Rule #1 Don’t Be #2 by Daniel Milstein
Want to be in the world’s top 3% of achievers?
Would you like a road map to get there?
In his fourth book, RULE #1 DON’T BE #2,bestselling author, CEO, and NHL Hockey Agent
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.
Read Dan’s riveting account of overcoming adversity to reach the top and countless stories of others 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.
Here’s what Top Achievers say about RULE #1 DON’T BE #2 – You Get What You Work For Not What You Wish For.
“This book is hard-hitting, straightforward and life-changing. It teaches you how to join the “big league” in your work and personal life.”
“Dan Milstein is a living testament to the indomitable American spirit and showing how hard work, positive thinking and a laser focus can drive accomplishment and success.”
Emmy Award Winning Journalist
CBS-TV & The Detroit Free Press
“The skills he teaches can be used by anyone to develop their own business and sales efforts.”
Ross Rojek, San Francisco Book Review
“Reading this book not only is an engrossing experience – it is an uplifting one.”
Grady Harp, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer
“This book is a true gem, it is empowering, inspirational, ruthlessly honest, but most importantly it is probably the most outstandingly motivational book you will ever read, if you REALLY want your dreams to come true.”
Midwest Book Review
“His compact book is eye-catching, utilizing a variety of font sizes and styles and mixing colorful text and graphic backgrounds. Each chapter title spurs the reader to think and act.”
The U.S. REVIEW of BOOKS
“Rule #1 Don’t Be #2 is a life-altering, life-enhancing, life-embracing read that offers a practical and thoroughly ‘user friendly’ instructional guide that is impressively well written, organized and presented. While very highly recommended, especially for community and academic library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections.”
Midwest Book Review
“If the ideas aren’t unique to this work, the packaging itself exhibits a great deal of flair. The book is small and compact, smartly uses lots of large type and a second color for emphasis, and employs a graphically engaging format that makes skimming a snap. Give Rule #1 Don’t Be #2 an A-plus for style.”
Foreword Clarion Reviews
Manhattan Book Review 4 Stars
In this book, author Daniel Milstein provides a manual for success. The author escaped the former Soviet Union as a teenager, coming to the United States almost literally penniless. He has since built a business empire with interests in finance, sports management, publishing, and film. The book is laid out in 25 short chapters with pithy titles such as “Go Big or Go Home,” “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize,” and “Stand Up and Be Counted.”
The book is structured something like a manual, with its short chapters and large print for key points. It is easy to read, targeting the busy reader interested in putting ideas into action. Principles of hard work, clarifying goals, and improving individual performance prevail throughout. The book offers examples of success stories such as Ben Carson, a brain surgeon and member of the Trump administration, who rose from poverty through his dedication to education. The book also has exercises such as focusing on and writing down goals. It is well written, has a strong writing style, and is professionally packaged by the author’s publishing company. The most impressive part of the overall book is the author himself, who is a role model for his advice, an important feature of the motivational/self-help genre. Without such success, an author is not credible. Another important part of this work is that “success” is self-defined, hence the focus on personal goals, but the author’s techniques for reaching those goals seem applicable across a range of areas. The individual reader might regard Milstein’s personal success story of managing an international corporation as a nightmare when applied to herself, but she may have a dream of achieving success in the arts. The author’s strategies of defining this goal and of maintaining focus on and working toward it are still applicable to that reader. My one criticism of the work is it tends to be repetitive. The theme of setting goals, for example, is repeated throughout. But any solid work, fiction or nonfiction, has a theme. The author has in this work achieved the goal of reaching “number one.”