A couple of weeks back, I received a review copy of Mark Fisher’s book “The Instant Millionaire: A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth” from Kim of newworldlibrary.com but due to busy schedule, I’ve only been able to write a review just now.
Before I say anything else, please note that I am not being paid for this review. However, I did receive the review copy of the book for FREE which is great and if you click the picture below, and buy the book from amazon, I would earn a little affiliate income.
With that out of the way, the book Instant Millionaire, is a fable (short story) of a young man who wanted to be rich and seek out to learn from an old rich man they call the instant millionaire.
The 3 ideas that struck me most when I read the book
1. The Power of Words
There’s this one scene in the book where the master was demonstrating how powerful words really are, especially the words that we tell ourselves. The scene describes the young man screaming for help in fear of losing his dear life, simply because he read a few words on a computer screen and put meaning into those words and made himself “believe” that his life was in danger even if it was actually not. Words are just words. But the meaning we put into those words spell the difference.
2. The Power of Stories
What I liked about the book is that it was written as a short story. The book is an easy reading. I managed to read the book from cover to cover in just one sitting. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I learn more when I enjoy reading. And reading a good story captures my imagination even more powerful than just a list of bullet points from a powerpoint presentation.
3. The Power of Habits
The term instant millionaire is a misnomer because in the story, the young man mapped out a plan to be a millionaire in 6 years! I don’t think many people would consider 6 years as instant! In reality, most overnight successes are actually long, long years of preparation. We only see the success, but we fail to go behind the many long hours of frustration and self-doubt before that. Success is a product of a lifetime of great habits coming into fruition.
Who should buy this book
- those who want to read a good old short story of having a rich money mindset
- those who loved reading the classic “who moved my cheese” and probably want to read another fable to entertain and make them think about life again
- those who are looking for a different way of thinking about money
Who should NOT buy this book
- those who focused on the word “instant” in the title and looking for a get rich quick scheme
- those who are looking for a specific step-by-step how-to instruction guide on getting rich
- those who want to become an instant millionaire and don’t want to pay the price
Overall, this is a good short story style reading book you can finish in one sitting. It does not really get into the nitty-gritty and how-to stuffs of getting rich but if you’re looking for an easy way to learn to think like a millionaire, this book is a good start.
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