Attracting wealth and all that garbage, part 2

By Randell Tiongson on August 28th, 2009

Be careful of what you read and listen to so you will not be mislead into thinking there are short-cuts to achieving wealth and accomplishing your dreams.  Many are made to believe that to be a millionaire, one must think like a millionaire.  No, if you want to be a millionaire, do what the millionaires do and that is hard work and discipline. Instead of reading books like Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by Harv Ecker, read books like Total Money Make Over by Dave Ramsey. These two books are presenting opposite views; obviously one is truthful and the other is not.

Can you really attract wealth? Nope – you need to work for it, change your lifestyle, get out of debt and save and invest properly. We all know the formula and yet many of us feel that there is a secret. I like how Dave Ramsey said that the secret to being rich is a ‘no-secret’.

There are two dangers in believing in all these attraction garbage.

Firstly, you waste precious time and money. Seminars and books costs money and some of them do not come cheap. I am all for education – just make sure that you get the right education, not something that will only make you feel good and give you false hopes. Programs like these are also being used for sales opportunities like Multi-Level Marketing so be very wary.

Secondly, and more importantly, believing in these attraction non-sense damages your faith in the Lord. I notice that this ‘attraction’ mindset makes you believe that you have limitless power, that you are almighty and that the universe is the all-knowing deity.  Through deception and in the guise of becoming prosperous, we are being lead away from relying on God. Assuming that ‘attraction’ does work (it doesn’t), is it worth the price? “What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?…” (Matthew 16:26, NIV).

Do not fret, we are destined to be prosperous because the Lord says so –”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “ ” (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV). Remember,  the only way to prosperity is through hard work, discipline and with the Lord’s grace. Further, “Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life.” (Proverbs 22:4).

“… seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33, NIV).

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18 thoughts on “Attracting wealth and all that garbage, part 2”

  • Hi Randell

    Thank you for writing this article. I received that invite also. If that person can teach the attracting wealth in 21 days to become millionaire. He must be really really rich to teach that.

  • First of all I respect your abovementioned opinions however there are a lot of people reading your post and I felt like you’re misleading them to what is essentially the truth. Let me explain..

    “ Many are made to believe that to be a millionaire, one must think like a millionaire. No “

    – I beg to disagree. It all starts in your mind. Something is created first in the mind, envisioned before you can create it. Compare the mind to a soil, whatever it is that you plant in the soil for example a mango seed expect that it will grow a mango tree. Same as with our mind it is so rich that it is up to us what ideas, dreams we’re going to put in our mind. We can put negative or positive thoughts, poor or rich mindset.. again it is up to us. Life is all about choice. One of the best examples is the famous wonderpark Disneyland, do you think where did Walt Disney first created it? Of course it all was designed first and created in his mind. He envisioned Disneyland of how it will look like thus we have Disneyland an amazing reality for all of us.

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    “ Instead of reading books like Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by Harv Ecker, “

    – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is really a very god book to read. It suggests the principle of BE-DO-HAVE. It teaches us that to become rich you have to BE rich in the mind first, (power of imagination and vision) feel the rich person inside you (kill the poor person). DO the things that the rich people do (work hard, money management habits, determination) and you’ll attract (grow yourself to reach your full potential) and HAVE the life of a rich person that you wanted. The same rich positive mindset that gives us the idea of abundance leading us to the life that we want, that we deserve.

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    ” Can you really attract wealth? Nope ”

    I believe in the Law of Attraction. It is a secret now revealed to people but not to everyone who may seem to not fully understand how it works because in the first place they didn’t believe, hope and they didn’t act to make things happen.

    It is called The Secret because it is only revealed to people who are open-minded and who are willing and ready to make a change in their lives. Most poor people really are not paying attention to it– that there is a reality for whatever that they believed and dreamed of.

    You need to grow yourself first in all aspects of life and you will attract wealth, opportunities and success to your life. You don’t seek success if you are skilled and smart (intelligent) you will definitely attract success.

    Believing in attraction doesn’t really damage one’s faith to His Creator. Do you know the story of the Genie&3 wishes???

    In reality, the Genie is God (He’s the most powerful attraction of all) and we don’t only have 3 wishes, we have unlimited wishes and He made abundance everywhere however people need to change first their bad ways, grow their selves to become a better person and then ask God the abundance that they want, that they deserve.

    When I say attraction it is like asking God to give and provide everything that I want, that I deserve. He is the source of wealth, success, abundance and I am telling all of you that God wants us to be BIG! We are created Superstars and it is so okay to feel this way 😀

    The attraction mindset promotes freedom and positivity. Being Prosperous is really a good thing. To dream BIG and to become Rich is a good thing (not a sin). WHY??? because it will give you more opportunities to help others and add more value to their lives. We live with a purpose not just to gain wealth.

    It is the always the Power of the mind, the choices that you make and putting everything you’ve learned to action –which we call WISDOM.

    You may not believe what I said but if it made sense to you then believe it. That is all. Thank you.

  • “Remember, the only way to prosperity is through hard work, discipline and with the Lord’s grace. ” –> so true…

    “… seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33, NIV) –> God’s grace is the ultimate way to prosperity.

    I once heard that “we are just managers for all the wealth we have but God is actually the owner”.

  • Here’s my take:

    These “garbage” are not entirely devoid of value. For example, I happened to read one, thank GOD, during one of the lowest points in my life. One such book may be life-changing when you need it.

    However, I also find the observations of Sir Randell valid. There are cult-like persons who like to substitute sound, technical works for books by Robert Kiyosaki. Come on, that guy has a team of technical experts for his business. One ought to read technical books on the specifics of “attracting wealth”.

    Bottom line: These books are good read, but in no way should be treated as a substitute.

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  • Nice post Randell that threw a lot of arguments from your readers. It’s like the post that I got about MLM, a hot topic that garnered 55 comments so far.

    Here is my view of this. I definitely believe in hard work and discipline coz I also live in these principles.

    But I do believe in the law of attraction if that’s what you’re pertaining to in your second thought. For me, it does not damage my faith in God. It just empowers me to act and to achieve my goals and whatever blessings I received, I definitely always thank God.

    I think I know the seminar that you are mentioning here. I did receive same invites over and over again. I also opted not attend their seminar as I know somehow, they give false hopes in just briging all the good hopes to their attendees. Added to that, I am also not a supporter of it just to attract possible recruits to an MLM they are promoting.

  • How about The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale and Born Rich by Bob Proctor, are these foolproof methods of getting rich? Thanks

  • Guilty as charged! lol

    An eyeopener for me, thank you for this one sir randel. My lack of trust in God lead me to these things. thank you again and keep writing good stuff. More power

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