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Wednesday, December 26, 2012


The Millionaire's Handbook by Vicky Oliver - Book review

The Millionaire's Handbook

How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You're Not

By: Vicky Oliver

Published: November 1, 2012
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1616084146
ISBN-13: 978-1616084141
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

"This book describes eighteen separate aspects of looking and acting like a millionaire even if you aren't one", writes success coach and award winning author Vicky Oliver, in her transformational and very practical book The Millionaire's Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You're Not. The author describes how being a millionaire is very much more a way of thinking and behaving, more than it's a number in a bank account.

Vicky Oliver understands that not everyone is born wealthy, or provided with the initial advantages so often associated with wealth. To counter these oversights of birth, the author presents a complete course in looking like a millionaire, acting as a successful person, and being treated as an individual of importance by society. Vicky Oliver demonstrates that anyone can present themselves as a successful brand, regardless of their current financial or social circumstances. Through dressing for success, behaving in a manner suited to the manor born, and showing the confidence in that successful image, anyone can achieve success. With the look, actions, and attitude in hand, the rise in social status and increase in the bank account numbers will soon follow.

Vicky Oliver (photo left) recognizes that people make fast judgements of a person's wealth and status based on outward appearance. With that estimation in hand, a more comprehensive analysis will follow based on the person's speech, choice of words, tastes, knowledge, and other often obscure signs of success. The author shares time tested strategies for not only adding several zeroes to your perceived level of wealth, but many points of perception based IQ as well.

The author provides eighteen chapters of useful and wealth perception building advice. Those eighteen chapters include the following:

* The ten laws of material success
* Skimp on the items no one will notice
* Covet they neighbor's catalogs
* Amass a $64 million dollar vocabulary
* Everything you need to know to get on the A-list is in a proverb
* The body of a millionaire
* Hairography for heir and heiress wannabes
* Develop an obscure hobby
* Blend in to stand out
* Shake the accent, and other elocution tips
* Your personal brand
* Millionaire skin
* Never ask for recognition if you're on the board of a charity
* Show some class
* Name yourself if you have to
* Foster an eccentricity
* The miracle of dating up
* You, only richer

For me, the power of the book is how Vicky Oliver provides very practical and status elevating ideas in a clear and entertaining manner. Combining sound advice with good humor helps to remove the resistance that many readers may feel toward the concepts. The author offers real change in thinking, and along with that proposed transition to a different worldview, may come some opposition to applying the pointers to one's own life. Vicky Oliver presents a comprehensive course in moving on up, and sound advice on the reactions of those already in the upper echelons to an individual's arrival, appearance, and actions.

The author makes clear that in the wider world, people make decisions quickly, and that perception becomes their reality. By adopting the mind set of change, and of being a wealthy person despite the shortage of real cash, one becomes wealthy in the eyes of the world. Vicky Oliver offers an enjoyable route to the upper echelons of society, with a more full wallet to follow soon thereafter. At the same, a person still remains themselves, only that they always arrive in their very best personal version.

I highly recommend the rise to success oriented book The Millionaire's Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You're Not by Vicky Oliver, to anyone seeking to break the code at the office or the country club, and become an accepted member of the elite circles. This book will get you in the door at the most exclusive places, and provide you with the hands on tools to be remain their successfully


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