I read a lot of books, but few move me so much that I want to revisit them for a review. I’m here today, in part, just because I want to go over my own notes and thoughts on this terrific tale!
The Instant Millionaire: A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth by Mark Fisher is a short, narrative story about a young man on a journey to find out who he wants to be and how he’s going to make his living. His wealthy uncle refers him to a man that holds the secrets on how to attain financial freedom. When the young man gets to the instant millionaire’s mansion, the tale of wisdom and wealth begins.
I could not put this little book down (it’s only a digital 124 pages), and I don’t think I left one page unmarked of highlights and notes! As a creative business owner, this book had so many hidden treasures and lessons inside. For example, when the young man (who is struggling financially) meets the millionaire for the first time, the millionaire asks him for ten dollars. The young man is very hesitant because that’s nearly all he has to his name. The millionaire insists, and though the young man is reluctant, he eventually hands over the ten dollars in his pocket.
The instant millionaire says,
Most people are afraid of asking for things, and when they finally do, they don’t insist enough. That’s a mistake.
The book talks about doing what you love for a living, and it teaches you how to refrain from putting self-imposed financial limitations on yourself. I love this mentality, especially when it comes money!
If you don’t think you can become rich, you very rarely do. You have to start by believing that you can, and then crave it passionately.
Before long, you become the young man in the book … gobbling up every sentence of the instant millionaire’s advice and enjoying each lesson as if it were tailor made especially for you. The book teaches you how to ask for what you want from this life, and how to define success so that you can work toward it. The instant millionaire shows you how to change your current situation and explode your limitations.
And while I know that’s a big promise for me to make in a book review, it’s truly only a slice of the wisdom and practical lessons this book has to offer. It taught me how to keep my worry in perspective, and during a period of low funds in my personal finances, it made me breathe a deep sigh of relief. I was allowing the stress of a few bills and the cost of a big transition to traumatize me.
If you’re having any financial struggle or strife -or you just want more of a good thing!- please let this little book work its calming magic on you! Inside the story, you’ll find real-life formulas and strategies for attaining wealth. Like the millionaire says, “How is it that you aren’t rich yet? Have you ever seriously asked yourself that question?” The advice is truly amazing, hopeful, comforting and wonderful! And I’ll be happy to share my own results when I’m through experimenting with the new strategies I learned.
Behind all this talk about money, you’ll find a spiritual and loving message. The instant millionaire recommends an affirmation that had always calmed his anxiety. I regularly use (and deeply believe in) affirmations, and the ones I’ve been saying for the last couple of years have started to feel used up and a little stale. This new affirmation felt like divine timing. Because “tranquility is the greatest manifestation of power,” he said this is the affirmation that settled him and brought answers when he seriously needed them:
I wept when I read those words, and I’ve been saying them daily ever since. This sentence instantly reminded me of how thankful I am for this wondrous Life. Again, this book is titled The Instant Millionaire: A Tale of Wisdom and Wealth by Mark Fisher. I so highly recommend it. Bring an open mind, give it three hours, and see if it doesn’t change your thinking to change your life for the better! All the best~