The secret is out. Your thoughts lead to your feelings, which lead to your actions, which lead to your results.
That is core foundation of one of my favorite books “Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind” by T. Havr Eker. The principles are timeless, and the advice can apply to many aspects of life, including money.
Anytime I feel my results are lacking, I go back and review some of the top tips from the book. In most cases I find it has to do with my attitude. It's a chain reaction we call TFAR: Your Thoughts lead to your Feelings, which lead to your Actions, which lead to your Results.
Below are the top 50 key nuggets from the book. Use them as a reminder anytime you too need a boost.
- Admire Rich and Successful People: Rich people admire other successful people; poor people resent them. If you view wealthy people as bad in any way, you can never be rich, because how can you be something you don’t like.
- Appreciate What You Have: Focus on what you’re grateful for in your life. If you don’t appreciate what you have, you won’t get any more… because the universe, God, energy or whatever you like to refer to infinite intelligence, thinks it’s not important to you, and therefore you don’t need it any more.
- Be Bigger Than Any Problem: The secret to success is not to try to avoid, get rid of, or shrink from your problems. The secret is to grow yourself so that you’re bigger than any problem.
- Believe That You’re Enough: If you believe that you’re “not enough,” you’ll validate that belief and create the reality that you don’t have enough. But if you believe that you’re more than enough, you’ll create more than enough in every part of your life.
- Believe You Can Be Rich: Put your attention on the traits, strengths, and virtues that allow you to believe you can—and deserve to be—rich.
- Become Conscious: Consciousness is observing your thoughts and actions so that you can live from true choice in the present moment rather than being run by programming from the past.
- Be Accountable for Everything in Your Life: Rich people believe that they create their lives. Poor people believe that life happens to them. If you want to be wealthy, you must believe that you’re the one causing your success, mediocrity, or struggle.
- Choose Both: Poor people think “either/or,” rich people thing “both.” You can be kind, generous, loving, spiritual, balanced, do work you love and be really, really rich!
- Choose Your Thoughts Wisely: You can choose to think in ways that will support you in your happiness and success… instead of ways that don’t.
- Commit to Being Rich: Commitment means “to devote oneself unreservedly.” Once you commit to being rich, the universe will assist you, guide you, support you, and even create miracles for you.
- Decide That Money is Important: Anyone who says that money is not important doesn’t have any! Rich people understand the importance of money and the place it has in our society.
- Decide That You’re Worthy: If you say you’re worthy, you are. If you say you’re not worthy, you’re not. Either way, you’ll grow into your story.
- Develop an Empowering Motivation for Success: If your motivation for acquiring money or success comes from a non-supportive root such as fear, anger or the need to “prove” yourself, your money will never bring you happiness. Practice coming from “purpose and joy.”
- Develop the Characteristics of Success: To get rich and stay rich, develop the following characteristics; a positive attitude, integrity, trustworthiness, courage, persistence, a hardworking mentality, high energy… and be an expert in at least one area.
- Don’t Listen to Broke People: Rich people take advice from people who are richer than they are. Poor people take advice from their friends, who are just as broke as they are.
- Embrace Responsibility: Most people run from responsibility—that’s why they’re broke. Rich people are willing to take on big responsibility—that’s why they’re rich.
- Enhance Your Energy: Everything is energy. Money is energy. Big money takes big energy. So, get into shape, eat properly, and get enough rest!
- Expect to Succeed: Rich people expect to succeed. They have confidence in their ability and their creativity, and they believe that they can always find a way to reach their goals.
- Let Go of Playing the Victim: You can be a victim or you can be rich, but you can’t be both. Every time you blame, justify, or complain, you’re “slitting” your financial throat.
- Manage and Train Your Mind: You have the natural ability to install self-empowering thoughts in your mind at any time, simply by choosing to focus on them. You have the power to control your mind.
- Learn to Live in Your Higher Self: Respond to all situations from your love-based “higher” self rather than reacting from your fear-based “lower” self. You’ll not only be happier, you’ll get richer, too.
- See Every Dollar as A Seed: Rich people see every dollar as a “seed” that can be planted and invested to earn a hundred more dollars, which can then be replanted to earn a thousand more dollars.
- Stretch Your Comfort Zone: Your “comfort zone” is in direct proportion to your “money zone.” Be willing to do what’s uncomfortable. It’s the only time you’re growing.
- Think Big and Act Big: Small thinking and small actions led to being both broke and unfulfilled. Big thinking and big actions lead to having both money and meaning. The choice is yours!
- Think Long-Term: Rich people think long-term; They balance their spending on enjoyment today with saving and investing for freedom tomorrow. Poor people think short-term. They live based on immediate gratification.
- Think Rich and Act Rich: Thoughts lead to feelings, which lead to actions, which lead to results. If you choose to think and act like rich people do, you can create the results that rich people create.
- Use Power Thinking: With positive thinking, we believe that our thoughts are true. Power thinking recognizes that nothing has meaning expect for the meaning we give it. And since we’re making up a story anyway, we might as well make up one that supports us.
- Work on You: You are the root of your financial success or failure. If you work on the roots, the “fruits” will take care of themselves.
Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind – Habits & Actions
- Associate with Successful People: Birds of a feather flock together. The rich associate with successful people; the poor often associate with unsuccessful people. Energy is contagious. If you want to fly with the eagles, you’ll have to stop swimming with the ducks.
- Be the Best at What You Do: To get paid the best, you must be the best. Rich people are experts in their field, middle-class people are mediocre in their field, and poor people are poor in their field.
- Be Willing to Do What’s Hard: If you’re only willing to do what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you’re willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.
- Become a Great Learner: Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think that they already know. Every master was once a disaster… you can learn to be great at anything.
- Buy Assets: Rich people buy assets, things that will most likely go up in value. Poor people buy expenses, things that will go down in value. Rich people collect land; poor people collect bills.
- Focus on Contribution: Your life isn’t just about you. If you want to be rich in the truest sense of the word, you must contribute to other people’s lives.
- Focus on Growing Your Money: If you want to get rich, focus on making, keeping and investing your money. If you want to be poor, focus on spending your money.
- Focus on Opportunities: Rich people see opportunities; poor people see obstacles. Rich people see potential growth; poor people see potential loss. Rich people focus on rewards; the poor focus on risks.
- Focus on Your Net Worth: The true measure of wealth is net worth, not working income. To build net worth, you need to increase your income, your savings, and your investment returns… and decrease your cost of living by simplifying your life.
- Forget “Comfortable” Go For “Rich”: If your goal is to be comfortable, chances are you’ll never get rich. But if your goal is to be rich, chances are you’ll end up mighty comfortable.
- Get Clear on What You Want: The number one reason most people don’t get what they want is that they don’t know what they want. Clarity is power.
- Get Financially Educated: Take the time and energy to learn about money, business, and investments. Then choose an investment area to become an expert in, and begin investing in it.
- Get Paid for Results, Not Time: Wealth Rule #1: No Limits on Your Income. Rich people choose to get paid based on results: poor people choose to get paid based on time, which is limited. Rich people believe in their value and their ability to deliver it; poor people live in fear and need “guarantees.”
- Get rich So You Can Help Others: If you have the wherewithal to get rich, it’s your duty to do so, so that you can help others who don’t have the wherewithal. If you’re reading this blog post… you have the wherewithal.
- Get Support or Create a Team: Don’t try to do it on your own. Find a good financial planner who can help you track and build your net worth by organizing your finances and introducing you to a variety of vehicles for saving and growing your money.
- Increase Your Value: You’ll be paid in direct proportion to the value you deliver to the marketplace. If you’re not earning a lot of money right now, it’s because you’re not delivering a lot of value.
- Manage Your Money: Until you can show that you can handle what you’ve got, you won’t’ get any more. The habit of managing your money is more important than the amount.
- Own Your Own Business: Start a business full or part-time, work on commission, get a percentage of revenue or company profits, or get stock options. The vast majority of millionaires become rich by being in their own business.
- Play the Money Game to Win: Rich people play the money game to win. Their goal is to create massive wealth and abundance. Poor people play the money game to not lose. Their goal is survival and security.
- Practice Being a Good Receiver: Rich people are excellent receivers; poor people are not. Poor people don’t believe that they’re worthy of receiving; rich people do.
- Promote Yourself: Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion. Resenting promotion is one of the greatest obstacles to success.
- Solve Problems for People: A person in any business or job is nothing more than someone who solves problems for people at a profit or for pay. To get paid more, solve more problems for more people.
Below is a segment from one of T. Harv Eker's live training events. This will give you a taste of his training style and why you will enjoy his book!