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The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son by John Soforic

Book Review of The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son by John Soforic

My rating 5 out of 5 stars in the book review of the Wealthy Gardener Book by John Soforic, a financial literacy masterpiece for generational wealth creation.

The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father and SonThe Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son by John Soforic
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The book The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son by John Soforic is a unique cliffhanger from the start.

The author combines intriguing parables on the life lessons of prosperity with nonfiction. This is not a book on ‘how to get rich quick.’ I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author through Booktasters on Twitter. It is a manual packed with tenets of wisdom for a lifetime’s financial dignity. Soforic reveals a deep scope of financial literacy that defines a prosperous life.

‘A way of life’
‘Awakening without money worries’
‘A spiritual journey’
‘A spiritual adventure’

Expand your mind until you no longer fit into your current environment quote by John Soforic Wealthy Gardener
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In the book, we met several characters. the wealthy gardener, his friends, and his neighbor, and remarkable Jared. The friends of the wise wealthy gardener judge his workaholic life that lacks the balance of living life, as majority of us know it to be (or do we?). John Soforic gives an account of the friend’s advice: ’slow down’, ‘take it easy’, ‘enjoy more leisure’, ‘live for the day’. These are comments we hear every waking moment. You have to read the book to see the response, insight, and feat of the great wealthy gardener.

The father-son relationship plays out between the Wealthy Gardener and Jared.

Passive income was the way to freedom, and that my stream of gold was rental property income

This introductory conversation between the grand Wealthy Gardener and Jared left me in stitches …

‘I hope that phone has an app for pulling weeds’

Sound familiar?

Jared is a young bachelor who moved back in with his parents after he lost both his job and his marriage. What a typical scenario in many homes today? To ease financial pressure, more children that are adults live with their parents today.

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It is what I have come face-to-face in my line of work, in particular, in succession tales of family businesses. I deal with two to three generations that use extreme measures to survive in their seasons of wealth, unscathed. The grandfather gets his hands dirty gardening, but the father adores his gadgets. The next generation taps into the success habits of more than one generation.

A firm foundation of solid and useful principles of money, wealth, and finance run in the book. The comprehensive coverage of financial fear, affluence, prudence, and success is clear. Highlights of meditation and reflection on the secrets of money echo in each chapter.

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The Wealthiest Gardener

‘Money, like oxygen, is not too important until there is not enough of it. But when levels run low, it will consume us. Then, every waking hour is spent working for money or worrying about it.’

In this bewildering book, you will unearth how those who grasp the financial Holy Grail use their time. Find out the actual way to live life to the fullest and experience meaningful pursuits every day.

You may have an ideal interpretation of prosperity, financial security, and financial freedom. But, the values provided by Soforic call for urgency.

‘Adopt prosperity habits.’
‘Pay the price for an extraordinary life today.’
‘Today is a king in disguise. Let us not be deceived. Let us unmask the king as he passes’ wrote Emerson.

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Favorite Quotes

I learned that passive income was the way to freedom, and that my stream of gold was rental property income.”

John Soforic

I want you to be filthy rich”

“In fact, I want you to be obscenely rich. … have so much money that it embarrasses you. I want you to achieve the kind of wealth that makes you feel sorrow for others without it. I want you to be so loaded that you won’t know what to do with it all! And then I want you to multiply it.”

The Wealthy Gardener

I saw that even the most enviable lives include tragedy, but tragedies are only tragic when they become excuses.”

the author

… The way to wealth is to serve others, to fulfill needs, to impact lives in a meaningful way, to live with purpose, to make a contribution that benefits the masses, to struggle well, and to make a worthy difference.”

The Wealthy Gardener

“I learned that prosperity required uncommon persistence, and that my willpower was assured by my why power.”

John, Soforic,

… who can benefit starving people more? A penniless Saint, or a virtuous man with a fortune to spare?”

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"Dreams don’t respond to thoughts of someday, But only to brave actions and turbulent transitions.” ― John Soforic


There are answers to life’s questions. ‘Is the price of success worth the rewards?’ ‘Are wild rewards of prosperity possible?’ The Wealthy Gardener provides the answer.

You will not put this book down – startled.

This is a must-read for a parent determined to see their child set up for a prosperous and financially successful life.

It is a priority self-mastery classic for owners of enterprises and businesses.

It’s a Wrap

If you want to debunk the ‘evils of excessive wealth and prosperity’, then this book is for you.

Do you feel trapped and yearn for the freedom to live without the pressure of time?

Are you drowning in voices that tell you to be content with the conditions in your life?

Interact with the author ‘to solve big problems, fit to harvest wealth.’

I give this a 5.0-star rating.

Buy your copy of The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son by John Soforic on Amazon today.

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5 thoughts on “The Wealthy Gardener: Life Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son by John Soforic”

  1. Wow. That seems to be a good read. Those excerpts that you have published… Oh my. What a piece of writing. I am gonna get this book, courtesy your review!

  2. This book sounds wonderful! All the reasons why I need to read this book I mentally checked off. My husband and I have been having a lot of conversations surrounding the financial success of our future and how we can help our children with a similar mindset.

    I am going to purchase this book, your review has me hooked! Thanks for sharing.

    1. You give me so much joy with your authentic comment, Stephanie.
      You and your husband have just found a gem in this book.💎
      The best investment you can give your children is to get them exposed to money matters, debt management and wealth creation at a very early age – even 3 years is not young at all. Teach them to ‘bag the money!’💰
      You could also check out how my twin sibling and I turned out as explained in Crawl Outta Debt Now.

  3. This sounds like a fascinating book! It reminds me of a very prosperous wise old gentleman I once knew. He kept a tiny wooden box on his desk that said on the lid, “The secret to my success…”. When you opened the box, it was just a solid hinged block and on the inside layer were the words, “Hard work.” I always loved that little box and the fact that he always kept it on his desk as a reminder. Thanks so much for sharing your book review and linking with me.


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