I’m Reading “Goal Digger: Lessons Learned From Rich Men I Dated”

by Silicon Valley Blogger on 2008-03-127

A meme and book mention, all in one!

Here’s something a little fun and different: it’s another one of those internet tag memes. I was researching a financial topic and landed myself on Political Calculations, a very cool blog full of stimulating thought, cool tools and graphs. But funny enough, somewhere on his front page I came across a post that had a link to The Digerati Life, which I hadn’t caught through the usual channels (I didn’t notice a trackback). Well what do you know — he tagged me with a meme. So to join in the fun of a game of tag which I haven’t played in a while, here’s what the meme is asking tagged bloggers to do:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

So I grab the nearest thing to me — it was this book by Alicia Dunams, who is in her own words, a college graduate, single mother, self-confessed world traveler, successful model, homeowner, investor, entrepreneur, business owner and writer. That’s certainly a lot more lives than I could ever have!

She had sent me a complimentary copy of “Goal Digger: Lessons Learned from the Rich Men I Dated”, where she shares her thoughts on the millionaire mindset based on first hand experiences. Sounds juicy?

Goal Digger, Lessons Learned From Rich Men I Dated

Well, I open to page 123 and what do I see? These very insightful words:

You must counter fear with courage. We often think of courage as a valiant effort; a great trial and tribulation that requires a huge investment of blood, sweat and tears.

But much like the phrase “What If?” consists of two more words for fear, so too does courage have a two-word nom de plume: positive thinking.

I wouldn’t pass up a way to help promote this somewhat provocative book, which is quite a lighthearted read; so if this caught your eye, you can pick it up over at Amazon.com or wait for me to hold a contest where I give away copies as prizes.

So what are you reading these days?

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Ironman March 12, 2008 at 12:24 pm

Cool! Under my theory of chain mail, Kevin Bacon is indeed going to suffer! 😉

Raymond March 13, 2008 at 12:26 pm

If you like this book you would love that Millionaire Matchmaker show!

Forumistan March 13, 2008 at 8:47 pm

That seems nice, I hope you will finish it!…

Ron@TheWisdomJournal March 14, 2008 at 8:10 am

Interesting book title, considering the political climate in New York right now 🙂

Who knows what books could come from THAT?

Angela Miller March 14, 2008 at 9:20 am

What an interesting and quirky book title – I’m almost tempted to buy it and see what the rest of it is like! I just got started blogging because of James Brausch, and I hope my blog ends up being as much fun as yours.

Silicon Valley Blogger March 14, 2008 at 9:30 am

@Money Blue Book,
Haha! I caught a few episodes of Millionaire Matchmaker and was entertained, but unfortunately, these days, I’ve been too busy to keep up with it.

Ah, that’s another story altogether, but I’m sure some storylines are already in the works!

Thanks for your thoughts! I agree with an Amazon commenter who describes this Goal Digger book as “think ‘Chick Flick’ meets ‘Think and Grow Rich'”. It’s definitely an intriguing way to package and sell PF concepts. I’m getting ideas now….! 😉

Cathy April 20, 2008 at 7:22 am

I read this book and to me it is very demeaning to honest and hardworking women. Why doesn’t she get a real job. Does she expect us to believe that sleeping with a bunch of guys twice her age makes her an authority on money. She also does not back up any of her ideas with real facts or research. If you follow the advice in this book you will probably end up bankrupt.

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