The Eight Habits This book outlines eight key habits and attitudes that are essential if you want to take control of your financial destiny. It includes some information that you might not be expecting in a book about money. Because the mind has such a powerful role to play in the creation of wealth we begin by looking at the way the wealthy think and how to take control of that powerhouse between your ears and get it working for you, not against you. Investing is another issue we tackle, but not just investing in property and shares, although we'll look at that too. How you invest in yourself, your talents, skills and passions is a vital step to money mastery and something that is practiced by successful affluent individuals. Having money is one thing, keeping it is something else. Did you know most lottery winners blow the whole lot within seven years? You don't want to do that with lottery winnings, your precious savings and investments or any inheritance you get, so we'll examine ways you can minimise risk and protect your assets. Unless you are a total genius I doubt you are good at everything. I know I'm not. Wealthy people don't try to do it all themselves, they have teams of people to help them. This is not something only for the super wealthy. If you have ever called a plumber, used an accountant or managed a home renovation project then you have already assembled a small team of your own. We'll look at how other's expertise can help you gain financial freedom.