When it comes to how to succeed as an entrepreneur, we are besotted with advice. According to bestselling author Alan Weiss, success is a combination of opportunism, very disciplined work, luck, timing, and ignoring most advice. In other words, it means striking out on your own, original path to success. In Million Dollar Maverick, he explains that entrepreneurs don't take advice, they create value and then monetize it. They do what they love and are great at and find a way to sell it to people. They do not--contrary to "conventional wisdom"--chase money. They attract money. And most of all they think differently, act decisively--and, if talent and timing are with them, succeed quickly. Drawing on over thirty years of experience as a consultant, speaker, and global expert, Weiss shares his story and "Million Dollar Tips," not found in any of his other books, to help entrepreneurs gain influence, build confidence, and develop the critical thinking skills they need to discover the inside track to rapid success
Weiss (Million Dollar Consulting), a consultant and speaker, dispenses sage advice to entrepreneurs worldwide in this combination of memoir and motivational guide. The book starts with a discussion of the benefits of standing out, either by being better or just by being different. Weiss shows, with examples from his own personal and professional experience, how taking a contrary view can lead to success. He examines the importance of perspective, failure, resilience, and ego, while also identifying influence, critical thinking, and self-promotion as essential components of success. He shows how to be deliberate in relationships and "attract people who attract people." He also lists four levels of success survive, alive, arrive, and thrive and explains how to rise to a new level. Throughout, he offers short, pithy statements he calls mindsets, such as "Don't bemoan your fate; figure out how to change it" and "If you're not failing, you're not trying." Less frequently, he backs up his advice with case studies. Engagingly written and refreshingly ego-free, this book hold valuable wisdom for everyone chasing success, both those following their entrepreneurial spirit and those who choose more mainstream pursuits.