Change Your Mindset
Change your mindset and think like the rich is an inspiring book that aims at distinguishing the mindset of an average person from that of a rich person. The author, Amit Eshet is of the view that with a wrong mindset, it is never possible to attain goals in life. Indeed, he puts forward that the road that leads to richness begins from the mind. The author provides thirty phrases that differentiate the thinking of the average person and the thinking of the rich.
In his first point, Amit advises people not to let the opinions of the average people to distract them from their goals. He notes that the average person does not understand anything and it is just beneficial if one does not pay attention to such people. He claims that the average person is afraid of change and is not ready to succeed. In perspective, the rich are not swayed and they have confidence in their own ways. They do not give people a chance to distract them from their own journey to success. The second phrase notes that the average person views money as the basis of all evils while the rich views poverty as the origin all the evils.
In the third phrase, the author attempts to distinguish the mindset of an average person and that of the rich using the anecdote of a gazelle and a lion in Africa. The average person thinks that the past determines their future while the rich believes that all depends on them. The fourth phrase explicates that the average person fails to believe and have faith that they can be rich. In perspective, the rich are always trying new things and are not afraid of failure. The fifth phrase distinguishes the average person and the rich using actions and words. The average person is always complaining while the rich is always taking action without complaining.
In the sixth phrase, the author elaborates that hard work is not directly related to wealth. The rich are not always working hard but they discover what it takes to get them rich. In the seventh phrase, the author asserts that the average person always seek to be entertained. On the other hand, the rich yearn to gain more knowledge and entertainment comes last. The eighth phrase posits that the average person always thinks that only formal education will lead to their success. In contrast, the rich believe that all that one requires to be rich is being an expert in a particular field. The author explains in the ninth phrase that the average person believes that they are destined to be poor because their parents are poor. In perspective, the rich believe that they have the power to change the situation and they never give up.
In the tenth phrase, the author notes that given the twenty four hours each person has, the rich uses the time optimally bearing in mind that tomorrow is another day. On the other hand, the average person is always thinking of tomorrow wasting the time at hand. In the eleventh phrase, the author claims that the average person only works to earn a living. In perspective, the rich understands that in order to accumulate wealth, one has to look for passive income and invest. The twelve phrase gives advice to the average person to contemplate about the future because it is in one’s hands. The next phrase claims that the average person is afraid of being different from the crowd. On the other hand, the rich go after their own truth and do not care about the opinions of others. In the fourteenth phrase, the author claims that the average person uses money as a catalyst for their happiness or trouble. On the other hand, the rich uses money to serve their dreams.
In the subsequent phrase, Amit argues that the average person thinks that in order to make money, one has to have large amounts of money in store. In perspective, the rich make money by using money that belongs to other people who invest in them. In the following phrase, the author states that being rich is not about having a lot of money or many houses. Being rich is to believe that one has what it takes to have things done. In the seventeenth phrase, the author asserts that the average person teaches their children how to grow up and be responsible. The rich teaches their children how to get rich. In the subsequent phrase, the author notes that the average person thinks that money solves all problems and do not bother to invest. The rich knows how to manage their fortune and are always investing to grow their fortunes.
In the nineteenth point, Amit claims that a mediocre views money as something that just brings them disappointments. On the other hand, the rich views wealth as a form of life energy that they need in order to survive. In the following phrase, Amit claims that the average person feels that they have to choose between being rich and having a family. The rich understands that time management is the basis of success and it is possible to be rich and have a family. The successive phrase asserts that the average person does not plan for their income and they end up having low standards of life. On the other hand, the rich always plan and they end up increasing their wealth.
In the twenty second phrase, the author claims that the average person views the financial market as complex and driven by logic. The rich believe the financial market is driven by greed and action. The author also point out that the rich values small money and saving. The average person overlooks small money and do know its importance. In the next phrase, the author distinguishes the rich from the average person by arguing that the rich is focused on earning more income as opposed to saving.
The book also claims that the rich associate themselves with people of the same mindset. They do not have anything in common with the poor. The following phrase asserts that being rich starts with the desire and passion to succeed. The subsequent point claims that the rich accumulates more wealth because they are passionate about the activities they engage in. The twenty eighth phrase claims that the rich knows that they are responsible for their own happiness. In the twenty ninth phrase, the authors states that the average person views money as a stressor while the rich views money as an opportunity to enjoy life.
The author summarizes the book by stating that the mind is like a flower and it opens at the right time. Amit also explains the theme of the book claiming that it was meant to help the average people understand how to influence their destinies.