Review and Notes from How to Make Millions without a Degree by Simon Dolan

These are my notes and my review of the book How to Make Millions without a Degree by Simon Dolan. I think Simon Dolan, a rich UK businessman wrote a great book and it was inspirational to read about his experiences. I feel like all the years I wasted was what he calls the “messing around phase” in your life where you’re experimenting and learning and trying to find the things you are passionate about and to refine your goals and what it is that you really want in life. Majority of the later 2/3 of the book are filled with short descriptions about other rich people and their businesses and stories and I thought that the beginning part of the book was a lot better.

I liked Simon Dolan’s tone and the first 1/3 part of the book really spoke to me. The later parts of the book just feels like I was reading newspaper clippings about other people. I do want to thank him for writing the book because I think this book and the one by Felix Dennis is awesome and is great pick me up type of material if you’re feeling depressed on your journey.

Here are my notes from the book that I want to keep.

Have intense engagement and passionate drive where your senses are sharp and your mind is alert and your imagination is running wild. (I agree. I think that a lot is accomplished during this mental adrenaline rush.)

GOWI – Get on with it! The stuff you want to do, get on with it! (Yup, this is so important. A lot of people waste so much time. This is something I need to work on.)

Sales is an essential skill. It will be essential to your business too. (He’s not the only one that says this. Robert Kiyosaki and other businessmen say this all the time. Guess it’s time to bust out of that introverted personality shell and just go for it and get good at it. I don’t think it’s the fear of rejection. It’s more of the constant interaction with people and talking to people that’s hard. Most people prefer not to have to talk to strangers.)

How to be a Millionaire = Duplication
Make 30k a year in the business, duplicate that and multiply it.
Stage 1 – Getting Staff to Help and clone yourself
Stage 2 – Building the Business
Stage 3 – Duplicating Yourself

Things you need to get RICH
1. Self Belief
2. Sales Ability

(Those two things seem so simple. It actually makes reaching the top feel very attainable when you are down here.)

You have to believe:
1. Your goal is worthwhile
2. You can achieve it
3. You deserve to get rich

Resilience
5 Word business plan – Get and keep more customers.
What are you going to do to get your first 100 customers?

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