Rich people think one way, and middle-class and poor people think another way. This difference helps account for why the rich are rich, and the middle class and the poor are the middle class and the poor. That’s pretty blunt, I know.
But that’s the non-p.c. conclusion of multimillionaire entrepreneur T. Harv Eker, whom I managed to snag for this Thursday’s episode of the Tom Woods Show.
In preparation for that episode I’ve been reading Eker’s #1 New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. I’m also reading Eker’s new eBook, which he’s giving away free, called SpeedWealth: How to Stop Earning a Living and Start Creating Wealth.
Naturally what follows are generalizations, and Eker realizes that
not every single person in each category thinks a particular way.
(Reread that sentence before posting your blistering denunciation.) His
point is that there is a mindset that is more likely to make you rich,
and a mindset that is more likely to keep you poor.
A lot (though not all) of what it boils down to is this: rich people
don’t hold leftist views about wealth. Some rich people may utter them,
sure, but actions speak louder than words.
(1) Rich people admire and seek to learn from other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.
(2) Rich people believe, “I create my life.” Poor people believe, “Life happens to me.”
Or, as I prefer to put it, rich people make things happen. Poor people wait for things to happen to them.
I personally know someone of limited means whose plan for financial success consists of trying to win the lottery.
(3) Rich people don’t adopt a victim mentality. Victimhood is a poor man’s game. Continue reading