His philosophy is to reverse engineer the process of bottom-line results
The gist of what Harv said was:
Ok, so you want results first, right? Well, what leads to results?…that would be Action (as in taking an action).
Next step is to ask: What leads to Action?…well, that would be having a Feeling about something (i.e. you feel strongly enough to take action).
Now, what leads to Feeling something?…that would be Thinking about something.
Finally, what leads to thinking about something?…well, that would be what Harv calls Programming (what you were taught as a child, the conditions you grew up in, etc.).
I added “Talking” to the second step…so here’s the 5-step framework:
So, since we’re reverse-engineering this whole thing, the highest leverage you have to impact results is to affect the earlier steps.
For example, if the results you want are to buy an expensive car, yet you were taught (i.e. Programmed) by your Mom or Dad that possessing an expensive car was a bad thing (because it flaunted wealth), then it will be very difficult for you to end up acquiring your new car by simply Taking Action.
Your Feelings about the car may be very mixed because of your parent’s influence…you may not even be able to Talk openly to people about you wanting the new car — but you want it!
So, if you want that new car, work first on the:
Harv shares this framework and many others in Secrets of The Millionaire Mind, which I recommend.