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Homeless, Starving And Broke, Biz Magnate Shares


(NAPSI)— “I am a high school dropout with no higher intelligence than you. I came to a country with no knowledge of the local language or culture. Worse, I had no money, and slept on the beaches of Phuket with a suitcase for a pillow.”

Today, Andres Pira is one of Thailand’s largest real estate developers, with holdings in the billions. In his new book, “Homeless to Billionaire—The 18 Principles of Wealth Attraction and Creating Unlimited Opportunity” (ForbesBooks), he tells his remarkable story and shares the framework others can use to unlock their full potential and obtain their life goals.

Rags-to-riches stories are inspirational and motivating, and this one is no exception. But why is this book different?

A prime target audience, millennials are receptive to learning and new ideas, but they are skeptical and demand proof before complying. Pira was a skeptic himself until he was able to put acquired knowledge into practice in the real world.

Millions of people read motivational books but not everyone will achieve the same results. Pira knows. “Knowledge is not what gets us what we want in life. The difference lies in taking a specific action.”

Pira has “mastered the formula for making people believe in the impossible. He knows how to make money, inspire and drive success like no one I have ever met,” says Jack Canfield, co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” in the book’s foreword.

Pira grew up in Stockholm with no vision of the future. He made his way to Thailand, where he was starving, frustrated, angry and broke. He escaped his abyss not so much from learning the basics of how to succeed in business but by learning how life should be lived and exuding positivity at every turn.

The principles that Pira is passing on include taking risks and responsibility; making thinking time a priority; celebrating progress; living with focus; having ideas so massive they make others uncomfortable; showing passion; mastering emotions; and physical wellness.

Pira provides an interesting take on what he calls vibrational giving. “I focus on the emotion I feel while I am doing the giving. The feeling attached to the giving is critical…When I wish someone a good day, I do it with genuine feelings of wanting that person to have a good day.” Pira correlates this thinking to when he started to experience success.

His message is that by doing good, good things will happen. But don’t keep score waiting for your first million to pour in. The proper life mindset is a puzzle that took Pira years to decipher. Through “Homeless to Billionaire,” Andres Pira invites you in and helps you solve it for yourselves. Visit

“Homeless to Billionaire” is available for purchase.

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