My Honest Review on The Millionaire Mind Intensive

Review of the Millionaire Mind Experience

NB: This post was originally written in 2013. It’s still valid. I have also included a 2016 update below.

Money.

When you read that word how do you feel? Do you get a stressed out feeling in your gut, or do you feel light with elation and joy?

Regardless of where you are on the happy scale, my guess is that, like most people, somewhere inside you there are still feelings of weirdness surrounding money. You don’t charge enough for your services. You feel guilty for charging that much. You have debt that’s bumming you out. Your savings aren’t growing like they should be. You make enough but you’re unsure on how to invest it. You’ve lost a crap load in the stock market, now stocks are bad. Each one of these stories, no matter how common, are shaping your story and your relationship with money going forward.

Enter The Millionaire Mind Intensive.

How Synchronicity Stepped In

Last Spring I found, (via Twitter, that little Darling) that the MMI  was coming to Toronto. T. Harv Eker and his company Peak Potentials is the mastermind behind this event and if you don’t know who he is, he wrote the book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth. Apart from watching his mildly repetitive videos on YouTube I didn’t really know too much about him. This 3-day (Friday to Sunday) “intensive” course was supposed to be a must-do for anyone wanting to increase their wealth and get a better handle on their current finances.

I do have a handful of acquaintances who have gone to the MMI (and beyond) and all seem to be doing really well for themselves. In fact one of my clients said “It changed their life”, which is a pretty heavy statement. I obviously wanted to know more. So I signed up.

Then my ego kicked in: “I’m too busy.” “Spending 3 days in a hotel will be expensive” “Who will look after the dog?” “Am I REALLY going to learn anything?” “I heard this was a cult!”  So I cancelled.

Fast forward 6 months and was looking for new options and ways to invest and manage my money. I found myself back on one of Eker’s talks on YouTube and thought to myself “tomorrow I should find out when that MMI program is coming back to Toronto”.

The next afternoon the phone rang. It was Peak Potentials. They had a gift for me: Free VIP passes to the Toronto MMI in 2 weeks and free copy’s of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. Helllllloooooo.

The Universe sometimes knocks you over the head. This was one of those times.

What You Should Expect

I ended up taking my other half (kicking and screaming), my client (and friend), and another friend who has a keen interest in investing.

This is a 3-day mental marathon – you start around 8am and go until 10 or 11 at night. Plan for that. Plan to be exhausted. Plan to have your beliefs rocked, your comfort zone bubble burst, and plan to learn several key ways to manage your money better than you did when you first walked in. Plan to laugh. Plan to cry. And plan to high-five and hug more people than you will probably be comfortable with, which in turn takes you out of your comfort zone, which in turn makes you happier after the initial weirdness wears off. Plan to feel liRaining Money.ke a million bucks and feel like you can do anything. Plan to dance. Plan to sing. Plan for gifts.

Plan to also listen to pitches. Peak Potentials offers many other programs which are pitched throughout the weekend. If this offends you, plan to be offended. We were prepared for it, so it didn’t bother any of us in our group. In fact one member of our party signed up for one of the programs which actually seems like a great value. I personally am not a split-second big-ticket spender, but am considering the same course.

What you are getting however between these pitches is an incredible amount of value. One of the biggest things that can be of benefit to anyone is challenging your beliefs surrounding money. They take it deep. You will uncover things and beliefs that you’ve been holding on to that you probably haven’t even realized are effing up your money game. You will learn what they are and how to let them go. You will also let many of them go, right then and there.

They will also teach you a management system on what to do with the money you have now to help make you more money and get your money working for you. It’s reasonable and makes sense, and what I like about their system is that its not ALL about serious saving and getting down to business. They recognize that as humans we need to play too, and this system is set up for that. We all need time (and money) to spend on ourselves to relax and play without feeling guilty…in fact in my opinion this creates more creativity and happiness overall which will benefit ALL areas of your life…including the money area.

They will also identify what kind of money personality you are. This simple exercise caused a HUGE shift my relationship with DH as we are totally different in that department. I think we always knew that, but this really helped us understand a bit better where the other was coming from and develop more compassion and understanding for each other.

The biggest thing for me was their exercise on busting through fear. This seriously rocked and I’m not sharing details because for those of you thinking of going, I want you to experience it the same way I did. This will take you out of your comfort zone in a big way (at least it did for me). This happens on the Sunday, and before our lunch break they said “when you come back, you will do an exercise that you will remember for the rest of your life and will completely break you out of your comfort zone”. Well, shit…. then I wanted to leave! I seriously almost didn’t come back after my beef dip sandwich because my ego was back at it trying to keep me safe by telling me it was going to be BAD. I mean, I had visions of being dragged onstage in front of 400 people to sing karaoke. THAT would be memorable…and brutal. This exercise however, isn’t about public humiliation. It’s very personal. And also very supportive and energy rocking from the strangers-turned-peers-turned-hug-buddies. It was incredible.

When You Think You Know It All Already

I must tell you though that throughout the weekend you will feel like giving up. Just as my brain told me not to come back after lunch, it will tell you throughout the whole time that you’re too tired to continue. Or that you probably have learned everything already so you should probably just go home and take a nap. Or that you should really go get groceries or do some laundry. DON’T LISTEN TO YOUR BRAIN. You need to stay until the very end. Friday and Saturday are value-packed, and Sunday is where the real shit starts shifting. You need to be there the whole time. I told you, it’s a mental marathon.

At the very end they also shower you with gifts to help make what you learn stick. It’s worth staying for. You need the extra kick in the pants 3 weeks later when the ego creeps back in off your “I’m going to implement EVERYTHING and be amazing at everything!” high. (N.B.:The ego will always show up…we just need to show it the door when it does and not invite it in for tea).

Personal Shifts and Changes In The Last 14 Days

So do you want some proof that this has helped us change our lives? Here are a few snippets of what has happened in the last 14 days:

  • DH has started an idea board of a book he wants to write. I personally think it’s genius and am really, really excited for him! I think it could be wildly successful.
  • I have re-organized the handling of my finances and budget, including creating 2 new starter passive income streams, opening new accounts and putting a considerable chunk of money into an account geared towards my complete financial freedom.
  • 5 of us, (attendees of the MMI +1 ) have created a “Money Mastermind” to meet bi-weekly. To discuss strategies for investing, managing and creating money.
  • Our friend who attended is traveling to LA today to learn about investing with one of North America’s top gurus. This was a big reach out of their comfort zone, but took the bull by the horns and did it.
  • After about 10 years of being ‘interested’ in the stock market, I have decided to break through the ego wall of “it’s too complicated” and learn everything there is to know about it. I am capable of becoming a highly knowledgeable investor. 30-60 minutes a day is currently being devoted to this and I’m aligning myself with key mentors to help me learn more and more.
  • My mindset on money has changed considerably. When you start the course on Friday they make you take an inventory on your beliefs and values surrounding money. They make you take it again on Sunday evening. There was over a 97% shift positively towards my money mindset.
  • Overall energy is up! We are all excited about the effects that our current and future changes will make on our lives, and those around us.

What about DH who came into this kicking and screaming? He can’t wait to go back, and bring people he knows will benefit from it.

So, in a nutshell, if you are thinking about going, do it. Stay the whole time. Reap the benefits. You will come away with a shift. I promise.

Lots of financial love and blessings,

Brooke Simmons

 

 

2016 Update:

I actually think this is being called the Millionaire Mind Experience now.

So I thought I would give you a little update as it’s been quite a while since I first posted this review. I’m sure you are all dying to know if I’m a millionaire by now.

Nope. I’m not.

However, my net worth has considerably increased, and my money mindset – I believe anyway – has permanently changed. I’m making more money now than I ever have and I have implemented many changes and money habits over the last 3 years and slowly but surely things are progressing quite nicely.

Here’s the deal though – was it the MMI alone that made me change my relationship with money? Not entirely. For most people (unless you are naturally born with an extensively ‘roided out money muscle), money skills are a learned thing and it’s not a one time weekend deal and you’re an insta-expert, fast tracking to millionaire status and a Lambo.

You have to continuously improve, continuously learn, continuously practice and make mistakes to get things down and build your money muscle. Some folks are also born into situations where the money thinking is completely fucked up and ass backwards and it takes even more tenacity to learn to build a healthy relationship with money.

I make a point minimum 5 days a week to put my money neurons to work and immerse myself in either managing my money or learning about/discussing finances. It’s not as boring as it sounds and it can be as simple as listening to a podcast for 15 minutes on your drive to work. Or checking in with your bank account or investments. Use that muscle to keep it strong and build long lasting habits and mindsets.

Also – and I can’t stress this enough – start hanging out with people who have healthy attitudes about wealth and money! They don’t have to be the dude in the Lambo (do you know how many Lambo drivers are in debt up to their eyeballs?…no joke). But someone who is working their money muscle and meeting their financial goals. You can’t choose your family, but if Aunt Martha is constantly complaining about the credit card companies calling, you are immersing yourself in a lack mindset and you need a shift.

Ok, but should I go to the MMI this weekend and spend my whoooooole weekend there instead of cleaning my house/having a pool party/driving the kids to soccer?

 

Yes you should.

For me the MMI was just the beginning. A kick in the pants and some really solid money lessons and mindset shifting. It’s challenging and motivating and you will benefit from it. If you are going for free, take this as a gift and a universal nudge. All stages of money muscle could benefit.

Don’t stop there though…keep it moving. I personally like Dave Ramsey’s podcast because I dig his no bull-shit attitude, planning strategies for wealth and theory’s on debt (you have to stomach a few Bible verses, but it’s worth it). There are oodles of other financial podcasts out there on everything from basic money management to big time investing. Take advantage. They’re free. Mint is a cool budgeting/goal setting and money tracking tool.

This is the longest post in history now, but I hope it was valuable. In short –
go to the MMI or MME or whatever it is called now, have a few shifts and tell me how it went.

Brooke

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21 thoughts on “My Honest Review on The Millionaire Mind Intensive

  1. Great review, Brooke – thanks! I’m heading to MMI in Denver this weekend, and I hope I can break through my limiting beliefs around money.

  2. So MMI is coming to Calgary this weekend I and I totally signed up. Do you think this course is mostly geared to entrepreneurs? can a regular ol employee a.k.a desk jockey get the benefit of this seminar? and is there some law of attraction (twirl in your eyes kinda effect) I mean 8.am-11 pm?? Also was it catered or should we plan for our meals?

  3. Hi Brooke!!

    Thanks for writing this review. There is so much out there saying totally opposite things. Yours is a balanced review with authenticity that rings through. I’m going to MMI tomorrow in Long Beach. It’s funny, at first I had the exact same thoughts as you… Did you attend all three days? I was considering not going to the third. Would that be a big mistake?

    Thanks so much!

  4. Thank you Brooke

    This was great

    Can you tell us if the mindset shift has stuck, or is it easy to fall back into old patterns?

    I wish you much success

    :-)

  5. Thank you so much for the information packed review. It’s gives me a great insight what to expect when I go to the seminar in few weeks.

  6. Thank you, Brooke. I was on the fence about attending the intensive in New Jersey in a few weeks but am now going for sure.

  7. Thanks for the review. This event is coming to Toronto again in a few weeks and I’m thinking of going. Do they really pressure you into buying their products?

  8. I just attended MMI in Denver. I received a tremendous amount of value from that 3 day class and ended up signing up for additional courses ($3,200) and then got online to find some poor reviews of the additional programs, along with feedback that at every program they spend a decent amount of time pitching on buying another program. I expected to get pitched at MMI since it was free, but once I spent money on training, I would be upset if a large amount of the time I paid for was used to pitch me on something else.

    The upside is that it really did expand my perceptions of the possibilities for my own success. I too have always justified not being involved with investments on my lack of knowledge, but this class is a great catalyst for really understanding that it is within your reach to invest and really start look for passive-income streams, no matter how small!

  9. This is a great review! I see it’s 2 years old now. We’d love an update! Have you made your fortune? Did the lessons stick or fade (like most things)? Thanks again!!

  10. I know this post is a year old, but I just found out the MMI is coming to Dallas soon. I’m still undecided and not sure I want to sit through the pitches. Thanks for the review.

  11. I heard Harv give a comment that if you would like to know someone’s attitude to money just see how much they have and ask them why they haven’t any if that’s the case.

    I found this to be cruel and judgemental. Money is a visitor in our lives not necessarily a constant, and although mind set is helpful, there are ways of gaining money along the lines of I win, you lose, that many lightworkers find abusive. So – Harv, you may be smart and I wouldn’t go near you except to show you a more loving way of attracting money as a visitor and friend. Victoria

  12. Just got back learned some things! but slime sales tactics left and right! using fear and lack and emotional sifts to sell! if you go leave your money behind! don’t buy nothing till maybe your second one! then it won’t be an emotional omg i have been playing small so now gotta go big and sign up for some thing now! its the best deal ever!!! never been this cheap! only available at this break/weekend! these are old school selling techniques~ and they hooked many. But you can learn somethings and meet some cool people/participants.
    But watch the whole game too as one big sales pitch~ and for me i was reminded how i don’t want to sell~
    slimy fear based not straight from the hip tactics. I came home went for a run to get the slime off and now gotta shower!
    what got me at the end is how the speaker even used his daughters death (and whitney Houston’s death cause we were just in a circle singing one of her songs) as an emotional pull towards making a choice now cause you don’t know how long you are going to be here. so either you go sign up or go out that door~ like the door was settling for mediocracy and not going big. but out the door was sunshine and i can play big even without them. they may have some great things in their programs~ but if they teach you to sell like that~ not sure where integrity lives in the organization or its just all smoke and mirrors. The real estate guy they had come add on a package was a possibly not honest~ nor is their tactics probably legal~not good partnering. but maybe great info showing that they may be as out of integrity at their core to.
    so to some degree i could say stay away~ yet i learned some good stuff to do and a lot of ways i don’t want to be! the jar method is great~which you can find info on all over the place, online i imagine, from other peeps not related to MMI. Also looking into my relationship with money and wealth ( the book “the Energy of Money’ is very good for that with no upscales or slime involved.)
    I really met some cool people though and had some fun learning, and then sales pitches soured or dulled the moment.

    I believe if something is so great it sells itself~ we would see the people hear their stories and learn some things and then they could say if you want to go deeper you can sign up for the more intensive trainings. most people do this~ yet this feels more like they are selling you the whole system that they are modeling as a success system~ but i think it might bring about difficulty sleeping, keeping your conscious, or living in integrity in ones life if you are emotionally and fear selling products~ you ultimately have to go through lots more people and have way less continued clients.
    but their programs are $12,000+ for all or $1,995 so they getting good on one sell! also i heard from people that have been to those that they continue to up sale with all those ones you pay for!!!!
    I was reminded of TV evangelist and carneys!LOL

  13. I just came back from a Philadelphia MME. I was the spouse dragged in “kicking and screaming” – while I definitely had things I would have preferred to do this weekend, I kept a good sense of humor about it and went in with an open mind.

    It absolutely helped that tickets were free. So were accommodations at my parents, who live 15 minutes away from the MME site at the “DoubleTree Philadelphia-Valley Forge” in King of Prussia, PA (which, if you’re not familiar with local geography, is like calling THE DoubleTree in Philadelphia the “DoubleTree Washington-New York”). We wouldn’t want to drive back and forth from Philadelphia, proper, AND find parking at the beginning and end of each day; the 8am-9pm days are long enough.

    If I had to take the weekend off work/play AND pay for lodging, I might reconsider. Your “honest” review pretty much touched everything on the nose. I already read T Harv Eker’s book which is 99% of the MME content. The weekend itself was Sunday at The Church of Money – singing, dancing, laughing and crying – and for anyone who goes in knowing this giving it 100%, it is FRIGGIN’ awesome. I’m not religious or anything but I appreciate the shifts in consciousness that happen in group settings (concerts, political rallies, actual churches) and the trainers at Peak really know how to whip up a room. My attitude towards money has definitely shifted, for the better, and far beyond simply reading Eker’s book.

    I’m glad I had a Millionaire Mind and concepts of personal wealth preservation going into the event, because the people at Peak are also really, REALLY good at the hard sell and appealing to people’s emotions and sense of urgency. Probably a third of the weekend (interspersed, cleverly, at times you’d be less inclined to leave) was spent pitching other Peak courses. I sort of expected this and understand that they are a business and need to draw some revenue from a free event.

    The “hidden” bonus is all the cool and varied people you meet at an event that draws aspiring millionaires, i.e., just about everyone. There were plenty of opportunities to network and socialize in a low pressure, fun environment.

    As an aside, I am not dismissing Peak nor their Quantum Leap lineup – I have not taken any of their courses, but I have taken other self-help type seminars and recognize they have tremendous value. However, I was a little disappointed I fell for a Real Estate Intensive course offered as a single add-on at the end. This course’s offerings and price seemed a little too good to be true, and a quick google search seems to confirm this. I canceled that. I blame my vulnerability on being exhausted at the end of the third day, but I’m sure Peak didn’t plan for that. Right?

    Long and short – if you can afford a weekend off, want to up your money game, can get free tickets and have a fun spouse/pal to keep you company, go for it. Just remember – if you REALLY want to up your money game, leave your wallet in your room.

    1. I totally agree with all of this! Well written. And you touched on a good point that I didn’t articulate: They really do try and get you on the “hard sell” while you are exhausted/vulnerable. Glad you were able to cancel after you had a proper think post event. Thanks for your review! – Brooke

  14. Thanks for your review, Brooke.. I just attended MMI here in Mumbai India this weekend.. and I identifies with every – single – word you wrote.
    I met ( and later noticed on the net) some naysayers dissing the program because “they keep selling stuff”
    My view is, if we are all looking to have our own business or passive income streams : shouldn’t the skillfull selling be our biggest learning?
    You don’t have to buy it..but the way they do it is amazing
    All in all..I had an awesome time..learned loads, made some new friends…
    I think it was fabulous!

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