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Entrepreneurial and self & professional development books should be a part of every business owner’s library and regular reading routine. If you’re an entrepreneur, or want to be a successful one, you’ve adopted the attitude that you have to constantly be a student in motion. If you haven’t, please do. You have to learn as you move forward.
Today’s topic is my review and recommendation on the book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.
What an amazing book! I went into it completely open-minded, but not in a good space. At the time, I was in the process of doing a lot of “hustling” to bring on new clients. And let’s get this straight; I’m not a fan of hustling, but I’ve come to realize that it’s part of the responsibility of an entrepreneur.
I was reaching out to new prospects, following up with others who have expressed an interest in moving forward with my writing services, all while making sure that I was taking great care of my wonderful existing clients. No one said that being an entrepreneur was easy, and that’s because it isn’t. It’s a process of constantly learning, growing, experiencing new opportunities, figuring out what you learned from your failures, celebrating victories, balancing a personal life with your professional life, and so on. I was getting in a place where I was mentally drained. In order to remedy the situation, I chose to plug into the knowledge found in a book written by a millionaire.
It turned out to be just what I needed.
T. Harv Eker more than delivers in this book. As each chapter was absorbed into my mind like a sponge soaking up water on a kitchen counter, I felt myself feeling lighter. I realized that I was carrying a lot of weight on my shoulders based on my way of being and how I was seeing the world. It’s true that we create our reality each and every day.
There were so many nuggets of wisdom that I gleamed from this material, but the one that stuck out the most was my subconscious’ inability to receive money. I know what you’re thinking; how is it that I can reject money? Subconsciously, I have been.
T. Harv talks a lot about your “money blue” print in this book, which basically means that we all currently have a way of being and experiencing life in relation to money based upon our past experiences. This especially includes what we learned from our parents and the people who were around us the most when we were growing up.
I used to run track and play basketball when I lived overseas in my high school years. When I would make the traveling team, my parents had to pay for my travel expenses to Austria, England, Greece, among other places. Those trips were not cheap. Whenever my mom and I would get into a mother/teenage daughter argument, she would bring up all of the expensive trips that she and my father paid for. She actually didn’t care about the cost of my trips. My parents were able to afford them. She was always upset with me because she didn’t think I showed her appreciation and gratitude. However, I didn’t know that at the time. The arguments were about grief in my opinion.
So, after reviewing Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, I realized that I was equating my success and achievement of being good enough to make the traveling teams with a lot of grief and pain. I felt my mom was throwing money back in my face and holding it over my head, but she just wanted me to be an appreciative person. I spent my entire adult life resisting when people would attempt to give me money because I always associate that “giving” with grief. You can imagine how troubling that is as a business owner. I have to receive money for my services in order to sustain my business. I’m making money as a business owner, but not to the full capacity that I’m capable of.
I didn’t realize that my subconscious was holding onto my rejection of money offered until reviewing T. Harv’s book. Once I had this realization, is the moment that I began to feel lighter. It’s challenging to be a successful business owner if you’re subconsciously resisting money. Well, not anymore. I feel empowered.
Even though the inability to receive was my biggest takeaway, the book is also interactive and has applicable actions for you to take out in the real world. He has you state declarations during the course of the reading and to write down what’s happening in your life now and what actions you can possibly take.
This book isn’t some “positive-thinking feel good” literature. The author speaks to you with the understanding that life can be frustrating at times, but he throws out a reality check in a very authentic way. That is part of what kept me engaged. Had he talked about being positive and hoping for the best, but not actually addressing my underlying issue with money, the book would have been as useless to me as a glass of ice is to an Eskimo in Alaska.
Instead, this book is a game-changer for me, so I highly recommend you read it or get it on Audible and listen to it on your next road trip. It’s worth whatever money or time you have to spend to get the knowledge you need to move forward.
Today’s LESSON is to go within yourself to discover how you can be in order to create the reality that you’re seeking.
FUN ASSIGNMENT: Read Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker.
Nitara Osbourne owns The Infinite Writer Agency, LLC, which provides content to producers, publishers, and entrepreneurs seeking help with developing their life stories into nonfiction books and movie scripts. Ghostwriting and blogging services are provided for clients as well. If you’re an accomplished entrepreneur, and are looking to tell your story, contact Nitara Osbourne. InfiniteWriterAgency@gmail.com.