released her and then tended to her wounds. They spent some time together but when he left the room she ran to the local pub and the police were called. He went to the home of a mate and called his mother and asked her to look after the children. The police were at his mother's house. His mother suggested he talk to the police but he said he would contact them the following morning. He was never seen again. Perhaps I should amend that. He has been seen a lot of times since then in the same method that Elvis continues to be can has his detractors and supporters. The detractors say that Lucan, who had become a spectacularly unsuccessful gambler killed his wife because he failed to obtain custody of his kids (Not only was he paying to help her, he had to pay her court costs as well as his own when he lost the case). His wife, a bright woman whom he had worked to drive mad, was disliked by his friends. His mates plotted his escape from England and they continue to help him. There have been sightings of him all over the world. (Most sightings have occurred in South Africa and Botswana.)His supporters say that the police never really entertained the idea that anyone other than Lucan had committed the murder. His wife was an unreliable witness with an extensive psychiatric history (Barristers were not allowed to bring this up during the inquest). Nothing his wife said versus him was the topic of any serious scrutiny.He left England because he believed he could not obtain a fair trial and wrote a letter to his friend, William Shand Kydd, asking that he look after the ura Thompson's book attempts to create sense of all this material (Her prose makes for somewhat massive sledding). She feels that Lucan got a raw deal because he was a lord and seemed to live a lush life during the 1970s, a time when the social and economic tumult would lead to the rise of Margaret Thatcher. She presents various versions of events. Both reviews of the book that I read talked about her speculations being occasionally "vulgar." I looked in vain for the vulgarity. I was sure that this would be what Americans would call "the juicy parts."Thompson favors the idea that Lucan paid someone to slay his wife and then thought better of it and went to the house to intervene but was too late. Distraught over the mess he had made, he committed suicide by throwing himself off cliffs, off the side of the boat... etc.Lord Lucan's son, George, thinks that his father hired someone to scene a burglary so that he could collect insurance money. The piping used on Sandra Rivett and Lady Lucan was intended for breaking a window. The faux burglar was totally undone when he saw Sandra Rivett, killed her and attacked Lady Lucan.I don't know if Thompson's book will spur the interest that the merits of Proust translations have, but James Fox, whose article about the case was written around the time of the murder, has already written in to disparage what he sees as Thompson's exoneration of Lord Lucan and to defend Lady Lucan.I await the next "Letters" columns with `bated breath and muffled oar."

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    I found this book difficult and annoying to read largely due to the circular style of narrative that the author uses, repeating a lot of info in a method that doesn't appear logical. I did search the primary theme of the book fascinating to read, an upper class man accused of a murder that he may or may not have committed. It would have been helpful in the reading of it to narrate according to a timeline or related rather then jumping about throughout the chapters.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    Shipping was a bit slow, but the book arrived in pristine condition. Highly recommend Book Depository. Overall, a amazing look into a case that has received surprisingly small in depth coverage.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    Its an interesting situation: the Mr. clubs the Nanny thinking that its his wife and then completely disappears. However there's not very much to go on other than some rather pedantic info about the British class system. It was a disappointing slog.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    An interesting read. However a small frustrating as still a lot of unknowns.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    Most real crime buffs know the story of Lord Lucan and the nanny. The aristocratic gambler tried to drive his wife insane then decided to simply slay his wife but botched the job killing the nanny by mistake. "Lucky" Lucan then went on the run, aided by his wicked mates from the Clermont Club. That, as author Laura Thompson would say, is the myth. It's a myth that has powered countless books, fiction and non-fiction, as well as a lot of a journalistic boondoggle to track down the recent Lucan A Various Class of Murder Laura Thompson thoroughly, convincingly and most of all entertainingly dismantles the myth. She starts out by ruminating on "domestic murders" - oh life would be excellent if it just weren't for my spouse/ex/family-member - and questions why the Lucan case was treated as an example of Aristocrats Behaving Badly instead of as a domestic murder. To discover this Thompson revisits not only the case and the cast of characters but the economic and social climate of England in the 1970s.I've read three books on the Lucan case, the most latest being John Pearson's fabulous The Gamblers, and thought the whole business was begin and shut. Thompson proved me wrong. Simply by presenting the facts and questioning assumptions she makes clear that the case versus Lucan was driven by class prejudice. She presents a different, more complete, picture of John Bingham (Lord Lucan) and the man she reveals bears small resemblance to the myth.Whether Lucan killed Sandra Rivett or not can probably never be proven or disproven. The investigation appears to have been a slap dash affair with the police relying a bit too much on estranged-wife, title-lover, perma-victim, and mental patient Veronica Lucan. The police viewed Veronica as a plucky gal who rebelled versus the restrictions of Lucan's aristocratic milieu. Based on the quotes Thompson provides the lady, well, the Countess, likes her title. She's also still a bit fixated on old Lucky. Check out her "official" www service if you don't believe is is a fascinating, highly entertaining book. A must read for any real crime fan and anyone interested in 70s Britain. (I recommend When the Lights Went Out by Andy Beckett as a companion piece to any reader not familiar with the happenings of 70s Britain.) Based on this book I'm ordering Laura Thompson's biographies of Agatha Christie and Nancy Mitford - this is a writer to watch.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    This book takes an in depth look at the mysterious disappearance of Lord Lucan in 1974 after the murder of his children’s nanny, Sandra Rivett, and an attack on his estranged wife, Veronica. The happenings surrounding the murder are shocking and create riveting reading, but this book sometimes suffers from a rather confused and muddled acc of the facts. The beginning of the book is a rather incoherent and rambling list of virtually all aristocrats convicted of murder, especially if they are linked to Lord Lucan’s ancestors. You are left with the definite impression that not only the aristocracy, but Lucan himself, got away with murder because of his background - but by the 1970’s attitudes have changed and having a title actually worked versus Lord Lucan with the press and the spite the author initially painting Lucan in the blackest possible terms, true life is rarely so clear chop and, indeed, as the book progresses the sad story unfolds. Lucan was privileged, wealthy and was a man who certainly felt entitled to the amazing life. He had the best education and walked into a lucrative position with a merchant bank, only to give everything up to – bizarrely - become a professional gambler. His marriage to Veronica Duncan in 1963 seemed to take everyone by surprise. She was disliked by his friends, suffered severe post natal depression after the birth of each of her three kids and the couple were plagued with financial worries after Lucan was unable to sustain his gambling losses. What is certain is that Lucan cared deeply, for his kids and when he lost custody of them to his wife (with the proviso that a nanny should be in full time residence to support her), he would have done anything to obtain them back. His financial situation also disintegrated after the custody hearing and he became obsessed with the idea of regaining custody of his children. Whether that was because he feared for their well being, as he suggested, or because of a power struggle between him and his wife is less clear – but he certainly obsessed about the situation to everyone he met, to the point where it became virtually his only subject of is book takes us through the crime itself, what happened afterwards and assesses the evidence for what really became of Lucan after the murder. Once I had settled into the author’s style I found this a really interesting read, but I felt that the telling of what happened could have been far clearer and was, at times, a rather confused account. There are often too a lot of digressions – research on every crime even slightly relevant to the story (whether true or fictional) are brought in, as though the author cannot bear not to use any research. However, the happenings are so extraordinary on their own, that you almost cannot believe what you are reading. The whole atmosphere around Lucan and his obsession with gambling is both tragic and sordid. For a man who had everything to spend his days at the Clermont Club; opened in 1962 so that, “gentlemen could ruin themselves as elegantly and suicidally as did their ancestors 300 years ago,” says almost everything. The marriage between Lucan and Veronica was at the centre of happenings and it was this relationship which makes the most fascinating lic opinion was with Veronica and, of course, for the not good nanny, who so brutally lost her life. It is a fact that Lucan’s mates and family closed ranks – but did they support him to escape? If you are interested in real crime, you will search this a really enthralling read, but a amazing editor would have improved the style, kept the book on track and perhaps created the acc a small more unbiased. I would even go as far as to say that it might be best to avoid the introduction and read that at the end, as it almost place me off reading further and that would have been a shame as it ended up being an interesting, if overly emotive, acc of both the happenings leading up to the crime, the murder itself and the myth surrounding Lord Lucan afterwards.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    Exhaustively researched, if a bit ponderous, acc of a crime that out-scandaled the Profumo affair of the previous decade (and was the topic a latest ITV drama). Thompson does a amazing job of revealing the background of a turbulent shipwreck of a marriage and it's two emotionally troubled participants - like a lot of unhappy relationships that drag on for years, the dynamics were more complicated than a lot of may have perceived. Lucan, on the surface, embodied the affluent, handsome peer about town, but the style had increasingly small substance to help it, and the social privilege that had insulated noblesse without oblige aristocrats of prior decades (such as Lucan's own ancestor, the 3rd Earl) had increasingly been viewed negatively by the mid-century. The supporting cast of figures - some thoughtful and dignified, others, such as John Aspinall, unapologetically machiavellian - underscored the tensions that led to the murder of one woman and the attempted murder of another. Certainly a murderer and abuser can have his sympathetic qualities, while still being culpable for his violence, and a victim deserving of compassion can also be mentally troubled and difficult. Thompson illustrates this well if controversially, with interviews from family and friends, a few of whom still seem to have the blinders on about the things they perceived and the reality of the situation. Thompson discusses the crime and aftermath, including different theories about the crime and Lucan's eventual fate, in amazing detail, as well as how media and societal attitudes shaped perceptions of Lucan, then and now. Thompson questions Veronica's statements about both the marriage and the murder, and seems to help the theory that Lucan hired an accomplice to commit the crime, but I agree with the investigators' conclusions that Lucan alone went there to slay his wife and mistakenly killed Miss Rivett. The ripple result of Lucan's actions that night destroyed the lives of several people: Sandra Rivett, the hardworking young woman who was developing a friendship with her employer Veronica, Dominick Elwes, who was socially ostracized by his supposed mates in the aftermath and committed suicide. Sandra Rivett's two sons grew up without their mother in their lives, and their mother "the nanny" still is routinely just a footnote to her own murder in a lot of press reports. Lucan and Veronica's three children, who were the focus of their parents' acrimony and legal maneuvers, have grown up to be successful, but do not have a relationship with their mother, the tragic outcome of two parents who, despite their unhappy marriage, both truly loved their children. If nothing else, it's a book that warns of the long term collateral hurt that results from a parent's obsession and vindictiveness to "win" at all costs.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    This book investigates the legendary disappearance of Lord Lucan, within hours of his estranged wife being attacked and his nanny murdered in the family home. Two mysteries circulate around that night - who did slay nanny Sandra Rivett? And what happened to Lord Lucan? On the surface, the answers seem self-evident: Lucan who was angry, frustrated and broke in the middle of a hostile divorce, had decided to slay his wife Veronica, so he hid in the basement of the house and attacked the wrong woman by mistake, killing her before violently attacking his wife. After a bizarre and brief truce with his wife, he left the house, confided in some mates and then... disappeared, presumably committing suicide after the ghastly happenings of the night. But is this really what happened?Laura Thompson deftly handles the more sensational theories of Lucan's disappearance, and she also investigates all the other possible suspects in the murder of Sandra Rivett. She asks some very shrewd questions, that must have been overlooked by the police at the time, and she puts the crime into the context of the era, when Lucan's type were no longer protected from bankruptcy or prosecution simply by the luck of being born into the aristocracy, although there was still the public assumption that the police would pander to his class. She also gives a sympathetic and realistic view on the actions of his mates who were appalled and disbelieving that their mate or brother in law could have acted in such a manner. And she shows the confusion and divided loyalties of the surviving family members who were left to represent the e book could have been shorter, but it was very intriguing - every time I thought I had a handle on what happened, the author would bring up another perspective or highlight the importance of a critical piece of evidence. Despite all the confusion, the simplest respond is generally closer to the truth.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    A Different Class of Murder: Revised and updated review [Book]  2018-2-17 18:0

    I love this book. I was vaguely familiar with the Lucan saga. This book does a unbelievable job of telling what did happen and what might have e author gives the facts and is clear about what is conjecture. It helps a lot that she puts it all in the context of England in the 1970s and of the family and social d writing and a fun read.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Halloween Recipes: 100+ Spooky Halloween Treat Recipes (Updated and Revised) (2017 Edition) review [Book]  2017-10-21 18:1

    Lots and lots of easy, yummy and fun recipes.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Halloween Recipes: 100+ Spooky Halloween Treat Recipes (Updated and Revised) (2017 Edition) review [Book]  2017-10-21 18:1

    Love these recipes

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Halloween Recipes: 100+ Spooky Halloween Treat Recipes (Updated and Revised) (2017 Edition) review [Book]  2017-10-21 18:1

    So a lot of amazing recipes. My daughter and I are excited to test out a lot of of these recipes. The cream balls, poke cakes sound simple to create which is amazing for young children.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Halloween Recipes: 100+ Spooky Halloween Treat Recipes (Updated and Revised) (2017 Edition) review [Book]  2017-10-21 18:1

    I am super excited to test these awesome recipes. I highly recommend this book to anyone planning a Halloween party this year. Hannie P. Scott never fail to provide an perfect cookbook for every occasion.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    Excellent for when you wish to jog your memory without having to read the whole book over. Of course there’s nothing wrong with reteading reading the books because they are fabulous.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    Love her books, every one, read them over and over again and still can't obtain enough of them.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    This book helps place all of the marvelous characters together in an simple to use edition.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    If you LOVE Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER books and TV series this is a MUST HAVE!!!!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    amazing present to Collection >> very comprehensive

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    review of story and how scenes were done- I am an Outlander fan - a amazing addition to my collection

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    Gabaldon explains all very well

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    DG's books are complicated and this is a amazing companion book to the wonderful story she gifted us. Worth every min it takes to read it. DG is as multi-faceted as her characters and stories. It gives a clearer picture of everything/everyone. She's a gifted writer, the consummate storyteller, regardless of topic matter. You'll come away speaking and thinking in a higher caliber of the English language at worst!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    This book is a amazing Companion to the early books in the Outlander series. Answers a lot of questions and puts things into perspective. Family ties are fully explored, even recipes for meal mentioned in the original books. This edition has been updated and published since the TV series started so contains some unbelievable images from the appropriate episodes.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    The Outlandish Companion (Revised and Updated): Companion to Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn review [Book]  2018-1-30 18:0

    Fun books -- one for the first four volumes and one for the second.. "Revised'? One wonders how they started out. They really go along well with the books, and one can learn so much from them.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    John knows exactly what he's talking about! He is very detailed in his books. If you what practical actions to accomplishing marketing goals AND you will do the activities as prescribed for your issue LACK of MONEY, you will succeed!Follow John's RECIPE! He works very hard to support people succeed in business. He has humbled me and helped me become a better business person.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    I love this book. Plenty of creative approaches to marketing for the business owner who has small money sitting around to spend on marketing. To be fair, it takes some work, but Jantsch gives you plenty of ideas to obtain started.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    Very sticky concepts, simple to understand, and the practicality of the tactics and ideas behind them are clear. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to expand their marketing efforts!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    After having read two or three of these marketing books targeted at little businesses, I have come to the conclusion that the best thing for the genre is to follow some sort of middle method between being a haphazard assortment of hints and "secrets" and a proper system in which all the parts of a way click together like a well-oiled machine. This book achieves that to a considerable degree, by being a small of both. I do not think there is actually any single marketing book that will serve as a silver bullet. You have to scavenge around three or four related publications and take from every single one a small bit of knowledge here, a tactic hint there, and so build your own marketing en from that point of view, the question is: how a lot of nuggets of wisdom does "Duct Tape Marketing" contain? Quite a few, according to my woefully unscientific system of counting how a lot of Post-It notes I attached to the pages that contained something worth remembering. A total of sixteen, which for a 280-page book is quite a lot. What I liked most is that it makes you think. I have had a www service for several years that has brought me very few clients, but the fact is I place it up without investing much thought into it, under the unconscious belief that just having my own domain and www service would be enough of a differentiator. This is where a book like Jantsch's can help. In a no-nonsense style, he tells you things that are almost Zen-like in their profundity: "Find something that separates you from your competition: become it and speak it to everyone you meet. Quality isn't it, amazing service isn't it, fair pricing--not it. These are all expectations" (p. 21). Now that is an insight worth paying for. The process of working out your Core Notice and the Talking Logo --rather than being simply gimmicky marketing-speak (which I am wary of)-- genuinely sound like worthwhile exercises for people who need to sit down and promote their businesses for the first time. The fact that, contrary to other related "guru" books, Jantsch does not plug his seminars or www services too obtrusively is another point in the author's favor. All in all, I think there will be something here for everyone who is starting to rethink their marketing efforts.On the minus side, there are a lot of careless typos, something I search in a lot of the items place out by marketing specialists, which is rather amazing, given that marketing is basically about presentation. And what does sloppy writing and feckless proofreading say about you?

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    John Jantsch does a phenomenal job laying out exactly how a Little Business should not only obtain started with the best marketing strategies, but also revamp any they may currently have that aren't getting the results they desire.His step by step outline like style with dozens of useful links makes this a book you'll wish to read on your Kindle to be able to view recommended Pro or Newbies will search value in this. Highly recommend also signing up for Duct Tape Marketings email (Awesome).Mike Kawula | Self Employed King

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    This book is actually a toolkit that will support you write your own business plan that will work. It will support you make fresh customers and sell more to your current customers. Duct Tape Marketing gives you tons (if not hundreds) of methods that don't cost much and that you can obtain started on are in the business of marketing, no matter what service or product you are providing. Or at least you need to be if you wish to grow much. This doesn't have to be complicated, you just need to have a system for getting our customers and prospects to:know youlike youtrust youcontact youand refer youIf you read this book and take notes throughout on your ideas and how you can apply the techniques, you will be well on the method to writing your own comprehensive marketing plan. Read every chapter and you will be ready to develop a plan that will be multi-touch, multi-medium, targeted, and sustained. It will differentiate your business and most importantly it will work.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    John does a amazing job of boiling down marketing to its key concepts. He forces you to think through what tactic really is, and if you actually have a marketing strategy. Then he gives you practical ways to implement your strategy. Whether you are a fresh business owner, or a long term one, this book is sure you take your marketing to the next level.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    We are fresh at starting a business. Our first business didn't quite take off and we shut it down. We are starting a second business and this time we did some home work. We found this book to be extremely useful in helping us obtain a amazing head start. It reads in simple to understand terms and practical examples. Amazing for beginners and experienced entrepreneurs.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    I am building our whole marketing plan around this book. John has done a amazing job of evolving little business marketing into the 'new digital age' and provides very sound concepts and detailed ways to on how to implement. I feel very confident now that my marketing efforts will pay off using John's advice. Brilliant stuff.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Duct Tape Marketing Revised and Updated: The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide review [Book]  2018-2-7 18:0

    Simple to follow. Not about cheesy tactics. This is about taking a high level look at your business and then designing programs that seek to educate. So simple. I've done over 3/4 of his suggestions and Mu business is now totally stable.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    A lot of it was too easy/simple for my Kindergartener, but amazing for our preschool cirruculum

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    I used these books when I was teaching. There's lots of useful teaching ideas!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    Amazing resource.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    A really amazing book that doesn't just give you siggestions but there is a lot of actual material to go over. A must for parents who wish to understand what their children need to know in nursery school and what os the way to covering all the various areas. I use it almost daily with my 4 year old.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    One of my all-time favorite curriculum books!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    This book has been well loved! While we don't use ALL of it, we've used a nice assortment of the different topics covered. My daughter and I have fun curling up with this book and going thru literature, geography, history and something else usually. A well done selection. We've now moved up to getting 1st grade which i expect to be as great.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    Very amazing classic stories and fables included, and amazing primary explanations of history, science, etc. that I'm not convinced my children are learning in public schools. My children love paging through this book now and then. It is a amazing supplement to their education, and creates an awareness of the globe around them. A amazing purchase.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    Just as described "like new." Delivered sooner than expected. Amazing activities and information. This book will be excellent to supplement in my nursery school homeschooler next year.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    Dr. Hirsch has grabbed the essence of knowledge and place it in a "Walmart bag of practical use for us. I am a degreed person and search this book to be the most practical approach to preparing students for learning in a line by line, precept upon precept formula of education.I'm helping to educate my grandchildren. It doesn't obtain any better than that.Dr. Hirsch has presented the basics of education that would link student to student if we were to use this in the public education venue. Amazing book that will never lose its practical applications and core ank you Dr. Hirsch!!!!I've had to show some pitiful "educational" materials over the latest 30 years. Yours is a window of new air in practicality.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated): Preparing Your Child for a Lifetime of Learning (Core Knowledge Series) review [Book]  2017-11-11 18:2

    I want I had purchased the more current edition instead.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    This book IS, or should be, the bible of TX BBQ. And not just because I have a photograph published in it. Author Robb Walsh takes readers through the amazingly convoluted history of bbq in TX, and manages to create it a) very interesting, b) rich with detail, and c) replete with unbelievable recipes us modern-day wanna-be bbq cooks can use. Successfully. I have the original copy from 2002; this updated copy has more recipes; and still proves to be a very worthwhile read. (IF you don't like BBQ, smoked meat of all kinds, you should skip on to the Walsh book on TX BBQ for Vegans. Coming to your bookseller, soon.)

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    I love amazing BBQ. Seriously, who doesn't? I created a number of business trips to Texas starting about 19 years ago. It was on these trips that I was first introduced to true BBQ. Since I live in Fresh Jersey, a state that until a few years ago barely had a single halfway decent BBQ restaurant, I had to learn to cook my own. I bought my first smoker, and built my second one. Now I have amazing BBQ whenever I feel the urge to begin up one of the smokers.I know how to create a wicked set of ribs. My brisket is beautiful fair. And pork is hard to mess up unless you dry it out or burn it. But I am always looking for inspiration, and that is an zone where this book excels.While this book is a very amazing recipe book, it is also much more. It is a history of Texas BBQ. The pictures are amazing and so are the stories at the begin of every chapter. The sidebars on a lot of pages give insight, wisdom, and just some cool stories about BBQ. You almost feel like you are sitting down listening to these BBQ legends as they share their secrets of cooking amazing most people familiar with BBQ know that you cook it "low and slow", using temps in the 200 to 250 degree range and you do that cooking using indirect heat. It would seem that is not always the case for amazing BBQ. A lot of of the pictures present pits dug in the ground and they are cooking over direct heat. They tell of cooking beef shoulder clods at 500 degrees for 4 hours. What? Too hot? Too fast? I guess ere are some pages in the book that discuss the necessary subject of "sauce, or no sauce"? Well I love sauce, but I have also eaten a lot of really amazing BBQ that did not have a drop of sauce. Then there are the dry rubs to add flavor. Sometimes simple, sometimes complicated, usually a secret recipe, and they all taste great. Some of these legends from the book only use a small salt and pepper to season the meat. And it still tastes good!The one thing I am taking away from this book is there are a lot of ways to cook amazing BBQ. And they all turn out some amazing ris

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    If you grew up in Texas, did BBQ, and love BBQ, this is a amazing book for you.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    This is another amazing book on a Texas BBQ. It gives you the history of lots of the old time favorite BBQ joints as well as some of the newer ones that are quick becoming legends. Also lots of recipes worth trying and then using as a base to develop your own.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    This book is the True Thing. I'm a fifth generation Texan and I grew up on this barbecue. The Mikeska boys were mates of my grandfather. Miller barbecue in San Antonio, where I grew up, is legendary. This book captures the spirit of Texas barbecue in a method that not only lets you in on the secret, but gives you a history lesson as well. Robb Walsh has done a amazing job of archiving the recipes of the top pit bosses and the best traditions of Texas barbecue. If you wish to obtain outside and turn meat into a succulent feast, this book is your guide.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    I grew up in S. Texas and BBQ was as much a part of the fabric of life as Tex-Mex food. In all those years of eating brisket off the butcher paper at Joe Cottens in Robstown, I never appreciated how they did it. Now I do. The easy recipes in the Legends book are not surprising (BBQ is primary stuff) but the descriptions about the different techniques, processes and variations demonstrates where the art really is.I've "done et" at several of the joints mentioned in this book (Coopers in Llano is "killer")and a lot of more like them on the town squares in little towns across the state and at the street side stands. It is interesting to me as a transplanted Texican to know how the differences in BBQ flavor and texture come to be. It has certainly given me some extra pointers to test on my next BBQ e book is amazing for the cooking techniques, tips, and recipes alone. If you like Texas lore it's also amazing - I finally know why the tradition of serving BBQ on butcher paper final thing - Anyone can cook amazing BBQ - I have even found some up here in Mid Atlantic - but don't go looking for anything close to BBQ in Oregon. They don't know lengua from a latke.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    I just love this book. I ordered it with "Salt Lick Cookbook" and they both arrived in the same box...super quick shipping. Amazon rarely disappoints in the shipping department. It's not a flashy cookbook but has some amazing history, stories, and best of all...recipes, from the amazing BBQ houses in our wondrous state of Texas. I have fond memories of going to Joe Cotten's in Robstown 50 years ago with my family on the method to Padre Island, eating on butcher paper. Life was simpler back then, when you were a child and your largest worry at that moment was if the waves were going to be huge enough when you got to the husband and I are going to use some of these recipes to hone our barbequeing skills, especially with brisket. We need a lot of support and I think these books are just the thing!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    I first bought this book at Cavender's in Tyler TX in I believe 2006 or 07 on our method to Brownsville. Since we winter in TX we have used it to discover and visit some of the "joints" mentioned and of course to cook with. .Lost it in our total house fire in 2011 and have mourned it's loss ever since. Could not search another one in book stores or the a lot of western stores in Texas Then I thought, lets see if I can search it on It should be here shortly and I'm excited to discover with it again.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    It might seem like bringing coals to Newcastle, but my Texan son-in-law had this on his want list and he's is very satisfied with it.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters, Revised & Updated with 32 New Recipes! review [Book]  2018-4-10 18:1

    I bought a few cooking books from Amazon latest year and found that this book was awesome. After reading this book, my cooking instantly improved. Highly recommended! Most books/people claim to know what bbqing is, but until you have actually been to some of those locations like in Lockhart, TX, you haven't had amazing bbq/smoked meats!btw, for all the gastropods out there, obtain this book and Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc, and begin cooking!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    I found this book worthwhile, but not what I would call 'the excellent solution". I am over 70 and have spent my life living frugally, continually saving and investing for the future and retirement. I have been quite successful at growing net worth, while living comfortably. I truly believe a key component is learning who you are and understanding how you are best suited to reach your goals. I personally think this book is too caught up in looking at every penny. I think each penny is important, but have focused on being sure there is constant savings. I don't expect my approach to work for everyone, but I wish to emphasize that there can be a lot of paths to reach the same goals. I suggest reading a wide dozens of approaches that focus on saving and investing for the long haul. I have created little changes along the method when trying fresh things. In the end I have found that success came with simplicity. Look for the huge picture in the book and any other. Growing wealth is like growing a huge tree, powerful trees grow huge over a long time.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    Primary principles of this book are decent, however, the principles are not gold and it could be summed up well in 50 pages or less...not the redundant, ranting 300 page book it rst 80 pages of the book are worthless and torture mostly focusing on the consumerism/doomed/horrible smog-infested society we live in, latest two chapters most useful and can be read in a bookstore.I did not like a lot of examples given; it seemed to focus on divorce excessively with ~ 80% of case report examples of "FI-ers" being divorced which I found rather odd and unnecessary to mention.Take home points of this book: Spend less than you earn, save, document every penny you spend, become a minimalist and only purchase things you need, the less you need the more fulfilled you will be, the less you will work, ings to consider:1) The "FIer" lifestyle is not for everyone- I equate an "FIer" to the little home movement in principle.2) Book recommends that bonds should be the mainstay and the only thing in your portfolio. I strongly would discourage this. "Safe" bonds which I beautiful much consider anything that that is not a junk bond or preferred stock bond, are not hitting the high yields that Joe Dominguez saw in his day and on a lot of years aren't comparing to rises in inflation. While you can never predict the stock market, when looking at time tables- it always goes up. Traditionally, stock markets rise while bond yields go down some and visa versa. The best method for security and safety is proper allocation to each of these modalities: bonds (treasury bonds are amazing as mentioned in the book because you aren't charged state taxes, however, what the book fails to remind you of is that federal taxes are still fair game) and diversified stock portfolio most safely done by investing in mutual index funds with low fees (e.g. Vanguard). The older you are, for safety, the more bonds you should have in case the stock shop plummets during your retirement years. For conservatives a 60% mutual funds and 40% bonds is recommended. For a retirement person, 20% stocks and 80% bonds should be considered. When you have all your eggs in one basket, you lose that safety net.3) Other things I disagree with in this book- everyone should have health insurance, you should not forgo this to "save" money; sure buy the less comprehensive plan if you are healthy and pay less and have a higher deductible but you are gambling when you forgo it all together.4) They also suggest in this book "rolling-over" your 401k and 403b accounts to bonds; however, these are pre-taxed dollars and you will likely obtain slammed- most retirement plans now give options to the "risk" or rather stock/bond ratio you desire. I would more likely suggest rolling cash to Roth IRAs (post-tax and therefore tax free with capital gains) or just leave your nest egg to compound growth where they are I am ranting. Cheers.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    I have read a lot of books on private finance. The majority were about the quantitative aspect, the emotionally cold: data, graphs, statistics, shop history, types of stocks and bonds, and the skills required to construct low-cost diversified portfolios. This book finishes the job by discussing the lesser status qualitative aspect: your thinking and your emotions (OMG!) surrounding money. Both aspects create valid contributions for the eventual, sometimes elusive goal of financial independence, and to be satisfied at your job and giving back to the greater good.I had never heard of this book until I listened to a podcast interview by Angry Fientist. After reading the book, I understood every sentence because at age 69 I was lucky enough to have lived through much of the amazing info found in the book. I recommend it because the authors elaborate and explain in amazing detail not only how to achieve financial independence with quantitative tactics (Step 9) but search your metaphysical definition of metaphysical zone is that most people need more than just the quantitative thinking about getting enough money, or getting rich, which most people think it will never happen anyway. A lot of DIYers complain that the investing public and spouses, relatives, and co-workers are not interested. Perhaps they are not interested because they search all of the amazing books on private finance dry and impersonal. Don't obtain me wrong I love those books but I also love what the authors say in this book. We need both aspects so that more people know why they are saving and investing to hold slowing building wealth over a working lifetime. Without answering the why, most people give up, and search investing too eps 1-8 provide the "consciousness raising" and motivation for staying the course throughout your life. Remember the title "Your Cash OR Your Life." The authors skillfully place the two opposing subjects (money or life) together. Based on my experience I would have never stayed the course without the 10,000 foot perspective of the bigger problem of financial independence that is layed out in Steps 1-8.I gave the book four stars because of the confusion of Steps 8 and 9 (I elaborate at the end of this review, and a ridiculous and irresponsible comment that should have been deleted). The authors cover all that needs to be included, which is a disadvantage because there is so much useful info that readers would need face to face help to complete each step. Readers should not expect themselves to do all the steps quickly, but take a few years to obtain your thinking right and your skills e authors start where it needs to be started: In Your Head! I love the author’s huge picture explanations, and their ultimate goal, quoting: “It is the authors’ fervent hope that this book will increase your freedom to contribute to the world.”YEAH! I think we all wish the freedom to give back our values and our passions to the greater good. The authors took amazing pains to lead their participants to search that connection between your heart, passions and values in everything you do, especially your time working for money. They cited a popular book on that subject, which I read in my younger years, Bolles’ “What color is your parachute.”What a challenge! Becoming a positive and contributing member of society by changing our Western Culture’s (especially American culture’s), relationship with cash is a HUGE undertaking.Oh my god! Changing people’s relationship with cash in our current borrow and spend culture, IMO, is as difficult as paying off the national debt or obliterating the electoral college—it ain’t going to happen anytime t, I applaud the authors' extraordinary courage for working on improving this relationship. Even though the profound result of our consumer culture is overwhelming, you don’t have to participate. According to the authors, their participants have already benefited and found authentic happiness. One thing that has been investigated thoroughly is that spending alone is not going to create anybody satisfied permanently.We are the richest country in the entire history of the planet, and a lot of Americans are unhappy. The authors cite the National Opinion Research Center that 35% Americans describe themselves as “very happy” in 1957 to 30% in 2002.What happened?The authors explain our current dilemma. The reasons are complex, but nothing new:1. rat race (“more is good” thinking there is no end to using earth resources ever)2. materialism (The creation of consumers), "We buy things we don't need with cash we don't have to impress people we don't like."3. nonstop “exaggerated” advertising4. keeping up with the Jones5. not knowing how and why a lot of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck with disastrous long-term consequences—stress, divorce, bankruptcy and becoming a burden on medications and e above can be significantly reduced and eliminated permanently, and this book shows how to achieve that perfect e authors’ recommendations are also nothing new. A lot of of the world’s oldest and established spiritual institutions present how to empower yourself by reestablishing your thinking to what is important. How do we permanently ignore most if not all the expensive, negative and noisy globe “out there?”The authors were brilliant on explaining in detail what you can do now, each day, NO MATTER what is event “out there.” It’s about empowering yourself because nobody else is going to change—you have to ep 1: Search out how much you have already earned. Most working people go through $2-4 million in their professional life ($75,000 average over 40 years = $3,000,000) and yet most people have not saved one penny. As you become aware of the large amounts of cash that comes and goes through your wallet or purse, without thinking, you will search the motivation to plug some spending leaks (Hint: purchase a two-year-old pre-owned vehicle and hold it for ten or more years).Step 2: This is about calculating what you earn an hour. It is a complicated step. They offer an example of a person making $17.00 per hour but end up only taking home $6.00 per hour because of working expenses.I understand the costs of commuting and work-related clothing, but they also factored in:1. meals (my comment: must eat no matter what!),2. decompression (my comment: must rest no matter what!),3. escape vacation (my comment: what? It’s that what vacations are for?)4. and job-related illness (my comment: never ending question of how did I obtain a cold or flu. Why blame the job? Besides, those employees who have sick hours should not be deducted and those unfortunates who don’t have sick time are not paid because they are not working).Thus, I don’t agree with their above calculations that leave only $6.00 an hour. Most of the above expenses are not work similar to the degree that the authors intended. They didn’t have to exaggerate to create their valid point, but they use the $6.00 per hour example for the rest of the ey insist on paying attention to EVERY CENT. I agree that some people may need to pay attention carefully. But it’s not encouraging, and another reason I gave this book four stars. Step 2 is a difficult sell because it is tedious and time-consuming, and the reason why most people probably give ep 3: I applaud the authors' participants who followed up with this complicated step. If you have serious spending issues and can do 20%-30% of this step, and stick with it, you will be in amazing shape. The conversion of dollars into their “hours of life energy” puts this step over the top IMO. It’s a amazing idea, but too much work and time to do this on your own without extra support. People wish things easy to implement, but this step is time-consuming and discouraging without their steady help network. For the casual reader, it’s out of reach without face to face support, and commitment from ep 4: The chapter is more of a philosophical than a practical guide. Establishing what makes you satisfied in what you do has been written in hundreds of career-type books, and practiced by a lot of current life e authors published their book just before one of my favorite authors, Jack Bogle, published his book, called “Enough.” He is the founder of Vanguard. This chapter is about discovering when you have “enough.”Step 5, “Seeing Progress”: The wall chart is a amazing innovative idea. People need to see progress to their private “Crossover Point.” Their wall chart is one of their best ideas and easiest to ep 6: The authors are now getting somewhere close to my heart, and scored another valid and significant contribution to the entire discipline of private finance. To achieve FI, we have to live frugally, and frugal living is NOT boring! The authors spell this out in the “Pleasures of Frugality.” And just ask the most popular frugal family of all time, Mr. Cash Mustache, his wife, and young son from his brilliant blog rsonally, I have naturally lived the frugal and a unbelievable life for 69 years. I have traveled the world, lived in nice homes in expensive Southern California on two public school educator’s salary (late hubby was an educator too), had a terrific professional career (but low pay), and a grew a comfortable, secure retirement. Below is a partial list of what the authors recommend getting to this peaceful and satisfied place:1. work hard on discovering what motivates you and why2. live below my means (magical experiences happen because material distractions “distract” from your mindfulness regarding having “enough” and valuing “inner” experiences over “external” material things)3. explore how and why to stop the never-ending rat race, and stop impressing others4. explore gratefulness on what you have now, and all the amazing info the authors said about empowerment and finding your e point of this step as the authors wrote: “Learn to choose the quality of life over a standard of living.” If you can obtain to this stage, you will have changed your relationship to money, along with your wellbeing and heighten your ability to help others. The authors did not mention, that I recall, about learning from all mistakes, especially the most painful, a valuable commodity that only you ep 7: What a amazing step, Valuing Your Life Energy—Work and Income.” The subjects about valuing what you do for pay are truly exceptional and worth the price of the book alone. This step is so deep and profound it may require the support of a life coach to appreciate and one caution is about one of their points, “How to Obtain a High-Paying, High-Integrity Job.” Nothing wrong with high pay but when you inform people, they might start to expect higher income because your values and work are one in the same is a risk. For me, this expectation takes away from the basic purpose of this step. It sounds wonderful, but there are two realities to hold in perspective especially with regards to work for money: fantasies and realities. My goodness if your fantasy and reality are a match, it is great. But not all of us can achieve this fairy-tale type match, anywhere near 100%. I applaud those lucky folks who are indeed successful, inside and outside such as the authors themselves and their a lot of ter reading Bolles book several times myself in my younger years, I never saw an increase in my income. But I found a job that paid me contentment and satisfaction, but not in hardcore wages. That’s the point! In fact, I entered a low-paying public teaching profession because it matched my values, and I required a l those amazing value connections you explore may go out the window if you expect a high-status, high-income job.And I was further confused by on page 197, “…the higher the pay, the more time you can have for other things that matter to you.” Sorry, but this sounds more like a sales ep 8: Making it to the “Crossover Point”. This point is monumental in everybody’s life. I didn’t obtain to this point when my investments and pension took the put of my wages until I was 61 years old. It feels so amazing to be able to replace paid income with income from your ever, in Step 8 the authors recommend saving your cash in a fixed acc during your working lives. Then when you retire, you can make a stock and bond balanced fund. This tip is inaccurate at best and dangerously out-of-date at worse. My notice to young people: DO NOT WAIT! Invest in a low-cost and balanced equity and bond portfolio in your 20s and 30s!Both Steps 8 and 9 needs to be combined and ever, in Step 9, their tip about index funds, hiring a professional and watching costs are spot on. The author’s recommendations created amazing sense on the following topics:1. watching investment costs2. recommending the National Association of Private Financial Advisers for fee-only fiduciary advisers3. take on more responsibility by making your investment choices and watching your adviser’s costs4. better yet, explore how to manage your investments without an adviser (highly recommended by this reviewer)5. explore the passive tactic with low-cost index funds6. explore lifestyle fundsTwo examples of outdated and risky advice:1. They wrote (but later corrected, I think, in this step 9) that stocks and true estate are “speculations.” Nothing is further from the truth. Broadly diversified index stock and bond funds are not speculative (My comment: Investing in Ostridge farms, your brother-in-law’s business startup, or investing any of your assets in one company stock are as speculative as gambling in Las Vegas. They fail proper asset allocation and diversification).2. The following comment from a participant was atrocious and dangerous, and should have been deleted. Page 276: “…we were willing to live without health insurance. One of the by-products of working the steps was that we had because much more fearless about life, so the prospect of going without health insurance did not daunt us.”Yikes! This participant’s comment reflects a grave misunderstanding about risks. The authors were discussing equity risk in a balanced portfolio, not risking your assets by going without medical insurance. Think of the little businesses which lost everything through private bankruptcy because the owner got sick. No matter what, always test to purchase affordable health m,Steps 1-7, 9 makes it one of the best books on the general topic of private finance. Just some minor concerns about Step 7 which needs to delete the misleading comment that incomes will increase if you match your life values with your work for money. Step 8 is out-of-date with saving in bonds for your working years. Even though the authors explain further in Step 9, it makes the ending a bit confusing.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    This is the excellent finance book for someone who is now starting out and really for anyone that is trying to obtain a various perspective on cash and how they handle ever there are some flaws with it number one being that I don’t believe that financial independence or the crossover point as it is called in the book is that simple to maintain once it is reached as several of the examples in the book spoke of people having to readjust their lifestyle when life changed which is something that we all know will happen.Overall however I think tracking your money, seeing your cash as your life energy, tracking your income vs expenses for a long period of time and using the three questions to see if you’re getting the best value both emotionally and in line with your values is perfect tip so I would recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their relationship with money.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    A couple of years ago I counted all the private finance books that I had read (as I began to downsize my collection and obtain rid of most of them) and I counted 43. That really surprised me as I had never thought that I could have possibly read as a lot of -after all, if I had my back turned to the bookshelf I probably could only name 10. Without a doubt, this book/cd would be in the top 5 that I have ever read/listened to.Ok, so this isn't a book, but it is based off of a book, which I have read, and which is a more detailed ver of this CD. Having had read the book I wasn't sure that I would obtain as much out of the CD, but I was wrong. I have already listened to the (second) CD three times, and each time I got a small more out of it.What makes this CD so strong is that the approach is not a method, or a system, it is deeper than that, and it ties to your core values. It approaches finance by having you look at how you think and how you spend, and it shares an understanding of how you translate your thoughts into an accounting of your life energy -the limited time on earth that you have to work at your job, earn money, and be with your family. It is as much a CD of philosophy, as it is of finance. Having read the book a year earlier, and having listened to the CD afterwards I suddenly started realizing that a lot of the small purchases that I was making were only delaying my real life goals. Things that I used to spend cash on without thinking, now don't call out to me as much, and things that are more in tune with what I really want, seem even more appealing. This isn't about scrimping and saving, this is about finding your priorities and asking yourself with every purchase -is this taking me closer, or further away from my life goals? It is so empowering; your life goals are YOUR life goals -they are not someone else's, and your goals can't be "wrong". Whatever is necessary to you, is what you focus e first CD is an introductory CD, and is worthwhile listening to, but not something I would listen to over and over. The second CD, however, is where the philosophy is broken out, and where the genius lies.What a unbelievable CD, and what a unbelievable companion book. If you don't like reading, or are not sure about "studying" a book, then I highly recommend buying this CD and listening to it -at least twice. If, after that, you feel like it means something to you, then go out and buy the book.I offer this philosophy my highest recommendation. If done well, it can truly change your life.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    One of the most valuable books that I have found to make a powerful base to obtain on a firm, contented and worry free financial footing. Should be needed reading for anyone who didn't have wealthy parents to teach them about handling and making cash for a satisfied and fulfilled life.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    I have turned my reading to focus more on finances since turning 30 and this was exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be touching base with this book on a regular basis in years to e book itself is divided into 9 straightforward steps, with each chapter divisions these steps in a 'how to' manner, while also giving stories of 'FIers' who have achieved Financial Independence through following the YMOYL eat read!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    Among the countless financial planning, early retirement, and obtain rich or die trying books in the world, this is a gem. Real slow (but not that slow) money, based on the concept of "enough, and then some" truly resonates. Can't recommend this enough.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    This is the best book I've read in regards to the true nuts and bolts of what "money" really is and how to change our relationship to it for the e highlights for me are as follows- understanding that cash is just something you traded your life energy for- understanding what your emotional relationship to cash really is rather than simply what cash is in the economy- understanding that more cash and possessions doesn't necessarily equal more fulfillmentDownsides- the main downside is the complexity of the overall program. I'm torn about this because I completely agree with most of the principles and methods, but the complexity of actually executing the steps consistently might be a deal assassin for a lot of people. I would recommend starting with budgeting and really getting a handle on the inflows and outflows of cash in your life and then working out from there to begin looking at what's really fulfilling and how you can create adjustments to bring your exchange of life energy more in line wi what's most fulfilling.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving FinancialIndependence: Fully Revised and Updated for 2018 review [Book]  2018-2-10 18:0

    I've started the steps and really like what the notice of the book was overall. It's always been hard for me to stick to a budget and this book doesn't flat out give you a budget. It's more about you figuring out what is most necessary to you and how you wish to live. I especially liked the phrase "Making a dying" because I feel like that's how most of us operate. We live to work instead of working to live a life worth living.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    I found this book worthwhile, but not what I would call 'the excellent solution". I am over 70 and have spent my life living frugally, continually saving and investing for the future and retirement. I have been quite successful at growing net worth, while living comfortably. I truly believe a key component is learning who you are and understanding how you are best suited to reach your goals. I personally think this book is too caught up in looking at every penny. I think each penny is important, but have focused on being sure there is constant savings. I don't expect my approach to work for everyone, but I wish to emphasize that there can be a lot of paths to reach the same goals. I suggest reading a wide dozens of approaches that focus on saving and investing for the long haul. I have created little changes along the method when trying fresh things. In the end I have found that success came with simplicity. Look for the huge picture in the book and any other. Growing wealth is like growing a huge tree, powerful trees grow huge over a long time.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    Primary principles of this book are decent, however, the principles are not gold and it could be summed up well in 50 pages or less...not the redundant, ranting 300 page book it rst 80 pages of the book are worthless and torture mostly focusing on the consumerism/doomed/horrible smog-infested society we live in, latest two chapters most useful and can be read in a bookstore.I did not like a lot of examples given; it seemed to focus on divorce excessively with ~ 80% of case report examples of "FI-ers" being divorced which I found rather odd and unnecessary to mention.Take home points of this book: Spend less than you earn, save, document every penny you spend, become a minimalist and only purchase things you need, the less you need the more fulfilled you will be, the less you will work, ings to consider:1) The "FIer" lifestyle is not for everyone- I equate an "FIer" to the little home movement in principle.2) Book recommends that bonds should be the mainstay and the only thing in your portfolio. I strongly would discourage this. "Safe" bonds which I beautiful much consider anything that that is not a junk bond or preferred stock bond, are not hitting the high yields that Joe Dominguez saw in his day and on a lot of years aren't comparing to rises in inflation. While you can never predict the stock market, when looking at time tables- it always goes up. Traditionally, stock markets rise while bond yields go down some and visa versa. The best method for security and safety is proper allocation to each of these modalities: bonds (treasury bonds are amazing as mentioned in the book because you aren't charged state taxes, however, what the book fails to remind you of is that federal taxes are still fair game) and diversified stock portfolio most safely done by investing in mutual index funds with low fees (e.g. Vanguard). The older you are, for safety, the more bonds you should have in case the stock shop plummets during your retirement years. For conservatives a 60% mutual funds and 40% bonds is recommended. For a retirement person, 20% stocks and 80% bonds should be considered. When you have all your eggs in one basket, you lose that safety net.3) Other things I disagree with in this book- everyone should have health insurance, you should not forgo this to "save" money; sure buy the less comprehensive plan if you are healthy and pay less and have a higher deductible but you are gambling when you forgo it all together.4) They also suggest in this book "rolling-over" your 401k and 403b accounts to bonds; however, these are pre-taxed dollars and you will likely obtain slammed- most retirement plans now give options to the "risk" or rather stock/bond ratio you desire. I would more likely suggest rolling cash to Roth IRAs (post-tax and therefore tax free with capital gains) or just leave your nest egg to compound growth where they are I am ranting. Cheers.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    I have read a lot of books on private finance. The majority were about the quantitative aspect, the emotionally cold: data, graphs, statistics, shop history, types of stocks and bonds, and the skills required to construct low-cost diversified portfolios. This book finishes the job by discussing the lesser status qualitative aspect: your thinking and your emotions (OMG!) surrounding money. Both aspects create valid contributions for the eventual, sometimes elusive goal of financial independence, and to be satisfied at your job and giving back to the greater good.I had never heard of this book until I listened to a podcast interview by Angry Fientist. After reading the book, I understood every sentence because at age 69 I was lucky enough to have lived through much of the amazing info found in the book. I recommend it because the authors elaborate and explain in amazing detail not only how to achieve financial independence with quantitative tactics (Step 9) but search your metaphysical definition of metaphysical zone is that most people need more than just the quantitative thinking about getting enough money, or getting rich, which most people think it will never happen anyway. A lot of DIYers complain that the investing public and spouses, relatives, and co-workers are not interested. Perhaps they are not interested because they search all of the amazing books on private finance dry and impersonal. Don't obtain me wrong I love those books but I also love what the authors say in this book. We need both aspects so that more people know why they are saving and investing to hold slowing building wealth over a working lifetime. Without answering the why, most people give up, and search investing too eps 1-8 provide the "consciousness raising" and motivation for staying the course throughout your life. Remember the title "Your Cash OR Your Life." The authors skillfully place the two opposing subjects (money or life) together. Based on my experience I would have never stayed the course without the 10,000 foot perspective of the bigger problem of financial independence that is layed out in Steps 1-8.I gave the book four stars because of the confusion of Steps 8 and 9 (I elaborate at the end of this review, and a ridiculous and irresponsible comment that should have been deleted). The authors cover all that needs to be included, which is a disadvantage because there is so much useful info that readers would need face to face help to complete each step. Readers should not expect themselves to do all the steps quickly, but take a few years to obtain your thinking right and your skills e authors start where it needs to be started: In Your Head! I love the author’s huge picture explanations, and their ultimate goal, quoting: “It is the authors’ fervent hope that this book will increase your freedom to contribute to the world.”YEAH! I think we all wish the freedom to give back our values and our passions to the greater good. The authors took amazing pains to lead their participants to search that connection between your heart, passions and values in everything you do, especially your time working for money. They cited a popular book on that subject, which I read in my younger years, Bolles’ “What color is your parachute.”What a challenge! Becoming a positive and contributing member of society by changing our Western Culture’s (especially American culture’s), relationship with cash is a HUGE undertaking.Oh my god! Changing people’s relationship with cash in our current borrow and spend culture, IMO, is as difficult as paying off the national debt or obliterating the electoral college—it ain’t going to happen anytime t, I applaud the authors' extraordinary courage for working on improving this relationship. Even though the profound result of our consumer culture is overwhelming, you don’t have to participate. According to the authors, their participants have already benefited and found authentic happiness. One thing that has been investigated thoroughly is that spending alone is not going to create anybody satisfied permanently.We are the richest country in the entire history of the planet, and a lot of Americans are unhappy. The authors cite the National Opinion Research Center that 35% Americans describe themselves as “very happy” in 1957 to 30% in 2002.What happened?The authors explain our current dilemma. The reasons are complex, but nothing new:1. rat race (“more is good” thinking there is no end to using earth resources ever)2. materialism (The creation of consumers), "We buy things we don't need with cash we don't have to impress people we don't like."3. nonstop “exaggerated” advertising4. keeping up with the Jones5. not knowing how and why a lot of Americans are living from paycheck to paycheck with disastrous long-term consequences—stress, divorce, bankruptcy and becoming a burden on medications and e above can be significantly reduced and eliminated permanently, and this book shows how to achieve that perfect e authors’ recommendations are also nothing new. A lot of of the world’s oldest and established spiritual institutions present how to empower yourself by reestablishing your thinking to what is important. How do we permanently ignore most if not all the expensive, negative and noisy globe “out there?”The authors were brilliant on explaining in detail what you can do now, each day, NO MATTER what is event “out there.” It’s about empowering yourself because nobody else is going to change—you have to ep 1: Search out how much you have already earned. Most working people go through $2-4 million in their professional life ($75,000 average over 40 years = $3,000,000) and yet most people have not saved one penny. As you become aware of the large amounts of cash that comes and goes through your wallet or purse, without thinking, you will search the motivation to plug some spending leaks (Hint: purchase a two-year-old pre-owned vehicle and hold it for ten or more years).Step 2: This is about calculating what you earn an hour. It is a complicated step. They offer an example of a person making $17.00 per hour but end up only taking home $6.00 per hour because of working expenses.I understand the costs of commuting and work-related clothing, but they also factored in:1. meals (my comment: must eat no matter what!),2. decompression (my comment: must rest no matter what!),3. escape vacation (my comment: what? It’s that what vacations are for?)4. and job-related illness (my comment: never ending question of how did I obtain a cold or flu. Why blame the job? Besides, those employees who have sick hours should not be deducted and those unfortunates who don’t have sick time are not paid because they are not working).Thus, I don’t agree with their above calculations that leave only $6.00 an hour. Most of the above expenses are not work similar to the degree that the authors intended. They didn’t have to exaggerate to create their valid point, but they use the $6.00 per hour example for the rest of the ey insist on paying attention to EVERY CENT. I agree that some people may need to pay attention carefully. But it’s not encouraging, and another reason I gave this book four stars. Step 2 is a difficult sell because it is tedious and time-consuming, and the reason why most people probably give ep 3: I applaud the authors' participants who followed up with this complicated step. If you have serious spending issues and can do 20%-30% of this step, and stick with it, you will be in amazing shape. The conversion of dollars into their “hours of life energy” puts this step over the top IMO. It’s a amazing idea, but too much work and time to do this on your own without extra support. People wish things easy to implement, but this step is time-consuming and discouraging without their steady help network. For the casual reader, it’s out of reach without face to face support, and commitment from ep 4: The chapter is more of a philosophical than a practical guide. Establishing what makes you satisfied in what you do has been written in hundreds of career-type books, and practiced by a lot of current life e authors published their book just before one of my favorite authors, Jack Bogle, published his book, called “Enough.” He is the founder of Vanguard. This chapter is about discovering when you have “enough.”Step 5, “Seeing Progress”: The wall chart is a amazing innovative idea. People need to see progress to their private “Crossover Point.” Their wall chart is one of their best ideas and easiest to ep 6: The authors are now getting somewhere close to my heart, and scored another valid and significant contribution to the entire discipline of private finance. To achieve FI, we have to live frugally, and frugal living is NOT boring! The authors spell this out in the “Pleasures of Frugality.” And just ask the most popular frugal family of all time, Mr. Cash Mustache, his wife, and young son from his brilliant blog rsonally, I have naturally lived the frugal and a unbelievable life for 69 years. I have traveled the world, lived in nice homes in expensive Southern California on two public school educator’s salary (late hubby was an educator too), had a terrific professional career (but low pay), and a grew a comfortable, secure retirement. Below is a partial list of what the authors recommend getting to this peaceful and satisfied place:1. work hard on discovering what motivates you and why2. live below my means (magical experiences happen because material distractions “distract” from your mindfulness regarding having “enough” and valuing “inner” experiences over “external” material things)3. explore how and why to stop the never-ending rat race, and stop impressing others4. explore gratefulness on what you have now, and all the amazing info the authors said about empowerment and finding your e point of this step as the authors wrote: “Learn to choose the quality of life over a standard of living.” If you can obtain to this stage, you will have changed your relationship to money, along with your wellbeing and heighten your ability to help others. The authors did not mention, that I recall, about learning from all mistakes, especially the most painful, a valuable commodity that only you ep 7: What a amazing step, Valuing Your Life Energy—Work and Income.” The subjects about valuing what you do for pay are truly exceptional and worth the price of the book alone. This step is so deep and profound it may require the support of a life coach to appreciate and one caution is about one of their points, “How to Obtain a High-Paying, High-Integrity Job.” Nothing wrong with high pay but when you inform people, they might start to expect higher income because your values and work are one in the same is a risk. For me, this expectation takes away from the basic purpose of this step. It sounds wonderful, but there are two realities to hold in perspective especially with regards to work for money: fantasies and realities. My goodness if your fantasy and reality are a match, it is great. But not all of us can achieve this fairy-tale type match, anywhere near 100%. I applaud those lucky folks who are indeed successful, inside and outside such as the authors themselves and their a lot of ter reading Bolles book several times myself in my younger years, I never saw an increase in my income. But I found a job that paid me contentment and satisfaction, but not in hardcore wages. That’s the point! In fact, I entered a low-paying public teaching profession because it matched my values, and I required a l those amazing value connections you explore may go out the window if you expect a high-status, high-income job.And I was further confused by on page 197, “…the higher the pay, the more time you can have for other things that matter to you.” Sorry, but this sounds more like a sales ep 8: Making it to the “Crossover Point”. This point is monumental in everybody’s life. I didn’t obtain to this point when my investments and pension took the put of my wages until I was 61 years old. It feels so amazing to be able to replace paid income with income from your ever, in Step 8 the authors recommend saving your cash in a fixed acc during your working lives. Then when you retire, you can make a stock and bond balanced fund. This tip is inaccurate at best and dangerously out-of-date at worse. My notice to young people: DO NOT WAIT! Invest in a low-cost and balanced equity and bond portfolio in your 20s and 30s!Both Steps 8 and 9 needs to be combined and ever, in Step 9, their tip about index funds, hiring a professional and watching costs are spot on. The author’s recommendations created amazing sense on the following topics:1. watching investment costs2. recommending the National Association of Private Financial Advisers for fee-only fiduciary advisers3. take on more responsibility by making your investment choices and watching your adviser’s costs4. better yet, explore how to manage your investments without an adviser (highly recommended by this reviewer)5. explore the passive tactic with low-cost index funds6. explore lifestyle fundsTwo examples of outdated and risky advice:1. They wrote (but later corrected, I think, in this step 9) that stocks and true estate are “speculations.” Nothing is further from the truth. Broadly diversified index stock and bond funds are not speculative (My comment: Investing in Ostridge farms, your brother-in-law’s business startup, or investing any of your assets in one company stock are as speculative as gambling in Las Vegas. They fail proper asset allocation and diversification).2. The following comment from a participant was atrocious and dangerous, and should have been deleted. Page 276: “…we were willing to live without health insurance. One of the by-products of working the steps was that we had because much more fearless about life, so the prospect of going without health insurance did not daunt us.”Yikes! This participant’s comment reflects a grave misunderstanding about risks. The authors were discussing equity risk in a balanced portfolio, not risking your assets by going without medical insurance. Think of the little businesses which lost everything through private bankruptcy because the owner got sick. No matter what, always test to purchase affordable health m,Steps 1-7, 9 makes it one of the best books on the general topic of private finance. Just some minor concerns about Step 7 which needs to delete the misleading comment that incomes will increase if you match your life values with your work for money. Step 8 is out-of-date with saving in bonds for your working years. Even though the authors explain further in Step 9, it makes the ending a bit confusing.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    This is the excellent finance book for someone who is now starting out and really for anyone that is trying to obtain a various perspective on cash and how they handle ever there are some flaws with it number one being that I don’t believe that financial independence or the crossover point as it is called in the book is that simple to maintain once it is reached as several of the examples in the book spoke of people having to readjust their lifestyle when life changed which is something that we all know will happen.Overall however I think tracking your money, seeing your cash as your life energy, tracking your income vs expenses for a long period of time and using the three questions to see if you’re getting the best value both emotionally and in line with your values is perfect tip so I would recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their relationship with money.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    A couple of years ago I counted all the private finance books that I had read (as I began to downsize my collection and obtain rid of most of them) and I counted 43. That really surprised me as I had never thought that I could have possibly read as a lot of -after all, if I had my back turned to the bookshelf I probably could only name 10. Without a doubt, this book/cd would be in the top 5 that I have ever read/listened to.Ok, so this isn't a book, but it is based off of a book, which I have read, and which is a more detailed ver of this CD. Having had read the book I wasn't sure that I would obtain as much out of the CD, but I was wrong. I have already listened to the (second) CD three times, and each time I got a small more out of it.What makes this CD so strong is that the approach is not a method, or a system, it is deeper than that, and it ties to your core values. It approaches finance by having you look at how you think and how you spend, and it shares an understanding of how you translate your thoughts into an accounting of your life energy -the limited time on earth that you have to work at your job, earn money, and be with your family. It is as much a CD of philosophy, as it is of finance. Having read the book a year earlier, and having listened to the CD afterwards I suddenly started realizing that a lot of the small purchases that I was making were only delaying my real life goals. Things that I used to spend cash on without thinking, now don't call out to me as much, and things that are more in tune with what I really want, seem even more appealing. This isn't about scrimping and saving, this is about finding your priorities and asking yourself with every purchase -is this taking me closer, or further away from my life goals? It is so empowering; your life goals are YOUR life goals -they are not someone else's, and your goals can't be "wrong". Whatever is necessary to you, is what you focus e first CD is an introductory CD, and is worthwhile listening to, but not something I would listen to over and over. The second CD, however, is where the philosophy is broken out, and where the genius lies.What a unbelievable CD, and what a unbelievable companion book. If you don't like reading, or are not sure about "studying" a book, then I highly recommend buying this CD and listening to it -at least twice. If, after that, you feel like it means something to you, then go out and buy the book.I offer this philosophy my highest recommendation. If done well, it can truly change your life.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    This is a 2 cd set where the author talks you through why you wish to transform your relationship with cash and how to do it. The reason why you may be interested in this is if you are finding yourself low on funds and don't feel you have much to present for all your spending. This cd will support you become more financially aware of how you're spending your e reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because the author doesn't have concrete suggestions for how to track your funds. She makes some suggestions like writing your expenses down on a slip of paper or keeping your receipts and tallying them either using a computer program or by hand.What would have created this a 5 star program is if the author had given more specific recommendations for how to track expenses so that readers could first obtain a very clear picture of how their cash is falling through the cracks. Judy Lawrence has written a book, The Budget Book. In my opinion, that book is not titled correctly - it should be called The Financial Awareness Book. If you adapt the categories she suggests to your own needs and look at where you spend your cash and carefully track it, I believe you will search out why you are not "getting your money's worth" in terms of making your financial choices match up with your real intentions. This is very necessary info to accumulate and it takes a while to really integrate your values with your choices.If you use Vicki's cd with Judy's book, I think you'll search you have the tools you need to increase your financial awareness and slowly but surely your choices will become more aligned with your private is author has a very conversational and approachable style which helps you ease into what can be a very anxiety ridden subject. This is a amazing put to begin gaining financial awareness but it is incomplete because she doesn't support you really obtain a handle on what you need to do to create the right financial changes for your own special situation.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    One of the most valuable books that I have found to make a powerful base to obtain on a firm, contented and worry free financial footing. Should be needed reading for anyone who didn't have wealthy parents to teach them about handling and making cash for a satisfied and fulfilled life.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    A amazing read if you know nothing about cash and are in true debt. If you have studied other books about getting out debt you will search some steps unnecessary.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    I have turned my reading to focus more on finances since turning 30 and this was exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be touching base with this book on a regular basis in years to e book itself is divided into 9 straightforward steps, with each chapter divisions these steps in a 'how to' manner, while also giving stories of 'FIers' who have achieved Financial Independence through following the YMOYL eat read!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence: Fully Revised and Updated review [Book]  2018-2-18 18:1

    This is the best book I've read in regards to the true nuts and bolts of what "money" really is and how to change our relationship to it for the e highlights for me are as follows- understanding that cash is just something you traded your life energy for- understanding what your emotional relationship to cash really is rather than simply what cash is in the economy- understanding that more cash and possessions doesn't necessarily equal more fulfillmentDownsides- the main downside is the complexity of the overall program. I'm torn about this because I completely agree with most of the principles and methods, but the complexity of actually executing the steps consistently might be a deal assassin for a lot of people. I would recommend starting with budgeting and really getting a handle on the inflows and outflows of cash in your life and then working out from there to begin looking at what's really fulfilling and how you can create adjustments to bring your exchange of life energy more in line wi what's most fulfilling.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    I really like this book. Had the author stopped at Chapter 19, I would have given it 5 stars. Honestly, 21-23 floundered and she seemed out of her depth. I think she could have taken highlights from those chapters and just added it to her "What Next" section. A number of statements not properly backed up with references to help the claims and so forth. That said, the book is very insightful and motivating. I have a number of highlights throughout and it has motivated me to continue my Feng Shui journey. As I am clearing my clutter, I am adding elements of Feng Shui as I go. I will definitely go back, once my house is finished and re-read the book entirely, or at least the highlighted areas. I have already recommended this book to friends.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    This book will stay with you long after it's read. This book is tremendously insightful on how to let amazing energy to flow through your home while removing objects that are obstacles to the path of serenity. It deeply motivates you to take action.I've always enjoyed living in an aesthetically pleasing environment. An environment that I have fun coming home to and reluctant on leaving. This book has deeply motivated me to continue my Feng Shui journey. Removing clutter and aligning what I own to enhance my life. It's a book worth reading and re-reading (at least different highlighted areas) refreshing one's energy.I believer it would have been more effective if certain chapters were omitted but I can see the value of adding those chapters, they simply didn't enhance me personally. It doesn't take away from the fact that it's an Awesome book for de-cluttering one's life by using the Feng Shui techniques.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    Life changing...and I have only read a few chapters. This was the inspiration and motivation that I was searching for. (Tried YouTube and articles...but wasn't quite finding the clear motivation I knew I needed.) Have already told others about this. Disliked buying yet another book since I'm trying to declutter -- but this is one worth having, marking up with yellow highlights, and reading over and over and over. If you wish to obtain somewhere after a lifetime of cluttering...this is your new breeze from the winds of change and intention and magic.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    I am in the middle of reading this ebook on my iPhone Kindle application at lunch. This book has inspired me to clear a lot of my clutter (old clothes I never wear, old books I don't like, makeup I don't use, etc.) - and I feel better and have more room in my condo as a result.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    I recommend this book to all my close mates and relatives who I know are interested in private growth. Shedding my "stuff" is the best form of therapy. The first time I read the book I donated 8 (huge) garbage bags of clothes and felt so free. It is an ongoing process and I love it.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    Amazing book. I hold giving it as a gift. It's short, simple to read, practical and makes sense. If you are looking for a tutorial of how to simplify your life by getting rid of things, decluttering and being more thoughtful about what you buy --this book is very helpful. I read it about fifteen years ago and looking back I realize it changed my life. I wasn't a package rat but like most people, I had items that took up zone and required more space. It helped me look at what I have and evaluate what I wanted to hold and what I wanted to clear from my home. This in turn created me evaluate my purchases and be more discriminating on what I bought going is book changed how I live my life and I search the decluttering is an ongoing process for both 'things' and all the abstract items like how I spend my time, what I am filling my zone and life with, etc. I like how Karen Kingston changed my thinking.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    I could not be more thankful for finding this book. I have tried a lot of others, and could not seem to adapt to their methods and suggestions. Maria Kondo seems to have been born to clean, that’s not me, and her suggestion to do it all at once assumes you don’t have that much work to do. She’s amazing for another yep of person but Karen Kingston spoke to the heart of the matter. It was immediately clear to me that she understands the minds and hearts of the clutter-bound who are overwhelmed and willing but don’t know how or where to begin or proceed. She describes the mental/spiritual crisis and the cycle of how clutter perpetuates more clutter in a method that makes more sense than any other I’ve read. She speaks to the fang shut principles of energetic stuckness and accurately connects it to life circumstances that tend to manifest because of e proof for me is in the result. I have everyday steadily enjoyed the lightness of moving more and more items out of my space. I especially appreciate the categories she outlines they differ from the mainstream ideas you hear every day. I have recently got amazing mileage out of the unfinished category. I was surprised to search that it applies to a lot of what lives in my apt taking up zone and making me feel guilty for procrastinatin and sad and discouraged because it’s been there so long. This book has changed the largest issue I have been hiding from for more that a decade. I hope it helps you too.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    Awesome book! By following the principles in this book, you will not only have fun an uncluttered and clean environment, but decluttering and using the Feng Shui techniques in this book will literally clear the zone for the miraculous. Obtain ready to declutter and transform!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    I just don't wish to stop. This book is amazing for motivating you and helping you to clear out your junk. Makes it a lot easier to cull things out. Thanks!

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui (Revised and Updated): Free Yourself from Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Clutter Forever review [Book]  2018-3-13 18:2

    It's a unbelievable book, simple to read and it really changed my method of thinking. It motivated me to hold my house tidy and organised and it's awesome how much better it makes me feel.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Psychology: How To Effortlessly Attract, Manipulate And Read Anyone Unknowingly - Become A Master Persuader INSTANTLY (UPDATED AND REVISED 2017) review [Book]  2017-11-9 18:2

    I actually liked what's written on this because it taught me a lot of things to create my interaction with other people more interesting. The techniques in this book are amazing life skills to learn to protect yourself from people who likes to take advantage of is book provided an enlightening info that's useful for everyone, so I'd recommend it.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Psychology: How To Effortlessly Attract, Manipulate And Read Anyone Unknowingly - Become A Master Persuader INSTANTLY (UPDATED AND REVISED 2017) review [Book]  2017-11-9 18:2

    This is a really informative book, the book is an amazing tutorial to change your mind and also a step by step tutorial so also an interest grabber. I read this book just in one sitting. I love to follow this book because the book gives me manipulation skills thanks.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Psychology: How To Effortlessly Attract, Manipulate And Read Anyone Unknowingly - Become A Master Persuader INSTANTLY (UPDATED AND REVISED 2017) review [Book]  2017-11-9 18:2

    Proven tactics of persuasion improvement are provided by author. Detailed and informative guide, simple to read and follow. All important hints and tricks, common mistakes, you will search in this book. Author suggestions really work. Have fun

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Psychology: How To Effortlessly Attract, Manipulate And Read Anyone Unknowingly - Become A Master Persuader INSTANTLY (UPDATED AND REVISED 2017) review [Book]  2017-11-9 18:2

    I felt that this book was a good, worthwhile read--especially for someone who is fresh to the concept of psychology. It's written in an easy-to-understand method making it more engaging and more likely that even newbiest newbie will be able to grasp the information provided. It isn't the most in-depth book, but as far as quality goes, it's amazing solid read.

    0  


  • 0

    Is this review useful?

    Psychology: How To Effortlessly Attract, Manipulate And Read Anyone Unknowingly - Become A Master Persuader INSTANTLY (UPDATED AND REVISED 2017) review [Book]  2017-11-9 18:2

    If you wish to learn more about Psychology then this book is amazing for is book as well teaches us Persuasion techniques which is great.Easy to read and understand!

    0  



    Read random posts:


    Search Cloud

    About Us

    We deliver reviews of items/services from multiple category. Find and read opinions on clothes, Tv Shows, ebooks, video games, meals, gadgets, services or household items. Would you like to rate your recent purchases on Amazon or Ebay? Or maybe something was not good enough and would you like to express your sadness? Do not wait and do this here! We give you the opportunity to attach URL going to item/service you want to review.

    Contact

    www.add-reviews.com
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    P: (123) 456-7890

    Newsletter