Today, I want to share some valuable lessons, quotes and insights I learned from the book “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker. This book is quite amazing and very thought provoking. There is so much wisdom and knowledge in this book and I know it will benefit anyone trying to accumulate wealth and improve their financial situation.
The quotes are listed in no particular order. Each quote is in bold and italics. At the end of each quote I will share my own two cents about the quote.
# 1 In my experience, what you cannot see in this world is far more powerful than anything you can see. You don’t know what you don’t know. Once you accept that, you can move forward, learn and improve.
# 2 The only way to change your outer world is to change your inner world. If you are having troubles in your life, it’s because of who you are and/or how you think. Whenever you face an issue, work on YOU. That is where the real problem lies.
# 3 A lack of money is never, ever a problem. A lack of money is merely a symptom of what is going on underneath. Being broke and not having money is nothing more than a RESULT of your past thinking and decisions. Poor is a mindset. Broke is a temporary financial position.
# 4 Your programming leads to your thoughts; your thoughts lead to your feelings; your feelings lead to your actions; your actions lead to your results. We become what we think about. Get your thinking right and everything else will fall into place.
# 5 The fastest way to get rich and stay rich is to work on developing you. If you want to change your life, work on YOU. Focus on your personal development. Keep learning and improving and never stop. Always be better tomorrow than you were today.
# 6 Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success. Master your thoughts and you will take control of your life. Learning how to control your thoughts and control your thinking process will change your life for the better. You can be your own worst enemy or your own greatest asset.
# 7 If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy. Do what most people do and you will get what most people get. Play it safe and you won’t accomplish much in life. Don’t be scared to take chances and step out of your comfort zone.
# 8 Buying things for immediate gratification is nothing more than a futile attempt to make up for our dissatisfaction in life. Don’t worry about keeping up with the Jones’. They don’t care about you anyway. Instead, focus on long-term wealth accumulation. Buying things today to fill the void in your life does more damage than good.
# 9 You become financially free when your passive income exceeds your expenses. Focus on building up a passive income that pays you month after month. Do this through network marketing, book royalties, storage units, real estate, intellectual property, or a variety of other methods. Once you earn enough passive income to pay your bills each month you are financially FREE, and no longer need to work a job.
# 10 There’s nothing wrong with getting a steady paycheck, unless it interferes with your ability to earn what you’re worth. There’s the rub. It usually does. A job pays what the job is worth to the employer. If you have a job on salary you will never earn what you are worth. It’s hard to build wealth with a job. Most wealthy people own a business or have passive income. Don’t let job security keep you from financial opportunity.
# 11 Money will only make you more of what you already are. Give someone a lot of money and you will see their true character and personality. Money by itself is neither good nor bad. It’s the person who has the money that matters most.
# 12 Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion. Wealthy people understand the importance of self promotion and knowing what they are worth. Poor people think selling and self promotion are bad.
# 13 Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people. Who you hang out with and spend most of your time with will ultimately determine where you end up in life. Choose your association carefully.
# 14 You will be paid in direct proportion to the value you deliver in the market place. This is by far the most important piece of advice on this page, as I see it. If you want to make more money, provide more value to the marketplace.
# 15 The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. Knowing what you want in life and having it written down is more than half the battle. Set new goals each year and create a game plan to reach those goals.
# 16 Rich people believe I create my life. Poor people believe life happens to me. You can either plan out your life and get what you want or take what you are given. You choose.
# 17 The only time you are actually growing is when you are uncomfortable. Do things that make you uncomfortable and stretch you out of your comfort zone. That is when you will grow, improve and learn new skills.
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About the Book
This book was first published in 2005 by Harper Business. It has 224 pages and comes in hardcover and Kindle format. As of August 2015 the book has 952 reviews on Amazon with an average 4.4 star rating.
About T. Harv Eker
T. Harv Eker is a well respect speaker, trainer, consultant and author. His claim to fame was building one of the first fitness store chains in America. He does seminars all around the world.
In summary, these are 17 T. Harv Eker quotes from his book “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” that I really enjoyed. If you are trying to change your financial future and accumulate wealth I highly suggest you read this book and apply what you learn. The concepts are life changing.
What do you think? Tell me which one of these 17 comments is your favorite? Also, if you’ve read the book, tell me what you think about the book. I look forward to hearing from you.