Guest Author - Sharon Michaels
Have you ever wondered why some people become millionaires and some people just can’t seem to dig out of their financial rut? Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker may just help you answer that question.
I first read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind in 2005 when it was newly published. I was intrigued by the title because I realized that millionaires were obviously doing something I wasn’t.
Together my husband and I began our mornings with our own version of the “millionaire mind learning program.” We’d get up five mornings a week at 5:00 AM and listen to T. Harv Eker’s CD, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.
I hear you asking, did it make a difference and does it work? The answer is yes, but. Like anything else it only works if you’re willing to make the physical and emotional commitment to consistently working the program.
The subtitle is: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. I’m a big believer that abundance and wealth are inside jobs. If you don’t believe you’re wealthy on the inside, you won’t see it or achieve it in your outside world.
Harv Eker writes to us, the readers, knowing that if we aren’t where we want to be financially then we’re sabotaging success and wealth from a much deeper subconscious level. He likens it to having an “inner thermostat” that’s set for reaching only a certain level of success and money.
The entire premise of this book is that you have a financial blueprint that you’ve been following since childhood. If your financial blueprint isn’t set for success – nothing you know or do will make much of a difference.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is divided into two parts:
Part One: How we think and act about money.
He begins exploring the money messages that begin in childhood. Harv’s premise is that thoughts, negative or positive, lead to actions and your actions create the results that you’re currently experiencing in your life. To achieve wealth, you have to understand and get a grip on your consistent thoughts. It’s about revising your mind’s money file.
I agree with him 100%! There are two sections on Abundance and Wealth site focusing on the internal aspects of wealth Examining The Past and Moving Forward.
Part Two: Rich people talk, think and perceive differently than those who aren’t rich.
Millionaires view the world as having more than enough for everyone – there is no sense of “lack” in their consciousness. The middle class focuses most of their energy on trying to increase or keep the status quo of what they already have. The poor lament about getting by and hoping to make ends meet. Can you see how the inner thought patterns are fundamentally different?
Harv Eker makes a few things perfectly clear in this book:
1. Use what works for you and throw away the rest.
2. Your income can only grow to the extent that you do.
3. 80% of people are never as rich as they’d like to be
I was never bored with this book. There are scenarios to illustrate key points, activities to reinforce key concepts and declarations to affirm your millionaire mind. I also enjoyed his use of humor.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind can get you motivated and moving only if you truly desire to change. To me, this book is more motivational than educational. It helps search for answers as to why you may not be where you’d like to be financially. If you’re looking for a nuts and bolts book on finance, this is not for you.
All in all, if you’re ready to change your financial mind-set and internal programming toward greater wealth, this book is the place to start. After reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, you’ll probably be saying, “I have a millionaire mind!”
Here is a link to Amazon.com if you're interested in learning more about this book or audio. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth