April 14, 2011
Jack Covert Selects: Jack Covert Selects - Today We Are Rich
Tim Sanders wrote an odd little book in 2002 that went on to sell tons of copies. That odd little book was called Love is the Killer App, and it continues to sell today. His latest book, Today We Are Rich, is another odd little book and it deals with an odd subject—having total confidence.
As I was telling my colleague Jon how much I liked this book, he said that Tim Sanders was one of the few people who could actually write a book like this without it sounding silly, maudlin and even cliché. He is right. First, Sanders has the street cred needed to pull it off. As a young man he held an executive position at Yahoo, and he already has a best-selling book to his credit. He has also lived a remarkable life. At the age of four, he was abandoned by his mother and was raised by his grandmother Billye. This book tells us of those early years, and it doesn’t skip his “sideways” years.
Sanders has written one of the better self-help books I have ever read. Over the years I have discovered that believing in yourself is crucial to success, and Tim has given us seven principles to help us reach that total confidence. They are:
- 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
Most important, read good books. If your mind diet is weighted heavily toward good books, you’ll enlighten your perspective and gain wisdom over time. I recommend this mix in your media diet: 25 percent media, 50 percent books, and the remaining 25 percent social and workstream (offline and online).As you can tell from this quote, Tim Sanders gives you specific ideas that you can take to the bank. That is a true treasure and so is this book.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.