Writing reviews and summaries of books on wealth and the right mindset, I surely cannot leave out Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T.Harv Eker, which for me is THE book, one of the two my absolute favorites of all time on these topics.
If you are curious to know why I love it so much, you just have to continue reading!
Secrets of The Millionaire Mind Main Keypoints
Written by Canadian millionaire T. Harv Eker in 2005, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is a manual that, starting from Harv’s personal history, explains how to get rich, how he did it, what mistakes he made before, and what changed in his mind to go from a penniless forty-years-old to a millionaire in two and a half years (and multi-multi-multi-multi-millionaire, as he puts it, in the next decade).
First of all, Harv is nice.
This is a very important thing to underline because the risk of writing a narcissistic book about how good it is to be rich was easy: he instead, with his straightforward and direct style, gets to the point and explains things without hiding, also telling the most difficult moments of his life.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is written following the principles that Harv uses in its live and online courses, and therefore should not simply be read: during the chapters you are asked to make statements aloud, put a hand on your heart…etc…
It is, therefore, an emotional and interactive reading that will allow you to internalize and make your own the concepts expressed.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Summary
Let’s get to the point: what is Secrets of the Millionaire Mind about?
As the title easily suggests, it explains the principles for which some people are (or become) rich and others never will be.
It all starts with the first part devoted to explaining blocks on money and how mental programming is formed, in which Harv explains the programming we have had in our life about money, success, wealth.
“Broke” people have a way of thinking and dealing with these topics that is very different from the rich ones, and that prevents them from creating and accumulating money.
Plus, each of us, as Harv puts it, has an internal financial thermostat that indicates how much we think we deserve to earn.
Once we reached this figure, we could even do the somersaults pike, but we will never move from there.
What is worse is that once this threshold is crossed we will tend to lose money until we return to what we feel is “ours”.
In the book Harv does not explicitly refer to HOW to remove these blocks, rather he advertises his courses, but there are various techniques to “clean up internally”, which other authors cover in detail.
The one that Harv focuses on is the “manifestation process”, which I talked about in this post.
The 17 Files of Wealth
In the second part of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker focuses on explaining the 17 fundamental differences between the mentality of the rich versus ordinary people, giving practical advice on how to behave and change one’s attitude to achieve wealth.
Harv also refers in this part of the book to his famous “jar method” for money management.
The thing he teaches is that everything can be learned If just want it and be convinced that if others do it, we can do it too!
Nobody was born a genius and many people like him, who are successful today, struggled a long time before getting there (Kiyosaki and his wife slept in their car because they didn’t have a penny, and Harv himself tells of how with the money he had to choose whether to eat or put gas to the car): the mentality to be eliminated is precisely the victim one, according to which FOR OTHERS life is always easy, others never make sacrifices or difficult choices, do not work hard and never have problems, instead I … blah blah
Can affirmations make you rich?
Certainly one of the funniest parts of the book is the declarations of wealth, in which Harv asks you to make statements aloud with your hand over your heart or to put your index fingers to your temples by declaring “I have a millionaire mind!”.
Inside the book, you can find the link to download all the declarations in PDF format to always have them at hand and to be able to repeat them when you feel the need.
I keep them as my phone screensaver, so I can read them every day!!
I am a big fan of affirmations and I have been using them for a long time in my daily practice, they do not have an immediate effect, but with constancy you realize that you think differently. They also make the concepts expressed in the book much more memorable.
How do you develop a millionaire mindset?
Anthony Robbins said: “Study T. Harv Eker as if your life depended on it … financially it may!” and I totally agree with him!
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is a text absolutely to be studied and picked up several times in the course of one’s life to improve it and finally reach the wealth you deserve!
It is an entertaining and enjoyable book, sometimes a little direct, because Harv is one who writes as he speaks and speaks as he eats, but without frills.
For some, the fact that Harv often mentions his live course (the Millionaire Mind Intensive, now suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic) is redundant, but to me honestly, it does not bother me, it’s his book, of course, it proposes his activities.
The text content is so valuable that it can advertise what it wants for me, and there is no doubt that if I lived in the United States I would organize myself to participate in a stage!
Are you fond of books on wealth, have you read any others? Comment below!