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How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?

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How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?

By Robert Shemin

Crown Business, Hardcover, 9780307395078, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2008


In How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not? bestselling author Robert Shemin reveals for the first time the inner-circle secrets of the mega-wealthy. Have you ever wondered why some people attract wealth while others stay financially trapped and in debt? The key is wealth-friendly, upside-down thinking. Stick with all the old moneymaking rules and stay broke. Break them and get rich. This is the book that shows you how.

We’ve all read about the college kid who made millions on a brainstorm, or the couple who made a fortune in real estate, or the guy in his thirties who waved good-bye to his boss and now lives on his investments. But until now, how they did it—the rules they followed or flouted, the tricks they stumbled on—have remained a mystery.

That’s about to change. Whether you’ve been trying to get rich but haven’t quite made it yet, or just need the confidence to dream big, this is the book for you. As experienced as Shemin is at showing high-net-worth individuals how to get richer, his real love is helping self-described “financial disasters” earn millions. And he uses his own odds-defying story to illustrate the outside-the-box thinking that gets the job done. Here, you’ll learn how to:

• set only one powerful success goal—and make it a big one
• play while your money goes to work
• stop building someone else’s business and start building your own
• live and think like a millionaire while you’re becoming one
• use the power and “smarts” of other Rich Idiots to help you join the Rich Idiot Club
• add OPI (other people’s ideas), OPT (other people’s time), and OPE (other people’s experience) to do less and make more
• tap into timeless secrets that unlock the energy and spiritual power of money

Learn which three assets you must own to become a Rich Idiot and how to obtain them with little or no money of your own. Learn why Rich Idiots outearn almost all the so-called wealth experts and how you can, too. Above all, learn how doing just one thing a day will bring you to your big goal.

In this book, the first to show you what it really takes to achieve financial abundance, Shemin illustrates in a fun, witty way how going against the grain is, in fact, the surest way to gain. Spend just a few pages with Robert and his Rich Idiot friends and you’ll be convinced that “if they could do it, I can do it.”

Praise For How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?

“A breath of fresh air…Robert Shemin brings to this book a powerful  personal story that commands attention.  He was the class cut-up,  the guy who never fit in exactly, an undiagnosed dyslexic who out  of survival instinct simply decided to make up his own rules — and,  sure enough, riches followed.  Shemin’s key insight is that cultural indoctrination robs most of us of the courage to blaze new  paths — in fact, breeds a ‘play it safe’ follow-the-leader mentality that can be a financial death sentence.  This book is loaded with perspective-altering tips on how to make money outside the rat-race paradigm and leverage the power of relationships in ways no one ever talks about.  If you take to heart the lessons in this book, you will find the abundance you’re searching for.”
—Anthony Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of Awaken the Giant Within, Unlimited Power and Giant Steps

“This book shows the average person not only how to get rich, but create, connect and contribute greatly.  Open the door to a better future now by absorbing what Shemin has to say.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator, #1 New York Times best selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® ; co-author, Cracking The Millionaire Code and The One-Minute Millionaire

“If you’ve spent your life doing ‘all the right things’ but still feel like you’re running in place financially, do yourself a favor and buy this book.”
—T. Harv Eker,  author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

“Filled with common sense . . . shows that a late-blooming entrepreneur can strike it rich with sound business principles and a flair for taking risks.”
—David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionare and Start Late, Finish Rich