Interview with James Burns, author of 2 Secret Pillars of Wealth

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I’d like to take a minute to thank James Burns for stopping by today for an interview!

What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?

While there are many fine financial books that I respect there are many you ask yourself “where’s the beef.” In other words, how do I get started and where are the tools and I think we have tools that have worked for others and will work for anyone who is committed to changing their financial situation.

You know the scenario – you’re stuck on an island. What book would you bring with you and why?

Bhagavad Gita – you have to remember you are not this body and will one day give it up just like the cloths you take off in the evening. I would want the understanding that I am really spirit soul just in case I’m never rescued and can move to the next stage of experience with a level of gratification.

If you could go back and change one day, what would it be?
There are so many but right now I might go back about April 1, 2000 or so and have sold off some stocks before they totally tanked.

Are you a different person now than you were 5 years ago? In what way/s?
Absolutely because if we are not constantly growing then we are dying which is a law of the universe. I consider that I’ve learned more from the books, people and experiences I’ve had and will never go back whether they’ve been good, bad or ugly.



I’ve been on a mission to understand the inner workings of our financial and political system and why only 1% of our population achieves wealth when they retire. I finally found the formula and have begun the conversation with this book.

What is the most important lesson you have learned from life so far?
To be grateful everyday for what you have and live underneath your means.


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Is there anything you regret doing/not doing?
I don’t have regrets because I’m always in forward motion but like anyone else I have wished there were things I didn’t do or did but what is the use when you know for a fact you can never go back.

What is your favorite past-time?
Doing my swimming, yoga or enhancing my spiritual understanding of this thing called life.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Research your life and demand more of yourself than you’re presently giving.

Thank you, James!!!!

Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for a guest post from James!!!

9 December, 2009
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