Physicians Money Digest

READING ROOM: Zero to Zillionaire: 8 Foolproof Steps to Financial Peace of Mind
(from the August 2006 edition of PMD)
By: Janine E. Kusza

Any bookstore will offer you a deluge of personal finance books on how to get rich or self-help books on how to be rich at heart, but you rarely find a book that addresses both. Zero to Zillionaire: 8 Foolproof Steps to Financial Peace of Mind (Sourcebooks, Inc; 2006; www.sourcebooks.com) is not a get-richquick scheme or a pep rally, but a useful guide with simple tips and powerful life strategies that will not only help you produce wealth, but produce an enriched life as well. In the first section of the book, author Chellie Campbell tackles your mindset, which she feels can help you change your future. Zero to Zillionaire helps you assess your past and distinguish your habits of thought and habits of behavior, setting a solid foundation to build Campbell’s next seven strategies. These strategies focus on setting your goals, actively pursuing those goals, and creating a framework in your life that consists of people, financial planning, and your own personal enlightenment. “Someone is a zillionaire,” Campbell says, “when they not only learn how to make a zillion dollars, but learn how to have a zillion dreams, a zillion friends, and a fun-filled life with zero worries.” Filled with proven principles and successful techniques, Zero to Zillionaire is relevant not only for the million-dollar entrepreneur, but also for the small-business owner and the busy professional struggling to maintain a balanced checkbook.