Thursday, September 22, 2011

Non-Fiction: Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence by Tim Sanders

Though at the most basic and obvious level, Tim Sanders’ latest entry would seem to be yet another self-help business book, Today We Are Rich (Tyndale) is so much more. A sought after motivational speaker, bestselling author (Love is the Killer App) and former Yahoo! VP, Sanders has certainly walked the walk.

In Today We Are Rich, he uses his own life as a sort of framework for growth. Part memoir and part guidebook to, as the subtitle says, Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence.

What sets Sanders apart is his entirely giving and upbeat approach. “If you inject negativity into your conversations with others,” Sanders writes at one point, “you’ll generate negative thinking in yourself and your partners.” “Giving is like any other exercise,” he says at another. “The more you do it, the better you get at it and the more you get out of it.”

It is Sanders’ thought that being rich is more than the thinking and growing of it that Napolean Hill espoused back in 1937. Sanders tells us that being rich is a way of being; a way of life. “It’s about being rich in friends, in community, and in gratitude.”

Today We Are Rich is a warm and interesting book. If Sanders gets his way, it’ll change your life. ◊

Aaron Blanton is a contributing editor to January Magazine. He’s currently working on a book based on his experiences as an American living abroad.

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