Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

The book review for this week is Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Eker describes “secrets” he has discovered in studying rich people and contrasts these secrets against the working habits of ordinary people. Although I thought the book had too many advertisements for Eker’s seminars and too much new age fluff, there are some great insights to be learned.

My takeaway from this book is the 17 wealth principles. They are outlined below.

  1. Rich people believe they create their own lives. Poor people believe that life just happens to them
  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 manager their money well. Poor people mismanage their money.
  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.

Note that I have previously reviewed:

  1. Rory Vaden’s Procrastinate on Purpose.
  2. Bill Browder’s Red Notice
  3. Atul Gawande’s The Checklist Manifesto
  4. Brad Lomenick H3 Leadership
  5. Eula Bliss’ On Immunity: An Inoculation
  6. Adam Grant’s Give and Take 
  7. Paul Leinward’s and Cesare R. Mainardi’s Strategy That Works
  8. John Nemo’s LinkedIn Riches
  9. Dr. Henry Cloud’s The Power of the Other

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