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In The Millionaire Messenger, Brendon Burchard pulls back the curtains on the once-secretive "expert industry" and shows how to become an influential and highly paid advice expert through websites, books, speeches, seminars, coaching, consulting, and online programs. Blessed to receive life’s golden ticket - a second chance - after surviving a dramatic car accident, ...more
Paperback, 167 pages
Published March 7th 2011 by Morgan James Publishing
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Leah
Oct 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: entrepreneurs, small business owners, people with the dream of teaching others
Inspirational without all the rah-rah fluff. Best part of the whole book? The Expert Signposts. They ask questions that lead to actionable answers. I'm probably the most motivated I've ever been after reading a "self-help" type book.

Having said that, Burchard does mention his Experts Academy A LOT. I'm sure this has to do with the psychology of selling and marketing but dang, for those of us who are savvy to such techniques, seeing the reference to EA over and over can get a little annoying.
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Jen Grisanti
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was one of the strongest business books that I've read on starting your own business, becoming an expert and getting your message out. Brendon inspired me on many levels. I feel that is approach is very accessible. In fact, he almost makes it appear easy with regards to making lots of money from doing what you love. Since he is a living example of what he's talking about, I find it to be very empowering.
Jamie Saloff
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The thing I liked best about the Millionaire Messenger, is that Brendon understands the entrepreneurial mind. He knows what the entrepreneur wants to achieve and even how they want to achieve it. He then breaks that down with step-by-step directions on what the entrepreneur needs to do to achieve that, and focuses mostly on the thought processes necessary to do that.

On the downside, the book falls short on exacting steps to, for example, set up a website, though, as he says, there are plenty of
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Laurie
This stellar how-to gives all of us the principles and practices to help others and improve our own lives by sharing our expertise. In fact, in this book, Brendon shares a significant amount of his own multi-million-dollar expertise quite freely, and reading it will no doubt catapult you into action on your own.
I wouldn't have founded http://ActionReaders.com and begun working in earnest on my own book if I hadn't attended a four-day intensive with him (and 800 experts in a wide variety of
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Sheri Hoff
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love Brendon Burchard's passion for his work and his passion for helping people. He also has incredible insight in leading his own path to success and then offering a blueprint for other's to pursue success. If you want to become an expert and use your expertise to produce income on your own terms, you will enjoy this book. Brendon has worked with some of the biggest stars in the self-help industry and he has the right approach- a heart based, servant leadership approach. The only thing that ...more
Alain Burrese
Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: success
“The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice” by Brendon Burchard is a good outline of how to make money sharing and selling information. The book focuses on becoming an expert and capitalizing on that information with your story to build a profitable information or expert business.

In Burchard's plan, he teaches that you need to have low level introductory products that lead a person to higher paying products and services such as coaching and high fee seminars.
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Dainis Graveris
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As we are creating course for freelancers for the very first time, this book really moved me, taught me lot of great ideas and affirmed lots of things which are important when helping other people succeed.

What I enjoyed in this book:

- Lots of actionable questions, I will return to, when we'll continually keep improving our own product
- Simple language, it was down to earth and really easy, yet powerful reading changing my thoughts.

What I learned?:

- Importance of always providing value, not
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Rick
Aug 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Brendon Is more than an author he is a Toucher of Lives and a builder... I reached My First Goal and its a huge one...Remission from Leukemia !!! I am slowly picking up the financial and personal pieces of my Life and am building a SUCCESSFUL Marketing Firm and with the hope and promise to soon realize my dream of starting a community called the Cancer Warriors Forum... A community of warriors in every sense of the word.. Where those Battling This Insidious and Destructive Disease Can empower ...more
Loy Machedo
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Loy Machedo’s Book Review – The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard

With over 150,000 newsletter subscribers, 20,000 Twitter followers & 15,000 Facebook Fans, The New Age Motivational Guru (I baptized him with that title) comes out with The Millionaire Messenger.

Since I have to go and watch The Avengers, let me complete this book review quickly.

What is this book about?
- A motivational & inspirational laced book that gives you a cocaine high to believing that you too are meant to
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Chris Munson
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: career
"The Millionaire Messenger" provides an excellent and executable framework for how to take your knowledge, productize it, promote it and sell it. The book's real strength are the 13 or so "sign-post" exercises (as part of his 10-step plan) that Burchard has you run through. These exercises help you determine what you know, how it can bring value to others and how to get started. His 10-step plan consists of: Determining your topic, picking your audience, determining the needs of that audience, ...more
Brian Montgomery
Mar 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Brendon Burchard has boiled down everything a person needs to become an Expert. His step-by-step approach really appeals to my sense of needing to follow a plan. He not only shows you how to create content in your area of expertise but also provides a useful formula for making a good deal of money using this expertise. The steps are clear and informative and are followed by a series of questions that he calls Expert Signposts. They allow the reader to then define their own message and customer ...more
Tim Plett
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: business
I was going to give this book three, perhaps four stars, until I read the last chapter--Trusting Your Voice.
Learning to trust my voice has been incredibly significant to me. Learning to trust the value of my life, my contribution and my experiences, have made and will make a massive difference in my life. And it will for many others.
I'm glad I read this book, if only for that one chapter alone--it got through to me.
Gabka Koščová
Mar 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Nice book for inspiration, but I am not sure what to think about this story. It is like from fairy tale - "I have almost die and then I started help people and become millionaire" - could happen only in USA (czech and slovak people wouldnt pay for this kind of consultancy). ...more
George Araman
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Brilliant! Just what I was looking for, thanks Brendon!
Nadia Giordana
Mar 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Right up there, as a keeper and one I will re-read. Great outline of a plan I can adapt to my own career.
James
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Listened to on CD. Excellent resource for starting your own online biz.
Kolya Smith
Feb 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-read

Last night, I had a terrible, unpleasant experience with productivity guru, Brendon Burchard.
On January 29th, he sent out an email saying - You all loved transformation week so much that we’ve decided to share my ENTIRE Wellness Master Class with you at NO COST over the next 10 days. I’m sharing the ENTIRE course via my podcast as well as via video on this page. But fair warning: Each episode is only up for 72 hours, so enjoy it now.
Fast forward to yesterday, no new email sent out about Day 3,
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Chad Schultz
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This is an odd little book. The first part sounded almost exactly like many webinars I've heard over the years. Personal stories. A vision of the incredible wealth and success you could have. Financial calculations based on rather dodgy assumptions indicating how easy it could be for you to become massively wealthy. I suspect he has given a great many webinars sounding almost exactly like this, and could have just had one recorded and lightly edited to create into another audiobook to line his ...more
Matt Jenkins
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
This book holds many motivational and relatable facts about how to be an expert. Many holes surface however on deeper grounds. For example Burchard explains two different types of people, one who dig for gold. When they don’t find enough from one spot they dig another. And another. Finally they have a lifetime of half dig holes. The other type of person is one who sticks to their one hole and digs it their whole life, with the thought that persistence will dig you deep enough in experience that ...more
Kat
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A practical guide to becoming an 'Expert' or 'Guru'. He lifts the curtain on the Expert Industry in a way that hasn't been done before, giving practical steps as to how to make your first million if you are starting out from scratch. It's fascinating and exciting, and I can't wait to see the next generation of Experts that are born in this books wake. He really made me believe that everyone has a powerful message to share and that making a money sharing your message and doing what you love could ...more
Laurel
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the missing link in my studies to become a coaching, teaching people what I know. Brendon has such a unique way of describing the gap between wanting to get started in the ‘experts’ industry and actually getting started. He takes the reader through his journey, but also incorporates many other folks who have gone from zero to becoming known in their niche. It’s a must read for the upcoming entrepreneur.
Eli Harrell
Jul 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm deeply grateful to Brendon for writing this book which makes the model of helping people with what I've learned appear much more doable and sustainable. If you teach, coach, write or otherwise help people with what you know, consider reading it. Maybe this will inspire you to do what you do bigger and better for more people!
Ashley Dudarenok
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great book for marketers and people doing personal branding. Found many of his ideas interesting and acted on some. :) The secret is in execution - just getting it done. But to start with -- getting structured pointers is crucial.
John Bond
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. It has some good information. However it could have been 75% shorter. The extra material: he knows Tony Robbins, he knows Paula Abdul, he has made a lot of money, and he has a business you can go to for more information. Good info drowning in an Infomercial.
Michelle Cornish
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading Life's Golden Ticket, I wanted to read some non-fiction by Brendon Burchard. This book is an easy read and includes some great tips for running a business online sharing your expert knowledge. It also covers how to figure out what your expertise is.
Virginia Lieto
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
A good book for beginners, but Burchard's ego and self-promotion of his products, pervasive throughout the book, were a bit much.
Marty
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am using this book nd learning. It sent me to his website and 4 other books- they arrive this week.

Time to get busy.
Scott Groves
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent step-by-step blueprint for Experts looking to build their profile and business models.
Cody
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great read and an excellent jumping off point. Very encouraging.
Kelly Valencia-Aiken
Great Book

This was a very practical book and, if implemented, it will totally change your life. Thank you, Brendon, for writing it!
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BRENDON BURCHARD is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, THE CHARGE, and the #1 New York Times bestseller THE MILLIONAIRE MESSENGER. He is also founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal development program for achievers, and Experts Academy, the world's most comprehensive marketing training program for aspiring authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders. ...more
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