Harv Eker is an author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation. He is the author of the book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind published by HarperCollins… Eker’s writing and speaking often focus on his concept of the “Millionaire Mind,” a collection of “mental attitudes that facilitate wealth.” This theory proposes that we each possess a “financial blueprint,” or an “internal script that dictates how we relate to money,” and that by changing this blueprint people can change their ability to accumulate wealth.
The only way to permanently change the temperature in the room is to reset the thermostat. In the same way, the only way to change your level of financial success ‘permanently’ is to reset your financial thermostat. But it is your choice whether you choose to change.
~ T. Harv Eker
Sometimes the simplest metaphors get the message across the easiest way!
Changing our mindset about financial success can be as easy as changing your thermostat — or, according to Harv “resetting our financial thermostat.”
Maybe this sounds too simple! If you follow Harv’s suggestions listed in his book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, you might find it easier than you thought!
Harv’s book has impacted my life very positively as I read his words describing the mindset and thinking of poor people, middle class people and rich people.
Of course, mindset also needs a certain amount of action, but let’s start with the mindset.
Do you think like a rich person? If you are typical of most people, probably not. But don’t despair — just continuing reading the Wednesday and Friday tips or get a copy of Harv’s book and find out for yourself!
The biggest obstacle to wealth is fear. People are afraid to think big, but if you think small, you’ll only achieve small things.
~ T. Harv Eker
Do you agree that the biggest obstacle to wealth is fear?
Experts say that most people are poor or ‘less advantaged’ because they are afraid of actually having too much money!
To me, it seems more a matter of fear of moving out of their comfort zone, than fear of wealth or money itself. I know in my personal experiences, I needed to learn to ‘push the envelope’ on my comfort zone many many times before I could really be successful at anything that I did.
As time goes on, we learn to exercise more confidence and the fear lessens. Pretty soon, we make bold steps towards our goals. In other words, we start to think and act big instead of thinking small.
I plan to think big today! How about you?
‘Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind’ was born out of my own journey of self-discovery within both my personal and professional life.
~ T. Harv Eker
According to Harv’s book, he went from poverty and living from a ‘poor people’ mindset to becoming a multi-millionaire. His book is based on real life experiences — not empty or unproven theories!
Over the years, he complied what he learned in his book — listing the 17 mindsets that affects your views about money — that he changed in his own life. Here are a few of my favorites:
Rich people believe “I create my life.”
Poor people believe “Life happens to me.”
Rich people focus on opportunities.
Poor people focus on obstacles.
Rich people are bigger than their problems.
Poor people are smaller than their problems.
Rich people constantly learn and grow.
Poor people think they already know.
Do you see yourself in any of these comparisons? I sure did!!
If you are looking to change your views on money — rich thinking vs. poor thinking — I highly recommend you read his book: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind