Blog Review Start from Zero
The other day, I received a review copy of Start From Zero: Build Your Own Business, Experience True Freedom by Dane Maxwell.
A further subtitle could be become a millionaire while working only 2-3 hours a day.
Or, become a millionaire by joining his site.
Three basic components of his book include—writing effective ad/marketing copy, make the calls, buy his system. (Not to be cynical. All God’s children need to earn an income somehow.)
Much of the first half or so include ideas I first picked up in the 1980s from Napoleon Hill, Denis Waitley, and Brian Tracy. Then he, a little later, added ideas on neuroplasticity—the finding that you can change and grow your brain through reading and experiences.
His outline of ideas are:
- The Three Rocks
- What you don’t need
- What you do need
- 4 Brains
- 7 Skills
- 15 Examples (people who have done the work and succeeded)
- 4 Growth Levels
If you are younger and just beginning, this book offers many tried and proven tips. Read it and take a few ideas and put them into practice.
If you are older and have been studying building businesses, most likely you’ll find little new—unless you find motivation from examples from life.
I picked up at least one new idea—questions to ask while doing some market research. Sort of looking for those delicious morel mushrooms in the spring that pop up unexpectedly, ideas are there for the finding.
In the book, he mentions that as people grow in business, the move from reading 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss to Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio. This book is sort of a 4 Hour Work Week. Once you get moving, you’ll grow more by reading Principles and other such books.