If you like a good rags to riches story, you might just love The Millionaire Master Plan: Your Personalized Path to Financial Success. Although author and multimillionaire serial entrepreneur Roger James Hamilton never hit true rags status, he begins the book with the story of how he transcended early business failings — including having his car repossessed — to journey back to financial success.
At the heart of both Hamilton’s transformation and his book is the concept of the different types of personal genius and how discovering yours can transform your own financial future. There are four kinds of inner genius, Hamilton says, each with its own recommended path to financial success:
• Dynamos (think Steve Jobs) love to create,
• Blazes (Oprah Winfrey) love to connect,
• Tempos (Warren Buffett) are deep thinkers who love to serve and
• Steels (Mark Zuckerberg) are all about the details.
It’s easy to discover your own personal genius type by taking the quiz at Hamilton’s website: www.MillionaireMasterPlan.com. Although the full test requires a code located in the book itself, there’s also a free one minute quick version at www.MyGeniusTest.com. Your test results reveal not only your genius type, but also your current level in Hamilton’s Wealth Lighthouse.
This lighthouse, with nine levels ranging from Victim to Conductor to Legend, can be climbed using different strategies that relate back to your specific genius type but that also change depending on the particular level you’re at.
“As we progress along our entrepreneurial and business paths,” the author says, “every one of us reaches a moment when, no matter how hard we try, we cannot move ahead with the same strategy that got us there.”
If all this seems a little confusing and at times even a bit too “jargony,” Hamilton skillfully explains his theories in a way that’s easier to follow than you might initially assume.
Read The Millionaire Master Plan if: You enjoy exploring the more psychological aspects of your financial life, especially if the frequent use of phrases like “four types,” “nine levels” and “three prisms” leaves you more intrigued than confused.