Millionaire Mind Intensive "Training" by T.Harv Eker, Peak Potentials
Date: June 23, 2011 01:10AM
Hi, I know I am new to this forum and I know many of you here will be skeptical towards me in suspecting that I am a troll sent here by those LGAT organisations. Though my objective is to leak information about what happens inside this "Millionaire Mind Intensive" seminar. It is in my opinion that this seminar is exploiting our greed for money and performing dubious methods of "persuasion". The country that I come from, Malaysia has a notorious reputation in social, economic and political issues which contributes to a nearing situation of a failed state. Yeah, I know I am being all political now but it is important to highlight this fact because these people ( Peak Potentials ) are promising us "ways" to get rich in a fast manner. Because many of Malaysians especially ethnic Chinese and Indians have a relatively harsh working and economic environment, we are highly susceptible and vulnerable to this get-rich-quick seminars and methods. And also I do not think we have much knowledge of what is LGAT's considering there have been almost no expose or critical analysis of LGAT in any form of media here. (Keep in mind that the Malaysian media is controlled by the ruling government entirely except for internet based news). I do not want to waste time blabbering anymore, it is up to the people here to make use of the information and I would gladly answer any inquiries regarding this matter as best as possible.
Below is the information
I attended the Millionaire Mind Intensive seminar which was organized by T.Harv Eker organization Peak Potentials. I am writing this to leak information regarding this seminar. It is my personal opinion that this seminar is a LGAT ( Large Group Awareness Training ) and it exhibits many bad elements of it. I will first provide the background of this seminar then go on describing the events that were happening inside this seminar then provide some of my insights regarding it. I only attended this seminar on the first 2 days and I missed the last day so I would be only providing the details on the first 2 days. I am sorry for not being able to provide details on the 3rd day. It is worth noting that I am writing this based on what I could remember because the long hours pushed my mind to a mushy state and I can't really recall some of the things that happen.
Mind Millionaire Seminar by T.Harv Eker ( Peak Potentials )
State and Country held - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Venue - PWTC ( Putra World Trade Center )
Date - 17-19 June 2011
Duration of Seminar - 9 am to 7 pm ( In reality it lasted from 9 am to 10 pm )
Speaker - Adam Markel
Number of participants - 1400
Price - RM 650 ( RM3 = 1 USD ) for VIPs and RM245 for general admission
Organizer - Success Resources
The workshop started with an instructor from the Peak Potentials organization called Adam Morkel. There were about 1400 people here present in the hall. From what I can tell, the hall ideally supports up to 800 people only given and accommodating 1400 people is possible but creates a very stuffy and uncomfortable environment with very tight spaces and barely enough room for people to walk. There were not enough seats for everyone so many of the people were forced to stand. This raises a question on whether did the organizers anticipate this kind of crowd and I heard that many of the participants registered on the day itself ( means there were no prior commitment or registration to the seminar before the day itself and that many of them just showed up on that day itself to register) Why they open up registration for walk in participants is beyond me because doing that created this messy situation. Many of the people who were standing were complaining about the incompetence of the organizers of not being able to provide chairs. ( After lunch time, enough chairs were provided but the venue was very tight and compact with little room to maneuver ) It is unclear whether did the organisers set a limit to the participants beforehand but judging from the amount of people doing walk-ins registration, it maybe that there were no limit after all and they were trying to maximise sales. It is worth noting that maybe half of the 1400 were walk-ins but I have no proof of that but from the number of people I saw mobbing at the registration booth, I would put the figure at quite high. With 1400 participants, the revenue gained from it is ridiculously high.
The seminar started with Adam listing his 2 rules in the seminar.
1. Don't believe a word I say
We were provided with a bag which contained a packet of CD's related to the seminar and a workbook. I really do not know how to describe the workbook because I think most of the contents were idiotic. Nevertheless, we were supposed to “participate” by doing the workbook along with Adam. The workbook was used as the basis of how Adam conducts the seminar by “guiding” us through every page then continuing to explain the analogies and stories to make the point. From the start, I was growing dissacociated with the seminar because the contents were one, general and vauge and two, practically everything said can be figured out ourselves and three, practically the same content of any self help book or seminar.
Shortly after this, Adam told us something that made my “alert” alarm went off. He asked us not to disclose any information regarding on whatever happens inside the seminar and to keep a confidentiality pact. The reason provided was that telling others will ruin the experience and what happens in this room should stay in this room. Adam gave no time for anyone to ask anything about this issue and quickly proceeded resuming his talk. He went on to preach the differences between “rich” and “broke” people and the usual things about confidence, attitude and the lots. Then Adam drop a bombshell by saying that we are all here because we are “broke” and that our mentalities, attitudes made us this way. He then introduced some concepts or terms like “Reconditioning” and suggested us to “Unlearn” the “destructive” habits that we had. I could see that the crowd was being edgy and emotional now. He gave the “ I know what your thinking about now” speech in pointing out that some were being skeptical now. He talked about the “little voice” inside our mind that was holding us back and introduce a T.Y.F.S method by telling the mind “Thank You For Sharing”. (To be honest, I actually bought into this idea but I added a “But No Thank You” and instead directed it to Adam ). By now, I could see the crowd was eerily silent and signs of stress were apparent in the faces of people beside me. Then Adam suddenly spoke in a calm, emphatic manner to them and the crowd suddenly turn into a relieved manner. His calm, emphatic manner was in direct contradiction to his previous manner which was forceful and fiery. If you ask me, this was the same as the Good Cop/Bad Cop approach in that they try to emotionally break you with the Bad cop approach first then try to extract information afterwards with the Good Cop approach.
By now, I noticed that Adam has a disturbing habit of calling the crowd to repeat after him phrases and keywords like “Integrity”,”Attitude matter” and such. ( I found this approach extremely lame and stupid, it was just like how I was taught in kindergarten ) The crowd was repeating after him constantly throughout the seminar. And he has this habit also of calling people to hi-5 to each other and say “You have a Millionaire mind”. I can say almost all of us did the hi-5s including me but I didn't say the phrase but I noticed that many of them gave me an irritated and disgusted look. ( Most of the crowd were having this “Group mentality” thing now and that they expect everyone to think and act like they do. Though this is just my own opinion and observation.)
Shortly after, we were given this leaflet of “Attitudes of Wealth” and Adam asked us all to stand up and put our hand to our heart. He then asked us to participate in this “declaration” by saying it out loud sentences like “ I am an excellent money manager “. Many of the people followed this “declaration” and they concluded by hi-5ing each other and saying “You have a Millionaire mind”. After lunch, one of the local speakers ( assumably from Peak Potentials ) got the crowd into a “dancing” frenzy by blasting some songs and calling for people to clap and dance around. The scene was similar to a night clubbing scene where people were just shaking their heads and hands like they were in a club. After this “dance”, we were asked to do the “declaration” again and subsequently the hi-5s with the phrases.
Adam took over from the local speaker and starts talking about money management. He promoted the idea of the JAR system in which you allocate a specific amount into each jar. According to him, it is the easiest money management system and that anyone can do it. Though he only make the bold statements but provided no proof or any evidence to the effectiveness of the system, he just said that it work and no further elaboration was provided. And he talk in depth about what Financial Freedom means. He proceeded to explaining about passive incomes. The jars are divided into
1. Financial Freedom
2. Long Term Savings for Spendings
Adam has also this habit of calling people to put their two fingers to the side of their forehead ( Think of psychics or Professor Xavier doing the mind power in the movie X-men First class but with two hands ) and repeating after him countless motivational phrases. Then again we were subjected to a new and different declaration “Attitudes of Wealth” and the same thing happen with the hand to the heart and the saying out loud of the phrases and sentences. We had a break at about 5pm and the same thing happen again with the local speaker calling everyone up for the “dancing”. After the “dance”, we were made to do both of the “declarations” with the usual hand ritual, recital and the hi-5s.
Adam continued giving the usual “motivational” stories and analogies. By 6pm, it was evident that the crowd was getting tired and many were going to the toilets for a break. Adam now suddenly starts his forceful and fiery manner of promoting countless seminars offered by Peak Potentials. He wrote down the prices of each seminars and proceeded to cutting the prices each time in half for a couple of times. The crowd was going into an euphoria mood with people cheering and shouting. After the cutthroat prices strategy, he proceeded in blasting the crowd who didn't register by saying “Stop being afraid” “have the guts to finish the race” ( Before this, he used an analogy that life is a race. By “showing up” at the seminar, you have completed 80 percent of the race. He proceeded to say that to finish the 20 percent, you have to go “one step further” ). Basically, he was threatening the ones who sat and did nothing that if they don't “take that next step”, they will be left behind. He then went on congratulating the people who registered and promising their lives will “change”
Dinner started at 7 and ended at 8. Many people had left at 7 itself but there was still a sizeable crowd who stayed. Adam then called them to prepare a RM100 note then proceeded to call them to burn it. Most of the people did not do it but some did and immediately douse the money into a cup of water provided to them. He then drill in the message that “If your burning your money, your burning your time. If your not willing to do it, stop wasting your time and do the right thing” ( Not the exact words of Adam but it was along these lines.) What the “right thing” means, I do not know. He then proceeded to give more of his talks and eventually it ended at around 10.