In this book, T. Harv Eker outlines how to identify and revise your money blueprint, to significantly increase your income and accumulate wealth – Using these principles, Eker personally moved from nothing to millionaire in 2½ years. The idea is to combine your inner mind game (your tool box) with your outer game (the tools) to get rich.
The ideas in this book are meant to be applied. Eker invites you to really study the book, keep what works and throw away what doesn’t. He stresses that you can consciously choose to release any belief, way of thinking or being, and replace them with new ones.
Your level of success is largely dependent on your character, thinking and beliefs. The results you are getting in your outer world (including money, wealth, health, illness, weight etc.) are a reflection of your inner world. For the principles to work, you need to be prepared to let go of old ways of thinking.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker’s rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and “revise” it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it.
Your money blueprint is like your internal thermostat, or the default financial setting that you tend to fall back to. Your thermostat may be set such that you earn/ possess only hundreds of dollars, or thousands, million and billions. That’s why poor people who win a lottery often don’t keep the money for long, and millionaires who go broke tend to build up their empire again quickly.
The only way to permanently change your level of financial success is to reset your financial thermostat, i.e. change your money blueprint.
In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen “Wealth Files,” which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth.
- 1) Rich people believe “I create my life.” Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”
- 2) Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
- 3) Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.
- 4) Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
- 5) Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
- 6) Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
- 7) Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.
- 8) Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
- 9) Rich people are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems.
- 10) Rich people are excellent receivers. Poor people are poor receivers.
- 11) Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
- 12) Rich people think “both.” Poor people think “either/or.”
- 13) Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income.
- 14) Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
- 15) Rich people have their money work hard for them. Poor people work hard for their money.
- 16) Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.
- 17) Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind presents a clear path to wealth in a highly readable format, carrying its readers through a realistic program filled with introspection and helpful hints. By showing them how to change the patterns that keep them earning less than their potential, Eker offers actionable advice that cuts through prior negative programming and nourishes the mental roots of wealth creation with the energy and thoughtfulness required to reach lofty monetary goals.