The Millionaire Mind Intensive (MMI) is a three-day event that was created by T. Harv Eker, founder of Peak Potentials Training and author of the New York Times best seller, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. This is my review of the event I personally attended which will give you some insight to whether you should attend one or not.
On the Friday morning when I arrived, I saw that they had staff to serve as ushers to find single seats much like they do at movie theatres since these events usually attract full capacity. About 1/4 of the audience were people who had attended previous MMI events so they do have a good fan base.
The main speaker trainer was not T. Harv Eker himself (which I already knew in advance) but it was one of the trainers from Eker's company Peak Potentials, who turned out to be a really good speaker. He was also a multimillionaire which secured his credibility in my mind.
In fact, there were a few millionaires in the audience as some past Peak Potentials students were in attendance and have achieved financial freedom. This fact alone made it so different from other events I went to since it was really something to be in the same room and hear from these folks who really found success in terms of wealth.
The energy level was very high as the speaker utilized audience participation every several minutes. This was in complete contrast to your usual Toastmasters event where most of the time, speakers speak and the audience just listens. Here at the Millionaire Mind Intensive, there was constant back and forth demanded by the speaker trainer. There were lots of high fives and declarations.
Personally, I think this was a bit excessive for my taste as I would have preferred maybe about 50% of the amount of audience participation but then again, it was a very long three days that went into evening sessions and the audience seemed to eat it up without anybody falling asleep. To continue with the high energy, after each break, they played dance music and invited eager audience members to come on stage to dance away. They had no problems filling up the stage each time.
The content was quite sound in my opinion. They covered financial beliefs, attitudes and went into some financial wealth strategies, all presented in a fun, high energy way. They used a lot of partner work as well. Some I liked and some I honestly did not. But again, the vast majority of the audience seemed to love every minute.
Of course as expected, the presenter spent time to pitch the more advanced and expensive courses by Peak Potentials. Interestingly enough, these pitches were done in a way that I didn't actually mind sitting through. The Millionaire Mind Intensive just scratches the surface of many of the topics that Peak Potentials cover so I expect that the real 'how-to' material will be in the advanced courses.
Would I recommend people to attend the Millionaire Mind Intensive? The answer is yes, if one wants to achieve financial freedom. This is an event where you will get a good introduction to the modern concepts of achieving high wealth and freedom. It will take the advance courses to teach you the main details but at least the MMI will really get you thinking.
People compare their published books to eBooks all of the time. They are pretty much the same until you compare what they do. Both the printed version and the eBooks on line have text and pictures on them. But when you compare them to what they had to do in the olden days, which was use stone for their books, then we come to a totally different conclusion.
We have come a long way from the old days. They used to carry around stones, then scrolls, and then what we know today as books. So as the years went on the ways in which we saw the text became lighter and a lot more convenient for us readers. Even since the time of books things have gotten a little easier. When books were first being published they had to be written by hand, but now we have the printing press which can publish books faster than writing the books out by hand. Now even in these days we can access books on the internet for pretty much any thing that we need them for. So as time goes on we have made many advancements in how we publish books.
Why make things more complicated than they already are?
Which format should you publish your book in? This is a very important question to ask your self if you are thinking about publishing a book of any kind. The smart thing to do would be to publish your book on eBook. Why you may ask? Because most people use the internet to find what they are looking for these days so you may end up making more money if you publish your book on eBook.
Are cattle and eBooks similar?
Cattle and books have some things in common that most people do not think about. They both have to have some sort of mark on them to show who has written it or owns it. Not only do you do this to show others that it is yours, but also so that people will know your mark on certain things. There are of course some people out there who will try to remove your mark from your items and try to sell them as their own. But if people know your mark they will know that it is yours and will do something about the person trying to sell it as their own.
Why are the lights off?
There are basically two ways you can advertise, passive and aggressive. If you choose to do the aggressive advertising you need make sure that you have a catchy slogan that people will remember. After you have come up with a catchy slogan it is time to start the passive advertising. This is done to inform the people about the branding of your product.
The date is somewhere in the future and the world government has finally completed its gargantuan task - blotting out the written word.
In this world, the task of honored "fireman" is not to put out fires, but to start them as anyone with a book is considered subversive. Those in the underground who have saved libraries full of work are considered traitors, subject to termination.
If you live by the rules, everything is wonderful as Montag, the unlikely hero of the piece, finds with his boring wife Mildred who sits at home communing with here "cousins" on the family television wall.
One day, Montag meets a young woman on the tram on the way home from work. Losing her balance and dropping her tote, Montag notices her "reading" material as he spies a "banned" substance in her handbag, a book.
In the normal course of events, Montag, just a few days from promotion to a leader of his "fire brigade," should have reported the young woman - Clarisse - but he does not. He finds her strangely compelling. They also just keep on running into one another as Montag goes home to a marriage he finds less and less fulfilling as Mildred and "cousins" find that hallucinogens and television are the only way to fulfill their lives.
Montag wants none of it and makes a fateful decision when he follows Clarisse home, where he find a veritable underground "library" that, unfortunately - and to throw suspicion - away is reported. Answering the call, the "fire brigade" handles the traitors it finds with its usual dispatch even as the books they cherish burn around them.
Horrified by his own act of inhumanity, separates from his team and finds a trove of books and he stuffs them into his bag, hiding them at the bottom. Meantime, the house burns down with Clarisse's father going up protecting his books. Clarisse, meantime, escapes and heads north to a land beyond the reach of the government. (She had shown Montag the "escape route" when she saw his slow conversion to the "book cause.")
Now, every time his "fire brigade" responds, Montag finds more and more books to read and he reads voraciously, to the point, where Mildred can take it no longer and she leaves. Of course, being a good "cousin," she reports him, and on their next run, his "captain" brings a pistol, having every intention of shooting the "traitor" Montag. In the ensuing struggle, Montag gains control of the gun and the course of events reverses itself. The run, by the way, is to Montag's home.
The key to this, so far, is Bradbury's keen understanding of human nature and his excellent writing style and ability. He makes the total unbelievable, believable as we watch Montag's transformation into a real person from being an automaton.
Realizing what he has done, Montag has no choice but to drop his "fire brigade" in its tracks so that it will never bother people again. He realizes the cost of his actions when he fills his house with gasoline and puts down his brigade. Of course, there will be a new one along soon, but now television, the real medium of this "age" begins to track the villain.
Montag hides from patrols by day and travels by night and is horrified when he sees his alleged capture and punishment (some innocent is gunned down by a helicopter) and all is right with the world.
Bradbury's juxtaposition of the world where television (the "Internet" of its day) and his creation of a world where the "word" was the enemy was brilliant and his writing clear, concise and powerful. The late author had few peers that could match him, other than Poul Andersen, Anne Taylor and others.
This was a generation where the word was still king and good authorship and editorship was valued. Now with the Internet and Web, things are changing, but, the interesting note is that, if anything, they are making things freer.
Montag, by the way, does take the "escape route" where he finds Clarisse and he leader of the rebels and here he is forced to make the ultimate choice because each "rebel" becomes a book that he or she treasures, down to the watermark. Now, he must choose with the prophetic sentence: "I am born... " from David Copperfield by Dickens. His transformation from Hugh Montag to Copperfield is complete.