Book Review | How Rich People Think
Author: Steve Siebold
How Rich People Think is 100 ways that rich people think differently than middle class or poor people. Each lesson is presented as a short chapter and highlights the differences in thinking between the middle class and what Steve calls “The World Class”. Steve Siebold has a lot of experience in this area. He decided when he was a college student that he wanted to be rich and become a millionaire. In order to become a millionaire he decided to interview people who were millionaires. His goal with this book is to teach you the lessons he learned.
How Rich People Think contains short chapters that pack a lot in them. There are critical thinking questions designed to show you why you aren’t rich and tips on how to start thinking rich. At the end of each chapter is an action step like this one “Ask 3 of your closest friends this question: On a scale of 1-7, 7 being ambitious, how ambitious do you think I am? If you’re not at least a 6 you only have a slim chance of ever being rich.”
I used that example of an action step on purpose. It’s harsh. But in a good way. Steve lays it out truthfully with no sugar coating. If you want to be rich he can show you how but he never promises it will be easy. That’s not to say it can’t be fun or pleasant. The book is actually very fun to read especially if you can have a sense of humor about it. I had several AHA moments where I went “Shoot, no wonder I’m broke I better start thinking differently.”
I loved the Rich Resources section of each chapter and I now have 100 more books, articles and people to listen to on my list of things to read and listen to. How Rich People Think made me want to try harder in my life to get out of the rut we’ve been stuck in. I hope it can help you too.
I received a copy of this book to review but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own.