T. Harv Eker -- "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth"

Success is a learnable skill. If you want to be a great golfer, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be a great piano player, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be truly happy, you can learn how to do it. If you want to be rich, you can learn how to do it. It doesn’t matter where you are right how. It doesn’t matter where you are starting from. What matters is that you are willing to learn. -- T. Harv Eker, “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”.

If you are receptive enough while reading “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”, you will in fact be transformed. After all, its single message is to make you rich. That’s right. YOU. And who wouldn’t want that? Although, if you happen to be that someone or simply don’t know how to get rich, Eker persuasively points out that it starts with what your inner dialogue says about money, a dialogue based on the counterproductive teachings of your parents or people around you. The money, he says, is literally out there for everyone, so why not use the effective tools he provides in this 200-page best seller to pursue it?

To do so, Eker first recommends that you set your inner dialogue straight, or better yet reset your earlier, prerecorded message about money so that your new financial blueprint is remapped for success. The end result will be the removal of the stumbling blocks that have held you back thus far.

In part one of the book you’ll explore your money blueprint – that is the stamp on your subconscious that has either helped you succeed to some transitional level or failed you miserably time and time again. It then outlines how your “roots create the fruits” and how your programming leads to thoughts, your thoughts lead to feelings, your feelings lead to actions, and your actions lead to results.

From here, Eker logically and systematically helps re-align your mindset so that you, too, can become a highly profitable person. He writes using sound psychology based on principles that can be used in nearly every facet of your life. The process is compelling and convincing.

He states, “It’s time to take back your power and acknowledge that you create everything that is in your life and everything that is not in it. Realize that you create your wealth, your non-wealth and every level in between.”

Make sense? You bet, but more importantly, Eker speaks from experience. Financially, he’s won and lost and then won and lost again. So he does have a practical understanding of what it really takes. He believes that “every master was once a disaster” and it’s from the lessons he’s learned and how he’s come to understand the millionaire mind that he has accomplished all that he has.

Eker clarifies the millionaire mind in the second part of the book and focuses on at least 17 differences of how that mindset compares to the mindset of poor people. That’s right, poor people because if you’re not rich, he writes, you’re poor and rich is what he wants to make of you.

A comparative example is that rich people focus on opportunities whereas poor people focus on obstacles because “poor people make choices based upon fear. Their minds are constantly scanning for what is wrong or could go wrong in any situation. Their primary mind-set is “What if it doesn’t work?” or more often, “It won’t work”. Middle-class people, meanwhile, are slightly more optimistic. Their mind-set is “I sure hope this works.”’

‘Rich people take responsibility for the results in their lives” he adds, “and act upon the mind-set ‘It will work because I’ll make it work.’”

Now if that last statement scares you, well then you’re thinking “poor” and you’re more than likely broke or nowhere near where you want to be or should be financially. Alternatively, it’s the confident mindset (like the one above and 16 others) that Eker identifies to help you understand how the “millionaire mind” works and how it can work for you.

Eker, not surprisingly, has spent a lifetime honing his skills and while “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” is an infectious read toward the gateway to riches, it is not the only one he provides to help you achieve real success. Through his company, Peak Potentials, he also offers group seminars, a collection of specific programs, camps, and multiple training resources.

“My dream is that one book, one course, one person at a time, we can change the world for the better. I ask for your support in making this dream a reality.”

You can find “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” online at www.MillionaireMindBook.com or through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Peak Potentials, and HarvEker.com. For Peak Potential’s available services, contact Peak Potentials at www.PeakPotentials.com.

Written by: Elaine Gallant, Feb.. 2014
West Maui Book Club