The Millionaire Dropout: Fire Your Boss. Do What You Love. Reclaim Your Life!

Book description

If like millions of others you know deep down that you deserve to do better than where you are today, than this book is for you. Not a book based on old fashion theories or textbook scenarios, The Millionaire Dropout is instead based on tried and tested methods of increasing personal skills, increasing your wealth, improving your life-style and releasing all the personal power that is locked up inside you. Based on the author's firsthand experience of bootstrapping himself out of failure, The Millionaire Dropout is for anyone who wants to learn the secrets for increasing their income and their standard of living. Divided into three sections readers will walk through the stages for taking control of their life, learning how to make more money, and learning how be smart with their successes. Everyone owes it to themselves to invest a little time and effort into increasing their standard of living and releasing the personal power that is locked up inside of us all.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Preface
  6. Introduction
  7. Part I: Taking Control of Your Life
    1. Chapter 1: Getting Started
      1. Tiny Steps Lead to Massive Leaps
      2. Can You Go the Extra Mile?
      3. Breaking Free from Your Comfort Zone
      4. Why I Want You to Succeed
    2. Chapter 2: Let's Talk About You
      1. Time for Some Surgery
      2. Let's Summarize
      3. Listening
      4. Dressing for Success
      5. The Right Dress Code for Men
      6. The Right Dress Code for Women
      7. Your Inner Voice
      8. Happy Music Makes Happy People
    3. Chapter 3: What Do You Want Out of Life?
      1. What Do You Want?
      2. Your Road Map to Success
      3. Where Will You Be in Five Years Time?
      4. Nonmonetary Goals
      5. Summary
      6. How Is This List Going to Help Me?
      7. So Where Do We Go Now?
    4. Chapter 4: How to Reprogram Your Mind for Success
      1. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
      2. Waking Up to a Bright Day
      3. Starting the Day the Right Way
      4. Preparing the Night Before
      5. How to Turn a Seven-Day Week into an Eight-Day Week
      6. Why Lie-Ins Are a Bad Idea
      7. Going to Bed Satisfied
      8. Learn a New Piece of Information Every Day
      9. Summary to Setting Goals, Visualizing, and Your Subconscious Mind
      10. How Does Visualizing and Using Your Subconscious Mind Work?
      11. How People in Sports Train Their Minds
      12. So I Just Think About It, and It Happens?
      13. Setting New Goals and Keeping the Momentum Going
    5. Chapter 5: Making Decisions, Dealing with Problems, and Taking Action
      1. The Ben Franklin Method
      2. The Coin Method
      3. The Sleep-on-It Method
      4. The Flow-Chart Method
      5. Once You Have Made Your Decision
      6. How Never to Fail Again
      7. Dealing with Failure
      8. Getting a Second Chance
      9. Dealing with Rejection
      10. Why You Don't Need Horoscopes, Tarot Cards, or Clairvoyants
      11. Focusing on the Positive
      12. Congratulations! You're a Loser
      13. It's Harder Today to Be a Success
      14. The Hot Dog Seller
      15. Beating Yourself Up Has No Positive Effect
      16. Your Success File
    6. Chapter 6: Your Worst Enemy and Your Best Friend
      1. Developing Your Best Friend
      2. Getting Rid of Your Worst Enemy
      3. Summary
      4. Learning to Love Yourself
      5. Stop Worrying Today
      6. Tips to Help You Deal with Worries
      7. Why Worry?
      8. Summary on Worrying
      9. The Past Is History; the Future Is Where to Look
    7. Chapter 7: Magic Words or Tragic Words?
      1. Tragic Phrases
      2. Words to Erase from Your Life
      3. Magic Phrases
      4. Words to Add to Your Life
      5. Listening to Skeptics
      6. Can You Give Away Free Money?
      7. Taking Advice
      8. How I Give Advice
      9. Professional Advice
      10. Taking Responsibility for Your Life
      11. How to Make Yourself Happy at Any Time
      12. Accepting Praise and Taking Criticism
      13. Summary
      14. Asking Questions Makes You More Successful
      15. Summary
    8. Chapter 8: Associate with Eagles, not Turkeys
      1. Summary
      2. Dealing with Envy and Jealousy
      3. Learning to Adapt and Changing Direction
      4. Working Around Problems
    9. Chapter 9: Personal Relationships
      1. How to Help a Lagging Partner
      2. What if My Partner Still Lags Behind?
      3. Summary on Partners
      4. Finding the Right Partner
      5. Meeting Your Ideal Partner
      6. Online Dating Agencies
      7. Upmarket Dinner Parties
      8. Summary
      9. Act Before the Pain, Not After
    10. Chapter 10: Getting It Done Now
      1. Improve Your Memory
      2. Balance
      3. Marital Disputes and Affairs
      4. Summary
    11. Chapter 11: Food and Exercise
      1. Why Being Fit Makes You Successful
      2. Do You Suffer from Fatigue or Lethargy?
      3. You Are What You Eat
      4. My Personal Mind Diet
      5. Overweight Dogs and Owners
      6. My 90 Percent Good, 10 Percent Bad Rule
      7. A Diet Is for Life
      8. A Few Tips
      9. Summary
      10. Dealing with Poor Health
    12. Chapter 12: Smart Education and Investing in Yourself
      1. Successful People Study
      2. Use Your Local Library
      3. Why a Book Is an Excellent Value
      4. Buy Books and DVDs, and Attend Seminars
      5. Invest in Other's Success, Not Their Qualifications
      6. Losers Don't Invest in Education
      7. I Know It All and I've Done It All
      8. Go the Extra Mile in Everything You Do
      9. How the Extra Mile Brings Success
      10. Believing Is Seeing
      11. We Reap What We Sow
      12. How to Move a Mountain
    13. Chapter 13: Summary to Section One
  8. Part II: Making Money
    1. Chapter 14: Making Money
      1. Can You Juggle?
      2. Being Your Own Boss
      3. Why Owning Your Own Business Is the Only Option Today
      4. Why Starting Your Own Business Is the Key
      5. How Did You Choose Your Job?
      6. Are You in the Wrong Business?
      7. What Are Your Skills, and What Makes You Happy?
    2. Chapter 15: Increase Your Income Right Now
      1. Asking for a Pay Raise
      2. Preparing a Case for a Pay Raise
      3. The Outcome
      4. Summary
      5. Are You Too Comfortable?
    3. Chapter 16: Starting Your Own Business
      1. The Best Business Model in the World
      2. What's So Great about Mail Order?
      3. What Mail Order Is Not
      4. This Business Model Is Global
      5. KISS—Keep It Simple, Stupid
      6. What You Need to Succeed in Mail Order
      7. Just Do It
      8. I'm Not a Textbook Businessman
      9. What Is Mail Order?
      10. Offering Consultancy and Agency Services by Mail Order
      11. Getting Started in Mail Order
      12. Company Structure
      13. Setting Up a Bank Account
      14. Letter-Headed Paper/Online Signature
      15. Creating a Letterhead
      16. Business Cards
      17. Virtual Phone Numbers
      18. Fax
      19. Mailing Address
      20. Business Centers
      21. Accepting Credit and Debit Cards
      22. Borrowing Money
      23. Stand-By Credit Cards and Overdrafts
    4. Chapter 17: Finding Products to Sell
      1. Research
      2. The Market Will Make or Break You
      3. Picking Easy Targets
      4. People Buy What They Want, Not What They Need
      5. Where to Start Your Research
      6. eBay—What People Are Buying
      7. Bestseller Book Lists
      8. Shopping Channels
      9. Be Alert and Watch Trends
      10. Learn to Watch Trends
      11. Magic Words That Will Help Your Business
      12. The Dangers of Having Too Much Money
      13. What People Want
    5. Chapter 18: The Ideal Mail-Order Product
      1. Lead-Generating Products
      2. Tax
      3. Selling Products You Like
      4. Audio Information
      5. DVDs
      6. Getting DVDs Produced
      7. Making a Video with PowerPoint or Keynote
      8. Webinars
      9. Buying the Rights to a Video
      10. Newsletters, Blogs, and Membership Sites
      11. Novelty Items, Kitchen Gadgets, Health & Fitness, Jewelry, and Personalized Items
      12. Seasonal Items
      13. Products That Solve People's Problems
      14. Packaging Products Together
      15. Back to Packaging Products
      16. Importing and Exporting Products and Ideas
      17. Summary
      18. Adding Value
      19. A Note on Copyright and Copying Others
    6. Chapter 19: Advertising and Marketing
      1. How to Sell Today
      2. How Compounding Made Me Rich
      3. Selling on eBay
      4. Amazon Marketplace
      5. Selling on Clickbank
      6. Promoting Your Product or Service
      7. Magic Words
      8. What Makes Someone Respond to an Ad?
    7. Chapter 20: Become an Expert by Writing Articles and Press Releases
      1. Press Releases
      2. Wire Services
      3. Summary
    8. Chapter 21: Why Back-End Selling Leads to Big Profits
      1. How to Back-End Sell the Right Way
      2. Find Another Golden Goose Before the First One Dies!
      3. Don't Be an Octopus
      4. Good Ways to Expand
      5. Doing Business Overseas
      6. Credit Cards Are a Global Currency
    9. Chapter 22: Learning to Invest, but Keeping Costs Down
      1. Attending Shows and Events
    10. Chapter 23: Summary to Making Money
  9. Part III: Saving Money
    1. Chapter 24: Saving Money
      1. How to Add Fifty Cents to Every Dollar
    2. Chapter 25: Buying Designer Clothes for Less
      1. Dress Agencies
      2. Perfume and Makeup for Less
    3. Chapter 26: Buying from Auctions and Wholesale
      1. Government Auctions
      2. General Auctions
      3. What You Need to Know
      4. Buying Wholesale at Discount Clubs
    4. Chapter 27: Getting Cheaper Calls
      1. International Calling Cards
      2. Skype
      3. Cable TV, Satellite TV, and Cell Phones
    5. Chapter 28: Credit Cards, Cash Back, and Points
      1. Need a Credit Card but Have Poor Credit?
      2. Credit Card Offers
    6. Chapter 29: How to Get a Discount on Anything
      1. Coupons and Discount Codes
      2. Gift Cards
      3. Fancy Seeing a Free Show?
      4. Eat Out for Less
    7. Chapter 30: Making Your Money Work Hard by Saving and Investing
      1. Use Up Your Tax Allowances
      2. Keeping Some Cash in Savings
      3. Summary
    8. Chapter 31: Time to Say Goodbye—Where Do We Go from Here?
      1. Free Newsletter and Updates
  10. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Millionaire Dropout: Fire Your Boss. Do What You Love. Reclaim Your Life!
  • Author(s): Vince Stanzione
  • Release date: May 2013
  • Publisher(s): Wiley
  • ISBN: 9781118609484