Reading Money Master the Game takes me full circle with Tony Robbins.
For years guys have asked me to write a book. Where’s my book. What is taking so long?!
Although it’s flattering that so many men want to give me their money, the truth is that I can’t release a book until I meets my standard for a book. What is this standard?
Tony Robbins set the standard I live by.
I remember where I was when I heard Tony Robbins CDs. Back before the days of free podcasts on iTunes, old timers like me were paying for CD courses. You’d pull out 1 of 12 CDs, put it into a primitive-looking device called a “CD player,’ and try learning something.
His CD series, Awaken the Giant Within, changed my life. I remember where I was when epiphany after epiphany hit.
I could not release a book that would not give the same feeling to others. Ten years after you read Gorilla Mindset, I want you to remember where you were.
In fact, I can now say that Gorilla Mindset is better than anything Tony Robbins has produced. If you don’t feel the same way, I will demand you get your money refunded.
Enough of that. Let’s talk about Tony Robbins Money Mastery.
The first page 80 pages are mindset light. Robbins touches briefly on the material he has covered in his seminars. (Read my review of Unleash the Power Within.)
He explains the proper mindset to have when investing – to invest in yourself, to view yourself as an ATM, to view yourself as an investor rather than a consumer. In fact, dedicated Danger & Play readers might think I wrote the first chapters in his book.
Although the mindset material is useful, the real power in Money Master is the depth with which Robbins (through his interview with Wall Street’s top investors) goes into investing.
Money Master covers the scandal of hidden fees in actively managed mutual funds, the difference between indexing and investing, hedging, annuities, and every other financial instrument under the sun.
Even if you’re a sophisticated investor, you’ll learn a trick or ten. (If you’re Wall Street Playboys, however, you might be bored by this book!)
Much of the book is a lengthy expose into Wall Street – especially the scandal of hidden fees. As I noted in my own podcast on investing, I index into funds rather than trade. Many of you might recognize the prudence in that approach after reading Money Master.
Money Master is a tome. It’s over 600 pages and there’s no fluff in there. In fact, my only complaint about Money Mastery is the pages are too thin. My inked annotations bleed into other pages.
This is a book to actively engage with and is the book to buy in 2014 if you want an outstanding overview on money and investing.
Read more: Money Master the Game on Amazon.