You might be wondering why I am writing a book review on a book about mastering the inner game of wealth on a spiritually based website and not too long ago I would have been right there with you. After reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker I was so impressed with the perspectives he shared and how it helped me, that I just needed to share.
A Good Friend’s Recommendation
A very good friend of mine, Hari, that I often have spiritual discussions with recommended that I read this book after a good many of our conversations led him to. You see I was struggling with understanding money and even more so the accumulation of it along with my spiritual journey. As time and these conversations went along, he felt that I would really benefit from checking this out.
For a long time now I have looked at money with a negative perspective, not desiring to have it aside from having enough to keep a roof over our heads, pay the bills and put food on the table. Heck I didn’t even want to win the lottery and often thought of how nice it would be to just live off of the land.
What I didn’t realize is that I was sabotaging not only just myself, but my family’s as well. I would soon find out with each turn of the page in this book, how I was setting us up for same failures over and over again. Alas though, not all is lost as I am about to share with you, but first…
A Little Backstory
When it came to money in my life I was on a vicious cycle of having an excess of it to losing it all and just scraping by. This happened from when I was very young with my parents all the way through where I currently am now. I didn’t even realize that I was on this hamster wheel of rich to poor to rich and back to poor again.
Subconsciously this is what was driving me to the desire to live off the land or to wish for a Star Trek like era to come upon us and take away the need for money. I started to hate money even though I avoid that term with everything and anyone else, I could not shake the negativity from it. I just wanted to be comfortable in life, to get by and be happy, but I was never going to at this rate and I would soon find out why.
Hooked from the Start.
As soon as I started to read this book I was hooked, although I admit I was also just biding my time until I could say, “Aha! I found the catch!” Each time I thought that I had found it and was ready to make my exclamation, the very next paragraph would erase it all. What I found is that Harv had the very same approach to money that I have with my spirituality.
In the beginning of the book he dispels the many myths about money and how it is often referred to as to root of all evil. He is able to put it in a light that once you see, you can’t unsee it. He also shows how we often receive our “financial blueprint” as a child growing up and how that influences our lives from there on out.
As he continues with setting the stage for part two of the book I was moved by the grace at which he did so. There were many times that he hit the nail on the head for me personally and once again my eyes were opened. There were several times that I even thought you could just replace the financial talk in the book with spiritual talk and you would not miss a beat.
Part One Was Great, Part Two Was Amazing
By the end of the first part of the book I was truly amazed. Almost all of my doubts were already gone and the few I had remaining would not stay long as part two ensued. Harv spells out his 17 Wealth Files in the second half demonstrating the differences between Rich Thinking and Poor Thinking.
As I read through each of the files I was just amazed at how simple this all seemed and like it was too good to be true, but in reality I knew that it was. Every word that I read built on the previous ones in a down to Earth and easy to understand way. Along with file there was a declaration to be spoken and actions to take, all guiding you to rewriting your blueprint into a more successful one.
Again looking at this from a spiritual perspective I was finally able to come to peace with my friction with money and accruing it. I now understand how it is okay to build wealth as it will only help me to spread my value to more and more people. Long dispelled was the myth that once I had money I would become greedy and evil.
Once I Was Finished…
I wanted to start reading the book all over again. Yup, you read that right. I wanted to turn back to page one and just allow the content to wash over me one more time. While that really sounded appealing, I was actually more interested in diving in further and studying each concept in a little more depth.
All of my life I have never been a note taker when it comes to studying, it just wasn’t how I learned. But with recently coming to understand the power of writing things down, I felt the urge to poor through the book again writing down all of the Wealth Files and making some notes on each. Going through all of the declarations and again writing them down (though you can print them out from his site too).
I am still in the studying process at the time of this writing, but I have already started practicing the teachings and seen immediate results. I can’t wait to revisit this post someday with even better results that I know will build as time goes on. I am willing to make that commitment for you and I promise that I will continue to share not only my results, but the continued perspectives that I will see along the way.
I am sure that you have already guessed by now that I would highly recommend this book, but you are wrong. I would actually suggest that this book should be on your mandatory reading list it is that good. While this book would obviously be a huge benefit to anyone struggling with money or how money and spiritualism go together, I honestly think that everyone would be able to reap rewards from it.
I myself personally have already investigated some of the Online Courses available from Harv and will be adding them to the schedule sooner rather than later. I am committed to my spiritual journey and the synchronicities that have happened since I started with this book have only cemented my belief that this was the right course of action for me to take.
To add this book to your library and help support this site, please feel free to purchase Secrets of the Millionaire Mind here at Amazon. I got my copy there at a very affordable price and even ended up getting a signed copy of the book.
I would like to extend my special thanks to Hari of zerotoinfinitude.com not only for recommending this book to me, but also for his continued support and knowledge for my journey. Many of the concepts that I have discussed with you on this site have also been discussed with him prior to being published.
I would also like to say thank you not only to T. Harv Eker, but also to all of those who have created and maintain a wealthy lifestyle. I now know that you are just like me and if you can do it, so can I. I am truly humbled and am sorry for the negativity that I once cast on money and those that had an abundance of it.
If you enjoyed this review and my perspective, I would ask you to check out some of my other articles here that are closely related to the subject:
- Sometimes it is Okay to Ask for Help in Life
- Spiritual Journaling – The Power of Writing Things Down
- How Practice Makes Perfect
- Book Review: The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris
- How to be Successful in Life
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James W D