The Prosperity Secret by Markus Rothkranz [Book Summary]
The Prosperity Secret by Markus Rothkranz
It’s a common sense book with a different spin: highlighting the importance of cleaning & changing your own mindset to allow you to become who you are meant to be to start allowing the success that is already within you, to flow. This is also something to definitely read if you have started to veer “off-course” from living on purpose or living your “mission”. This book highlights the most important things in life, and is an enjoyable read for those who want to make a difference in the world.
If you want some inspiration to become who you really are and live your best life, this is a book about that. It’s good to re-affirm what we already know instinctively & have confirmation from someone who has done it. A highly successful (and kinda quirky in a likeable way), multi-millionaire & raw-food advocate. This combination of his life experiences as well as his other talents & skills, brings together a whole-body/mind answer to accessing prosperity. He incorporates his knowledge of cleaning out the body & mind, as well as health, charity, & becoming the real you – with the subject of wealth. Not many wealth/business books ever go into that whole-body aspect.
Here is my personal summary from the book (although I recommend you getting the entire book to get the full meaning & explanations behind my notes, as well as the extra stuff that I didn’t jot down because of my own unique life experiences and mindset) – i.e. what I find worth highlighting might be different than the nuggets that you find worth highlighting, and I only wrote minimal notes as I read the whole thing over 2 nights. You can grab the full book by clicking here or read more at the end of the summary below:
On Being your Genuine Self…
When you make the right decision, every cell in your body vibrates. You feel fully alive. You feel invincible because you are. You have the entire Universe behind you.
The magic happens the moment you commit fearlessly with no way out. No turning back. All or nothing.
People don’t invest in you, the Universe does. The only thing in the way of your success is you. All the Universe wants is for you to be YOU. Be a great you, that’s all.
What people really want is the real you. And they are willing to pay for it. You are put here for a reason. The moment you surrender yourself to your higher purpose, is the moment your true life starts. A new door opens & welcomes you in.
On Clearing out the Clutter…
STOP doing what’s bad for you. Free yourself of EVERYTHING that is holding you back, slowing you down, depressing your mood, or distracting your attention from being who you are on this Earth to be.
Follow your heart and do or say whatever feels right.
Every negative thought COSTS YOU money, time, happiness, success, health, and chips away at your longevity and life itself. Every negative thought is a drop of poison. So when you catch one in the act, stop it immediately and replace it with something constructive and positive. Negative thoughts take your power away.
Listen to inspirational music, read empowering books, watch empowering videos, hang around empowering people and get yourself away from negative people as fast as you can, and stay away.
Money is energy. It’s not good or bad. It’s just a piece of paper. Energy needs to keep moving. It also comes back to you. What you put out comes back.
How fast things come back to you depends on your emotional state. The more you dwell on a painful past, the more you are strengthening & recreating it. People who stop dwelling on the past and stop talking about their “dis-ease” notice almost immediate and radical improvements in their lives.
The energy you generate creates your life. Are you generating anger & fear or happiness & peace? Change brings freshness into your life. It wakes you up and puts you back into living in the moment.
- Turn off the tv.
- Surround yourself with beauty.
- Play beautiful music, sing, dance.
- Do enemas.
- Tell jokes.
- Hug people.
- Give gifts.
- Get rid of stuff.
- You need to get the energy moving in your life.
Become the reality you want. You change your life by changing the quality of this moment. Flowing, accepting, and adapting, is life. Success already exists, all you have to do is allow it.
You get what you expect. Do you have a pattern that happens consistently your whole life and you wonder why? It is the accumulation of all the beliefs you heard and picked up early in your life. It will keep happening unless you change your inner programming. If something happens repeatedly, you start to expect it to continue.
- Realize what’s going on.
- Recognize the pattern.
- Figure out where it came from.
Once you see something for what it is, you have instantly begun the transformation of taking its power away.
- Poor people think they know everything.
- Rich people know there is always more to learn.
The secret is to not need anything. You get everything when you need nothing. If you are needy or desperate, you are pushing it away. If you become self-sufficient, suddenly money comes from everywhere.
Who you hang out with (share energy with) influences your income and level of success. Their values become yours. If you want to become prosperous and happy, hang around prosperous and happy people. Distance yourself from your downer friends who have no money and talk down about others. Be nice to them, but get on with your life. Never shrink down to other people’s level. Inspire them to rise to yours.
- Do the people around you support you and make you feel energized, or do they drain you and make you feel tired?
- Does what you do for a living energize or drain you?
List all the things that you run around doing all day that take your time, energy and money and figure out how you can get rid of them. You need energy coming to you, not being drained out.
Do you want to spend your life wondering what could have been? Or do you want to find out?
The secret to ANY kind of success, prosperity, freedom or accomplishment.. is to clear anything in the way of that (your thoughts, other people’s opinions, negativity, your fears, other people’s fears, the past, preconceived notions of how something is (or is going to be), judgement, lack of motivation, cluttered house/relationship/finances/body, owning too many things, too many responsibilities/bills).
Become a nice person and lay out the welcome mat.
Update, learn, and adapt with the times. Study people. Adapt or die.
- Prosperous people create the life they want.
- Poor people think life just happens to them.
On Gratitude, Energy & Inner Peace…
Start appreciating everything in your life, even the ‘bad’ things. Start every day only looking for things to be thankful for. If you are dwelling on something that bothers you, or something you fear might happen, you are “feeding” that and strengthening it, thereby bringing it into your existence and actually making it happen.
Your mission is to be yourself. Money is not a goal, it’s a side effect from doing what makes you happy. Find peace in your life and do what makes you feel good.
Spend time thinking about the wonderful things. Feed them. Water them. Nourish them. Fertilize them. They are your future.
If things aren’t going well in your life, then things are not running smoothly inside your head & spirit, because the outside is just a reflection of how well you’re doing inside energetically.
Figure out what your goals are and make it official out loud in public. We care what other people think of us and don’t want to look like fools in front of other people. So when we state a commitment out loud, the more we have to follow through and make it happen.
Money is not security. The only security you will ever really have is inner peace with yourself. Integrity is the only real security. It has nothing to do with money.
Whenever anyone gives you feedback, no matter who they are – listen to them and really think about what the Universe is trying to tell you. People are your mirrors. They reflect you and what you need to learn.
- Positive energy attracts.
- Negative energy pushes away.
Be constantly aware of what you say and how you say it, especially sarcasm. Your subconscious doesn’t know the difference.
- Focus on the answer, not the problem.
- The dream, not the nightmare.
- The benefits & opportunities, not the problems.
Stop “wanting”. “Wanting” means you don’t have it. You need to take action and actually get it. Stop using the words: “want” “try” “attempt”. You can’t “want” it, you have to already see, taste and feel it. The future is as real as this moment. You have to believe that you deserve it. You need to boost your self-worth.
Yoga / Meditation / Positive Mental Attitude. First thing each day – stretch, breathe, get in a positive & receptive mental state. Feng Shui your house.
We have the bodies of adults, but our consciousness is still that of a child, trying to win approval of others, still trying to prove we are not just a waste of space & resources. Nobody wants to be a failure. We want to feel we are worth something, that we contributed to the big game of life somehow. That we left our mark. We want respect. This deep need we have to exist for a reason, and be acknowledged for it, is a profoundly embedded human trait. Animals just exist. Humans need to exist for a reason. Our consciousness is our gift and our burden.
Our minds can literally create any reality we want. This seed was planted a long time ago & it’s just now starting to wake up. The time has come. The awakening has started. One by one, all over the world, we are feeling the urge to be reborn. We are shedding the old to make way for the new. It’s OK to celebrate Life! Get out there in the world, today!
Focus all your energy on being the very best you can be. No more negative thoughts because your mission is too important. Show the world who you are.
Grab some paper and draw the plans. Figure out every detail. Let it obsess you. This is not a hobby, it’s the reason you are here. Stop living for others and start doing what you are here for. The world needs people like you for inspiration. Set the example. Activate yourself.
When you give to others, you are giving to yourself. So whatever you ask for in life, that’s what you should be GIVING. The intention is everything. Do NOT do something with the expectation of getting something back. That is ‘selfish intention’. Intention is everything. If you give expecting to get back, then people will do the same to you. Give out of the goodness of your heart. Enjoy the act of giving, even if it is just loving thoughts, prayers and well wishes. It’s all powerful energy.
When you leave this world, what is in your spiritual bank account? Your spiritual bank account is everything that you have given, but you can’t give anything if you don’t have anything, so you’ve got to welcome the sustainability and the abundance into your life so that you can make a difference in this world.
You have to make a difference in your own life before you can make a difference in the lives of others. Commit 100% to you and your heart.
No fear. Learn from mistakes. Help others and learn to give. Don’t fear losing anything because nothing is yours anyway.
On Providing Value…
What do you have to offer the world? You will be paid according to the value you bring to the table. What makes YOU unique? THAT is your ticket to success. Have the courage to wager everything you have on yourself. The more unique you are, the more your value increases. There is only one of you in the world. So what is unique about you?
Whatever you do – DO IT WELL – from the heart. Be the best at what you do, and get it out to as many people as possible.
What is the highest and best use of my time? You are rewarded in life by what you create as value for someone else. Upgrade the value of your time, so that others are willing to pay for it. Give more than you ask.
On Money Management…
Know where your money is going. Keep track. Divide your money into categories:
- Business 25%
- Bills/Living 25%
- Taxes 25% (unless taxes are taken out by your employer, then divide into savings/bills/business)
- Give 10%
- Savings 10% (to invest in things that increase in value)
- Play 5%
Lower your cost of living, your expenses. Simplify your life. Imagine an emergency where you knew your house was going to be destroyed and you only had six hours to get your most important things and leave. What would you take? This is how you need to think. Downsize to make room for the new things about to come into your life.
- Rich people make & INVEST money.
- Poor people SPEND money.
Psycho Neuro Duplication…
By thinking what someone successful thinks, and then doing what they do, you become successful too. i.e. when you think what a slender, fit person thinks, and then do what they do, you’ll become slender & fit too.
On Becoming Rich…
To be able to lead & persuade others towards your vision, you must possess 3 specific skills:
- Control your Thoughts & Emotions. Want to lose weight? Eat less – Move more. Want to make more money naturally? Work Less – Add More Value
- Use the Right Tools
- Take ACTION in the Present Moment. Tomorrow never comes. What you don’t do in this moment, most likely you’ll never do at all.
Millionaires do what they love, they do it often, and they get better and better as result.
5 habits to make you rich:
- Spiritual Health // Secure in your own identity. Strong moral foundation. Be grateful for what you have.
- Work-Life Balance // Mental, Physical, Relational, and THEN financial, in that order.
- Priority Management // Tackle the Worst things First.
- Great Vision // Do what you love. Focus on being the best. Know your final outcome in advance. See the successful completion of your objectives. Be confident about its completion.
- Plan Setting // Take the first step, and the next step will become clear. Plan big – chunk it down – start with the steps that are doable now. List what you will do. Take action. Obsess about your plan daily. Let it become your reality. Act ‘as if’.
5 steps to influence other people to ask for what you are selling:
- Gain rapport & trust.
- Elicit the buyer’s outcome. Know what the other person wants.
- Give the buyer a directive to take the action steps necessary to get what they want.
- If they resist, give more information.
- Give the directive to take action again.