I’ve recently just finished the book Secrets of the Millionaire mind by T Harv Eker. It has really opened my eyes up to how beliefs systems and programming around money have such an impact on our lives.
Building a business is one of the most challenging and rewarding things I’ve ever done. It has required on my part learning and growing on so many levels including delving into my own beliefs around everything including money and working on changing them to upgrade my life. This is something we can all work on to improve, a summary of which I’m excited to share with you here.
Where Does Our Financial Programming Come From?
Harv talks a lot about the differences between the rich and the poor, the successful and unsuccessful. He says the main reason there is such a gap is because of their money or financial blueprint.
Our money blueprint is our programming around money. Influenced by our parents, elders, society, culture, media etc. The main influencers being our parents, as most of our programming happens before the age of 7. Some of these statements / beliefs may be true for you:
- You have to work hard for money
- Money doesn’t grow on trees
- What am I.. made of money?
- The filthy rich
Principals For Creating Wealth
Throughout the book, he gives examples of 44 wealth principles. That is principals that are needed if you are wanting to master the inner game of wealth. Here are some examples….
- Your income can grow only to the extent that you do
- There is no such thing as a really rich victim (ie. Stop complaining)
- The number one reason why people don’t get what they want is because they don’t know what they want
- If you are not fully, totally and truly committed to creating wealth, chances are you wont.
- The law of income. You will be paid in direct proportion to the value that you deliver according to the market place
And my favourite:
- Every master was once a disaster (we all makes mistakes.. its what it takes for us to grow, so don’t let them stop you!)
Harv provides daily exercises that his readers can implement in order to start improving their own financial blueprint. He also advises reading or listening to Secrets of the Millionaire Mind once a month for 12 months as this book itself is an education.
Formula For Creating Wealth
One thing that stands out for me is his formula for creating great wealth in your life. Here it is:
C Z = W Z
Comfort Zone = Wealth Zone
Anybody who is ok and comfortable inside their comfort zone will never acquire great wealth in their life. It’s not possible to create a new life if you keep doing what you’ve always done. Harv also quotes Jim Rohn:
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten”
Getting Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
On the other hand if you know you need to transform as a person in order to transform your life then you are on the right track. By constantly pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, you are constantly growing and expanding as a person, in your business or whatever the case may be.
Once you begin to expand your comfort zone, your wealth zone expands accordingly.
He does not suggest in any way that this is the easy path to take, if anything it’s about getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. That is, if you want to radically transform your life you have to learn to be ok with pushing through the things that make you uncomfortable.
Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is a great book, lots of exercises, principals, insights along with a bit of humour which is a must read for anyone who is looking to upgrade their financial life.
If you are interested in upgrading your own systems of wealth check out Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Book by clicking here: Secretsofthemillionairemindbook at amazon.
Thanks for reading,
Talk again soon,