“Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker is an incredible book, and the principles I learned from it really changed my life—and I think they can change yours, too. I read the book twice (and will no doubt read it again), and I attended a free three-day seminar in Los Angeles based off the book. I truly believe the points made in the book can really help people make a difference in their lives, and I love sharing that with others who are willing to listen with an open mind.
The book is split into two parts: the first part helps you break down how and why you think the way you do about money, which is crucial in learning how to allow yourself to make and keep more money. The second part of the book gives 17 ways “rich” people think differently from “poor” people. I put those terms in quotes because they are extremely broad and used to make a point.
While I feel that everyone should read the book, I know not everyone will, so I’ve made a list of the 17 main points from the second half of the book and posted them here as food for thought—and for growth.
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.