Middle class people wait for their ship to come in; rich people build their own ship. Fortune smiles upon those who create their own opportunities. Adapt an action mentality, not a lottery one.
Books about getting rich often seem to work better for authors than readers, so any tome on the subject should be approached with considerable caution. But a new book, How Rich People Think (London House/Available now), provides a fresh perspective on this well-worn topic. Author Steve Siebold isn't pretending to unearth the secrets of the next big investment boom, or hawking some new Ponzi scheme. How Rich People Think is more about understanding the philosophical grounding and practical mindsets of the wealthy, in order to get a sense of how their intellectual and emotional DNA is programmed for financial success. Unlike other classes of society, Siebold writes, rich people aren't afraid of money or ashamed of it. They don't believe that luck plays much of any role in success, and they don't expect to be rescued by a guardian angel if they get into a tough spot. Siebold is a consultant for Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and Toyota. Here are his nine realities of achieving wealth:
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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