Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Millionaire Map by Jim Stovall

Stovall is a self-made millionaire and he wants you to be one too. This book is not a “how to,” though. It is about the principles of wealth – what kind of a person you need to be to get it and who you need to be when you have it.

He reminds you that money is a tool. It represents choices. The actual money is not the issue, he says. It's not the number of zeros in your bank balance. “If you have the money you need to do all of the things you want in your life, you are financially successful...” (20)

Some of his suggestions are straightforward and practical. Get rid of debt. Establish an emergency fund. Live on a budget. Don't try to impress others with your wealth. He also gives the character qualities you must have. Persistence. Focus. The ability to try again if you fail your first time.

His actual means for obtaining your wealth may surprise you. It puts all the responsibility on you to choose the actual vehicle. But he gives you lots of help at You can also read a free preview of the book there.

Reading this book will not guarantee you'll become a millionaire. It will help you understand how it is done and what kind of person you need to be to become one.

Food for thought: “If you're not happy now, you never will be unless you change your attitude, not your net worth.” (75)

Jim Stovall is the president of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Ultimate Gift, as well as twenty others. He has been a successful entrepreneur, athlete, and investment broker while dealing with the challenge of blindness. You can find out more at

Sound Wisdom, 160 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through the Book Club Network for the purpose of this review.

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