Millionaire mind | Wealth Files Part 6

If something bad happens to you e.g. a redundancy do you look at it as an obstacle or an opportunity?

Rich people see potential growth and they focus on rewards. Poor people see potential loss, and focus on the risks.

Millionaire Mind | Wealth Files


This is the sixth post on things I have learned from “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”

Last post I talked about the first four Wealth Files.  Today I am going to talk about the next three.
These Wealth Files  are from ‘Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by T Harv Eker

Wealth File #5
Rich People Focus on Opportunities. Poor People focus on Obstacles

If something bad happens to you e.g. a redundancy do you look at it as an obstacle or an opportunity?

Rich people see potential growth and they focus on rewards.  Poor people see potential loss, and focus on the risks.

Poor people generally make choices based on fear, their minds are constantly scanning for what is wrong or could go wrong in any situation.  Their primary mind-set is what if it doesn’t work? Or more often, “It won’t work.” Middle class people are slightly more optimistic.  Their mind-set is “I sure hope this works.”

Rich people expect to succeed, they have confidence in their abilities, creativity and believe that if stuff goes wrong they will find another way to succeed.

Rich people focus on what they want, while poor people focus on what they do not.  Remember what you focus on expands.  Because rich people focus on the opportunities in everything, opportunities abound for them.

Your field of focus determines what you find in life.

For me when I was made redundant I focussed on it as an opportunity.  For me it was a chance to put some serious work into this business, doing blogging etc.  It was also an opportunity for me to experience to some degree the life I want to lead of freedom.  Now work opportunities are coming my way so I will not have the freedom again but will keep working on that in my own time.

Harv Eker says 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.

Rich people do research quickly, and then take action.  Poor people are known to do the research and then keep doing the research without ever taking action.

Rich people trust that once they are in the game they can make intelligent decisions in the present moment, make corrections, and adjust their directions along the way.

Wealth File #6
Rich People admire other rich and successful people.  Poor people resent rich and successful people.

How do you look at rich people?  Do you look at them and want to associate with them and learn from them or do you think they are bad in some way?  If you think rich people are bad you will never be rich.  You need to change that mental programming.

Me, personally I am loving my association with rich people and am soaking up as much of their knowledge as I possibly can. When I look back at my history my husband and I have always been around rich and successful people.  Over the years we have met some very rich people, and our first real introduction was our first multi-level marketing company. We have always enjoyed spending time with the top earners and have made an effort to do so in every other business we have been associated with.  To me rich people are my mentors, they have done it, so I am going to follow in their footsteps as much as possible.

The truth is resenting the rich is one of the surest ways to stay broke.  Instead of resenting the rich we need to start admiring the rich blessing them and loving them.  That way when you become rich other people will admire you, bless you and love you instead of resent the heck out of you the way you might do them now.  One of the sayings in in Hawaii based on old Huna Wisdom is

“Bless that which you want.  If you see a person with a beautiful home, bless that person and that home.  If you see a person with a beautiful car, bless that person and bless that car. If you see a person with a loving family, bless that family and bless that person.  If you see a person with a beautiful body bless that person and bless their body.  In other words Bless that which you want”


Wealth File #7
Rich People Associate with positive, successful people.  Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people

Take a look at the people around you.  What sort of people are they? Do they celebrate the success of others or do they put down their success?

Harv Eker says the fastest and easiest way to create wealth is to learn exactly how rich people, who are masters of money, play the game.  The goal is simply model their inner and outer strategies.  If you take the exact same actions and have the exact same mind-set, chances are good you will get the exact same results.

Here is Harv’s answer if the loved ones you are closest too are negative

“First don’t bother trying to get negative people to change. That’s not your job.  Your job is to use what you have learned to better yourself and your life.  Be the model, be successful, be happy, then maybe – and I stress Maybe- they’ll see the light (in you) and want some of it.  Again, energy is contagious.  Darkness dissipates in light. People actually have to work hard to stay “dark” when light is all around them.  Your job is simply to be the best you can be.  If they choose to ask the secret, tell them.

Second keep in mind another principle that is taught in another of Harv’s courses “everything happens for a reason and that reason is there to assist me.” Yes it is difficult to be positive and conscious around people and circumstances that are negative, but that’s your test! Just as steel is hardened in the fire, if you can remain true to your values while others around you are full of doubt and even condemnation, you’ll grow faster and stronger”

Did you know that most people earn within 20% of the average income of their closest friends?  That’s why you’d better watch whom you associate with and choose whom you spend your time with carefully.

“If you want to fly with the eagles, don’t swim with the ducks”

Rich people hang around with winners.  Poor people hang around with losers.  Why? It’s a matter of comfort


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16 thoughts on “Millionaire mind | Wealth Files Part 6”

  1. Wonderful post Leonie! I definitely focus on challenges as opportunities verses obstacles because thinking positive brings more positive energy into your life. The second thought though is something that I had not considered, do I see rich people in a negative light or to I want to surround myself by them and learn from them? That’s a great question to ponder on and consider because if I see rich people in a negative light then that negative energy is being sent out about my thoughts on rich and wealth. Great post thanks!

  2. Awesome post again Leonie! My favourite part was “Rich people hang around with winners. Poor people hang around with losers.” It made me laugh 🙂

  3. These points are so spot on.

    I think the main difference between successful people and the rest is that they have a positive way at looking on evertyhing in life. Where the unsuccessfull starts moaning the successfull smiles and continues.
    I’ve got a friend that said that the most positive people he’s ever found are the successful people in the same area as he’s working. Going to conferences they are so friendly and happy to help everyone reach their level.

  4. I like the Message i this blog BUT instead of using the word “Rich People” I would use the words “Successful People” why?

    Because I truly believe that if yo have achieved your Life dream and it doesnt have to be financial, You are Successful…!

    Plus I know some really miserable financially well off people so…its all about one’;s spirit. Is it a divinely positive one or not? Who yo hand out with does matter in that they affect your mindset and thus your ultimate lifestyle, vision and deliverables!

  5. Really nice article, its so good to look at the comparison in mindsets between these two sides. I have learned not to associate with people who are limited in lifestyle or mindset because they are very toxic and will hold you down in their paradigm. Its also very important to look at the opportunities and not the obstacles but sometimes when you are met with large obstacles its hard not to get discouraged so I really needed to read that one again, thank you!

    1. Thanks Brian, I have got just so much out of reading this book first and then digging deeper when writing about it. Our associations are just so important.

    2. It’s dangerous to associate with the wrong people. I was a bit reluctant at first to cut people out of my life since it would be “mean”. But then I realized that I don’t have to cut them out totally but just hang out with them less and that way get less influenced by them.

    1. Thanks Annalize. I have just loved this book so much and also listening to him live in a webinar. The Wealth Files are so powerful.

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