How Rich People Think

"Waking up early and dedicating myself to my studies as my first priority helps me to quiet my soul, feed my spirit and have control over my thoughts, body and emotions," writes AXS faculty member Don Boyer in one of his daily emails. "As long as I start off slowly, I am able to move fast throughout the rest of my day. Strong focus is not a by-product of hard work but the result of a calm spirit." 

His words got me thinking about what separates the rich from the poor and the middle class. What kind of thoughts and habits do wealthy people have. What do they do every day?

"Like most things in life, becoming good at attracting money is no different than becoming good at anything else, be it being a sub-par golfer, losing weight, or mastering a second language," 
writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, author of How Rich People Think.

Almost anyone can make it happen — and it often begins with your thoughts, beliefs, and choices.

His book will teach you how rich people think. It compares the thoughts, habits and philosophies of the middle class to the world class when it comes to wealth. The differences are as extreme as they are numerous. The strategy is simple: learn how rich people think, copy them, take action and get rich. This book hits hard and never lets up. It's based on a quarter century of interviews with millionaires. It's written in unfiltered, politically incorrect language that makes the point crystal clear and easy to follow. 

Siebold writes:
The hundreds of millionaires interviewed for this book had nothing to gain by sharing their secrets, nor any interest in sugar-coating their advice. These people gave me unprecedented access to their lifestyle and playgrounds; from Palm Beach to Aspen. I was searching for the raw, uncensored truth about how rich people think, and they agreed to share it with me on the promise that their names never be published and their remarks never made public. I've mixed their wisdom with my words, and the result is a book so brutally honest it will shock some and inspire others. If you've ever dreamed of living a life most people only see in movies, study this book like a scientist. Freedom from financial worries and a millionaire's lifestyle is closer than you think.
AXS CEO Troy McClain reminds us to look at life as opportunities not obstacles (ONO).  Some of the keys to turning obstacles into opportunities are: 

1) Retrain your brain, change your paradigm;
2) From As A Man Thinketh by James Allen: 
You have to believe that your brain is a garden so whatever you plant in the form of thoughts will grow. 

Watch your Thoughts, for they become Words 
 Watch your Words, for they become Actions 
 Watch your Actions, for they become Habits 
 Watch your Habits, for they become Character 
 Watch your Character, for it becomes your Destiny