Yes folks, that's right... in order to "contribute" (be a contributor) to one of Mr. Samblis's 1 Habit books... you have to pay $250.00. WOW... aren't contributors supposed to be paid instead of having to pay for the contribution ? Check out this section from Mr. Samblis's web site. Clear to see contributors need to pay $250.00. But hey... they get 10-copies of the book when it's published. So the question here is... are they paying to contribute, or is Mr. Samblis simply requiring any contributor to commit to buying 10 books. Either way, any contributor needs to come up with $250.00 for the privilege of contributing to the book.
A contributor needs to ask themselves... should I give my expertise and effort away for free (actually PAY $250.00), or does my contribution to the book have value such that I am deserving of compensation? After all, Mr. Samblis earns profits from the sale of the books. Looks like it's a really sweet deal for Mr. Samblis... he gets paid upfront for 10 books from each contributor, AND... presumably retains any profits from consumer sales. However, perhaps consumers should be asking themselves, is the information in the books any good if the contributors are giving the information away for free. Why wouldn't a consumer simply get the information from YouTube instead of paying $25.00 or more for one of the books.
So, as the graphic says... "Pay it Forward"... to Mr. Samblis !
Question... are the 5-star reviews that can be seen on Amazon about the 1 Habit books believable ? We don't know, but we will present some information here for your review, and you can make up your own mind.
First, lets revisit the "#1 best seller" claim being boasted on the Amazon site. Is it accurate ? The reason we start (or revisit) that issue here is, it might be best to understand and consider ALL the evidence in totality. Each false claim gives rise to question the next. If Mr. Samblis is being untruthful about 1 item... can you really trust the rest of the claims he makes?
This is a screen scrape of one of the 1 Habit books on the Amazon site. The claim of "#1 BEST SELLER" can't get much bigger or bolder.
Now, scroll on down the page to the Product Details section and you will see the data in the graphic below. At the time/date of this posting (7/27/2020) you will see that the actual ranking of the book is 6,449,504. Yes, you read that right... the book is actually ranked LOWER than a tad bit less than 6.5 millionth place. WOW... a little bit from "#1 Best Seller" status. With such a low current ranking, could it have EVER been a #1 Best Seller ??? To verify the current ranking simply search the Amazon site using the ISBN number of 13:978-1087806105.
So... is the prominent display of "#1 Best Seller" accurate ? It would appear not. And if not, WHY would someone make such a bold statement like that if it were not true ??? Seems disingenuous at best, and fraudulent at worst, specially if it was done to mislead the prospective buyer into buying the book using false information.
Now... lets move into the "Reviews" of the book(s). We ask here again... are they believable ? Again, we present the data, and you decide based on the evidence presented.
Most of the reviews listed across the books are about 4.6 or higher. On the surface this would seem like the book(s) are well received and readers really liked them. But... lets peek under the surface just a little and see what we discover. Just a note here, there is only one book that has double-digit reviews (26), the next closest book only has 8 reviews, and the rest less than that.
From the World's Happiest Achievers book, there are 26 reviews (remember, this is supposedly a #1 Best Seller book, and only 26 reviews). If you click to display the 5-star reviews you will see the below illustrated review by Diane Kennedy. Notice the date of the review. Now, if you click on the name Diane Kennedy you can see all of the reviews she has written on all the products she has reviewed... i.e. her history of reviews in total.
Notice that the listing of reviews she has done are in chronological order. Scroll down and find the date area of October 27, 2019. Notice anything missing ? Yes, the review that appears on the book review page, is NOT listed in her history of reviews. On one of her book reviews dated January 3, 2020, she wrote two other reviews the same day yet the Samblis book review doesn't show up in her history listing. Weird right ? What would explain this ? We don't know, but just keep that little tidbit in mind as you continue here.
(BTW... we reviewed several other reviewers and the same phenomenon holds true, i.e review is missing from their history of reviews)
Now... lets explore... could some, many, or all the reviews be fake ? How would that even be possible ? Well, review the following:
Just do a search on Google (or your search engine of choice) using the search phrase "how to buy fake reviews on amazon" and see what's returned. The number of sites offering services of creating reviews on Amazon was shocking. The site shown below offers review "Likes" for a little as $1.00 each. A "like" on a review increases its page ranking, and also indicates to the reader that others found that review beneficial. A lot of "likes" on a 5-star review likely induces the reader to make a purchase. What if some, many, or ALL the likes were fake ???
Additionally... you may want to review the following article. A cautionary word here though... you may never look at Amazon reviews the same ever again.
Now... lets revisit Diane Kennedy.
You will notice that on the book 100 Habits from the World's Happiest Achievers that Sharon L. Lechter is listed as a co-author. You will also notice in the below graphic that the same Sharon Lechter has written her own book entitled Pay Fewer Taxes Legally. Guess who narrates Ms. Lechter's book... none other than Diane Kennedy. It would seem the two women are business associates. Would it be unreasonable to think (assume maybe) that Ms. Lechter asked Ms. Kennedy to post a vary favorable review of the World's Happiest Achievers book ?
So... reviewing this data, do you believe the reviews on any of the Steven Samblis 1 Habit books ??? Keeping in mind the facts about the boasting (some would say misrepresentations) over the #1 Best Seller claims, is anything Mr. Samblis tells you believable ? As they say... funny thing about facts - they don't care about feelings. Folks might want to be careful when spending their hard-earned money on books by Mr. Samblis, specially based on any promotional claims made.
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1 Habit book series review. Meet the author, Steven Samblis, and learn more about his history and creditability. Here you can review the life experiences that provided all the knowledge to become an expert on so many different unrelated subjects.
(click the mugshot picture for a more in-depth look at Mr. Samblis)
If you're going to buy a book, especially one that purports to educate you, it’s a fair question to ask – is the author creditable. Well, if the author lies in order to get you to buy the book, then can you really trust what the author is telling you?
Notice the graphic below. This is a screenshot from Mr. Samblis’s website marketing the book. Mr. Samblis lists the book as “Amazon #1 Best Seller”. Now take a look at the next graphic taken from the Amazon website where the book is sold. The book is actually ranked (as of this writing – 6/13/2020)…. 1,580,047. WOW… the book can’t even break into better than a 1.5-million seller. Also, a review of the top 100 books sold on Amazon… Mr. Samblis’s book is nowhere to be found. Additionally, a review of the top 100 Women’s books… and its not there either. So… is the author, Mr. Steven Samblis lying to you in order to sell you a book? Looks like it. If Mr. Samblis can support his claim that the book is an “Amazon Best Seller”, he should put the documentation on his website right next to his claim.
For further evidence you might check out the Friends of Steven Samblis daily blog. There you will find numerous posts documenting the inconsistencies and outright lies of the life of Mr. Steven Samblis. This site is loaded with documented evidence to support the questionable creditability of Mr. Steven Samblis. You might start with this article.
Mr. Samblis has been involved in 45 legal actions (to date) and some of the latest have been for Contractual Fraud and Breach of Terms in a contract. Details can be found HERE. In one of the cases Mr. Samblis agreed to an out-of-court settlement... then defaulted on the agreement. It is undetermined if that amount was ever paid, but since Mr. Samblis filed for bankruptcy twice before ( HERE and HERE ) he may just file again in an effort to discharge the debt and leave the aggrieved with nothing.
In the Forward of the 100 Habits from the Happiest Achievers on the Planet, under The Creation of the 1 Habit Movement, Mr. Samblis states, “I knew the way to be successful in my chosen field…”. Well, if one looks at the career of Mr. Samblis, and by his own aggrandizement, he has had numerous “careers”, and as the Steven Samblis.com site demonstrates, many would consider his life a failure.
The specific he cites in the Forward is his life as a stockbroker. As a stockbroker he was cited by the financial oversight body (Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for wrongdoing by misrepresenting his endorsement of a publically traded company. Not only was he was fined $10,000. for the wrongdoing but the State of Florida ordered a "Cease and Desist/Injunction" and prohibited him from engaging in the offer or sale of any security for the period of 10-years. All of this is documented in the FINRA Broker Report. Review the section "Disclosure Event Details" starting on page-6 of the report.
Also, his success as a business owner (CEO) of Imagination TV (formally Punch Media (formally IC Places)) he led the company into the ground. Mr. Samblis oversaw the company stock fall to .0001. Basically investors lost all of their investment.