4 out of 4 stars
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Burn Zones is an inspirational memoir which teaches us to never give up even we are facing the most difficult situations in our life. This book is about how Jorge P. Newbery had dealt with the challenges of his life and how he overcame them.
The author captures his life from early childhood until writing this wonderful memoir. The book starts with a boy (Jorge) doing the paper jobs, it then follows him through selling ice cream and then finding his niche as a loan broker and property developer.
He was a high school dropout and serial entrepreneur. He had built a real estate empire over 4,000 apartments across the USA. Life was going well for him, and he was doing a great job until on Christmas Eve in 2004, which marked his collapse. He lost everything, got arrested and ended up with 26 million dollars in debt. Even after this, he didn’t let himself down. It was worth reading that how he rebuilt his crashed empire.
I got carried away by his motivation to make it through the burn zones (difficulties of his life). I also wondered how he dared to take big risks in his business. His risk-taking nature, being calm and keeping a cool and composed head even in most complicated situations in his life led him to glory. This book also taught me to be motivated all the time.
The thing about Jorge is that he did not just give up, and I was curious to read what he did and how after losing everything he had. The thing I loved about his parents is that they allowed him to do whatever he wanted. Also, he cared about his parents a lot. Besides being a successful entrepreneur, he was also a good person. His nature was affectionate, and he dealt with people very well. He was composed even after taking big risks.
I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. It was worthwhile reading it. I would recommend this book to all readers, especially teenagers who can get some inspiration. They are the ones to make many mistakes and they can learn how to deal with the tough problems they face. I wonder how far this author will go because he has an enormous amount of experience. This is a short book to read but I’m sure that this book will teach every reader some values that help to live a prosperous life.
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