Rule #1, Don’t Be #2 by @danmilstein is the #Motivation You Need! #books #bookreview #goals

Rule number 1 don't be number 2


Title: Rule #1, Don’t Be #2: You Get What You Work For, Not What You Wish For

Author: Daniel Milstein

Genre: Business, Self-Improvement, Entrepreneur


Book Blurb:

In his fourth book, RULE #1 DON’T BE #2, Daniel Milstein inspires like never before, challenging us to dream BIG with his charismatic candor, giving us each a compelling glimpse into our own limitless potential. In addition to Dan’s riveting accounts of overcoming adversity, Rule #1 Don’t Be #2 captivates with countless stories of those who’ve dominated their respective fields against seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Framed in Dan’s fast-paced, conversational style and his best-loved, thought-provoking quotes, we’re gifted the life-changing lessons of the world’s greatest achievers. Don’t miss Dan’s heartfelt tutorial that is destined to become a giant in the motivational genre, and beyond.


My Review:

Stop what you’re doing right now and pick up this book!


Whether you are an entrepreneur, business manager, teacher, writer, student, professional athlete, or in-between opportunities, you’re not dreaming BIG enough and need some hard-hitting motivation. Rule #1, Don’t be #2 is Dan Milstein’s fourth book and boy, is it inspiring! Dan’s writing style is similar (I imagine) to talking with him in person. He shows us, through catchy, digestible phrases and his own experiences, how to live a successful life, both professionally and personally. Not since first reading Stephen Covey more than twenty-five years ago, have I been blown away by a business motivational book.


The best part, for me, was Dan speaking freely about potential, hard work, perseverance and success. Dan’s background as an Ukrainian immigrant with seventeen cents in his pocket touched me. He worked his way through the ranks to achieving mind-blowing success. The more I read through this book, the more I felt like it was written for me. As an entrepreneur trying to grow my business, Rule #1, Don’t Be #2 opened my eyes to the possibilities. I’ve just got to dream BIG and never get complacent.


I highly recommend this book to everyone, young and old. It’ll change your perspective and inspire you to do BIG things, more than you ever thought possible. Writers/Authors: pick up this book and discover how to increase your brand and business.


Favorite Character/Quote:

“Work so hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph.”


My Rating:  5+ stars


Buy it now:

Amazon US


Amazon CA


Amazon UK


Barnes and Noble




Author Biography:

Dan Milstein is the Founder and CEO of the Gold Star Family of Companies, operating in over 40 offices worldwide, specializing in financial services, sports management, publishing, and film production. Under Dan’s visionary leadership, Gold Star has been named among Inc. magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America, and Dan has been featured in many notable publications and numerous rosters of Top Business and Finance Professionals in the USA.


Dan was born in Kiev, Ukraine and just 16 when he narrowly escaped the demise of the Soviet Union by immigrating to the United States. Arriving with only 17 cents and one suitcase, but fueled by his determination to seize the American Dream, Dan stormed every opportunity in his path, quickly rising to the rank of #1 Loan Officer in the USA and then building one of the most recognized brands worldwide.


International best-selling author of The ABC of Sales, 17 Cents and a Dream, and Street Smart Selling, Dan brings his unique brand of motivation to the greatly anticipated Rule #1: Don’t Be #2, chock-full of energizing accounts of others who have dominated their field. From film stars to sport stars, world leaders to company leaders, these enterprising individuals will move you to work until your idols become your rivals. Highly acclaimed CEO, sports agent, consultant, speaker and author, Dan Milstein is credited with motivating hundreds of thousands with his simple, yet powerful, brand of inspiration. Read and be inspired.


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Reviewed by: Mrs. N



4 thoughts on “Rule #1, Don’t Be #2 by @danmilstein is the #Motivation You Need! #books #bookreview #goals

  1. I rarely read book reviews – very, very rarely – but this time was different. The title captured my attention. It proves that getting the title right can be a huge factor in the success of a book.


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