4 out of 4 stars
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One of the reasons why I selected this book is because I had read Debt Cleanse by the same author and was not disappointed. Burn Zone: playing life’s bad hands is a non-fiction book written by Jorge P. Newbery. It narrates the author’s life experiences from his young age as an entrepreneur, despite all odds. This book will inspire others to walk through their own “burn zones.”
Burn Zone: playing life’s bad hands contains only ten chapters with each chapter narrating the author’s challenges and strives to become successful. Jorge started his paper delivery business from the age of seven years. After saving some few dollars, he ventured into Ice cream business. He worked as a busboy at UCLA Faculty Center before becoming a musician, bike racer, and a real estate mogul. His real estate business flourished, and he had over four thousand apartments across America with a net worth of over ten million dollars.
However, he experienced his major challenge after buying the Woodland Meadows, a 1,100-unit apartment complex, in Columbus, Ohio. Jorge is yet to recover from it. His experiences have not all been good. His challenges have created strife for him. He learned to play life’s bad hands.
I admire Jorge’s accomplishments. It shows how determination and hard work produce incredible results. He was already working as a paper delivery boy at the age of 7 years. Many people have assisted him in his life’s journey at one point or the other. I like John Howard’s teaching the most. Teachings like “Never, ever look back, as this is a sign of weakness.” These watchwords kept Jorge moving during his life challenges. Also, I appreciate Mike’s style of recruitment. It’s very insightful.
There is nothing I dislike about this book. I see a distinct connection between Burn Zone: playing life’s bad hands and Debt Cleanse (A handy book that helps debtors clear their debt). It is the author’s burn zones that gave birth to the strategic ways he used to clear his debts. Notwithstanding, Burn Zone: playing life’s bad hands is a stand-alone book.
In conclusion, I rate Burn Zone: playing life’s bad hands 4 out of 4 stars. I gave it all the stars because his story was an inspirational one with enough historical backgrounds. Also, the book is well-edited and well-structured. I found only two minor punctuation errors which did not distract my reading experience. Therefore, I would recommend it to anyone who loves inspirational books. Also, lovers of autobiographies would find this book interesting.
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