Yesterday, my new book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, became a #1 bestseller on Amazon.
When I found out, I was doing a live, 8-hour webcast with 1,000+ people on it. For maybe the first time in my life, I was speechless. Then I started yelling. A lot.
We also got I Will Teach You To Be Rich to #3 on B&N, and give away a bunch of Kindles and savings accounts.
Here’s what other people are saying about the book:
- Lifehacker: Ramit Sethi on getting rich and automating your money (interview)
- Book reviews: Cal Newport at Study Hacks, Ben Casnocha, Consumerism Commentary, Get Rich Slowly, The Simple Dollar, All Financial Matters, Poorer Than You, Lifehack.org, and of course the Amazon reviews.
So, guys — first of all, thank you. I really appreciate the fact that you’re willing to pay for value and get started optimizing your finances. As for the Amazon ranking and all that, I didn’t do that — you did. The significance of skyrocketing up the charts has less to do with me than with us, collectively, helping more and more people automate their money, pay off debt and earn more, negotiate like an Indian, and most importantly, get rich.
You’ll notice people asking questions like, “What was the trick to get to #1? What email service do you use? Can u teach me about user loops?”
Tactics matter, but my answer to their questions is deeply unsatisfying because it involves focusing on the long term: Pick big wins. Focus on helping people before you try to make money. Plan ahead. And most importantly, money itself is only a small, infinitesimally small part of a life’s goal.
Do you know my favorite part of yesterday? I called my mom and dad, live on a video webcast with 1,000+ people watching, to tell them about being #1 on Amazon. Imagine how they felt.
Now that’s rich.