Millionaire Mind | Wealth Files
Welcome to Part 7 of the Millionaire Mind Wealth Files series of posts
In the last post in this series we discussed Wealth Files 5,6 and 7. Today I would like to discuss the next three
Wealth File #8
Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion
Resenting promotion is one of the biggest obstacles to success. People who have issues with selling and promotion are usually broke. How can you create a huge income in your own business or in one you are working if in you are unable to let people know about your product, or that your services even exist?
Even as an employee, if you aren’t willing to promote your virtues, someone who is willing will bypass you on the corporate ladder.
I was listening to an Inner Circle recording recently from my business and the guy that was talking was saying from a very young age he realised that the richest people he knew were salesmen so he learned to overcome his shyness and become a salesman.
Harv says that these are the issues that people may have a problem with promotion from.
- Bad experiences – usually where you have had people promoting to you inappropriately , doing a hard sell or at an inopportune time.
- Disempowering experience – where you have been rejected. In this instance, your distaste for promotion is merely a projection of your own fear of failure and rejection
- Past parental programming – told as a child it was impolite to “toot your own horn”. Rich people are willing to extol their virtues to anyone who will listen and hopefully do business with them as well
- Beneath them – High and mighty syndrome – The feeling in this case is that if people want what you have, they should somehow come and find you.
Rich people are always excellent promoters. They can and are willing to promote their products, their services and their ideas with passion and enthusiasm. What’s more they are skilled at packaging their value in a way that is extremely attractive.
So if you want to be rich you have to learn how to get out there and promote yourself and your business or products.
Wealth File #9
Rich People are bigger than their problems. Poor people are smaller than their problems
Poor people will do anything in their power to avoid problems. They see a challenge and they run in the opposite direction. The irony is in their quest to make sure they do not have have problems, they have the biggest problem of all ….They are broke and miserable. The secret is not to avoid, get rid or shrink from your problems. The secret is to grow yourself so you are bigger than any problem.
The size of the problem is never the issue – what matters is the size of you. If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you.
The bigger the problems you can handle, the bigger the business you can handle, the bigger the responsibility you can handle, the more customers you can handle, the more money you can handle and ultimately the more wealth you can handle.
One of the reasons rich people are bigger than their problems is because they focus on their goals not on the problems. Again the mind generally focuses on one predominant thing at a time meaning that if either you are whining about the problem or you are working on the solution. Rich and successful people are solution oriented; They spend their time and energy strategising and planning the answers to challenges that come up, and creating systems to make certain that problem doesn’t occur again.
The bottom line is that if you become a master at handling problems and overcoming obstacles, what can stop you from success? The answer is nothing! And if nothing can stop you, you become unstoppable! And if you become unstoppable, what choices do you have in your life? The answer is all choices. If you are unstoppable, anything and everything is available to you. You simply choose it and it’s yours! Hows that for Freedom?
Wealth File #10
Rich People are excellent receivers. Poor People are poor receivers
How good are you at receiving compliments? Do you feel worthy of receiving them and just accept them or do you always have to compliment back.
I can give a great example of this. My girlfriend when we were first getting to know her hated receiving any gifts because as a child she had pumped into her that she was a taker. It was bad to be a taker. She felt totally unworthy of gifts. Over time we have raised her self esteem and now she lovingly receives gifts and no longer tries to work out how much she has to give back in monetary value.
Harv tells us that us a child we got used to the idea of punishment if we did wrong, so as an adult, the conditioning of punishment is so ingrained that because there is no one around to punish because we are imperfect we punish ourselves by “you were bad today so no money” as the equivalent of “you were bad today so no candy”
Remember if you say you’re worthy you are. If you say you’re not worthy, you’re not. Either way you will live into your own story.
One of Harv’s sayings is
“If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human it would only grow to be 10 foot high”
Whoever decided that it was better to give than receive was simply bad at math.
There must be an equal amount of receiving for an equal amount of giving. Remember for every giver there must be a receiver and for every receiver there must be a giver.
Rich people work hard and believe it’s perfectly appropriate to be well rewarded for their efforts and the value they provide for others. Poor people work hard, but due to their feelings of unworthiness, they believe that it is inappropriate for them to be well rewarded for their efforts and the value they provide.
If you are still worried then remember that Money will only make you more of what you already are. If you are already a good and honest person money will just make you more so.
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This blog contains excerpts from Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T Harv Eker