Keith Cameron Smith
Author of The Top 10 Distinctions Book Series
Keith Cameron Smith
Author of The Top 10 Distinctions Book Series
What seems like a long time ago now I asked myself, what are the top 10 things I have learned that has helped me create and enjoy relative success and freedom in my life? I quickly jotted down the first 10 things that came to my mind and as I read over them I thought, wow thats pretty good, this would make a good book! So I decided to write one. I took the outline I had jotted down and went to a little cabin in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and in 7 days I wrote the book, The Top 10 Distinctions between Millionaires and the Middle Class. I came home excited and decided to self publish it and see what kind of response I got with it. A few months later the physical copy was in my hands and I started sending copies out to my circle of influence.
The response was good, real good. Several people were contacting me back asking to buy multiple copies. One colleague ordered 100 copies! Not long after I had sent copies out I received a phone call from out of the blue from a literary agent. She told me that one of my colleagues had given her a copy of the book and that she thought she could sell it to a major publishing company and asked if I wanted to do that? I said let me think about it ummmmm…. Yes lets do it. A short time later the agent and I were on a phone call with Random House and after the call the agent called me right back and said Random House wanted to publish it and fast track it to be released in the summer! In less than a year I had written the book, self published it and sold the world wide rights to the biggest publisher in the world at that time.
In the summer of 2007 the book was released in stores and online and it quickly went into many other countries and languages across the earth. That same year I started giving talks based on the book to local businesses and within a few years I had traveled and spoke in most major cities in America. While traveling and teaching I decided to turn the book into a series and wrote 5 other books by 2010. 2 more of which were published by major publishers again and 3 I self published.
While writing The Top 10 Distinctions between Entrepreneurs and Employees I was giving a talk at a conference center in Phoenix Arizona on the Dream Fulfillers book and Sharon Lechter was in the audience. Sharon is the co-author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series which has sold millions of copies. We met and had a good connection. I asked her if she would consider writing the forward to Entrepreneurs and Employees? I sent her a manuscript and she seemed to love it and agreed to write the forward. I am grateful to her for that. A short time later, Random House published that book too.
Over the years I have received thousands of testimonials on how one of the books or one of my live presentations has helped people gain more clarity and focus in pursuing their personal goals and dreams. I still receive emails almost everyday from someone somewhere in the world sharing their gratitude for one of the books. I believe part of my purpose in life is to inspire people to believe and encourage them to take action through my books and talks.
You can get to where you want to go by starting where you are. It takes intense focus and consistent action. My books can help you make wise decisions for your personal path.
If you haven’t read my books before then I believe you will discover them to be a benefit to your life and assist you in achieving true success and significance.
Faith, Hope and Love,
Keith Cameron Smith
About the books... below is the outline of each book in the series. Enjoy!
The Top 10 Distinctions between Millionaires and the Middle Class.
Distinction 10- Millionaires think long term.
The Middle Class thinks short term.
Distinction 9- Millionaires talk about ideas.
The Middle Class talk things and other people.
Distinction 8- Millionaires embrace change.
The Middle Class is threatened by change.
Distinction 7- Millionaires take calculated risks. The Middle Class is afraid to take risks.
Distinction 6- Millionaires continually learn and grow. The Middle Class thinks learning ended with school.
Distinction 5- Millionaires work for profits.
The Middle Class works for wages.
Distinction 4- Millionaires believe they must be generous. The Middle Class believes they can’t afford to give.
Distinction 3- Millionaires have multiple sources of income. The Middle Class only has one or two.
Distinction 2- Millionaires focus on increasing their net worth. The Middle Class focuses on increasing their paychecks.
Distinction 1- Millionaires ask themselves empowering questions. The Middle Class ask themselves disempowering questions.
The Top 10 Distinctions between Winners and Whiners.
Distinction 10- Winners take responsibility.
Whiners play the victim.
Distinction 9- Winners can have what they want. Whiners want what they can not have.
Distinction 8- Winners find a way.
Whiners find an excuse.
Distinction 7- Winners brighten a room by entering. Whiners brighten a room by leaving.
Distinction 6- Winners listen twice as much as they talk. Whiners talk twice as much as they listen.
Distinction 5- Winners enjoy life’s journeys.
Whiners put their joy in the destinations.
Distinction 4- Winners build friendships.
Whiners destroy friendships.
Distinction 3- Winners think big.
Whiners think small.
Distinction 2- Winners are focus minded.
Whiners are scattered brained.
Distinction 1- Winners create positive meanings. Whiners create negative meanings.
The Top 10 Distinctions between Entrepreneurs and Employees.
Distinction 10- Entrepreneurs educate themselves more than they entertain themselves. Employees entertain themselves more than they educate themselves.
Distinction 9- Entrepreneurs have an empowering perspective of failure.
Employees see failure as bad.
Distinction 8- Entrepreneurs are solution finders. Employees are problem solvers.
Distinction 7- Entrepreneurs know a little about a lot. Employees know a lot about a little.
Distinction 6- Entrepreneurs give and receive praise and correction. Employees don’t praise and try to avoid correction.
Distinction 5- Entrepreneurs say “the buck stops here.” Employees say “it’s not my fault.”
Distinction 4- Entrepreneurs build wealth. Employees make money.
Distinction 3- Entrepreneurs fly with eagles.
Employees peck around with chickens.
Distinction 2- Entrepreneurs look into the future. Employees look into the past.
Distinction 1- Entrepreneurs take risks because of faith. Employees play it safe because of fear.
The Top 10 Distinctions between Dream Fulfillers and Dream Killers.
Distinction 10- Dream Fulfillers are finishers.
Dream Killers are starters.
Distinction 9- Dream Fulfillers are fully engaged. Dream killers are only enrolled.
Distinction 8- Dream Fulfillers feed their faith and starve their fears. Dream Killers feed their fears and starve their faith.
Distinction 7- Dream Fulfillers build a life.
Dream Killers make a living.
Distinction 6- Dream Fulfillers are awake.
Dream Killers are asleep.
Distinction 5- Dream Fulfillers are happy and healthy. Dream Killers are depressed and sick.
Distinction 4- Dream Fulfillers believe in principles. Dream Killers believe in situational ethics.
Distinction 3- Dream Fulfillers walk through the valley. Dream Killers pitch a tent in the valley.
Distinction 2- Dream Fulfillers believe in destiny. Dream Killers believe in chance.
Distinction 1- Dream Fulfillers know the Dream Giver. Dream Killers know the destroyer.
The Top 10 Distinctions between Warriors and Worriers.
Distinction 10- Warriors follow their hearts. Worriers are driven by their heads.
Distinction 9- Warriors are confident. Worriers are confused.
Distinction 8- Warriors have eyes of fire. Worriers have cloudy vision.
Distinction 7- Warriors are patient. Worriers are in a hurry.
Distinction 6- Warriors consciously practice integrity. Worriers unconsciously practice dishonesty.
Distinction 5- Warriors pray and obey. Warriors pray and doubt.
Distinction 4- Warriors are prepared. Worriers are scared.
Distinction 3- Warriors surrender to their Creator. Worriers surrender to their enemy.
Distinction 2- Warriors love to laugh and play. Worriers take life too seriously.
Distinction 1. Warriors overcome through courage. Worriers succumb to conformity.
The Top 10 Distinctions between Relationship and Religion.
Distinction 10- Relationship is joyful. Religion is painful.
Distinction 9- Relationship disciplines. Religion punishes.
Distinction 8- Relationship is more heart than head. Religion is more head than heart.
Distinction 7- Relationship embraces diversity. Religion demands conformity.
Distinction 6- Relationship seeks to serve. Religion seeks to be served.
Distinction 5- Relationship is forgiving. Religion is condemning.
Distinction 4- Relationship has friends. Religion has followers.
Distinction 3- Relationship is transformational. Religion is transactional.
Distinction 2- Relationship is freedom. Religion is a prison.
Distinction 1- Relationship is eternal. Religion is temporary.