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Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All

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The visionary entrepreneur and author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Do You!" delivers a powerful guide to spiritual enlightenment.

Being "super rich" has little to do with living in a mansion and everything to do with living in a state of consciousness where you are equally connected to the world and your highest self. While it can be easy to become sidetracked chasin
ebook, 210 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Gotham Books (first published 2010)
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Dec 04, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Let me boil it down.
-Be happy
-work hard
-follow your hearts desire
-do yoga
-don't eat meat

All good stuff. He has some stories to back up these points of course.
Don't let the title of this book fool you into thinking Russell Simmons wrote only about money and how to obtain it. In fact, don't let the title of this book trick you into thinking it has anything to do with money, because it doesn't. Super Rich is a book specifically about the quality of life on a soul and spiritual level, and knowing all the ways to increase your inner joy, finding love in anything and everything you experience. From this, it is to Russell Simmons' idea, one can truly be Sup ...more
Apr 06, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 200s, e-books
Russell Simmons (he of the aureole on the cover) tells it like it is, but also like it could and should be. He writes with a lot of hope for humanity, and through us, hope for all living beings and the earth itself.

While Simmons is the first to admit that the ideas in Super Rich are as old as religion, the real reason to read this book is for his amusing voice. Few people can write--and mean--lines like "If rosaries can help move me away from ego and closer to God, then I'm going to count the s
Jan 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Proselytizing for yoga and veganism
ربطی به ثروت نداره.
می گه ثروت واقعی اینه که در صلح و صفا زندگی کنی و همه چیز رو بپذیری و لبخند بزنی و ببخشی و به آرامش رسیده باشی. برای این کار هم یوگا راه حل خوبیه. برای کار هم بدون چشمداشت کار کنید و انتظار پاداش و شهرت و مقام و ... نداشته باشید و کاری که دوست دارید رو با تمام وجود انجام بدین و مقید به نتیجه نباشید.
صادق باشید، حیوون ها رو نخورین و مهربون باشین و از این حرفا.

خوشم نیومد.

John Hibbs
Another poorly written volume. Attempts to repackage wisdom in an urban vernacular and examples. Using rappers like 50 Cent as examples of spiritual virtue really doesn't work and I didn't buy it.
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: african-american
I really like this book. Who knew that Uncle Russ would be so insightful. This is one of those books you can read multiple times and get something out of each reading.

In the book he states that happiness is not determined by our exterior forces (material possessions). Each person is born with happiness as our basic birthright, but it ends up being drowned out by the clutter of our material things that we think are the cause of our happiness. If I just had that new car, I'd be happy; once I buy
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Russell Simmons
I'm not a fan of Russell Simmons. In fact, before listening to this book I could not have told you who he is. But I was looking at the audiobooks section of our library's ebook site and saw the summary and decided to check it out.

I have to admit that I "skim listened" to the audiobook, listening to it at an accelerated speed and skipping ahead when he started in talking about his many business deals and the music acts he has represented.

But when he talked about the importance of being compassio
H.L. Balcomb
A fascinating little book which, in my opinion, consists of three-parts: a memoir, an instructional manual surrounding important life lessons learned by Mr. Simmons, and a Yogi-manifesto composed of a diverse selection of viewpoints/ inspirations that all fall under the theme of enhancing one's spiritual-actualization. Best of all, these three parts are interwoven randomly throughout the book, which supplies an engaging storyline for the reader.

My favorite analogy is on pages 25-27 where Mr. Si
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mr.Simmons discusses the connection between money and our brains. Our intentions and reasoning for wanting large amounts of money has much to do with our upbringing and our personal, current adult lives and habits. In short, he explains how money is spiritual. Many may consider that blasphemy, but it is true. When we are still enough and REALLY awake (paying attention), only then can we understand the connection between money and our sub~conscious. We, and we alone, determine what we do with mon ...more
Arthur  Van Wyk
I just completed reading Robin Sharma's "The leader who had no title" and my only take-away from that books was that I started waking up at 5am to pray and read my holy scriptures.

For me it was almost like this book was a build on that book. I am a Christian and although Russell Simmons is on some other religious stuff, I surprise myself by being able to grasp the principles he teaches without being assimmilated into the spiritual stuff. The book is seriously enlightening for me, especially sin
Reading in Black & White
Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All is not a guide on how to attain monetary richness or steps to succeed in the music and/or fashion business as one might expect from mogul Russell Simmons. Instead this book is a guide on how to find spiritual fulfillment which in turn will pour over to the other areas in a person’s life.

Even if you as the reader does not follow Simmons preferred faith, there are still plenty of “gems” in this book that can be applied to your life without compromising your own
Terry Koressel
Super Rich does not refer to money wealth....instead the rich to which Russell Simmons refers is a fulfilling life. Mr. Simmons in his early life was dealing drugs, doing drugs and moving down a dangerous life path. Starting with nothing he turned a hip hop music party business into one of the earliest successful hip hop record labels. But more importantly, he turned his personal life in a new direction. He embraced yoga, a vegan diet and eliminated drugs and alcohol from his life. Super Rich is ...more
Briana Ford
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. The audiobook was narrated by Black Ice and he did a really good job. In true Uncle Rush fashion, it was some F bombs dropped but I wouldn't expect any less. It was spiritual without harping, and he reiterated that it wasn't just about monetary riches, but rich in all aspects of your life. It definitely hit a chord with me in the relationships area. If you're hesitant, I say just pick it up.
Kya Publishing (Toronto)
He got me! I saw the title, and of course assumed that much like his first book "Do You," that "Super Rich" would be an outlined guide to career, business, and self-empowement. I thought there would be lists, and details, and specific steps that would lead readers one step closer to millions.

But Russell Simmons is smarter than that. Smart enough to give his book an appealing title...but also rich enough to know that he's one of the best people to speak about what being "rich" really means.

Jul 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great message. It could be done in half the time and I don't agree with some of his points, but overall I'd recommend it to a friend.
Inspirational and thought provoking. 👍🏻
Nov 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spiritual self-help book with a hip-hop flavour.
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Super Rich does not focus on Russell’s personal financial wealth but on his personal transformation through the practice of Yoga. The core message revolves around the fact that when you dedicate yourself to service and compassion (giving) rather than success and consumption (getting) and focus instead on the process rather than the results, you bring out the best in not only yourself but in the world as well.

Russell Simmons’ Super Rich shares his very personal transformation from a drug
I'm not quite sure what I was expecting when I was first introduced to this novel. I heard very mixed things about this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. Russell knows what he is talking about, that's for sure. I have to say, he is a very good motivational speaker without sounding too preachy. During the process of reading this book, or in my case listening to the audio book, I have been motivated to follow some of his teachings.

He talks about giving as much as you can, without expecting
I have a copy of the audioCDs and book to review. Some of the lessons or examples shared in this read, I will also share in my class. I was very pleased with "Do You," and now so far listening to audiobook in my car while driving today and getting hair done; I am pleased with his entire purpose for this book: spiritual consciousness by connecting within. He also cleverly used the title to get people to read or buy the book but what his divine purpose--to seek riches in spirit than riches of weal ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't start reading this book with high expectations. Some recent hip hop-related books I've read, like "The 50th Law" and "Queens Reigns Supreme," were far from spiritually uplifting. "Super Rich," by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons was a pleasant surprise.

Very little about it has to do with financial success, and that part is the shakiest in my opinion. Most of the book is about having a truly rich and blessed life. Which has to do with attitude and perspective. Including realizing how much
Another misleading title -- kind of. It's all about living fully. The argument seems to be that if you become rich in spirit, by being "conscious" and "compassionate," that is also likely to make you rich in money. I'm not sure I'm convinced of that, but that's OK. The author, one of the founders of the hip-hop record label Def Jam, makes an enthusiastic case for pursuing meditation and yoga as twin pillars on which to become more grounded in life, and to be able to make clearer, more effective ...more
Feb 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is definitely more than it seems. Judging it by its title I would call it another rich guy trying to make more money by teaching other guys to be as rich as him. It's a tried and true way to get money from the consumers, and notoriety from the book its self. But this is much more than that. It's not as much abut getting money rich, in Russell Simmons new book, as it is about spiritual foundation.

In this book Russell talks about how he found himself in his life as a producer and philant
Richard Williams
My father has a thing for books on with guidelines to becoming someone either rich as in money or rich as in lifestyle. He gave me a whole collection of books and told me that this was his favorite and that I need to read it because it is very interesting. After reading this book I started to think deeply about my music and how I need to work hard everyday to make myself a better writer and person in general I don't only want to be good lyrically but I want to to do something with my talent. So ...more
Kris Siegel
Russell Simmons does a lot of yoga, meditates, and is a committed vegan. I love him already! His book Super Rich is very inspirational. I underlined so many quotes! Here are a few:
"Freedom and happiness are found in the flexibility and ease with which we move through change."
"Through practicing acceptance, it is possible to let go of much of the needless anger, disappointment, and regret that many of us carry through life. Through constantly wanting things to be different - our careers, our lov
Ken Simmons II
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: My business partners
I got my book signed by Russell Simmons last week on 21 September 2012!

I enjoyed the book thoroughly. I like Russell's style of writing, which made it an easy read. I have recently embarked on some new entrepreneurial ventures, and it was very timely and appropriate to read this book. It was reassuring to see that I was naturally doing some of the things Russell recommends, and other things I have started doing since reading the book. Plus, I am child of the Hip-Hop generation. I was in Harlem,
Tadas Talaikis
Jul 26, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Secret of having it all. Wish nothing. Pretty good and thoroughly tested by myself. Buddha was right here and I have started from exactly this long ago. Then don't eat meat and read various scriptures. WTF, cognitive ease again, dropped. Aim for better than thousands year old conditional nonsense.

OK ok, here's I've found (I have great success with finding those things at the right time) exact quote for books like this:

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, y
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and made me want to focus more on my meditation and yoga practices. I think any book that discusses the importance of connecting to your inner self is always a plus. I also like the way Russell shows the connection between thoughts and wealth. A very radical idea to most especially those not at his level however the biggest takeaway was that he wasnt always at his level either. The key is to start somewhere and if you stop focusing on the money ...more
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in knowing more about attaining true wealth consciousness.
This book is an excellent read. Russell speaks his truth openly, candidly, and lovingly. His intention is clear; and extends a genuine offer to help anyone interested in knowing more about attaining true wealth consciousness. I first saw this book at and borrowed it from my community library. After reading the first chapter, I knew I needed to own it for repetitive reference. It is one of which I plan to host a group book study. Thanks Russell. He also refers much to his practice of Buddhism and ...more
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book wasn't profound for me in any way but it was a good read to remind myself of those practices that I know are ones that will make my life more enriched. To read from Mr. Simmons that he practices these values in his personal and business life allows me to believe that especially in the higher levels of business there are some people who are consciously choosing to live a life closer to enlightenment. In a world that has people kicking and screaming to get to the top rung it pleases me t ...more
Aug 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anne by: Self
The book Introduced me to Transcendental Meditation(TM), which is the practice of finding inner stillness. I found the world slowed down and the quietness prompted some creativity and clarity I had not experienced in awhile. As a Christian however I could not settle on the seeming dominance of Lord Krishna and his sayings. I decided to chant biblical scripture during meditation and that was much more successful for me. Russell Simmons did not promote any religion but referenced yogi's as the roa ...more
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Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur and record producer. Simmons was the former owner of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, a founder of Russell Simmons Music Group, and the creator of the clothing fashion line Phat Farm and the fragrance label Atman.

Russell Simmons is the fourth richest hip hop entrepreneur, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million, behind Jay-Z ($547M), 50 Cent ($4
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