How to Look and Act Like a Millionaire Even If You're Not
Sigh. I love The Millionaire’s Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You’re Not. In fact, I want to be this book when I grow up.
I regularly do book reviews for Self Help Daily, as well as a few other websites. 7 out of 10 times the book I’m sent to review is a wonderful book that I’m delighted to share with my online friends (that’d be you). For the self help blog, most of the books are a little serious in nature – after all, self improvement, health, fitness, and self motivation are serious matters. Because of this fact, I think I got an extra kick out of The Millionaire’s Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You’re Not. When I first opened the book, I thought it was going to be a straight-laced, straight-faced approach: “To look like a millionaire, one must first believe that they are a millionaire, for all good things begin with thought.” I thought it might urge the reader to purge negativity from their center…. to embrace their potential.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I do read a lot of books, why do you ask?
I wasn’t even out of the Introduction before I realized that this book had much more FUN running through its veins than I thought. I wasn’t off the first page of the Introduction before I developed a literary crush on the book.
This book will show you how to wing it till you cha-ching it – by spending what little money you do have wisely and making a positive investment in yourself. It will help you gain the trappings of luxury – even if you’re six generations removed, not just from Kevin, but from anyone who brings home the Bacon. You’ll learn how to look, dress, speak, and behave like a millionaire so that you, too, can enjoy the same privileged lifestyle.
There are entire stores filled with chichi clothing. There are countless ways to pamper, party, and globetrot – all while sampling the world’s finest luxuries. But if you have to worry about how much it all costs, then this is the right book for you. It will help redistribute the perks that come with the power of money, so that we can all get more of what’s coming to us (for a great deal less).
If you can dream it you can look it. This book describes eighteen separate aspects of looking and acting like a millionaire, even if you aren’t one. Each chapter begins with a fictional scene, which sets the stage for the true-life advice and tips that follow.
As we travel together through these chapters, you will meet some friends and learn what to do (and, indeed, what not to do)….
The book is, obviously, written in a humorous, very fun to read fashion but the truly great thing is: There’s a lot of priceless advice in this book. You can look and behave as though you have more money than you actually do!
One of the first sections in the book includes Twenty Must-Have Items to Look Like a Millionaire. A few of these are:
- One pair of sunglasses that hides majority of face for instant celebrity appeal.
- One gadget (cell, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry) to prove your time is valuable.
- One ticket stub to a cultural event within the last year.
- An eye for art (Not confusing Jasper Johns with Jackson Pollock is a good start).
Some of the Chapters in The Millionaire’s Handbook:
- The Ten Laws of Material Success (Or How to Dress the Part on a Pauper’s Salary)
- Amass a $64 Million Vocabulary
- Skimp on the Items No One Else Will Notice
- Covet Thy Neighbor’s Catalogs
- Develop an Obscure Hobby
- Blend in to Stand Out
- Millionaire Skin
- Foster an Eccentricity
- You, Only Richer
- Show Some Class
- Your Personal Brand
In the back of the 267 page book, there are a few pages dedicated to websites and books that’ll help you along your way to looking richer and a list of 20 Must-Have Catalogs… I’m afraid to say I only subscribe to one. I have so much work to do.
This wonderfully funny and enjoyable book actually gives you FACTS while it feels as though it’s just giving you FUN. You LEARN while you think you’re just LAUGHING. The Millionaire’s Handbook would make an ideal book any time of year – whether you’re sitting enjoying a cup of hot chocolate in the winter or lying in the sun in the summer. It’s the sort of book you’ll devour quickly, then lend to everyone you know. With the promise that you get it back.
Take a closer look at The Millionaire’s Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You’re Not. I can’t recommend this book enough!