A few years ago, I attended a marketing event that talked about the ‘pillars’ you need to have in place so your marketing can support your business.
They described it as multiple Roman pillars holding up a large stone roof. If one pillar was to be damaged or fall (symbolic of your marketing campaign failing or being interrupted) then the roof (symbolic of your whole business) would still stand. Whereas, if you only had a single pillar holding up your roof, damage to that pillar could lead to catastrophic events.
The event was wrapped up with the principle that you needed 12 marketing pillars to solidly support a roof (business).
So, what has that got to do with this book?
Well, when I first saw this book’s title, ‘The 10 Pillars of Wealth’, I assumed that it was going to detail the 10 pillars that you would need to solidly support and grow your wealth.
Unfortunately, I didn’t read the subtitle!
Instead, it turns out that The 10 Pillars of Wealth is all about the ‘mind-sets of the world’s richest people’.
So, rather than the pillars emulating practical components, the pillars represent the mental attitude and habits you need to develop for wealth accumulation.
Nothing new here
The 10 Pillars of Wealth is a general personal development book that runs along the same lines as books such as “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” and “Think and Grow Rich.”
Therefore, if you’re a keen reader and have read many personal development books, it’s doubtful that you’re going to find anything new in this one.
However, it’s still an entertaining read. The author, Alex Becker, uses various analogies and stories to explain things that made me look at some concepts from a different point of view, and sometimes made them easier to understand.
The 10 Pillars of Wealth
As the title would have you assume, the book is broken down into 10 ‘pillars’ (although there is a bonus pillar at the end).
Some examples of these pillars include;
- Separating your time from money
- Getting out of the rat race
- Everything is your fault
- Goal planning
- Keeping focused
- Get a mentor
I’ve deliberately kept those bullet points vague to help test if this would be a good book for you.
If you’ve read about and understand the above concepts already, then I’d give this book a miss. But if none of those bullet points ring any bells, then this could be an ideal choice for your next read.
Breaking down the pillars
At the end of each pillar, the author takes things a little bit further to help you implement it.
He breaks this implementation section down into two parts; steps for the beginner and steps for the intermediate.
Essentially, each chapter shows you how to progress from one level to the next, and I thought these sections added real value to the book.
My overall thoughts
Overall, I thought that 10 Pillars of Wealth was a nice, easy-going, short read.
However, if I had read the subtitle and understood that this book was about mindsets and habits (topics that I have read a lot about) then I probably wouldn’t have bought this book.
Now, although I personally didn’t learn anything new from this book, that doesn’t make it a bad book. The 10 Pillars of Wealth would still be a good starting point for you if you are not familiar with any of the principles mentioned in this post.
BUT, if you are interested in learning more about the topics of creating wealth, one book that I would recommend to you is “The Millionaire Fastlane” by M J Demarco, which I, personally, rated higher than this one.
Have you read 10 Pillars of Wealth?
This book review is my personal opinion and experience of 10 Pillars of Wealth.
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The 10 Pillars of Wealth
Overall, I thought that 10 Pillars of Wealth was a nice, easy-going, short read. However, if I had read the subtitle and understood that this book was about mindsets and habits (topics that I have read a lot about) then I probably wouldn't have bought this book. Now, although I personally didn’t learn anything new from this book, that doesn't make it a bad book. The 10 Pillars of Wealth would still be a good starting point for you if you are not familiar with any of the principles mentioned in this post.
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