Build Wealth Like A Shark
Wealth means different things to different people. Money. Assets. Income. Net worth. Investments. Lifestyle. Relationships.
Building wealth therefore should start by defining what wealth means to you and getting clear about what you are building wealth for and why you are building it.
Once upon a time there was a Miser who used to hide his gold at the foot of a tree in his garden; but ever week he used to go and dig it up and gloat over his gains. A robber, who had noticed this, fled with it.
When the Miser next came to gloat, he found nothing but the empty hole. He raised such an outcry that all the neighbors came around him.
“Did you ever take any of it out?” asked one.
“Nay,” said he, “I only came to look at it.”
“Then come again and look at the hole,” said the neighbor; “it will do you just as much good.”
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Featuring Kevin Harrington, original Shark on ABC TV’s Shark Tank, who has grown 20 companies to over $100 million in revenue each, and other authorities across the United States and Canada including Tim Hansen.
“Success takes work. You need to make an investment in yourself. It takes time and energy: there’s no quick solution. Success is a lot of small, good decisions, built up over time.”
Tim is passionate about what he does because he knows that clear and consistent communication about finance is important. He doesn’t believe that the education system in Canada does enough to prepare the average person to maneuver the financial realities of the world we live in today. The vacuum of information leads people to fill it for themselves – and this doesn’t always work out as they hope.
It’s why he was eager to contribute to Build Wealth Like a Shark.
“I needed to talk to people about what I was seeing too commonly. Most people are looking for a get-rich quick scheme, or some secret stock tip. Building wealth isn’t about stock tips. It’s about understanding yourself; your own strengths and weaknesses; who you are as a person. Once you understand that, and what drives you, you’re able to better learn from others. I mean, that’s the real secret: for most people, true wealth doesn’t come independently. People build wealth by working with others, leveraging that experience, and then making the right decisions for their own situation.”
Tim’s chapter, entitled “Live Today for the Future” starts on page 187 and includes tips you wouldn’t typically expect from your wealth advisor.
Build Wealth Like a Shark has been incredibly successful, climbing best-seller lists in multiple countries.
The book hit #1 in Canada, the United States, and Australia, and the top 5 in the United Kingdom. It’s hit 47 best-seller lists so far in Finance, Investing, Economics, Personal Finance, and even ‘Non-Fiction.’
It’s clear that that there’s a demand for the expert advice that Tim, and advisors like him, are sharing in books like Build Wealth Like a Shark, but his most heartfelt advice is this: “there are no shortcuts.”