Life is full of surprises. This quote is so well known that it is cliche for most people but it is true. A few days ago, I had the pleasure of attending the Millionaire Mind Intensive Course at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay, Manila, Philippines. For me, it is an extremely SERENDIPITOUS event because, first, I was the recipient of the kindness of Ms. Jo Ortiz (visit her website here) who invited me and shouldered my VIP ticket, secondly, she (Jo) is the Founder/General Manager/Majority Stock holder of the Serendipity Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SMPC).
Lastly, I decided to come without any knowledge of the course, its length, and the effect it may or may not have on me. As I have said, the entire thing is SERENDIPITY for me.
A brief introduction
The Millionaire Mind Intensive is a financial literacy course based on the T. Harv Eker’s book, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. In a nutshell, it is a book not about the act of making money, which may be in a gamut of ways, BUT rather the spiritual/mental/emotional aspect of making money. It focuses on the inside rather than the shell of wealth. It is a compendium of learnings based on observation of the rich, happy, and successful.
So, you may be asking what gives? A lot of books are already about that, say Napoleon Hill’s The Think and Grow Rich Workbook: The Practical Steps to Transforming Your Desires into Riches (Tarcher Master Mind Editions). Well, there are similarities but T. Harv Eker’s Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is first hand, man on the ground, street logic, and procedural. It is not theoretical. This is T. Harv Eker’s own manual to wealth. I will write more extensively about the book in another post.
This is T. Harv Eker’s own manual to wealth.
For now, let’s just say that it is the ZEN MEDITATION and YOGA of Millionaires. It teaches TAICHI the control of our internal world) and UFC (the actuation) to be massively wealthy. The book is relatively short at 194 pages but it is packed with information. Here’s the link: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth.
The Millionaire Mind Intensive Experience
Going back, when Jo Ortiz invited me and paid for my VIP ticket, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. In fact, I was having one of those “Nah. I don’t need this.” moments but for some reason I dragged myself out of bed (Serendipity), quickly took a shower and drove all the way to the Millionaire Mind Intensive Course at the SMX Convention Center.
I was quite peeved because for a financial literacy seminar (my presumption), the darned thing was too early. This was compounded by the fact that there were so many people in the venue. This is the first seminar on a presumably boring subject I have been in where people flock to like ants to a piece of candy. Luckily, Jo Ortiz found me and guided me to the VIP area where there were less people where I can live in my head in peace. She knows me. Serendipity.
It is the ZEN MEDITATION and YOGA of Millionaires.
As you may have already guessed, I am not a people person. I don’t like talking to strangers especially those in sales and marketing. I don’t like touching people. I don’t like small talk. I don’t like crowds. I easily go ballistic when I am surrounded by noisy, obtuse, obsequious, insincere, and smelly people (my general perception of things). I am NOT a people person.
At any rate, when the ushers called on us “VIPs,” I rushed to the venue. It was a huge place. It could easily fit 700 people. People were dancing, giving high-fives to their neighbors, hugging each other, and going bat-shit crazy. I thought maybe they belonged to the same company came in together. When I sat down, I realized that they were all strangers. My heart sank. I died then and there and went straight to the septic tank of the 9th level of hell. I breathed deep and hard whilst holding a pen to my throat ready to pierce my jugular vein then a small voice spoke in my head. It told me to “just go with it.” So, go with it I did.
I am not a people person. I don’t like talking to strangers especially those in sales and marketing. I don’t like touching people. I don’t like small talk. I don’t like crowds. I easily go ballistic when I am surrounded by noisy, obtuse, obsequious, insincere, and smelly people (my general perception of things). I am NOT a people person.
In the first few hours of the seminar, I gave countless high fives to strangers in front of me, both sides, and my back. I said affirmative words to people I do not know. I danced (another thing I hate) in public! I went around the room hugging 30-40 people at a time. It was a struggle for me. But I did it anyway, all in the name of “going with it.”
Doug Nelson, the Minesottan
Doug Nelson, the facilitator, introduced himself, his life story, his path to wealth, and his mission to spread success. I would like to go into it in depth but for brevity, he is a burn victim with an in-your-face style of facilitation. He is a very effective speaker. I like his style and I am sure most of the participants feel the same way too. For those reading this prior to attending the Millionaire Mind Intensive Course, pee before the event starts. Pee during breaks. Do not pee while Doug Nelson is speaking, he will burn you where you stand. Word to the wise. In the same manner, never ever come late. He will drag you from the door and deliver you to your seat. Word to the wise.
Another thing, he is very energetic and forceful. He keeps long hours which shows his passion. On our first day alone, he spoke for more or less 14 hours straight (9am-11pm). The second lasted for 12 hours. The third, about 10 hours. The word intensive is not a metaphor it is as real as real can be.
Pee before the event starts. Pee during breaks. Do not pee while Doug Nelson is speaking.
But don’t let my description scare you, it carries a lot of purpose. Attend the seminar and learn. The truth hurts but we need it.
The Millionaire Mind Intensive Format
Millionaire Mind Intensive Course is not a sit in the classroom, bore you to death, I-speak-you-listen type of seminar. It is active, alive, and intense. While the speaker is on the stage, you will move, stand up, jump around, dance, shout, meditate, sing, breathe, and interact with your seatmates. You will go around the room, look for random people and do exercises with them. It is INTENSE. It is ACTIVE. It is a whole lot of FUN. Even during breaks, there are a lot of purpose-driven activities. These activities are designed to get you out of your comfort zone.
It is INTENSE. It is ACTIVE. It is a whole lot of FUN.
The Millionaire Mind Intensive Effect
Millionaire Mind Intensive Course changed me for good. In three days time, it got rid of my decades worth of programming to hate people. In three days time, I interacted, danced, played games, talked to, jumped around with, hugged, and just had fun with strangers. I connected to some of them in Social Media even.
Millionaire Mind Intensive Course helped me unlearn or at least process all the unnecessary, self sabotaging, and shitty things I did to myself for decades.
Most importantly, the effects of Millionaire Mind Intensive Course had on me is profound. I discovered my deeply rooted anger towards money rooted from my childhood which sabotaged my success again and again and again. I learned how to observe my thoughts, reframe them, or if they are strong enough apply the Physical Aversion Theory on myself to stop (OUCH!) them from taking root again. I now know that my inability or aversion to receive gifts, favors, or help from others is contrary to the laws of the universe.
My perspective on money has totally changed. I no longer have any desire to work for anyone ever again. I have my eyes focused, like a laser beam, on growing my passive income.
In three days time, it got rid of my decades worth of programming to hate people. In three days time, interacted, danced, played games, talked to, jumped around with, hugged, and just had fun with strangers. I connected to some of them in Social Media even.
Millionaire Mind Intensive Course helped me unlearn all the unnecessary, self sabotaging, and shitty things I did to myself for decades.
I recommend the Millionaire Mind Intensive Course to anyone who wants to change their lives for good forever.