I learned a lot from this book ‘secrets of the millionaire mind’ and I am certain that if you are looking for a way to improve your own net worth and are willing to do what it takes then you too will benefit from the insights that T Harv Eker provides in this short, easy to read and understand guide to creating wealth.
This book is not a ‘get rich quick’ book, and in my opinion, any book that claims to be able to fast track you to creating abundant wealth is written by someone who does not understand the fundamentals of life.
I say this because if you are not currently wealthy, it is most likely because you were not raised with the same mindset or ‘blueprint,’ that wealthy people have. Read on to understand what I mean.
What makes millionaires different to poor and middle-class people?
Millionaires have a different mindset to people who are not wealthy and because of this, even if they lost all of their money for some reason, they would easily be able to make it back again. This is because they have developed a mental road map that shows them how to achieve wealth. Once this road map is learned, it can be replicated many times for the benefit of creating as much wealth as is desired.
Knowing that the wealthy generate wealth because of their mindset and not luck or magic is very important for us because it means that if we copy their road map to wealth, we can achieve the same outcome in our life. This is the basis of what Harv teaches in this book, ‘secrets of the millionaire mind.’
If we are not currently wealthy it is most likely because we were not taught to think the same way that wealthy people think. Throughout the book, Harv lays out his formula for financial success based on what he has learned from wealthy people combined with what has worked for him.
Harv then shares with us what he knows so that we too can learn how to turn our mindset into one that will generate for us any level of success that we desire to create in our lives.
The central theme or underlying principle is that we must break the pre-programmed limits we adopted from our parents/teachers/peers and others who have significant influence over our thoughts as we were growing up.
If we can identify and then change the negative things that we subconsciously came to believe regarding wealth and money when we were young, we can change our future to any one of our choosing.
Part one: Your money blueprint.
In part one of the ‘Secrets of the millionaire mind’ book you will learn how you have the wealth, or lack of, that you currently have due to your ‘money blueprint.’
Harv explains it with this formula: P leads to T, which is followed by F, followed by A, which equals R
Our programming (P) determines the thoughts we think (T) which leads to the feelings we have (F), which determines which Actions we will take (A), which will manifest in either positive or negative results in our lives (R).
Our money blueprint is therefore manifested because of our programming. Knowing this, it becomes evident that our subconscious beliefs about money, or our programming, is the most important factor here as it has influenced our thoughts, feelings, and actions throughout our lives to create the results that we are currently living.
So where did we receive this all-important programming?
Harv explains that there are three primary ways that we have been programmed to believe the things we currently believe.
- We adopted the beliefs of others who had influence over us when we were young through listening to how they talked about money. Every time we heard phrases like ‘money doesn’t grow on trees,’ ‘rich people are greedy,’ and ‘money is the root of all evil,’ we were being programmed to think money is scarce and not a good thing to have. Harv says “All the statements you heard about money when you were young remain in your subconscious mind as part of the blueprint that is running your financial life”.
- We also ‘model’ the behavior of those with influence over us. For example; we see them being thrifty, or not buying what they want or need, or ‘saving for a rainy day,’ etc. and subconsciously repeat these behaviors in our own lives.
- Then we add to this specific incidents that had an impact on our psyche which may subconsciously influence our decisions. For example; can you remember if money was a source of joy in your family or the route of many arguments? These simple behaviors will have had a significant influence on what you believe about money today.
Part two: The Wealth Files
This is where the action takes place! This is where Harv guides us to break free of our previous programming so we can consider the financial life that we want to be living and then go out and create it for ourselves.
He does this by teaching us 17 ‘wealth files’ that explain how rich people think and act and contrasts this with how the poor and middle class think and act. The big gap between these two ways of thinking and acting is what allows a few to accumulate wealth while the rest remain working for a living.
My favorite wealth files include:
#1: Rich people believe “I create my life.”
Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”
#5: Rich people focus on opportunities.
Poor people focus on obstacles.
#11: Rich people choose to get paid based on results.
Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
#15: Rich people have their money work hard for them.
Poor people work hard for their money.
#17: Rich people constantly learn and grow.
Poor people think they already know.
Each wealth file comes with some action steps that we can take to help cement this new knowledge into our subconscious mind so that we can begin seeing real results in the real world. Results will happen when we create the necessary shift in our current thinking patterns to propel us towards our goals.
However, we will only succeed if we take action! The choice is ours. We can either settle for a future based on what we are currently creating for ourselves, or we can change our mindset and begin to think like wealthy people think to create a more abundant future for ourselves.
It’s not easy to break through years of bad habits with regard to how we think about money, but it can, and is, being done by people like you right now, all over the world. So how badly do you want to change?
What are you willing to do to change the life you are currently living into the life you are currently only dreaming about?
The information in ‘secrets of the millionaire mind‘ is life changing: Harv is talking about more than just financial success
Although Harv is talking about money most of the time, there is also a spiritual side to his teachings. Harv even goes as far as saying “the goal of creating wealth is to help you grow yourself into the best person you can possibly be.”
The same principles can be applied to all aspects of our lives. This includes our love, family, work, health, social, and spiritual aspects. All spheres of our being are governed by the same universal laws, and some of Harv’s wealth files utilize principles that are very similar to, if not the same as, the Law of Attraction which was brought to the attention of many in the book ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne.
The downside of T Harv Eker’s teaching: All of the information I have read or watched is good and I cannot fault his logic. However, Harv is over the top for my taste and into heavy self-promotion of himself and his products throughout the book and his other teaching materials. If you can look beyond this and remember why you wanted to read this kind of material in the first place, you will get information that will propel you towards success.
Harv’s message for all of us is clear. You can have all that you want if you are willing to put in the work to achieve it. The work begins by changing our money blueprint so that we will have healthier thoughts regarding money, wealth, and abundance. This leads to feeling better about wanting to create wealth for ourselves, which leads us to take actions to create the wealth we desire.
The results we achieve will reveal to us how successful we have been in upgrading our money blueprint to achieving the level of wealth we desire.
So, all it requires is our dedication to changing our thoughts and habits relating to money for us to achieve our dreams. Are you willing to be someone who succeeds, or are you just thinking about how good it would be to have extra money?
Your journey to creating the dream life you desire could begin right now by taking the first step and educating yourself on how millionaires create wealth by having a different mindset to poor and middle-class people.
T. Harv Eker believes that it is simple to create wealth. ‘If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you’ll get rich too!’
This book is a great place to begin your journey. Secrets of the millionaire mind, by T Harv Eker.