Friday, September 10, 2010

How Rich People Think

There are numerous differences in the way that the rich think vs. how the middle class think according to Steve Siebold, author of the new book How Rich People Think. Some of those differences include:

* Middle class focuses on saving. World class focuses on earning.
* Middle class believes hard work creates wealth. World class believes leverage creates wealth.
* Middle class believes money is earned through labor. World class believes money is earned through thought.
* Middle class worries about running out of money. World class thinks about how to make more money.
* Middle class sees money through the eyes of emotion. World class sees money through the eyes of logic.
* Middle class believes getting rich is outside their control. World class knows getting rich is an inside job.
* Middle class has a lottery mentality. World class has an action mentality
* Middle class is waiting to be rescued from financial mediocrity. World class knows no one is coming to the rescue.
* Middle class equates money with stress. World class equates money with peace of mind.

It seems like those who are jealous of people with money always have an emotional reaction to the rich. They are bad people, they are "fat cats," they are "pigs." It is this emotional reaction that may keep them from ever earning more. Maybe if they quit emoting at the rich, they might think through more logically how to make a few bucks themselves.


Wednesday, September 08, 2010

"...even at a time when psychoanalysis as a practice is moribund, Freudian ideas continue to exert considerable influence over the culture. "

Stuart Schneiderman: "In the end the American people bought an illusion, an illusion of competence and eptitude. They were wrong, and thus, they are getting screwed."

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Diabetes: It's in your genes

That's the message of the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease. A publisher recently sent it to me and although I don't have diabetes, I have had family members who do.

The first chapter lays out how diabetes is "in your genes." Dr. Steven Joyal, the author of the book, states that:

... although you can't change your genes, you can change the degree of expression of your genes. This means that you can impact to what degree certain genes involved in blood sugar metabolism are turned on or off. In fact, you can easily and conveniently modify the expression of your genetic code through lifestyle modifications, including food choices, exercise, stress management, and the use of botanicals, nutraceuticals, and medications (if needed).

The rest of the book goes on to describe diet, exercise, natural supplements, pharmacologic approaches and lifestyle concerns of living with diabetes. Overall, it looks like a pretty good resource to go to if you or a family member has diabetes.


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