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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

I’ve always been fascinated by the power of the mind and how to create and manifest abundance and financial freedom. T. Harv Eker’s book – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering The Inner Game of Wealth is definitely high up on my list. And I’ve read MANY books on this topic and reviewed several here on this blog already.

This book was incredibly impactful when I picked it up 23 years ago (The book came out in 2005.) A lot of the content in the book I definitely related to – such as the difference in how people with an abundance of money think differently from people without. 

And how the people you associate with will definitely impact your financial future. As I love to say – “You are the 9 people you hang out with.” And if 9 of those people are broke, guess who’s gonna be the 10th? Yep, that might be you. Hence, you gotta pick up a copy of this book.

Even though it came out a while ago, the messages in Eker’s book still ring true today. If you’ve read Rich Dad, Poor Dad, you will definitely get much more from this book. 

Eker sprinkles wealth principles throughout the book, taking the important messages and highlighting them for you. Then at the end of each chapter, he gives you a declaration you need to say and millionaire mind actions to take.

At the heart of creating financial success is taking a closer look at your mind and the behaviors you were taught about money while growing up. And your attitude toward people who have wealth. If you despise wealthy people, you are repelling money. Remember, money is energy. It flows to those who appreciate and take care of it. As well as share it and help others.

On a more personal note, I ended up working with Eker 6 years later after I read his book. I worked with one of his companies from 2011 – 2013. It was an amazing ride being around such a big thinker and an inspiration on how to run and market a successful business. The most fun was when we had our team meeting at Eker’s home in Maui to celebrate our successes over the past two years. I’d highly recommend his book. To this day, I practice, rinse and repeat all of his principles, and they do work on many levels.

A Book Summary to Inspire You To Read It!

Quick Summary

Eker’s book is a transformative guide that explores the mindset and habits of millionaires. Through seventeen Wealth Files, you will discover how to rewire your thinking and adopt empowering beliefs about money. He emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility, thinking big, and embracing opportunities. The book features inspiring stories of transformation of what happens when you implement these principles. There are so many practical action steps and insights into wealth-building strategies. At the end of each chapter, you get “Declarations” to say out loud, and you get Millionaire Mind Actions to take as well. Eker offers you a proven roadmap that will help you unlock your full potential for financial success and abundance.

Who Ought to Read this Book and Why: 

If you are ready to take control of your financial future and adopt a millionaire’s mindset, then you gotta get this book. It’s perfect if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a professional who aspires to achieve financial success, and anyone who wants to break free from limiting beliefs around money. If you’re eager to learn from real-life success stories, implement actionable strategies, and transform your relationship with wealth, The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind is a must-read for you. No matter your current financial situation, this book offers the tools and insights needed to propel you toward the path of abundance and financial freedom.

Things You Will Discover:

17 Powerful Wealth Files in the book.
These serve as guiding principles for achieving financial success. Eker also gives you actionable steps and mindset shifts that can help you cultivate a millionaire mindset at the end of each of these wealth file sections.  

  1. Rich people believe, “I create my life.” Poor people believe, “Life happens to me.”
  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 values. 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 manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
  15. Rich people have their money and 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.”

By incorporating these Wealth Files into their mindset and actions, you can shift your relationship with money and work towards generating lasting wealth. Pick up a copy for more in-depth information and insights into the above principles.

Mastering Your Inner Game

Eker focuses on the inner game of wealth. He dives deeper into topics such as self-worth, self-discipline, and taking responsibility for one’s financial situation. Eker provides valuable insights into overcoming obstacles and developing the resilience necessary to navigate the challenges on the path to financial freedom.

Inspiring Book Quotes:

Change This:
“If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.”

It’s About The Size of Your Mind:
“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!”

Knowing WHAT You Want Is Critical:
“The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want.”

It’s About Your Focus:
“What you focus on expands.”

Money Does This:
“Money will only make you more of what you already are.”

You Determine…
“Nothing has meaning except for the meaning you give it.”

Aim As High As You Can:
“If you shoot for the stars, you’ll at least hit the moon.”

Simply Add Value:
“The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow.”

It’s About Your Purpose:
“Your field of focus determines what you find in life.”

Release Your Fear So You Can Be Happy:
“If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a nonsupportive root such as fear, anger, or the need to “prove” yourself, your money will never bring you happiness.”

Manage Your Thoughts – Manage Your Wealth:
“Robert Allen said something quite profound: “No thought lives in your head rent-free.”

Your Thoughts Are The Key:
“Recall that thoughts lead to feelings, feelings lead to actions, and actions lead to results. Everything begins with your thoughts—which are produced by your mind.”

Money Can’t Do This:
“…just realize that no amount of money can ever make you good enough. Money can’t make you something you already are.”

Take This To The Bank:
“The more you learn, the more you earn…and you can take that to the bank!”

About the Author – T. Harv Eker

T. Harv Eker is an author, businessman, and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation. Using the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years! He combines a unique brand of ‘street-smarts with heart.’

Eker’s high-energy, ‘cut-to-the-chase’ style keeps his audience spellbound. T. Harv Eker’s motto is “talk is cheap,” and his unique ability is getting people to take “action” in the real world to produce real success.

Eker is the author of the best-selling books Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and SpeedWealth. He has also developed several highly-acclaimed courses such as The Millionaire Mind Intensive, Life Directions, Wizard Training, and Train the Trainer. He is also the producer and trainer of the world-famous Enlightened Warrior Training.

Where I Would Recommend Getting Your Copy:
The Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Other Books I’d Recommend: 

Ask And It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther & Jerry Hicks

The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent  by Esther & Jerry Hicks

Money and the Law of Attraction by Esther & Jerry Hicks

 The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther & Jerry Hicks

Creating Money: Attracting Abundance by Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer

Creating True Prosperity by Shakti Gawain

Prosperity by Charles Filmore

Riches Within Your Reach by Robert Collier

The Abundance Book: 40 Days to Prosperity by John Randolph Price

The Last Law of Attraction Book You’ll Ever Need to Read by Andrew Kap

The Law of Divine Compensation by Marianne Williamson

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Waddles

The Secret of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

The Secrets of Prosperity: Abundance in the 21st Century by Annice Booth

The Secret Prayer Book by Joe Vitale

The Trick to Money is Having Some by Stuart Wilde

Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dye

Soulfully Yours,

Shannon McCaffery

Shannon McCaffery

Strategic Marketing Coach & Consultant

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