How Come That Idiot’s Rich And I’m Not?

Publisher: Crown Business
Have you ever wondered why some people attract wealth while others stay financially trapped? The key is learning wealth-friendly, upside-down thinking.

In this New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Robert Shemin, one-time "idiot" and currently a multimillionaire, illustrates in a witty way how going against the grain is, in fact, the surest way to gain. 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

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.”


Chapter 1

Secret No. 1

Turn Everything You Ever Thought

About Getting Rich Upside Down

He dares to be a fool and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom.

--James Gibbons Huneker

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“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

From the Hardcover edition.