I am reading this book called “I can make you Rich” by a fellow called Paul McKenna. You may have heard of him but I had’nt. Seems he has written several books. This one is introduced by Richard Branson, who, as you know from my blog, I have great admiration for him and of course his success.
I picked this book up at a duty free shop at the airport as I thought it looked interesting and the text was in big print (didnt need my glasses)
Any way this is an article in his book I thought I would Blog as we tend to “forget to think about what we think and say” so I thought I would jog my readers memory on the subject, so we can all be rich. I havent finished the book yet but I think I will enjoy it.
Rich Thinker, Poor Thinker
by Paul McKenna
One of the most important things I learned early on in my study of Wealth is that you can’t necessarily spot the richness of a person’s life by the car they drive or the size of their bank account. That is why I will not be referring to “rich people’ or ‘poor people’ in this book – as far as I am concerned, there’s no such thing. What there is, is a tremendous difference between people who ‘think rich’ and those who ‘think poor’
‘Rich thinkers’ will be rich regardless of the current size of their bank balance – they will always be looking for possibilities and living life on their terms. If they are temporarily low on cash, they won’t be for long, and they somehow always seem to find a way to do what they really want to do in their lives.
‘Poor thinkers’, on the other hand, may have big houses and wear fancy clothes but their heads are filled with fears about the future and mistrust of those around them. Because they don’t know that they would be all right even if all their money disappeared, they are forced to continually try to protect what they have or grab more from others.
Rich thinkers are not necessarily the best educated or most naturally gifted people you will meet, though some of them are – they simply think differently about money than most of society. They realize that making money is neither a mysterious process nor a cosmic reward – its is just a skill, like learning to juggle or riding a bike.
Once you have mastered that skill, you will be able to make money wherever you are and whatever is going on in the world around you. Until you mastered the skill youb may find yourself struggling even while people prosper all around you.
That’s why you could take away all of Richard Branson’s or Anita Roddick’s money and in a very short space of time they would have it all back – simply because the one thing you cannot take away from them is their ability to thin rich and make money as a result.
This is the first key to your success- recognizing that your riches are not in some far off place, but that they are waiting for you to find them inside your mind, right where you are sitting now. And if you’re going to go inside your mind to find them, it’s useful to begin with a clear understanding of the territory you’re about to explore
Source: Paul McKenna