Steve Siebold has written an excellent book titled How Rich People Think. This book will teach you how rich people think. It compares the thoughts, habits and philosophies of the middle class to the world class when it comes to wealth. The differences are as extreme as they are numerous. The strategy is simple: learn how rich people think, copy them, take action and get rich. This book hits hard and never lets up. It is a must read and should be added to your personal development library. Below are a few paragraphs which will give you a brief insight into what the book is about. There is so much beneficial information in this book, it will transform your life by teaching you how rich people think. Use this information to elevate your mind and your life to a greater level so that you may live your dreams.
“Most people are concerned with the modest gains they accumulate from their savings and investments than they are with using their billion dollar minds to create a fortune. The masses are so focused on clipping coupons and living frugally they miss major opportunities. Even in the midst of a cash flow crisis, the rich reject the nickel and dime thinking of the masses. They are masters at focusing their mental energy where it belongs: on the big money. How about you?”
“World-class thinkers consciously build beliefs about money that serve their best interests and help them develop substantial sums. It’s not intelligence or education that holds back the average person from getting rich, it’s the middle-class beliefs around money that keep them struggling to survive in a world of abundance. If you want world-class wealth, copy the beliefs of the wealthy, knowing you will eventually begin to behave based on those beliefs. While the masses are searching for the answer on the outside, the great ones know building wealth starts on the inside.”
“Living in fear isn’t living; it’s surviving. World class performers find problems that are profitable to solve and spend most of their time focused on solving them. They know money will follow the solution, so logic dictates they direct their mental energy towards creative and critical thought, which is rooted in the belief that just because a solution hasn’t been discovered doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. No fear lives at this level of consciousness. Creative critical thinking is the highest form of thought, and is single-handedly responsible for all progress in the history of civilization.”
“Like all beliefs, they don’t have to be true to be acted on. This is why some of the smartest people are among the poorest, while people of average intelligence build fortunes through their beliefs, positive expectations, and focus. Whether you believe you deserve to be rich or not, you are right. Base your belief on the result you want to accomplish. If you can choose to be rich, why would you settle for mediocrity?”
“The middle class goes to work every day, turns in an average effort, and wonders why they are relegated to a life of financial struggle. They scorn the boss and leaders of the company, who they label as greedy, and wonder why life has dealt them a bad hand. Meanwhile, world-class thinkers trade in their lottery tickets and gambling vouchers to bet on themselves. They put in a world-class effort every day and believe they are moving closer to their goals and dreams with every action.”
“The truth is becoming a millionaire is a skill of its own, unrelated to what you actually do or what market you serve. The rich avoid unprofitable activities, and that’s one of the great lessons few of us are ever taught. If a millionaire can’t generate a substantial return on investment, he’ll walk away. The rich are hyper-conscious about money because they know until they are financially independent, they are not really free. Wealth opens doors and creates opportunities faster than anything else. You can be someone’s employee and still get rich, it’s just more difficult because you lack control. Do it your way, because that’s part of living life on your own terms. Whichever you choose, focus your thoughts and efforts on building a financial fortune for you and your family.”