I would like to start this post by apologising to Cameron Taylor. I promised him a book review a few months ago and have only got round to it just now.
I am not an affiliate of this book. Okay, I've got that out the way. Cameron Taylor has written a great book entitled "˜Does your bag have holes? "“ 24 Truths That lead to Financial and Spiritual Freedom' and I believe everyone should read this book.
When I first started the book I was put off by quotes and parables from the bible, however reading on, I quickly discovered that this book was for everyone, even people who are not religious at all. The parables in the book all go to drive home the books message which is that we have been given false information throughout our lives about spirituality and financial abundance.
The book itself contains 24 myths about financial abundance and spiritual freedom. The 24 myths are grouped under 4 principles and 6 choices in life:
The principles are:
- Our creator gives us all good things.
- Liberty is given to all men by our creator.
- Consequences are the result of our choices.
- Government is created by the people to protect Our God-given rights.
The choices are:
- Blame or Responsibility
- Pride or Humility
- Hypocrisy or Integrity
- Idleness or Industry
- Debt or Ownership
- Greed or Charity
The 24 myths are:
- Myth 1: Faith is a crutch for the weak
- Myth 2: My Success is a result of My energies, labor and mental capacity
- Myth 3: I am not worthy or deserving of prosperity
- Myth 4: I can only succeed at the expense of others
- Myth 5: Bad things should not happen to good people
- Myth 6: I choose the consequences of my actions
- Myth 7: The Constitution calls for the separation of church and state
- Myth 8: The US Constitution established a pure democracy
- Myth 9: Government has a responsibility to provide for the poor and needy
- Myth 10: The rich get richer and poor get poorer
- Myth 11: The grass is always greener on the other side
- Myth 12: Everyone is entitled to a high standard of living
- Myth 13: I know all I need to know about money
- Myth 14: Rich people are proud
- Myth 15: Truth is subjective and relative
- Myth 16: It's not personal. It's just business
- Myth 17: Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve
- Myth 18: Everything is the result of luck
- Myth 19: Failure is bad
- Myth 20: If I can make payments, I can afford it:
- Myth 21: 9 out of 10 businesses fail in the first year
- Myth 22: I do not need corporations or trusts
- Myth 23: Money is bad
- Myth 24: That's their business, not mine
What Cameron has done here is write a complete blueprint to live your life by should you choose to.
I enjoyed the whole book however I particularly liked Myths 3, 5 and 10. In Myth 3: I am not worthy or deserving of prosperity; Cameron looks, not just at the giving side of life, but looks at how hard it can be to receive gifts in our lives. He goes on to talk about how important it is to be able to receive gifts that come into our lives with some personal stories and how he has learned how to receive gifts. Cameron looks at how important this is to enable us to give back. He also goes on to quote "˜ask and ye shall receive'; so many people are frightened to ask for what they want, either in prayer or in their daily lives that they are missing the opportunity to become more abundant and share that abundance with others.
The book also comes with an 80 minute abridged CD, which is how I started getting into ti. I always think it is a great bonus when a book comes with audio, I don't understand why more authors don't do this.
This is a book that needs to be passed around and I wouldn't be surprised if it goes viral via word of mouth. Do not be put off by the religion that runs throughout the book as the myths and truths are not preached, they are shared and you can choose to look at it from a religious point of view.
I would like to thank Cameron for sharing this book with me and for giving me the opportunity to tell you about it.
About the author:
Cameron began writing books and learning to speed read while in college. By his senior year, Cameron was a published author and was reading at a rate of over 3,000 words a minute. Upon graduating with honors in business, he began his entrepreneurial career and founded several companies. He took one of his companies from an idea to over $1 million in revenue in its second year and then grew the business to over $10 million in revenue its fifth year. He is currently the president of three organizations: The Ladder to Success Corporation"”a for-profit marketing consulting company; the Claim Your Victory Corporation, a for-profit company involved in the exploration for oil and natural gas resources; and the Does Your Bag Have Holes? Foundation, an educational charity. In addition to his business successes, Cameron has served in an overseas missionary ministry and is currently a volunteer pastor. He is a recipient of the Circle of Honor Award for being an "exceptional example of honor, integrity, and commitment." Cameron grew up in Oregon and is married to the former Paula Brackett of Indiana. They are the parents of two children, Mitchell and Kennedy.