Saturday, May 22, 2010
The book of the week was How To Make Millions With Your Ideas by Dan S. Kennedy. This book made some good points, but overall it wasn't my taste. I think a lot of the ideas in this book are a little pie-in-the-sky and I like to focus on basic business and leadership principles that do not require luck, just skill.
The one idea this book had right was to Think Big! It is important to always be thinking bigger and better. I had a friend a while back tell me about a method to increase happiness. She said that even if you are extremely happy about everything in your life, don't think that you are at the pinnacle of your happiness. Try to constantly bring up your happiness scale, so what was the "happiest day of your life" one day, will eventually be "just a regular day."
The morale I took from what she told me was not to settle. There are a lot of areas of life where people notice that they are settling because there are obvious physical signs. However, when you are focusing on your happiness or your entrepreneurial spirit you don't have physical signs of settling. You have to be conscious of everything going on and always lean toward thinking big and pushing yourself to the next level.
In this book Kennedy brings up a lot of ideas to make lots of money. Everything from mail-order businesses to 7-Up is featured. But the main focus of all the people's stories is that they thought BIG and never settled.
There isn't a lot else to say. This book was alright. It has a lot of interesting stories- lots and lots. If you have any questions on the book don't hesitate to ask. I would be more than happy to help anyone that wants it.