- Book Title: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind - Mastering the inner game of wealth
- Author: T. Harv Eker
- Year written/published: 2005
- My Comments: Great book.. clear and concise.
- Some extracts:
so getting a huge sum of money the next day will make us rich?
The vast majority of people simply do not have the internal capacity to create and hold on to large amounts of money and the increased challenge that go with more money and success. That, my friends, is the primary reason they don’t have money. A perfect example is lottery winners. Research has shown again and again that regardless of size of their winnings, most lottery winners eventually return to their original financial state, the amount they can comfortably live with. On the other hand, the opposite occurs for self-made millionaires. Notice that when self-made millionaires lose their money, they usually have it back within a relatively short period of time. Donald Trump, is a good example.
Some people like crazy because ‘you could easily loose all your money, so you might as well enjoy while you can.’ Others go the opposite route: they hoard their money and ‘save for a rainy day.’ A word of wisdom: Saving for a rainy day might sound like a good idea, but it can create big problems. One of the principles we teach in another of our courses is the power of intention. If you are saving money for a rainy day, what are you going to get? Rainy days! Stop doing that! Instead of saving for a rainy day, focus on saving for a joyous day or for the day you win your financial freedom. Then, by virtue of the law of intention, that’s exactly what you will get.
- Your income can grow only to the extent you do!
- If you want to change the fruits, you have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you have to change what’s invisible.
- give me 5 minutes and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life
- thoughts -> feelings -> actions -> results
- when the subconscious mind must choose between deeply rooted emotions and logic, emotions will almost always win
- if you motivation for acquiring money or success comes form a nonsupportive root such as fear, anger or the need to ‘prove’ yourself, your money will never bring you happiness.
- Rich people believe ‘I create my life’ Poor people believe ‘Life happens to me’
- Rich people play the money game to win Poor people play the money game to not lose
- Rich people are committed to being rich Poor people want to be rich
- Rich people think big Poor people think small
- Rich people focus on opportunities Poor people focus on obstacles
- Rich people admire other rich and successful people Poor people resent rich and successful people
- Rich people associate with positive successful people Poor people assoiate with negative or unsuccessful people
- Rich people are willing to promote themsleves and their values. Poor people think negeatively about selling and promotion
- Rich people are bigger than their problems Poor people are smaller than their problems
- Rich people are excellent receivers Poor people are poor receivers
- Rich people choose to get paid based on results Poor people choose to get paid based on time
- Rich people think ‘both’ Poor people think ‘either/or’
- Rich people focus on their net worth Poor people focus on their working income
- Rich people manage their money well Poor people mismanage their money well
- Rich people have their money work hard for them Poor people work hard for their money
- Rich people act in spite of fear Poor people let ear stop them
- Rich people constantly learn and grow Poor people think they already know