The interview with T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, was the best one so far in the Successful Author Secrets series.
Remember, this series is not just for writers, it's for entrepreneurs who plan to become bestselling authors.
Like many of the authors in this series, he stressed that in order to have success in the world, we first need to work on our inner success.
His book was No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. No. 2 was of no interest to him.
Most people won’t go for number 1 because they think they are going to fail.
Your intention determines everything.
He also emphasised that getting onto the bestseller list requires a lot of pre-planning. To make the bestseller list requires a certain number of book sales within one week. All sales have to take place within that week. So he gathered orders in advance but did not process them until one particular week. This was obviously a lot of work.
He remained on the bestseller list for two years, and to do this he gave away more than $2 million to Amazon and Barnes & Noble. He would have made more money through direct sales, but it was worth it to give the money away in order to maintain his bestseller status.
I really enjoyed listening to this interview because T. Harv's enthusiasm comes through. He is very entertaining and very honest.
The other reason I enjoyed it so much was that I have been writing about similar things for years, in Success Strategies for Black People and The Key to Everything.
In order to bring about changes in our lives, we first need to change our habits and patterns of thought, feeling and behaviour.
He talks about changing our financial blueprint, our financial programming. I couldn't agree more.
To read more, see Making a Quantum Leap.
He said, "I spell publisher P-R-I-N-T-E-R.
The publisher does not sell the book. You have to sell the book".
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See also: Successful Author Secrets: Creating Your Inner Author Platform
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