4.0 out of 5 starsTony is great but this is very much for the American financial ...
1 August 2017
Tony is great but this is very much for the American financial market. Always good to read Tony's books for the positive aspect but don't bother expecting too much if you're UK based in terms of the financial guidance.
Far too many "success and fail stories" but little relevant information about investment and markets. He refers a lot about his previous book (basically you "must" buy it to really get the secret to financial freedom) so that means you won't get it here. Half the book is about his billionaire friends successfully managing funds overseeing billions and their philanthropic missions, but no technical analysis and real examples to learn from.
Long story short: - You won't find much relevant info regarding actual investment and budgeting towards a financial plan. - few good tips about self motivation (That's his field in my opinion) but only takes 2 pages out of hundreds. - informative chapter about insurances, fair enough. - if you want to read about the fantastic life of billionaires, then this is a book for you. -if you're looking to get to the point by reading about investment, financial planning, stockmarket, etc. You won't find much here.
I rarely rate and review books, but I've to say I'm quite disappointed with this one.
Focuses on US mostly but some great content. The book helps to build confidence if you’re thinking of investing in the stockmarket. Furthermore, it navigates you through the pitfalls by avoiding fees and focusing on what matters when it comes investing.
After hearing mixed reviews about Money: Master the Game! I was a little dubious about buying Robbins' follow on book Unshakeable.
I am pleased to say this book is an easy read, which is easy to follow and isn't an absolute information overload! The chapters are clear and concise and offer a deeper insight into how financial markets work and the psychology behind investing.
The book is more of a basic guide to investing, which focuses heavily on index funds as opposed to 'beating the market'. The final chapter of the book covers psychology and how when bear markets strike, you can keep your cool and not pull out of the market! It's not about timing the market, but time IN the market.
I gave the book 4 stars simply because some sections aren't relevant to a global audience. Talking about 401ks and specific investment platforms only available in the USA are pretty irrelevant for anyone outside the USA. You can however skip past these chapters without missing too much. Just research tax free platforms in your country, such as a stocks & shares ISA in the UK for example.
This book isn't intended to solve all your financial troubles, but it is intended to give you the correct mind set and knowledge to invest your money wisely with the guidance of a fully qualified financial advisor. I would strongly recommend if you are seriously considering executing any of the information contained within this book, seek a professional second opinion (which is what the book recommends anyway).
Many many years ago I met Tony Robbins and he is probably one of the most amazing people I've ever met - yeah - he pretty much changed the way I think.
This book is pretty much common sense in investing and should almost be called a bible to invest. I've been playing around in the stockmarket for years, just as a bit of fun - but still found this book to be filled with useful information and the title really screams out the truth: you have to be 'UNSHAKEABLE' when investing.
It's a good buy and an interesting read. I wouldn't have expected more from Tony Robbins - top man.
I invest regularly and have recently redesigned our long-term family investment plan so am fairly experienced with regards investing. HOWEVER, there were at least 2-3 jewels from Tony that have helped me refine my approach and no doubt have added significant value to my investment plans, which are not only likely to make me more money but manage risk and market uncertainly also. It took me two days to read on holiday and the lessons will help forever - a must read for anyone. Key not only to 'investing' but life planning and creating a life of security, financial freedom and abundance. Especially relevant to those in the UK who have/are building Stocks & Shares ISA portfolios (stay away from mutual funds unless they provide you with very significant returns, you'll read why!) which I would recommend to everyone as a key tool for creating long-term wealth for all in the UK and critical. If you are a layman this is a great book for you to read - also demystifies all financial jargon and breaks down an walls of intimidation for anyone nervous of investing. Enjoy, thank you Tony and all interviewed.
This is essentially an abridged version of his previous (and lengthy) book "Money: Master the Game" - it was a solid effort but this will be more palatable to pople who are dipping their toes into investing.
Key topics include:
- using index-tracking instead of individual stock-picking; - realising that corrections and bear markets are more frequent than you'd think; - how to not let your emotions get the better of you and stay in the market long-term for higher returns; - and Tony's more self-help section near the end; - the appendix is also a good reminder to get your estate-planning house in order.
It's a good read, short, generally to the point and it blatantly contains lots of marketing for companies he's linked to (this is more relevant for Americans) but that's OK, it could help get people on the journey. Plus the proceeds of this are helping millions around the world.
So glad I got this as a free trial and didn't actually part cash. I expected Tony's awesome self help wisdom, instead get some guy talking about the stockmarket etc. Absolute zero interest to me, and I'd be very disappointed if a I'd paid to purchase this, as it's not what one would expect if they seek a Tony Robbins title. I should have read the description first, but I followed a link on YouTube and assumed that the other chapters would have been the same as what I was listening to.