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I found a book called I TEACH YOU TO BE RICH.

Is that another Dave Ramsey replica or legitimate?

The Amazon book preview mentions some truth about diet: Discipline, no magic pill.
 

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I found a book called I TEACH YOU TO BE RICH.

Is that another Dave Ramsey replica or legitimate?

The Amazon book preview mentions some truth about diet: Discipline, no magic pill.

If you've read TMF and Unscripted, may I ask what else you're looking for?
If you haven't, then I say start there, and that's all you need in terms of understanding how to get rich. Once you've finished those books and understand how to get rich, the rest of learning takes place while on the journey to riches.
 

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If you've read TMF and Unscripted, may I ask what else you're looking for?
If you haven't, then I say start there, and that's all you need in terms of understanding how to get rich. Once you've finished those books and understand how to get rich, the rest of learning takes place while on the journey to riches.
That books of course never copes with the MJ DeMarco masterpieces, but I was just curious about that spontaneous title.
 

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I found a book called I TEACH YOU TO BE RICH.

Is that another Dave Ramsey replica or legitimate?

The Amazon book preview mentions some truth about diet: Discipline, no magic pill.

 

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That books of course never copes with the MJ DeMarco masterpieces, but I was just curious about that spontaneous title.

Well I understand that such books could be appealing, tempting even. I experience it myself.
That said, I think MJ's books are comprehensive, and there isn't much new to learn in terms of the principles of wealth. Your time might be better spent ensuring that you've really understood the concepts and have them in your head in a usable form (rather than forgetting like after cramming for an exam.) Alternatively, you can start supplementing PROCESS with new knowledge/skills relevant to your productocracy.
 

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So when you ask if a book called “I teach you to be rich” is legit, it sounds like you want someone to teach you to be rich.

So, I’ll teach you to be rich.

Lesson 1. Get rid of that mindset. No one can teach you to be rich.
 

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I didn't buy from Ramit but I was on his marketing pitch list for a while. It looks to me like he's a sincere guy with his head screwed on straight, offering a perspective on small business that actually is compatible with MJ's mindset and tactics. I wouldn't recommend Ramit's material ahead of MJ's, but it seems that it could be a very nice addition for further guidance that could help you steer more precisely into the Fastlane. If you get his material, I think a review of it might be helpful for this forum.
 

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So when you ask if a book called “I teach you to be rich” is legit, it sounds like you want someone to teach you to be rich.

So, I’ll teach you to be rich.

Lesson 1. Get rid of that mindset. No one can teach you to be rich.

 

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I see a lot of people who apparently haven't read the book, or seen anything from Ramit, judge it harshly based solely on what they assume from the title. C'mon, the same thing could be said, and probably has been said by quite a few, about "The Millionaire Fastlane." If someone has read Ramit's book and it's crap, that would be useful information. Assumptions based on the title alone, don't actually add any value or understanding about the content. Also, I think there are 100% more Lambos on MJ's cover art than on Ramit's, if that helps people decide what books to buy for business advice.
 

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Read it. It's trash. It's like a slowlane swan song. Full of compound interest tables and "saving your income for 40 years" blather.

Hmm, maybe he was pitching a different book in the ads I saw. It looked like it was pep talks + many examples of some simple inexpensive local testing to prove a market, doing things that don't scale until you find what sells, then make it efficient, then scale it up. That's not what "I teach you" is about?
 

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I found a book called I TEACH YOU TO BE RICH.

Is that another Dave Ramsey replica or legitimate?

The Amazon book preview mentions some truth about diet: Discipline, no magic pill.

I read “I will teach you to be rich” and loved it! It teaches some great real life personal finance management skills, such as budgeting, saving, opening separate bank accounts, phone negotiation, and stuff you actually use in every day life. ultimately I saved $800/year through some of the negotiation tactics with credit card and other companies that he teaches. It’s much better than Dave Ramsay’s book which teaches mostly common sense and discipline. But it does NOT cover entrepreneurship or anything about wealth mindset. It doesn’t overlap at all with Millionaire Fast lane.
 

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I read “I will teach you to be rich” and loved it! It teaches some great real life personal finance management skills, such as budgeting, saving, opening separate bank accounts, phone negotiation, and stuff you actually use in every day life. ultimately I saved $800/year through some of the negotiation tactics with credit card and other companies that he teaches. It’s much better than Dave Ramsay’s book which teaches mostly common sense and discipline. But it does NOT cover entrepreneurship or anything about wealth mindset. It doesn’t overlap at all with Millionaire Fast lane.

PS I was so happy with the book I emailed Ramit to thank him and he is very sincere guy :)
 

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I found a book called I TEACH YOU TO BE RICH.

Is that another Dave Ramsey replica or legitimate?

The Amazon book preview mentions some truth about diet: Discipline, no magic pill.
I've read that book. It's basic money and life management 101. If you don't know that kind of information... if you don't follow a reasonable money/life management plan... no matter how much money you make, you won't keep it. The only thing that matters, in the end, is how much $ you have left over on Friday nights after you pay all of your bills.
www.wjkbusinessbuzz.com
 

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I read it a long time ago and have given it to my kids to give them a decent grounding in personal finance. It has a bit more than the typical save for 40 years-compound interest bollocks to it. My kids are not ready for Fastlane yet but I hope to set a good example. Ramit is a mate of Tim Ferriss btw.
 

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Hmm, maybe he was pitching a different book in the ads I saw. It looked like it was pep talks + many examples of some simple inexpensive local testing to prove a market, doing things that don't scale until you find what sells, then make it efficient, then scale it up. That's not what "I teach you" is about?

No. His book I teach you how to be rich is all about saving and investing. His book is totally different from the products he sells. His products teach how to build a business. I’ve never bought a course by him. They are all overpriced in my opinion like 2000 or more for each course.


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I never read the book before so I can’t comment. There’s one book I always suggest to my friends and that’s “The Richest Man in Babylon.”

The Millionaire Fastlane + The Richest Man in Babylon literally changed my life. Without these books, I’d still be wandering in the world a clueless clown.
 

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For a slow-lane book its pretty good, I liked it. But it is slow lane, it will teach you to be rich. In 40 years. But if you read unscripted you'll recognise, that isn't how Ramit got rich. He's selling courses for 2-5k a pop. He's a marketing machine.

Anyway...

The advice that stuck with me (and that I still apply) is to decide which things in life are important to you and spend there. If you like going out to dinner (or gourmet coffee), spend money on that, life is to be enjoyed. But you might not care that much about furniture, so don't try to keep up with the Joneses for things that don't matter to your personal happiness.
 

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Read it, its a 'decent' start for somemone who needs to change from the sidewalk to the slowlane. I get why its out there.

However, there was some good takeaways from it like automating your cashflow through automatic deposits and have a system in place to transfer to certian savings accounts. I acutally use this, I have a 'savings' account that I use instead of investing in mutal funds or the stock market, I invest right back into myself via courses or my business.
 

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Ramit’s book “I will teach you to be rich” is a very simple personal finance book. It’s meant for slowlaners.

Ramit is pretty much a Tier 1 Guru these days. Check @SinisterLex Guru thread. He has a lot of high ticket courses and you can see the content increasingly getting more commercialised.

It’s pretty much all the same thing though. He just applies it to different fields: free lancing, copy writing, starting your web business, finding a job

1) Be brutally with yourself (this line will appear like 50 times in 1 course, and in every single piece of his content it seems.)
2) Break up your actions. Test and gather analytics on each step.
3) Go out, talk to your customers, listen to their words, put yourself in their shoes, write with their words and address their problems
 
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Because of the high reviews, I read/listened to this book a few months ago knowing nothing about this guy (I was surprised to find out he is good friends with and supported by Pat Flynn.) I will say that info was great for "slow-lane" wealth building. Also, if you listen to it on Audible he is a great speaker. HOWEVER, I did not care for the comparisons to "choosing between two hot blonde twins" and other such comments in literally every chapter. It was exhausting to me and made me feel like I was back in high school. It just sounded like he was marketing to young, single men (to put it nicely), and I'm sure he was, but it really put me off. Being that the quality of his content was great and it was clear and well read, I just don't understand the need for the continuous comments - I should have counted, but it was way more than one or two. Obviously, it didn't seem to effect his sales or his ratings, and clearly there are women that this didn't bother at all, but I ended up returning the book because I would not personally be able to listen to it again and I had honestly learned most of this information between a number of other books and blogs. If you disagree with me that is fine, I am definitely not looking to start a debate, but I think it is a lesson that perhaps your audience is wider than you realize, and it is worth considering that in any content you choose to put out there.
 
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No. His book I teach you how to be rich is all about saving and investing. His book is totally different from the products he sells. His products teach how to build a business. I’ve never bought a course by him. They are all overpriced in my opinion like 2000 or more for each course.

Oh, that's really disappointing to learn. Thanks for explaining!
 

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