Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
Author: T. Harv Ecker.
Takeaway: It’s all about cleaning up your mindset, attitude and perspective around money. Harv’s point is driven home as he helps his readers understand that wealth and an abundance of money in one’s life is not bad or evil. He gives examples of how society views having wealth and money as something sinister. Many of us have been mentally conditioned from childhood that “money is the root of all evil” or “money can’t buy happiness”.
In the words of Mark Twain, I believe that “The lack of money is the root of all evil.” Ecker goes on throughout the book to change the reader’s mindset to mentally let go of the conditioned negative connotation that most of us have around it wealth.
As a child I fell into this category of thinking that those with an abundance of money were either doing something illegal or unethical to get it. I certainly had better morals than to lie, cheat and steal my way to the top of the financial ladder. My beloved grandmother, Rita, who helped raise me was very thrifty. Not until my early 30’s did I actualize realize the mindset and time period she grew up in formed her future outlook on money. You see, my grandmother survived two world wars, the great depression and decades of financial crisis. Rita’s mindset was to always save and spend little, as we never know what the next day can bring. These valuable principles were engraved in my head at an early age. I learned that money didn’t grow on trees and that it was always a better idea to save for a rainy day than spend frivolously.
After readings Secrets of the Millionaire Mind I was able to understand that the reason why a lot of people never get what they want is simply because they never knew what they truly wanted. They were sending mixed signals into the universe and what they truly felt about money. If you are not seriously committed to building wealth, then you won’t. To put it even more simply, where you put effort and energy will determine the results that are received. Change your outlook on wealth and money and change the abundance to which it will be attracted into your life.