It seems that after watching “The Secret“, I have been attracting attention from the main characters in the movie. First it was Joe Vitale with the book “The Key“, now John Assaraf with his newest piece, The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life.

Wait, before you discard this review as another law of attraction book, read through the review as this book even surprised me. Instead of focusing purely on “The Law of Attraction”, this hardcover book is about how to build the business of your dreams by changing it’s most limiting factor, you!

Most people blame their circumstances around them for their lack of success. People should be looking within and examine their thought process where most will find the underlying problem.

For those of you who read my review on The Key, this book has a similar idea but much better as it’s not spammy. In fact, I would go as far as saying that I recommend it to those who are serious about growing their business.

Lets get on with the nitty gritty.

Who is the Author?

This book is co authored by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. Who are these guys? According to the back of the book:

John Assaraf is a speaker, entrepreneur, and the internationally bestselling author of Having it all. Most of you will know John Assaraf from his appearance in the DVD and book The Secret. Over the last 20 years, he has built 4 multimillion dollar companies.

Murray Smith is a business-growth expert and entrepreneur who has launched or revived thirteen successful businesses and helped thousands of business owners increase revenues, profits, and value.

What’s this book about?

This hard cover book falls into the series of books that focuses on changing the way that you think rather than a “how to” book on how to make your business succeed. I would classify this book in the same category as “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill and “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles (free).

The Answer is written by two authors, John Assaraf and Murray Smith. Both have complimentary points of view on how to create a successful business.  Mr. Assaraf is a big believer in the law of attraction and lives his life that way.  He explains why the law of attraction works, how our brain works, and how we can change our thoughts to be successful.  Mr. Smith, on the other hand, is more technical on the business side of things.  Combining their complementary skills, they have an enjoyable chapter dedicated to the case studies of actual companies that they have helped improve.

What Topics are Covered? Learn how to:

  • Transform your business and life
  • Attract more of the “right” customer of any business
  • Find your own passions and achieve your business goals
  • Use the law of attraction to create the business of your dreams
  • Make the right decisions with confidence and certainty.
  • Develop the mind-set of a mega-millionaire.

Final Thoughts

Even though my reviews of The Secret and The Key were not completely favorable, I really enjoyed reading this book even though it revolved around a similar topic. The authors found a way to explain the power of positive thinking in concrete terms that was easy to understand and believe.

Want a Free Copy?

  • Simply leave a comment and you’ll automatically be entered in the draw for a free copy.
  • Please only 1 comment entry / person (please enter a valid email address).
  • Only those with a North American mailing address may enter (publisher rules, sorry).
  • Contest will end Friday 5pm EST July 25, 2008 and the winner announced shortly afterwards!

Update:  Contest is now closed.

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I would definitely use some books like this as i want to start my business but still don’t know exactly in what direction.

We’re entering into a partnership for a business at this time so this book may have some real value for us.

This book would come in very handy. Thanks for offering it!

As a big fan of “The Secret” I can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for pointing it out.

Thanks for the blog. I enjoy it. Lots of practical advice. Keep it up.

Sounds interesting.

Looks interesting.

Count me in, please.


books are cool.


I’m interested as well!

I’m in for the contest.

I would love to receive a copy of this book. I am currently in the process of creating an online business and can use all the help I can get.

Teach a wise man a lesson, and he is yet wiser…

throw my hat in.

All I have to do is “believe” I will win, and I will be successful.

Thanks FT.

Excellent! i loved the secret. It’s nice to see a follow-up.

Sounds like a good book. I read “Think and Grow Rich”. Do you think this new book can help me? I am very interested and I plan on buying the book. Thanks for highlighting it.

I didn’t even know there was a follow-up book to “The Secret”. I’d love to read this! Thanks for offering it.

Been a daily visitor to your site for a year now. Keep up the good work! Count me in please!

Sounds interesting, would like to give it a read!

IN. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the opportunity.

count me in!

I’m in. I need to jump start my new business. Starnights, see the weblink. ;-)

I agree that I need to change something about myself to be more successful. Look forward to learning what it is. Thanks!

I should really read more.

I hope I can get “The Answer” this time. LOL!

I’m holding my breath /.

I’m holding my breath ;).

I really liked “The Secret” and I stronly believe in positive/creative visualization and law of attraction, way before the terms were introduced. It just was pure common sense on my part. I saw John Assaraf on “Big Idea” and heard about his new book.
It would be nice to get it, of course.

Lucky #29

Count me in please!

can’t wait to read it

The law of attraction….. are you f&*king kidding me! You guys actually believe in that steaming pile of cow dung?

Of course if you take “positive” actions you’re more likely to get things done but that’s common sense, not some fundamental law of the universe. I would not have expected this crowd to be so gullible!

For the record I do not want this book and it will go promptly in the recycling bin if it ends up in my mail box.

I’m in.

It couldn’t hurt to check out the book.

Let’s see if #34 is lucky or not. I could really use this book as I am trying to expand my business very soon. And, of course I also have the uncanny desire to get super-rich.

Sounds interesting to me, would love to give it a read!

I am certainly interesed in the book. I am a great fan of the Million Dollar Journey.

I’d love a copy!

Put me in the draw.

Count me in!!!

Would love to win a copy!

Count me in for the big W!

I’m always on the lookout for books that take into account positive thinking and business at the same time.. I look forward to reading this book.

Sounds interesting!

I’m in!

I am in

I’d love a copy.