Episode 10: The Wealth On Any Income Book – Part 1: About the Author – Transcript
Hi, Folks. Welcome to Episode Ten of the Wealth On any Income Podcast. This is where we talk about money tips, techniques, attitudes, information and provide inspiration. I’m your host, Rennie Gabriel.
One of the things that you’ll see speakers, coaches, authors and online marketers do is repurpose material they have created. A series of blog posts can become a book. An interview from a podcast can become a white-paper. A recorded class at UCLA can become an audio and video product to sell. And this should be one of the ways you look to expand and repurpose what you do.
One of my clients asked if my book was available as an MP3. The first edition was, but that was about 20 years ago. And my book has been revised and reprinted several times since then.
The current podcast format is just me before I begin to interview guests. In a previous episode I spoke about the book Change Anything. I realized this was a way to repurpose my own book and provide excellent content for my podcast.
Today is the first installment where I will begin reading the most recent edition of my Wealth On Any Income book. When I’ve finished reading the book for the podcast, it’ll then be available in an MP3 format for sale.
Today, in about 5 minutes, I’ll cover some of the wonderful testimonials I received on my book and read the section entitled About the Author. If listening to three and a half minutes of me bragging about my background would bore you, then you can skip that part when we get to it, and just wait for the next episode where I’ll read the Introduction. As a warning, I might also slip between talking about myself in the third person and reading as though I am speaking directly to you.
Hi, I'm Rennie Gabriel, the author of the book Wealth On Any Income. I'm going to read it to you as the author, because I know where things should be emphasized.
I'm going to start by letting you know that I've gotten a lot of praise on the book. As an example; from Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator with Jack Canfield of The New York Times best selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, who wrote: “I love the Wealth On Any Income book” to Brian Tracy, America's number one training authority who wrote, “You can achieve all your dreams of financial freedom by putting these ideas to work.” And from Dr. James Gottfurcht, a psychologist who counsels people on money said my concepts “…are ideal for those who have difficulty facing financial concerns through traditional approaches.” The testimonials have come from ordinary people to people of notoriety on how great this book is.
However, no matter how great a book is, you need to understand there are two very important things a book cannot do: First, no book can interrupt your faulty thinking; you can continue to fool yourself and hide from the truth. And second, a book can’t hold you accountable to actions that can transform your life or the things you say you want to do. Only a committed human being can do those two things for you. No book can substitute for a human being when it comes to support. So please understand, as great as my book is, it can't do those two things.
I've dedicated this book to my wife, Dianne, and my children, Ryan and Davida, my stepdaughter, Arielle, and my grandchildren. I have four of them; Miles, Cole, Noah and Lily. They're the best family anyone could have in their life. And I love them all.
Also, I'm not going to go through the table of contents. I'll just give you the chapter titles when I get to them. And the first thing I'm going to read will give you a little background about me, the author
About the Author
I’m a UCLA instructor and award-winning author. The first edition of Wealth On Any Income was # 1 at Amazon 2002 before people learned how to game the system. I continue to provide public workshops and corporate training to empower people in the areas of time, money and productivity in their business and personal life. My range extends from working with organizations like the FBI, city governments and Fortune 500 corporations, to supporting individuals.
I’m the President of The Financial Coach, Inc. and the retired owner of Gabriel Publications. We had over 80 titles on consumer education in the bookstores. I’m often on TV and radio, and quoted in media publications. I went from near bankruptcy in 1982 to financial independence in 1987, and repeated the process after two divorces. The goal for my clients and students is to create work as a choice, not a requirement. I call this Complete Financial Choice™ and trademarked it.
I started in the financial services industry in 1972 and earned the Charter Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) designations. I live in Encino, CA, with my wife, Dianne. My two children are grown and like I said before, I have four grandchildren. My son, Ryan, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and CFP with his own company in San Diego. My daughter, Davida, is an attorney and the executive director of a temple in Seattle WA overseeing about 200 employees. My daughter-in-law, Rachel, is a psychologist. My step-daughter Arielle is in interior design.
I helped establish the International Association for Financial Planning chapter in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Los Angeles, of which I’m a Past-President.
I was Director of Pensions for USLife of California, and in 1983 with two other people, established my own pension firm, designing and administering qualified retirement plans for corporations all over Southern California. Our firm was acquired by a public corporation in 1987.
For three years in the 1990’s, I was the Treasurer of the San Fernando Valley Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) and on their national finance committee. I’m a past board member of the Apartment Association, listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in the West, and selected Man of the Year by The American Biographical Institute. I used to provide continuing education to attorneys and CPAs, and still a sought after speaker.
In 1993, I introduced a program to more than 40 high school districts to teach students how to handle money effectively. I also provided the in-service training to high school teachers in accounting, finance and math for that program. Materials are still provided FREE to public or private high schools through an educational endowment.
With $18,000 in 2002, my wife and I started buying small multi-unit residential properties. Based on property upgrades, tax-deferred exchanges and effective property management, in 8 years the net worth of our real estate had grown to $3.2 million.
In episode 11 I’ll read the Introduction to the Wealth On Any Income book. This will give you the background and information to know if you want to listen to the next 14-20 episodes, or just wait until the whole book is available in an audio format.
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Here’s your opportunity to grow: Decide now that you will take action on the information and discoveries that you will gain from future episodes as I read the book to you.
Until then, have a prosperous week, and bye, bye for now.
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