While the masses in the United States are worried about gas and food prices, the world class is getting richer. There are now 9 million millionaires in the USA, and their average net worth will increase again this year. Private jet sales are up 34% in 2008, and the top 400 American tax payers will pay an average of 240 million in 2008 taxes. Clearly, the rich are going to get richer in 2008, no matter how many people claim the sky is falling. Are these people smarter than you and I? Are they more educated? After interviewing the world class for 24 years I can tell you with some authority the answer is no. BUT…they do think differently than the middle class. Listen to this post and you’ll see the distinction.  Steve Siebold, CSP, CPCS  ( 6:46 )

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

7 thoughts on “9 Million Millionaires Can’t Be Wrong”

  1. What I personally found before being able to think like the world class I had discover myself and figure out the disconnect between my thinking, and that of the world class.

  2. Steve,
    I love MTB. The MP3’s shake me out of my stray thinking and get me back focused on what’s important. Any suggestions on how I can find some world class thinkers in my local area (Virginia Peninsula)?


  3. What Steve does is put substance called World Class Thinking and Mental Toughness into the cliches we use. The two you quote are good ones – one probably the source of the quote I quoted.

    We’ve got people in our organization who practice patience and repititiion BUT what they repeat and patiently hope will help them are the wrong things. We keep pointing them in the right direction but they miss the mark.

    Others are teachable, others come in ready to learn and do it right.

    Knowing that, I know what repeating specific behaviors and being patient means.


  4. I think it was Aristotle who said it first: ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.’

    ‘Genius is patience’, as Buffon put it.

  5. I’m glad you are a recovering middle class thinker, Steve! I know that recovery! Excellent post!

    A friend called me from Indiana this morning to tell me what he had just read: Excellence is not a singular act but a habit. You are what you repetitously do. — Shaquila O’Neal

    We are living in a time of great abundance and opportunity. I run into the same lack mentality limited thinking shrinking away from abundance attitudes daily, Steve.

    During my morning hike I reflect on my own thinking, plans for the day, and catch those thoughts which would disrupt world class thinking because we aren’t immune from then.

    I only have time for what’s positive and of an abundance that can benefit every moment of my life in exceptional ways beyond my ability to comprehend them.

    The best of the best to you.


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