Wednesday 20 May 2009

Millionaire mindset?

At one stage, I was rather curious about the millionaire mindset so I bought myself a book. The author says in order to be a millionaire, you must think like one. I've forgotten most of it by now but one thing I do remember is, millionaires (or wannabes) will not order chicken at a restaurant. They order steak, not just any steak but an expensive cut of steak. Chicken is for the masses.

Oops, but I always order chicken. What's a girl to do if she doesn't like steak? Good steak, whether it is wagyu or filet mignon, is wasted on someone like me.

When I'm feeling carnivorous (which is not very often), I go for chicken. I have a craving today, so we're having rosemary roast chicken tonight. That will settle my craving for the whole month. Come to think of it, I don't think I can eat like a millionaire. The stuff that I eat are usually simple, inexpensive but nutritious. I'm now snacking on cheese, dried cranberry and pistachio instead of caviar.

Anyway, the world is changing. I believe millionaires are eating simply and healthily so that they can live longer. By eating less foie gras, their wealth can go a longer way, no? What's the point of being a sick millionaire? I would like to prove the author wrong but sadly I'm not a millionaire yet. Perhaps I should start thinking like one in order to get there.

Just like how mum commented that farming has evolved significantly over the years. In the past, farming in Asia was frowned upon. If you didn't have an education, you're tasked to toil in the family fields from dawn till dusk. Today's new breed of farmers are different. They're a cool and admirable lot. They are educated and passionate about agriculture. They harness technology to raise crop yields or find ways to improve methods and crops.

Hmmm... I wonder if farming will make me a millionaire?


Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

ai yoh, of course the author is wrong lah.....steve jobs is a vegetarian for many many many years = steve jobs is "jiak-cao" one!

and many more.

please go ahead and sue tat author. *WIDE GRIN*

Petunia Lee said...

I've always thought that to do it well, farming required a lot of intelligence to outsmart pests. I actually envy all these successful farmers I see... Seng Choon eggs, your orchid farm, Oh Chin Huat hydroponics. They stuck it out in an industry that the government discouraged and they made a success of it. That could well be the millionaire mindset... heh heh heh!

Blur Ting said...

Fry - That's true but he also spoke about ALOT of other things which i have forgotten by now. So Steve Jobs must be doing alot of things right.

Blur Ting said...

Petunia - Indeed. Mum always says that farming is one of the more difficult professions because it's dealing with 'live' things. I agree too.