How true is the Millionaire's Mindset?

by Sarah Harvey 9 replies
1) "Focus on today."

Yesterday is history. Whatever has happened has happened. Today is the first day of your new life.

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How true is that statement? Yet, no matter what we do, we always live in the past. Does our pasts define what we become and how we achieve financial success?

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2)"You don't need riches to make them."

Unless you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, and most people aren't, YOU will have to make your millions... and it isn't that hard, whatever you may think.

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Unless I am mistaken you can't even present yourself as legit without owning a proper website domain these days. It always takes money somewhere down the line to be able to afford 'some things.'

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3)Learn from those you know.

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What if the market is saturated with the wrong information and people just follow the next big thing. How does one differentiate the quality from the crappy? How do you know that the person is worth your time? How sure are you that they do not just see you as someone stupid enough to fall for their pretty words and make their wallets fat. How sure are you that the person you follow is the right role-model?

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4)Many things are easy whilst few are impossible.

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How many obstacles have you run into lately? Think of all the things that could possibly go wrong... Your relationship breaks down, your dog died, you lost your job, you have bills to pay and no money coming in. How easy is it to overcome those odds?

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Well some of my personal opinion will not resonate with people. Usually people prefer to see and smell the roses and ignore the thorns drawing their blood.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
    "What you put your attention on manifests to its greatest reality".

    That's my mantra that I try to repeat in my mind daily.

    I'm going to break that mantra for a minute here.

    I've failed at least 100 times to get to where I'm at today.

    Been flat broke, $22,000 in debt and unemployed and still never gave up.

    "In every failure is a seed of success." Anthony Robbins

    So there must be some truth to the Millionaire's Mindset. The law of attraction (from my point of view) is a 'set law' in the universe that simply say YES to any dominating thought you hold in your mind whether negative or positive...

    Most people focus on 'what they don't want' and that's exactly what they get. I've learned to try and only focus on 'what I want' and this takes diligence on a daily basis.

    Cheers,
    Dean Shainin
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul_Short
    How you percieve the world around you is your choice. You can look at the cup as half full or half empty (cliche'!), so let's look at your points above from the half full perspective:

    1) "Focus on today."

    When you really think about it, today, right now, is all you really have so do things right now that will make for a more positive tomorrow. The past is important but more to look back an reflect on and learn from.

    2) "You don't need riches to make them."

    It's only $9 for a domain name and -$10 a month to host that domain. Let me repeat that - It's only $9 for a domain name and -$10 a month to host that domain.

    3) "Learn from those you know."

    Get to know the right people. Obviously, Donald Trump would be hard to get to know in person, but he has books out there in bookstores and there's a lot of information/discussions available online about him and his success principals. I'm just using him as an example so this would work for almost anyone you'd want to get to know.

    4) "Many things are easy whilst few are impossible."

    "...How easy is it to overcome those odds?"

    How you percieve the world around you is your choice.

    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Heather Vale
      Hey Paul,

      The cup is ALWAYS 100% full... part of it might be liquid, and the rest is air! ;-)

      Dean... it's not just about the "thoughts" you think (positive thinking, think and grow rich, yada yada yada)... the power in manifesting or making the LOA work for you is in the emotions.

      If you think positively yet feel like it's all a pile of crap (or rose thorns, or whatever) then it won't work. Emotions are more powerful than thoughts.

      My TEAR Formula is T+E+A=R (Thoughts + Emotions + Actions = Results)

      The Emotions are stronger than the Thoughts, and the Actions override both.

      And Sarah, one of my favorite formulas for your approaching obstacles the right way comes from Jack Canfield:
      E+R=O (Event + Reaction = Outcome)

      You can't control the Event... but you can control your Reaction to it (complain? cry? laugh? investigate? face the fear and do it anyway?) and that controls your Outcome.

      cheers
      Heather
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      • Profile picture of the author ExRat
        Hi Heather,

        The cup is ALWAYS 100% full... part of it might be liquid, and the rest is air! ;-)

        Dean... it's not just about the "thoughts" you think (positive thinking, think and grow rich, yada yada yada)... the power in manifesting or making the LOA work for you is in the emotions.

        If you think positively yet feel like it's all a pile of crap (or rose thorns, or whatever) then it won't work. Emotions are more powerful than thoughts.

        My TEAR Formula is T+E+A=R (Thoughts + Emotions + Actions = Results)

        The Emotions are stronger than the Thoughts, and the Actions override both.

        And Sarah, one of my favorite formulas for your approaching obstacles the right way comes from Jack Canfield:
        E+R=O (Event + Reaction = Outcome)

        You can't control the Event... but you can control your Reaction to it (complain? cry? laugh? investigate? face the fear and do it anyway?) and that controls your Outcome.
        Nice work. I especially like the distinction between thoughts and emotions (bolded).

        Hi Sarah,

        I think number 1) is particularly important - as Paul said, it's OK to use the past as a learning reference, but harping back and regrets are a criminal waste of life - yet the default human state is to do so.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
        Originally Posted by Heather Vale View Post

        Hey Paul,

        The cup is ALWAYS 100% full... part of it might be liquid, and the rest is air! ;-)

        Dean... it's not just about the "thoughts" you think (positive thinking, think and grow rich, yada yada yada)... the power in manifesting or making the LOA work for you is in the emotions.

        If you think positively yet feel like it's all a pile of crap (or rose thorns, or whatever) then it won't work. Emotions are more powerful than thoughts.

        My TEAR Formula is T+E+A=R (Thoughts + Emotions + Actions = Results)

        The Emotions are stronger than the Thoughts, and the Actions override both.

        And Sarah, one of my favorite formulas for your approaching obstacles the right way comes from Jack Canfield:
        E+R=O (Event + Reaction = Outcome)

        You can't control the Event... but you can control your Reaction to it (complain? cry? laugh? investigate? face the fear and do it anyway?) and that controls your Outcome.

        cheers
        Heather
        Let me ask you this Heather.

        Why do I find your reply bother me when you say yada yada yada?

        Hmm?

        It's my emotions that made me feel that way for sure from my point of view. Not 'feeling good' when someone uses my name before yada yada yada. Not your fault...

        Why?

        Had a friend do that yada yada yada when telling a story about something very personal in nature (hence how powerful the past can be as an anchor to a previous though or maybe I should say bad feeling it generated.

        However, even though this is somewhat realized, the original emotion came through.

        Very interesting response I had to your reply.

        So can someone have a 'feel good feeling' and a 'feel bad feeling' within their thoughts dominating their mind at the same time?

        I'm trying to look deeper inside why the words after my name yada yada yada have such a strong pull on my emotions.

        So yes, emotion of how you feel is one of the most powerful ways to co-create anything in life. I use it daily and it's interested how I spent the time replying here. Maybe it's one step closer to exposing 'EGO' aka 'identification with though in ones mind' and how it's the only aspect of a person that gives a crap about what anyone has to say before or after their name because all is ONE when we move beyond duality...

        Great! Now I'm of to my friends 'good to feel good' blog so I can get back to a 'feel good state' about this reply. http://www.goodtofeelgood.com/blog

        Cheers,
        Dean
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        • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
          Hi Sarah,

          Paul and Sarah have said it really.

          You only ever have NOW - the present. There is no question about that. (is there?)

          The result of that realisation is that right now (in the present) you can choose to feel and do what you like, so make a conscious decision how that is.

          You don't need to beat yourself up about the things that have happened in the past - they just helped get you to where you are. What stuff that will decide your future is what you choose in the moments from now onwards.


          Sarahs comments reflect a psychological brand of practice called 'TA' (Transactional Analysis), it's the pyramid - thoughts - feelings - actions.

          This is used a lot to help people who are depressed. I've also seen it used in diet programs as they realise that losing weight by abstanance is easy, but to live a healthy life you need to realise why you were behaving contrary to your conscious beliefs. The TA comes in where something triggers your unwanted behaviour (i.e, you have a bad day at work - that results in you thinking bad things about your boss and yourself, maybe life in general - You then start to feel bad and want comforting - you reach for a bag of chips or some icecream.

          you get the idea.

          So, if you're in touch with your emotions and you realise you're feeling bad - you can stop and consider why and if a counter-productive action seems like a good idea you can question it and use the reasons why it's not a good idea to change the resulting behaviour.


          As for needing money - although the barriers to entering business online are so small, you still managed to decide that the $9 for a domain name was cause to say that you need money to make money.

          It's a truth that right now in the world people want money in exchange for good and services, so naturally you're probably going to need money if you're operating in that world and wanting to be perceived in a certain way.

          I wouldn't necessarily agree that you need a website. My sister has been successfully running her own businesses for the last 14 years without a website (much as I know how she could benefit from having one), so I KNOW that's not a necessity.


          Modeling the success of others is often a great part of improving yourself and your business, however - "learning from those you know" is way to generic and requires that those you know have things worth learning.

          Paul said it - Know more people and people that are worth learning from and this would be a great strategy.


          The answer to your question therefore is - It's not what you do but how you do it that is going to govern the results.

          Afterall - a cup is just a cup. It's not half full or half empty - that's just a meaning that you give it. Your life and the things that happen in it only have the meaning you give them.

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        • Profile picture of the author Heather Vale
          Originally Posted by Dean Shainin View Post

          Let me ask you this Heather.

          Why do I find your reply bother me when you say yada yada yada?

          Hmm?

          It's my emotions that made me feel that way for sure from my point of view. Not 'feeling good' when someone uses my name before yada yada yada. Not your fault...

          Why?

          Had a friend do that yada yada yada when telling a story about something very personal in nature (hence how powerful the past can be as an anchor to a previous though or maybe I should say bad feeling it generated.
          LOL... yes, interesting how our emotions kick into gear. Same way a song you loved (or hated) as a teenager will bring back associated emotions. That's powerful stuff!

          The "yada yada" wasn't aimed at YOU, though... it was about all the "thinking" book titles that are out there and, unfortunately, give some people the wrong idea (that it's all about the thoughts).

          I don't know how many TV reporters I saw saying The Secret was about positive thinking, when in fact it's about the law of attraction... NOT the same thing!

          But I could have put "blah, blah, blah" or "etc., etc., etc." instead of "yada, yada, yada"... I just chose the latter randomly.

          One thing to think about is... words only have the meaning we give them.

          I love that you recognized the immediate emotional reflex as being just that!

          cheers
          Heather
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi Dean,

    At least you got the recognition of a 'yada,yada, yada...'

    Just teasing Heather & Dean...interesting thread here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
      Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

      Hi Dean,

      At least you got the recognition of a 'yada,yada, yada...'

      Just teasing Heather & Dean...interesting thread here.
      You know what's really crazy.

      After I had replied to this thread I was going through some of my material from a package I just purchased and low and behold as I was reading there was yada, yada, yada and it did not have the same effect on my emotions. I'm thinking because my name was not before or after it. Hence, identification with 'my name' 'thought form' aka ego. Very strange how the mind will put labels upon words in certain contexts and not others from just the way words are arranged...

      I'm very Thankful Heather helped expose some deep hidden aspect within myself that needs to be what I call "cleared" from the emotional body.

      Echart Tolle goes into stuff about why and how this stuff effects all humans on this planet and we are finally started to realize that 'identification with though form' aka 'ego' is the primary driving factor for all discord in the world. I never really knew what ego was until I read Echarts books and listened to that free 8 week series. Here is one part that relates to the emotion aspect and ego. Love the Zen master story...

      Peace,
      Dean
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