Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker October 6, 2007
This is a great book. After finished with it, I felt a strong connection. In a way, I think Eker took many of my personal belief and a few that was unconscious to me prior, but immediately jumped out as he mentioned them. He put what I felt into words. Contrary to popular middle-class upbringings and the way the society take most people through adolescence and into adult hood, many of these and other factors had inadvertent trained people to be narrow-minded and will induce them remain in the coming generation as middle class or above middle class. To achieve to the next level, a complete alteration is needed. The way of thinking, understanding, ideologies are much different if people would want to escape from lower social ladders and into a class with financial independence and a different mentality and understanding. This book can serve as a temporary motivation booster as needed, but more importantly it identified a list of 17 factors that separated the two groups of people, see list below. If not anything else, you should take away an old idiom “you are what you worth.” If you want to improve anything, money, better girlfriend, social status, anything, you need to improve yourself first. Everything else will come naturally.
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
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.