Book Review and Giveaway: The Answer

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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12 years ago

This book sounds intriguing!
(edit: it’s 2:15MST, not sure why the time stamp is 5:43.)

12 years ago

Sounds quite attractive. I love a copy of the book!

12 years ago

This is great, seems to be a great book, and concept

12 years ago

I very much enjoyed Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” and would like to read this book also. For those interested, the book is on sale at Chapters online for under $20.00 not including S&H.

12 years ago

I am a new subscriber and have very little education about finances, but I have to say that I really love the articles and links provided! It opened for me a door I never thought of opening =) Thanks a lot!

The book “The Answer” seems to be interesting. Thank you for posting the link to “The Science of Getting Rich” I read it and reflected on it a lot. And it’s so simple and so true, all my past experience came so vivid into my mind, confirming the principles stated in this book! I recommended it to my family, friends and co-workers.

All the very best!

12 years ago

Sounds like a great book! Throw my name in the hat!

12 years ago

If I don’t win then I’ll eventually buy it.
Thanks for the opportunity to win this book =)

12 years ago

I read the secret and this book sounds interesting, especially since I am growing tired of ‘working for the man’ and thinking of striking out on my own.

12 years ago

Sounds like a good read. Please count me in. Thanks.

12 years ago

I would love to have a copy of book!