The Millionaire’s Brain by Winter Vee and Alvin Huang has been something of a godsend for me. My life had hit a bit of a rough patch. I had been fired from my job, I lost a few of my closest friends, and I fell into a deep depression. Luckily, I had saved enough money to sustain me during my unemployment, but these were undoubtedly dark times for me.
Perhaps the worst thing of all was my overall lack of motivation. I’ve never really been a “self-starter” but, after about 4 weeks of being unemployed, I simply did not have the intestinal fortitude to get off the couch on some days. I also didn’t really have the will to continue my job search. I was more or less content to throw my life, mortgage, and all my money away because I had hit hard times.
As sort of a last ditch effort, I purchased a copy of The Millionaire’s Brain to see if I could get my life back on track. I took to it immediately. The writing style and the positivity behind the words really grabbed me and shook me. It forced me to pay attention to my own life and how I was letting it go down the drain. At the time, I was a 36 year-old man and I was living my life like a 16 year-old. It was clear that I needed to do something different if I didn’t want to end up back on my parents’ couch.
When the book gets to the part where it asks you to do exercises, I had trouble grasping the concept. Some of the exercises are difficult and some of them don’t seem like they’ll produce any positive benefits. I would get frustrated from time to time trying to work my way through these brain exercises.
But, on the whole, the exercises showed me what I needed to do to get out the rut I was in. It helped me find my motivation, work on my resume, and continue my job search. It also taught me how to remain positivity even in the face of adversity.
Every feeling, emotion, or thought that we have is a construct of our own brains, and we are uniquely capable of changing those brain patterns. All it takes is accessing a higher level of brain power to look at situations calmly and objectively. I think it’s easy to get bogged down in anxiety and depression if you just let your mind loose.
But, I learned how to control my brain and secure my own financial future. I snagged a job in the same field at a company with better prospects and worked my way up the chain of command in only a few months. I now make twice as much as I did before and I am leading a happier and healthier life because of it. I have a new girlfriend, a new house, and I am truly seizing the power of my new Millionaire’s Brain.