I came across this book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker, and was blown away. It illustrates the differences of thinking of rich people vs. the not-so-rich.

These are generalizations because this doesn’t represent all lower income people. But still, it’s interesting to see how the mindsets are completely opposite.

If we replace the rich people phrase with Donald Trump, we can see how these statements reflect on him. After wavering through 4 corporate bankruptcies, he emerged richer than before.

secrets of the millionaire mind

There is something about having a positive, creative mindset. These are some of the principles from the book.

1. Rich people believe “I create my life.” Poor people believe, “Life happens to me.”

2. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.

3. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.

4. Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.

5. Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.

6. Rich people focus on their net worth. Poor people focus on their working income.

7. Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.

8. Rich people have their money work hard for them. Poor people work hard for their money.

9. Rich people act in spite of fear. Poor people let fear stop them.

10. Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know.

What do you think? Do you think like a millionaire?


2 Comments on 10 Ways Millionaires Think Differently

  1. It is all a matter of perspective, I have an aunt soon to be 100 in southern California, she married 3 times, not well, her former husbands were all nice but they spent money like water, not a good thing at all in a marriage when she worked 80 hours a week and also bought my Grandmother a home and maintained several rental homes! I was told to be nice and kind to her for her inheritance well she has outlived every member of my Mother’s family and to tell you the truth I learned to save from her and to work for her and to save again, she made me pay rent to live in her business on the top floor, she gave me the money plus interest when I married and it had acquired a bit since I did not marry young, I learned hard work and saving every damn dime was the way to go..My husbands family had nothing they lived like pigs and they never took care of anything, to my absolute surprise his one sister loves antigue type furniture and the finer things in life, she distanced herself from the entire family married at 18 and two kids before she was 22, the rest of the criminals as I like to state are all screwed tooed and tattooed save two one who got ptsd so bad from Vietnam but has worked 32 years in a umbrealla factory and the other a sweet angel on this earth who works in a place for mildly challenged young adults and older adults the rest just work for dope alcohol and drugs, one sister works for Kaiser she had too had two kids with two different men in California they said 2 are enough and forced her to get her GED and to work, she went to another state and has worked every since, she still smokes like a smokestack though…Just because one has family doesn’t mean one has to see and be with them, we don’t! I am married to the oldest we don’t live like the others, our home is paid off, our only college educated single and doing wonderfully, I scrimp and save and watch everything I remember my aunt saying money certainly never has grown on any tree I know of and work is good for one’s Karma she is a Buddhist and peaceful..Love your blog and my aunt knows many millionaires in the city she is retired and she states most of them miserable no family whatsoever and not too kind and peaceful it is all a matter of perspective..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Thanks for sharing! Good for you! It’s nice to have a house that’s paid off. Worth the sacrifices along the way.

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