It takes me a lot of time to do these longer blogposts and that’s why I’m splitting them up into parts.
Today part 2 of 2 of the book review with a conclusion!
Bob Proctor – You Were Born Rich
The keys to maximizing the awesome potential you were born with
Please read part one of the You Were Born Rich book review first!
We’ve got a lot of ground to cover so lets strap in!
Chapter 6 – The Law Of Vibration
This chapter is on how everything is energy and everything is vibrating. When you zoom in deep enough on any object you will eventually get to the energy part and you can see the vibration. This vibration is on it’s own frequency. Every object has it’s own frequency.
But we all already knew that right?
The thing I loved about this chapter is that your vibration is determined by the objects around you.
This may sound strange at first but let me give you this example so it makes complete sense.
When you are a bit tense, stressed, frustrated or just not in your most calm state of mind and you take a stroll through the forest or even a park. You vibration will be influenced by the calm around you. I really love this sensation. Next time you do this pay attention to how it works. Feel the energy within you change. It’s pretty f-ing awesome.
The other way around works as well. For example if you’re with a lot of negative people you will shift more towards negativity as well. And when you’re feeling down and you are at a party and your favorite song starts playing you will feel better as well.
Surround yourself with the energy that you would like to feel.
Chapter 7 – The Risk-Takers
Didn’t really like this chapter but hey I signed up for the book review so I have to do this one as well 😉
It’s about risk taking and how it’s relative to the person. What you might see as someone taking a huge risk might not even be risky to someone else.
Diving off a cliff. If you would do this it would be a huge risk but if an experienced diver would do this he or she would take in the depth of the water, the rocks, the height, the maximum velocity, the gear, the wind, etc. So there is still risk but it’s mitigated.
I don’t like stating the obvious and that’s why I dislike this chapter. Here I go anyway:
No one ever changed the world without taking risks.
There! I did it 😀
Chapter 8 – The Razor’s Edge
This is what Tony Robbins calls the 2 millimeters rule.
I love this concept because it’s highly effective and relatively easy to understand and implement.
This is all about small changes and small improvements that will make a hell of a difference in the long run.
I you change the trajectory of lets say a golf ball or a missile by just two millimeter the place where it would hit would be waaaay off target.
The interesting thing is how to implement this in your life. If you want to be better at a skill than a colleague, rival or just your current self you can read 1 chapter every week on that subject.
In sports the difference is probably the biggest. If you end up second every time by a few milliseconds you will only get a small percentage of the prize money. While the winner takes all.
Focus on the things where you can improve that will really make an impact in your life.
For example save 10% of your income every time you receive money in your bankaccount. This will add up over time and can be the difference between being broke and being financially free. The fun this is! You won’t even miss the money. Try it out. Seriously do it!
Chapter 9 – Don’t Think In Reverse
I hope everyone is ready again for me stating the obvious yet again!
Live in the present instead of the past and visualize the future.
There are two great stories in this chapter. One is about a girl wanting to go on a holiday that she wanted for a long time but she is held back by her past thinking.
A lot of people have this. And I would really like to emphasize on this. The thought of “I don’t have enough money to do this or that.” I’ve had this thought more times then I can count. Heck! I even had the thought today.
This story shows how to overcome it and how she eventually went on the holiday by using all of the techniques that we’ve learned so far in the book.
The other story is the 333 story. How to make 3 million dollars in 3 days within a timespan of 3 hours for victims of hurricane Barry.
It’s a great example of a positive upward brainstorm cycle.
Read the story if you want to know what they do exactly but this is the technique they used. Also simple and effective.
- Get a group of people together
- Ask them if they want to do this task (not if it’s possible)
- Write a T on a flip-over or a whiteboard with on the left side “why we can’t do it” and on the right side “why we can do it”.
- Draw a big cross over the left side. No room for “why we can’t do it”.
- Start brainstorming
- Every idea should be written down
- If someone says something about why you can’t do it everyone has to say “Next”
- Keep repeating this process until you have a solid plan for the solution you’re seeking
Chapter 10 – The Vacuum Law Of Prosperity
This chapter has a really neat concept that I’m experimenting with as we speak.
The law is that there can’t be a vacuum. The Universe won’t allow it. So if you create a vacuum somewhere in your life it will get filled up.
You can’t have new clothes if your closet is packed and there’s no room for new clothes. This is my current experiment. I gave away some of my unused clothes to create space for new ones.
This goes for all areas in your life. The theory Bob proposes seems logical and true. So lets experiment with it and see if he’s right.
I will get back to this in a future post.
Is this book gonna blow your mind? It depends.. If this is your first time hearing about these concepts then maybe. But if you do know a lot about it its worth a read. You will get a better understanding of what you already know. He has a lot of great examples on how stuff works in his world 🙂
His writing is as if you hear him talk. It’s a pleasant read.
For me some points were just a bit too basic.
One thing I really miss and Bob probably has his reasons for this but when I read stuff about changing my financial situation I want calls to action.
At least one defined call to action each chapter. Preferably even more. If he’s an expert on this he should not just have been talking about it but grap the reader by the hand and say:
“Listen up! You want to be financially free. Do what I tell you and in this order and we’ll get there together.”
I do absolutely recommend you read even though it’s far from perfect!
Lets do the cha-ching cha-ching.
Day 15 balance:
Expected expenses today:
Expected income today:
Current balance personal account:
Current balance business account:
– € 36,22
– € 7,30
– IRS: € 46.534,16
– Business: € 22.016,58
– Personal: € 8.587,58
Balance day 15:
– € 77.145,62
€ 5.204,60 – € 34,60 (codementor) = € 5.170,00
We is dones y’all!
Currently reading this financial book:
The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
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