Secrets of the Millionaire MInd by T. Harv Eker ~ still good reading

I seem to always have a few books on the pile on my nightstand which I read just to keep my juices flowing and to keep my mind open to new, innovative thoughts. Last night I was reading T. Harv Eker’s amazing book -Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth).  I’d like to share my thoughts with you.

T. Harv Eker’s says:  “Don’t believe a word I say.”  Isn’t this an interesting statement from someone writing a self help book. Nothing anyone says or anything you read is inherently true or false, right or wrong.

What I like to do is take information, study it and try it for myself. YOU have to take responsibility to take a drink from the information fountain of knowledge, swirl it around in your mouth to allow your taste buds to experience it, then swallow that which works for you and spit out those principles or concepts that don’t work for you.  You will find yourself growing into an AWESOME person much like those you’ve read and learned from.

So if you don’t like my interpretation, you can spit it out.  But I’d love to have you share your thoughts so we all can consider your point of view.

Chapter 1 Your Money Blueprint

Who are you?

Your character, your thinking, your beliefs are a critical part of what determines the level or your success.

 Wealth Principle:

Your income can grow only to the extent you do!!

In order to become a millionaire you have to become that person. Millionaires not only have millions of dollars -That’s the outward indication of a millionaire.  Millionaires think like a millionaire -That’s the inward indication of a millionaire.  Without the millionaire Mindset/Attitude/Beliefs… the money eventually goes away.

Example: Everyone has heard the lottery nightmare stories of people winning tens of hundreds of millions of dollars and losing it all within 2-3 years.  They had money but the wrong MINDSET.  Contrast that with Donald Trump – His financial thermostat is set for Billions with a B.  He lost all of his money, went bankrupt… But within about 7 years had it all back plus more.

Wealth Principle:

If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.

Most people focus on the results, they focus on what’s they can see NOW.  This book suggests that you go deeper, to the roots because the roots determine the fruits.  It’s what’s going on underground that determine the fruits you see above ground.  How well are your roots nourished?

You can’t change the fruits that you see today. You are who you are right now at this point in time. But you can dig deep and nourish your roots to create new fruit tomorrow.

Start with recognizing that you need nourishment. Then believe you are in an ongoing process before you see “NEW FRUIT”!! I have made it my practice to do 3-5 things every day to promote my book, Secrets of the Marriage Mouse.  It’s a good practice.  After writing my book, I soon discovered publishers don’t promote these days; authors do.

 Wealth Principle:

Money is a result, wealth is a result, health is a result, and illness is a result.  We live in a world of cause and effect.

 Example:  Runny nose. Blow it, wipe it and you’ll look clean for a while until…  You have to get to the root of the problem, the CAUSE, to change the result.

Affirmations are a powerful secret to bring about the change you desire.  The Bible says, “your tongue is as powerful as a two-edged sword.”  Words can cut deep.  You will have to choose your words carefully at first to create the powerful person you want to be but once you’ve created the right MINDSET the correct words come out effortlessly more often.

Be kind to yourself as you grow on your journey of life. Understand that we are ALL a work in progress.

Say the thing and become that thing.  Positive “self-talk” is a conscious effort.  Over a period of time, we can make positive self-talk a subconscious activity.  Once your subconscious mind is enriched with esteem and positive beliefs, LOOK OUT!!  You are about to live the life of your dreams!!  Understand that your conscious mind can change 100 times a day.  I’m fat, I’m okay, I’m fat, I’m okay, I’m fat…

Affirmations feed your mind while you are asleep erasing all the negative talk you thought about during your awake time.   The conscious mind does “feed” the subconscious mind.  It can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Your subconscious mind however determines what or who you are because it functions 24 hours a day. While you’re asleep your subconscious mind is at work, molding you.  It’s slow to change but once set on course, you will arrive at your destination.  The question is, what course are you setting?

  Wealth Principle:

Thoughts lead to feelings

Feelings lead to actions.

Actions lead to results.

Wealth Principle:

When the subconscious mind must choose between deeply rooted emotions and logic, emotions will almost always win.

If you have time, grab this very timeless book, and join in on this dialogue.  I’ll be back with more of my “chapter by chapter notes”.

And so life goes…on and on.

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