An extraordinary book
I was reading an extraordinary book the other day. It is called Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, by Harv Eker and it is one of the best books about money and success I have ever read.
I like it so much that I simply cannot help sharing my pleasure with you. And it is not just pleasure, it is extremely useful information that can really help you on your path to success.
It all starts with a simple observation: Your outer world is just a reflection of your inner world. If things are not going well in your outer life, the cause must be found inside, in your inner life.
You might say: “Why should I care?” Well, let me ask you this:
How are things going on in your life?
How are things going on in your life?
For the vast majority of people the answer is not so pleasant. They work hard, study, try all kind of things but in the end they are not satisfied with the results.
Usually, this means they are poor, sometimes in debt, their health is down, their relationships are down and their mind under constant pressure.
Why things aren’t going well in your life? To make the long story short I will focus here only on your financial life so let’s reformulate:
Why things aren’t going well in your financial life?
Harv’s answer is the following: it’s because of your money blueprint.
Each of us has a money and success blueprint deeply embedded in our minds.
This blueprint determines our financial destiny. If the blueprint is wrong, the result is always poverty and failure.
What is a money blueprint?
Your money blueprint
Let’s see the author’s words:
Now, if your outer world is just a reflection of your inner world, how do you create your reality and your wealth? The formula is simple:
“Thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to actions. Actions lead to results.”
Your financial blueprint is nothing more than a combination of thoughts, feelings and actions related to money.
Now, if these thoughts, feelings and actions are not money and success friendly what do you think will happen? You will be poor and unhappy and you will remain this way for the rest of your life. Unless, of course, you decide to do something about it. What can you do?
The first thing is to know more about your money blueprint. How is it formed?
How is your money blueprint formed?
Your money blueprint consist of information or “programming” you received in the past (especially when you were a child). Let’s get into details a little bit. What are the primary sources of programming?
The primary sources of your financial programming or conditioning
Generally speaking the sources are many: your parents, friends, authority figures, teachers, media, culture, religious leaders and so on.
In a more systematic approach, there are three sources of money conditioning:
- Verbal programming (what did you hear when you were young?)
- Modeling (what did you see when you were young?)
- Specific incidents (what did you experience when you were young?).
Application. Personal analysis of my past financial programming
What follows is just a short analysis of my past financial programming. It helped me very much to understand the sources of all my actions about money and why I was struggling financially.
Past financial programming from my parents
When I asked my father: “Why don’t we have more money?” he used to say:
“I do not steal. I do not cheat. I do not lie. I do not accept bribe. Period.”
For him rich people were just people who steal, cheat, lie or ask for bribes. And he kept repeating all this stuff throughout my childhood.
I wanted to be a good and honest person so there was no way for me to earn more money and become rich. I think now you start to see how things work.
Past financial programming from the culture
Even more darken was the cultural conditioning. In a former communist country, the attitude towards money and wealth is extremely negative because of the Marxist propaganda. Let us enumerate just a few slogans:
- Rich people are capitalists. Capitalists are greedy people, filthy people.
- There is a murder behind each fortune. All rich people are criminals.
- The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
- Rich people are rich because they steal from the workers.
And so on and so forth.
Past financial programming from religion
The religious frame is a powerful force that can shape your mind in all areas of life, including money. Let’s see some slogans:
- Money is the eye of the devil.
- Rich people go to hell.
- You can’t be rich and spiritual.
- It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.
And so on and so forth.
Question for you
Do you think that a person who constantly maintains this kind of thoughts in his mind can ever make substantial money, be rich and enjoy success? I guess the answer is a big fat NO.
Now, go home, close the door, shut down your smartphone, think, remember and write down all the thoughts about money and success that you have learned from childhood until today.
What kind of financial blueprint do you have? Is this blueprint money friendly, success friendly?
For most people the answer will be NO. What to do when you identified your money blueprint and it is negative and unsupportive? Obviously, you must change it. How?
How can you change your money blueprint
The author gives us four essential keys in order to reprogram your money blueprint:
- Awareness – you must know about your money blueprint
- Understanding – where this blueprint originated?
- Dissasociation – Separate yourself from it and choose to keep it or let it go
- Reconditioning – the actual process of changing the blueprint.
This is just a little introduction to Harv Eker’s book. The book is packed full of insights into the money and success world. However, I think you started to understand the importance of the information presented here.
When I first read it, I was simply shocked. I found out amazing things about me and how my past shaped my actual mindset and my relation with money and why I struggled financially for so many years.
Changing my money blueprint is now a lot easier when I am aware about it. You can do that, too.
Read this extraordinary book, understand your past financial programming and how can you change it and overcome the obstacles to your financial success. You can find the book by clicking the link below (affiliate link):
To your success