author captures your attention from the very beginning with the
statement "Give me five minutes with anyone and I can predict their
financial future for the rest of their life". How can he do
this you ask? The answer is by identifying what he calls your
money blueprint. Mr. Eker makes a comparison between a money
blueprint and a house blueprint. When you have a blueprint for
a house, it is a preset plan to design the house. The money
blueprint is a preset plan in relation to your money.
The book is broken down into two main sections.
Part one is "Your Money Blueprint" which determines your financial
destiny and Part two is "The Wealth Files" which the author defines
as seventeen ways rich people think and act differently from poor
and middle-class people.
The author states your financial
blueprint consists of your thoughts, feelings and actions in the
arena of money. How is your financial blueprint formed?
It is done by the information and/or programming you received as you
were growing up. If you think about it, you were told how to
think and act when it comes to money. These teachings become
your conditioning. The first teaching is called "verbal
programming". We have all heard statements such as "money is the
root of all evil", "save your money for a rainy day", etc.
These statements remain in your subconscious mind and become part of
your financial blueprint. As a result this subconscious
thinking will determine your actions.
The author lists
four key elements of change which consist of awareness, (you can't
change something unless you know it exists) understanding (you must
know where your thinking came from) disassociation (once you decide
this isn't your way of thinking a decision has to be made as to
whether to keep it or let it go) and reconditioning (retraining your
mind). This is what Part 2 teaches you to do.
author has written this book in a manner that is easy for all to
understand. He gives detailed instructions on how to identify
our money blueprint and how to revise it in order to be
successful. If you give some thought to the author's points,
it does make sense. All through our lives we are instilled with
many concepts about finances. These thoughts are left in our
mind even though they may not be our thoughts. The author's
main point is if we want to see financial success, we have to do
something about it. If we want to see change, this is a
must. So if you want to make a change in your financial
blueprint, this is a must read book. You will not be
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