T. Harv Eker’s book Secrets of the Millionaire Mindset demonstrates the significant difference between how millionaires think and how people with a poor mindset. Wealth begins in the mind; no matter what your circumstances are, your financial future will be more in line with your thoughts and actions. Many people rise from humble beginnings to become rich, whereas many wealthy children lose their inheritance by the third generation. While having a rich mindset does not guarantee wealth, having a poor mindset almost guarantees remaining where you started in life.
This book Secrets of the Millionaire Mindset provides readers with the psychology piece of the wealth puzzle. The next steps are to add financial education and to do the necessary work in a systematic manner until success is achieved. The author creates a contrasting psychological mirror into which we can all gaze.
What the Secrets of the Millionaire Mindset’s Lessons:
- Rich people create my own life. Poor people believe that “Life just happens to me.”
- Most of the rich people play the money game in order to win. Poor people play the money game in order to avoid losing.
- Rich people are dedicated to their wealth. Poor people aspire to be rich.
- Wealthy people have big ideas. Poor people have small minds.
- Rich people are concerned with opportunities. Poor people are preoccupied with obstacles.
- The Rich people look up to other rich and successful people. Poor people despise the rich and successful.
- Rich people surround themselves with positive, successful people. People who are poor tend to associate with those who are negative or unsuccessful.
- Wealthy people are eager to promote themselves and their worth. Poor people have negative attitudes toward selling and promotion.
- Rich people’s problems are bigger than their wealth. Poor people are dwarfed by their problems.
- Rich people are great receivers. People who are poor are poor receivers.
- Wealthy peoplefocus on results. Poor people work for 9-5.
- The rich believe in “both.” Poor people believe in “either/or.”
- Rich people are concerned with their net worth. The working income of the poor is their primary concern.
- The Rich people have good financial management skills. Poor people mismanage their finances.
- Rich people make their money work for them. Poor people have to work very hard for their money.
- Wealthy people act despite their fear. Fear paralyzed the poor.
- Rich people are constantly learning and growing. Poor people believe they already know.