felix-dennis.jpg Not enough people want to get rich.

They want to get by.

They want to make a little money online.

They want to make life a little easier for themselves.

But wanting to get rich— and by rich I mean independently wealthy so nothing, from bills to health insurance to emergencies to big dreams to much else, ever bothers you — is a tiny sliver of any population.

If you’re in that small group, then I have good news for you.

I almost got sunburned sitting by the pool and reading the truly eccentric yet wise new book, How To Get Rich, by Felix Dennis.

Dennis is one of Britain’s wealthiest self-made entrepreneurs. He’s opinionated, articulate, literary, poetic, visionary, and brilliant.

His book is well written, smooth, conversational, controversial, peppered with poetry he wrote and insights he gained from his life in business. Reading it is like listening to him talk over dinner and (lots of) wine, only in my own accent.

I’m digging his book and not wanting it to end. Fortunately it’s a large book (277 pages) and I have to slow down my reading to laugh, ponder, or take notes. Or get out of the sun.

I’ve been carrying this book around with me for days now. That’s unusual for me, as few (oh so few) books are so hypnotic that they keep me focused and thinking.

Dennis is clear that money does not buy happiness. He is equally clear that most of us don’t ever try to get rich because of fear. His basic advice there is to get cozy with it. You’ll never get rich if you give in to your fears.

In my own experience, I’ve found that your wealth is hiding right under your fear.

I never wanted to release The Attractor Factor because of my fear that people would ridicule me.

Well, look what happened: that book got me in the movie The Secret, on Larry King twice, and has led to more book sales and reprints and translations (and more books, such as Zero Limits and the forthcoming, The Key) than I could have ever imagined.

Forget fear.

Your wealth may also be hiding right under your rear.

Dennis is adamant — and I totally agree with him — that nothing happens until you take action. He is not a new agey guy and his book is not a touchy-feely one. He insists that “the big idea” is worthless unless you implement it.

In short, you have to get off your rear and get into gear and despite any fear.

I don’t agree with Dennis about everything, and I’m sure he wouldn’t want me to. His belief that focusing on getting rich may ruin other areas of your life is just that: a belief. It can be true, but it doesn’t have to be true.

Of course, he’s playing on a different field than me. He’s got homes in London, New York City, Connecticut, and one on an island in the Caribbean. His big goal right now is to plant a forest (!) in the heart of England.

Like Donald Trump, he’s thinking BIG.

And maybe like Trump, or more accurately like Van Gogh, Dennis has allowed his single-minded quest to get rich to unbalance his life. At least until his later years.

Again, it doesn’t have to be that way.

How to Get Rich is brand new, published in Britain, but available though Amazon here and abroad. There are direct links to order it on the official Felix Dennis site at www.felixdennis.com

I suggest you get it.

But only if you truly want to get rich.

Ao Akua,


PS — If you want help in facing any fear, be looking for our next subliminal manifestation DVD.


  1. Ronald-Reply
    July 21, 2007 at 12:20 am

    Dear Joe
    I purchased your book Zero Limits in an audio book format.
    First: Thank you for your time and sharing this important information with the world.
    On another hand, I was a bit disappointed that the book is about your experience with ho ‘oponopono not about the techniques to use ho ‘oponopono, probably my expectations where to high.
    The other thing I didn’t like was the amount of reference and links to products or web sites of people that have products related to personal development, at one point I felt like listening to an affiliate tape.
    I have to admit that in some places I found a little inside of the pen/eraser technique but not enough to be able to practice it.

    Please don’t get me wrong, I live in Australia and to access Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len training is a bit difficult and that’s why I have big expectations.

    Thanks again for your work .

  2. July 21, 2007 at 6:20 am

    Hi Ronald. As I said in an earlier post, you don’t need to do a seminar or anything else. What you need is right there in the book. Do that one technique. And when you have concerns or questions, as in your comment, do the technique on THAT. It really isn’t more complicated than that. And for the record, Dr. Hew Len and myself often go to Australia, so you aren’t excluded from anything.

  3. July 22, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Hi Joe,
    I just got your new book from the Unity of Delray Beach Bookstore. Whenever you next visit Delray Beach, Florida, how can I arrange for you to sign my “Zero Limits”? On another note, being a fat loser alum of the Mental Toughtness for Weight Control program, the healthy marguerita post was especially exciting to me. I forwarded a copy to Donna Taddeo whose husband John (another brilliant true eccentric) produces a new line of tequilas as well as award winning comic books. http://www.voodootiki.com/tequila.php

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