Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Right or Almost Right by John Haremza : A Review

BOOK TITLE: Right or Almost Right: The Fine Line Between Phenomenal Success and Average Results in Network Marketing

AUTHOR: John Haremza

ISBN/ASIN: 978-1681020525

GENRE: Non Fiction - Self Help


FORMAT: Digital


HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: I thank Laura Fabiani of iRead Book Tours for this review copy.


Right or Almost Right is based on John Haremza’s 25 years of success in network marketing. It’s John’s answer to the questions so many ask such as, “Where’s the money? Why am I not seeing the success I expected?” As John says, “I meet so many intelligent, hard-working, dedicated network marketers who are struggling. They are not seeing the results they expected, and they always as, “Why?” John believes that the small subtleties of how the network marketing business is done make the big difference between making a little money versus making a lot of money, between success and struggling. He addresses many of the basics of doing “the business,” from prospecting to leading your organization, and points out what is “right” as compared to what is “almost right.” John has lived every example contained in his book. “Network marketing changed my life beyond my wildest imagination,” says John. His story is amazing, from living in a trailer park to a well-known network marketing leader. And his story can help you to make your dreams come true too!


The word 'almost' is one of the most underrated, misused words in the English language. There is a subtely to the word that is hard to understand. The difference between 'right' and 'almost right' is simultaneously huge and little. There is only one 'right'. When it is 'almost right', it is automatically 'wrong' and 'not enough'.

The title captured my attention and I picked up the book based on the summary that said this was his story - of failures, inspiration and subsequent success. The title and the approach were the book's speciality.


Self help books are a dime a dozen. Most books follow near improbable success stories, sometimes making readers think, 'oh, really? That stroke of opportunity / luck would visit anyone, I am sure'. But Right or Almost Right takes a different outlook. To give the best praise for the book : It is as different as its title. The beginning, the writing and the major things that are highlighted - everything is given in a style that makes people related to it.

Right or almost right? Most often, we end up doing things we think are right and miss opportunities and success by a hairsbreadth. It is at these times that we feel the difference between 'right' and 'almost right'. When everything seems right, but still success eludes you, that is when you reanalyze and check if you have done things right or not. The book explains this concept well and manages to point out common mistakes that people in this field make. The author has clearly highlighted the differences between right and almost right by clearly putting it in boxes.

The book conveys what it wants to convey in very simple words. Here are a few quotes that would give the reader an idea of what to expect.

When the time came to choose between marriage and business:(with the marriage succeeding of course)

"I believe it to be far less damaging to a relationship to try something and risk failure, than it would be to live with the resentment of never having tried at all."

While talking about the family trying to dissuade him

"With the best of intentions people will try to steer you off course, to nudge you off course, to persuade you off course, to distract you off course. They will try to convince you that you are dreaming."

In response to colleauges taunting him:

"...the worst that can happen is that I’ll have to come back and get a job like you have."

Being self deprecating and still managing to encourage people (talking about his dyslexia and feelings of inferiority)

"My experience has convinced me that if I can succeed in this business with my severe limitations and background, then anyone can do it."

On Objections:

"A common mistake network marketers make is that when they’re faced with an objection, they end up arguing. When this occurs, your prospects’ defenses come up and they shut down on you."

In short, Right or Almost Right is an enlightening book - one that would give the reader good lessons - not only in network marketing field but also otherwise.

  • The author's writing style is straightforward, simple and clean.
  • The book is not a network marketing manual. It is not preachy.
  • The quotes and notable points given across the 'story'.

  • This is not a self help book that can convince you to go ahead with networking. If you are looking for blind motivation, this is not it!

Find the actual difference between 'Right and Almost Right'

RATING: 4.5/5


After he graduated high school, John got a job as a machine operator at the potato chip plant. When he was promoted to maintenance manager he thought that this $22,000 a year job was the best job he could ever hope for. Then he was introduced to Network Marketing and his life changed forever.

John’s story is one of those American rags to riches, from adversity and obscurity to a life of dreams. Now after spending 23 years in network marketing John has earned over $12 million.

He has been responsible for product sales of over $500 million. His teams have earned over $200 million in commissions and he is featured in numerous publications and has produced 100’s of sales tools to support his teams. Currently, a regular speaker, consultant and author, John hopes to bring his message of Right or Almost Right to the masses.

EDITIONS AVAILABLE: Paperback, Digital

PRICE $9.81 for Kindle, $14.24 for Paperback


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