John Hope Bryant’s THE MEMO outlines ways you can start turning things around in your life for good
This is my first book to read by John Hope Bryant, bu it shares a message that so many of us can benefit from.
THE MEMO is really about the writing on the wall when it comes to where we are, where we want to be and the way we look at and use our finances. IF you are a person that never seems to be able to get ahead, Bryant encourages you to look at your circumstances and realize the avenues available to change your situation.
As he says in the book Assume that you are treated unfairly, that your life is mostly unfair and that others won’t do what’s right. In that case you have to change the game, flip the script. Take your power back.
By doing this and looking for ways to better yourself you can be better and show others a better way.
Building on his personal experience of rising up from economically disadvantaged circumstances and his work with Operation HOPE, Bryant teaches readers five rules that lay the foundation for achieving financial freedom. He emphasizes the inseparable connection between “inner capital” (mindset, relationships, knowledge, and spirit) and “outer capital” (financial wealth and property). “If you have inner capital,” Bryant writes, “you can never be truly poor. If you lack inner capital, all the money in the world cannot set you free.”
Bryant gives readers tools for empowerment by covering everything from achieving basic financial literacy to investing in positive relationships and approaching wealth with a completely new attitude. He makes this bold and controversial claim: “Once you have satisfied your basic sustenance needs—food, water, health, and a roof over your head—poverty has more to do with your head than your wallet.”
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