An enjoyable read with some good life lessons regardless of whether you’ve made it to a million yet or not. This book helps us approach our success with humility as a way to express gratitude for the part of our success that didn’t have anything to do with what we’ve actually done.
Like this quote:
Personalizing successes sets people up for disastrous failure. They begin to treat the success as a personal reflection rather than the result of capitalizing on a good opportunity, being at the right place at the right time or even being just plain lucky.
The high from “being right” the market and making all that money is unbelievable. It cannot be duplicated with drugs. You are totally invincible. You are impervious to all pain. There’s nothing bad in the world.
It reminds me of another of my favorite books (The Four Agreements) that reminds us not to take any of life personally because it’s not personal.
The Elephant in the Room has a Paycheck (New York City: Infinite Probabilities, 2016)
A fun and socially conscious plan to get you started investing. Written by yours truly! Yeah, this is my book.
During the editing process, I read my book over and over. There were times when I was feeling down about the publishing process — whether how long it was taking, or how difficult some of the stages were. I’d read my book and be inspired.
I believe I’ve told a unique story that will help people who are not friends with numbers get started investing. Technology is making it easier than ever to get started, but people still need a story to hook their interest. Here it is.
It’s a quick read, shouldn’t take more than a couple or a few hours. But be prepared to re-read it, especially Part Four where I outline specific actionable steps to get started.
I’m also working on a free email course to take that section even further for people who start investing modestly with the purpose of learning more about investing. Subscribe if you’d like to be notified when it’s available.
I love listening to older people’s perspective on life.
There’s a good quote from this book, it talks about how important it is to connect with other people. I couldn’t agree more, as it’s something I learned too late in life. In fact, helping my children be more connected with others is one of my top parenting priorities.
Read this book when you have time to chew on it.
As a parent of two small kids and someone who’s always equated money with freedom, I want to make sure I teach my children solid money values. Joline’s book is great for helping parents understand what children of a given age can comprehend about money and how to build a foundation for solid financial values.
I keep this book handy, and consult it regularly. In fact, I even used it for inspiration on my own book’s layout.
Have you read this book? If you have, let me know what you think in the comments.