I was recently given a copy of Hill Harper’s new book, “The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place” to read. You probably recognize Hill Harper’s photo; he is one of the lead actors on the television show CSI: NY.
To be honest, I was quite amazed that Hill found time to write a book, his TV show is quite popular and currently in its 8th season.
I am not too sure how many people know this, but Hill is quite accomplished outside of his acting; he has written three New York Times bestsellers, and he holds a law degree from Harvard Law School.
From the inception of receiving the book, I really did not expect it to be what it turned out to be. Honestly, I was expecting a personal finance book filled with more finance tips than anything; do not get me wrong, there are a lot of great tips, but the way it was written and showcased is on a whole different level.
What makes The Wealth Cure unique is the fact that it is written while Hill was re-examining his entire life after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. He did not just examine how money affected him, but those around him; what made this book such an enjoyable read was that it was broken down in 5 main sections that mirrors how someone might fight against such a potentially deadly disease.
As I mentioned, The Wealth Cure was broken into 5 sections:
- Part 1 – The Diagnosis
- Part 2 – Treatment Options
- Part 3 – Compliance: Sticking with a Treatment Plan
- Part 4 – Maintaining your Health and Wealth
- Part 5 – Masterminding Thrive and Strive
As you can imagine, each part of the book coincided with his thyroid cancer, as he progresses throughout the stages till his surgery. With how the book is broken down, it correlates well in Hill’s real life train journey he took from Los Angeles to Chicago. You see how he comes to grips with his thyroid cancer his view on money and how we can master it.
One of my favourite chapters is none other than “You are your Own Lottery Ticket”. In this particular chapter it focuses on you betting on yourself than playing the lottery.
When you bet on yourself, you are not gambling – you are investing.
What struck me the most in this chapter was the fact that many people feel thatt they want to become rich, however they do not rely on the most important person in their lives to get them there – themselves.
What you will find with this particular book is that Hill will often examine a person’s financial situation, but no matter what he says, he always reflects on the fact that he should not be judging someone, especially when he may not know the entire situation.
The Wealth Cure is easily one of the better personal finance books I have read this year; it tells a compelling story and I am positive that many people will find it hard to put down once you start.