What a bunch of c#@!s&6 The farther I got into reading this book the less I read, the more I skimmed, and the more upset I got that I wasted a credit on this book - and now I will have to pay postage to ship it to some unsuspecting person - or should I recycle it instead?
I read the first section with an open mind - about how our mind blueprint is made up... and needs to be re-programmed. Our programming leads to our thoughts... thoughts lead to feelings... feelings lead to actions... actions lead to results.
OK, but Eker lost me when he went into his 17 Wealth Files - ways that rich people think differently than poor people like "Rich people think big. Poor people think small"
He put we way over the edge with his psycho-babble about "place your hand over your heart and say this positive declaration 'I think big! I choose to help thousands and thousands of people' then touch your head and say...'I have a millionaire mind'".
Good luck "mastering the inner game of wealth" with this book as your guide. But wait, there's more! I almost forgot the commercials about his conferences and websites where you can get more of this c#@!s&6.
This book is #1 on my ***Top Ten List*** of the worst personal finance books in the universe.
Alisa O. (Aa) reviewed Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth on
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I would never have bought this book myself, it was a gift from my mother after I made a joke about wanting to win the lottery as my birthday present. Anyway, it is a bunch of nonsense - if you think about what you want, you will get what you want. Please. Anyway, I did manage to finish the book, but only because there was nothing good on tv.
This is a timely, relevant book with logical explanations as to why most people are "just getting by". Harv advocates a change in thinking, letting go of old paradigms and programming that we acquired as children as we listened to the adults around us. "Money doesn't grow on trees", "What am I, made of money?", "champagne taste, beer money". It's time to let go of all that and create your own life, based on your future -- where you want be -- and not on the past -- where you've been. Your history doesn't determine your future unless you let it. I highly recommend this book. I won't be trading this one. It's a keeper!
I borrowed this from the library and was very impressed with the content and presentation. I bought the book so I could do the exercises, but I also wnated my own audio copy to listen to while in the car daily.
This recording reminds you over and over how rich people think differently than poor people and gives you small doable action steps to start changing your thinking-which will change your success rate in business.
I have been in this process of changing my thinking for a couple of years now and it is slow going-but it is happening! This and Rich Dad Poor Dad are the best I've read so far on creating wealth.
Contrary to the other reviewers I was shocked at how much I liked this book. I only read it as I try not to send a book out without at least reading some of it. I took 13 pages of notes! What I like best about it is that the focus is on bettering yourself...not on being rich. And there are concrete tips for doing that...the money follows as a result.
For example, "Rich People believe "I create my life." Poor People believe "Life happens to me." (Please be aware that he admits that everything is a generalization...there are always exceptions...don't miss the point of the exercise!) Poor people tend to play the role of victim, blaming, complaining, justifying, making excuses...something anyone can get themselves caught up in...the point is, that you have to take responsibility for what you create AND what you attract into your life. Getting rid of negative attitudes and thoughts goes a long way towards happiness, which I consider a richness in of itself.
He gives lots of examples, a "declaration" (sort of like a mantra or manifestation), and then exercises to break out of old habits and create new ones.
At the end, he reminds us that it really isn't so much about the money, as becoming all that we can be, fulfilling our destiny, and creating opportunities for ourselves to live large and give large (live a generous life helping others).
Whether you adopt all of his ideas, or one single thing provides you with new insight...it's worth your while to read this book. With an open mind please. With the attitude of how to grow as a person. Why not get rich doing it?!
I found these principles and the author's personal philosophy were supportive of my own spiritual beliefs and helped me get past the mindset of not wanting to appear greedy or take from someone else.
This book was excellent! It is not a step by step guide to getting rich. It is not a guide to investing. What it is is a book that will help explain why two people, given the same set of circumstances, will have two different results.
Yes, standing up, holding your hand on your heart and declaring your intentions to the universe may feel a bit like you are drinking the Kool-aid at first but have you gotten where you want to go doing what you are doing now? Maybe it is time to try something a little more out there and step outside of your comfort zone.
"You can be right or you can be rich." T. Harv Eker