I first became acquainted with Tim Sanders when I read his first book, Love Is the Killer App. It is still one of my favorite business books. I have given dozens of copies away. As a result, I was very eager to review his newest book, Today We Are Rich.
Tim begins the book by telling the compelling story of his grandmother, Billye, who raised him. Though she didn’t have much in the way of worldly wealth, she imparted to him an “abundance mindset” that proved to be far more valuable. She intentionally passed this on to Tim in the form of homespun wisdom.
Tim used these principles to build his confidence and succeed in life. By the time he was a freshman in college, he had become the class president. He was on top of the world. Everything seemed to be going his way.
However, one day he got a call that his father had been murdered. This caught him completely by surprise. He became angry at God and rejected everything Billye had ever taught him. This launched him on a “sideways journey” that lasted thirteen years.
Finally, he remembered what Billye had taught him. He wanted to get back on the right path, so he called Billye and asked for her advice. She asked him a very profound question:
What are you not doing today that you were doing when you were on top of the world?”
Tim goes on to share Billye’s wisdom in a series of seven principles:
- Feed your mind good stuff.
- Move the conversation forward.
- Exercise your gratitude muscle.
- Give to be rich.
- Prepare yourself.
- Balance your confidence.
- Promise made, promise kept.
If you feel like you are just hanging in there, or life’s curveballs have thrown you off balance, you need this book. If you like Andy Andrews, you will love this book. I promise, it will encourage you and rekindle the dreams you have stored in your heart. I think this book is destined to become a classic.