• The Domino Effect

  • Live Your Rich Life with a Few Keystone Habits
  • By: Michael Hammond
  • Narrated by: William Bahl
  • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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By: Michael Hammond
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When was the last time you told yourself....

  • I want to spend more time with my family and friends....
  • I want more energy....
  • I really want to get in shape....
  • Damn, I want to be the best version of myself!

If so, you’ve come to the right place. 

The good thing is, it might be much easier than you think.

Our whole lives are a bunch of habits linked together. Some of them matter a lot more than others. You don’t need to make massive changes in your life and implement 100+ new habits like many experts tell you. All you need to do is to implement a few keystone habits and the rest will take care of itself. It’s a domino effect leading to personal and professional success. Start your domino effect today!

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©2018 Michael Hammond (P)2018 Michael Hammond

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Start living your rich life!

I enjoy reading or listening books on productivity and habit building. As someone who has struggled as an entrepreneur due to bad habits, I'm always looking for ways to improve my daily habits. Frankly I was skeptical about buying this book but I'm so glad I did. It provides great examples from successful people who practice great habits and some insightful exercises for you do. Its inspiring , educational and interactive. This book is for anyone looking for a solid habit building blueprint! You won't regret buying this one! You'll learn so much and be inspired to make real changes in your life. Cheers

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Absolutely, Fantastic!

Even if you don't like Self-Help books, this is a must read for anybody that wants to improve themselves, and become more effective and efficient. Highly Recommend is a complete understatement, and doesn't give this awesome book the credit that it deserves for being outstanding! The only minor compliant is that while it's a short read, sometimes it a bit heavy on the science, but that's also what makes this book groundbreaking and unique!

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Add value to valuable lives

Wow thank you to the author! There is more packed into this small book and implement 100+ new habits. I enjoy learning and growing and especially appreciate the shortcuts that come from the opportunity to glean from the insight of others. This little gem of a book provides that opportunity in a simple and basic format that makes even the obvious profound. It contains ideas and strategies that I am quickly applying to my career, finances, relationships, health and fitness. Many I already am doing but the book raised my awareness of their importance and how to tweak them. The book is laid out in a simple, easy to read format. The author backs his statements with research, science and case studies of real people. The book goes a step further by providing written exercises, charts and forms than can help readers become aware of what they are doing, what they should be doing, and how to get to the desired next step. I think whether you already successful in these areas of your life or whether you realize you have leaps and bounds to grow, you will grow from “The Domino Effect: Live Your Rich Life with a Few Keystone Habits” Thank you Michael Hammond for the heart you have poured into this book and into Motivation and Personality: How to Master Your Goals and Habits for Long Term Success. I recommend both books.

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Short read with long term positive impact.

Reading Hammond’s book helped me get a 27% raise in my last job and I added an additional $68.5K to my to savings accounts these past 5 years, it’s essentially my reference to pretty much all of my big financial decisions.

Short book and a quick read with really good stuff. If you're looking for really good success habits...this is it.

Get it, listen it; you definitely won’t regret it, this is the personal finance book you’ve been waiting for!

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After following the advice in the book, however, I am now feeling much more empowered with my finances. I have restructured my accounts and finally have a grasp on some investment options – including ones I didn’t even know were available.
This book helped me get past my personal habit of sticking my head in the sand when it came to my money, because I didn’t know how to manage my finances effectively and didn’t have a clue where to start with investing. There’s so much conflicting information and bad advice out there – it’s difficult to know who/what to trust.
In a few short weeks, I’ve made substantial progress. I appreciate Michael’s straightforward approach, I know is based on deep research and what actually works!
If you want to get on track with your finances and investing, this book is an invaluable resource and even includes information and advice on buying vs renting, buying a car, planning for a wedding or large purchase, pre-nups, and talking about money with your significant other – another topic which I found immensely helpful.

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I kept reading = interesting

I rarely read self help books anymore. I would rather read biographies so I can learn how real people overcome adversity. However, I was curious to read this. As an ambitious person, who grew up in a lower middle class background and has made it to the top 5% of people the author deems are rich in this country....I have to agree that his writings confirm pretty much all I did to become a leader in my field and then move on to starting a very successful business. To the critics that say it is too short, I think its length adds value. It is short and sweet and motivates you to finish it quickly rather than put it down. To those that feel that it is just common sense I say sometimes we can't see the obvious. My best endorsement is that I look forward to purchasing my next copy for my son who has just graduated college.

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Habits determine life


I recently read this during a layover/flight. I personally think the book it has the wrong title. It should be titled; Successful Habits. People may think it's another "how to get rich book". It's not, it is simply a book about setting goals and the habits to accomplish your goals.

This book is perfect for a young person. I have sent it to my college children and explained to them that setting and accomplishing goals early in life will set them apart from the rest.

Successful people are task orientated goal setting machines.

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Easy, actionable ideas!

This book tells the truth about our habits and how it affects our lives. Will be recommending this book to family and friends.

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Fastest thing to get.

This is THE book I needed as my college graduation gift 20 years ago! I bought it early release and was able to be in a private coaching group with Hammond. Over the years since college I have become a personal finance junkie and I have read most of the books out there. Although I feel that I have a great base of knowledge, this book is the first one that has given me the confidence that I can balance and rebalance my own portfolio. It also gives a more simple option for those not yet ready to do so. The conscious spending aspect is unique to this book and allows people to focus on saving while keeping space for the things they most enjoy in life. This will lean people toward long term success and prevent people from giving up on their finances in the midst of penny pinching and overwhelming busy work. You can learn how to automate your finances from this book! I will be giving this book as a gift to anyone and everyone!!!

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Great Advice for Couples Too!

This book is very informative and life changing. I purchased this book because of a recommendation on a weekly conference call that I listen to. The call has been based on this book for the past two+ months. I have taken my own notes from the book as well as doing the exercises that it recommends. Thank you Michael Hammond for your outstanding research.

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  • Beverly
  • 03-09-20

Live the way you want to live.

I love this The Domino Effect! Michael Hammond takes us beyond the stories in his first book, More Is More, Goal setting and why outrageously life goals are the best to explain also interlinked how habits are truly formed and what you and I can do to begin trading our poor habits for rich ones. Change Your Habits, Change Your Life also includes the tools to silence procrastination and then a "Domino effect leading to personal and professional success" where we track our habits and then grade ourselves on if they are good or bad habits. If that doesn't change your life then I don't know what will.
If you are busy like me, get the audiobook (when it becomes available) and read along with the paperback. It's worth the investment!

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  • Cherie
  • 03-09-20

Makes being rich possible!

Although most of our success is based on our own efforts, some of it is not. Often times those who seem remarkably successful "because they read books everyday" , may in fact be the beneficiary of affirmative action programs. What if they score lower on standardized tests than someone not admitted to Med school or law school? Perhaps they are not as good a practitioner as they may seem. By the same token, some who would have been more successful, may have been in part stifled in their career or in their corporate actions by liberal government bureaucrats, the very same who instituted the affirmative action programs. These real world scenarios are not covered in the book. This one complaint aside, as the author says, nonetheless, if you set your goals and a daily to-do-list in pursuit of goals, you are sure to succeed.

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  • John
  • 03-09-20

Rich in value

The Domino Effect is an excellent biblical, easy to read and very practical approach to decision making. It provides a clear presentation of the consequences of decisions we make and straightforward advise for making decisions that will produce the results in life that every Christian wants.
It is very applicable for all stages of life. I see it as a wonderful resource for parents to use with their children. This is not a deep theological treatise nor a dry study that only preachers and other church leaders would have any interesting in using. It's foundation is biblical but simply expressed and illustrated.

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  • Jesse Cordeiro
  • 04-28-21

Inspiration for great Habits.

Great easy read - very eye opening. Somewhat motivational as well.

I am not so motivated to achieve wealth...just comfort and to able to give - but it's nice to see how they do it and I might make a few course corrections one own path from this book as well

Very small and simple book with a lot of good ideas and information. Enjoyed reading it.

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  • Martin
  • 03-10-20

Habits Shape Our Outcomes

Michael Hammond supports the idea that our habits shape our outcomes. I loved the facts, stories and details that inspire the reader to make better choices and to take responsibility for personal success.

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  • Lori Bell
  • 03-10-20

Title Aptly States

The book provides, not only a straightforward explanation between rich and poor habits, but also expands on how and why habits are formed and what you can do to instill good habits faster. A pleasant bonus was the set of exercises to set goals.

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  • Barbara
  • 05-04-21

More a guide to intentional thinking

Do you want your life to change for better? Do you want to improve your financial life and set yourself for long-term success? It will teach you to be rich is the guidebook for such things. It does not matter how savvy are you in finances, because Hammond shows, explain and provide a step-by-step guide about the system you should implement.

I was pretty advanced in my finances before the book, however, I was able to bring them to the next level after executing on those small but important aspects of the financial life.

The book will help you to open and organize the right types of accounts for your short-and-medium term savings goal as well as long-term investments. You create the system that is proven over the years by hundreds of people and you just let it work for you.

I strongly believe that I will teach you to be rich is the must-read for everyone who wants to become the master of his own money and not the slave.

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  • Arlene Vela
  • 03-10-20

Being Rich Is Personal

Save yourself a lot of time listening several other books - this book has lots of great advice and suggestions combined into one quick listen. I bought several and distributed them to my younger friend in an effort to give them 'a leg up'.

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  • Samuel Freeman
  • 03-10-20

Life time of skills and tools

I have read a few finance self help books, including Rich Dad/Poor Dad (A very useless book). This is hands down, the BEST finance guide for todays 20-30 year olds out there. It goes through all aspects that you need to organize your financial life with PRACTICAL and ACTIONABLE steps. I am not rich but consider myself financially fortunate (no more existing student loans debt or credit card debt) but even I learned a lot more about banking and investing than I knew. I can only imagine the use this book would provide to people with loans and credit card debt. It also doesn't just tell you to invest in index funds, it walks you through it, and even tells you which funds to possibly invest in (which those 'classic' finance books dont go into). I listen this book in a weekend and implemented his plan over a 3 day weekend instead of 6 weeks (i already had done a lot of the stuff he suggests) and feel like my finances are now automated and i dont have to worry about them anymore! Thanks Michael Hammond.

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  • Rosella Duran
  • 03-11-20

Spend Extravagantly, Cut Mercilessly

If you don't understand interest rates or mortgages or taxes, if you don't know what your credit score is, how it's calculated and what can affect it, if you don't know the right and wrong ways to use credit cards, if you don't know what banks to use and which ones to avoid, if you don't know how to increase your income or how to negotiate lower fees and payments, if you don't know how to pay less interest on your student loans, if you want to spend more time with your family and friends, or want to be the best version of yourself!, all of this can be found in this book and much more. I really appreciate Michael's conversational yet straightforward style. And, its clearly says, "All you need to do is to implement a few keystone habits and the rest will take care of itself. It’s a domino effect leading to personal and professional success." So if you are in a financial hole, you have no one to blame but yourself. There are no pity parties here. The good news, though, is that Michael is going to teach how to get out of the hole. Also? If you're tired of every other financial guru telling you to never spend on anything and basically advising you to live in a hovel so you can hoard all your money and be "rich," then you really need this book. Michael's approach is quite different. Spend as much as you like, as long as it's on stuff that really matters to you. You can spend money on things that you enjoy AND have a chubby bank account--Michael is proof and he teaches you how to do the same. Lets Start your domino effect today!

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