New book about the millionaire mindset highlights pilots
A newly released book highlights three famous aviators — Sean D. Tucker, Julie Clark and Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger — as examples of people who have achieved great success after facing many challenges.
“Millionaire Legacy” by Thomas P. Curran also features other well-known business and thought leaders, including Bob Proctor, Brendon Burchard, Mark Victor Hansen, James Malinchak, and Russell Brunson.
The book outlines eight success strategies used by self-made millionaires to “achieve an abundance of financial and emotional wealth,” according to the author.
It was essential to include the three aviators in the book, according to Curran, an avid aviation enthusiast.
“There’s been other stories on all three of them, but none of the stories really went into their backgrounds or what were their motivating forces, their inspirations,” he said. “It always seemed like they focused on the end result, on their success, as opposed to what got them started.”
Curran notes that most people don’t know that Tucker actually had a deep fear of flying after watching a friend die in a skydiving accident, which he was able to overcome “because his passion was greater than his fear.”
Or that Clark lost both her parents when she was young, but still went on to become the first female pilot at Golden West Airlines, eventually becoming a captain with Northwest Airlines and a well-known airshow performer.
Then there’s Sullenberger, who was called a hero after he landed his Airbus 320 on the Hudson River. But for Sullenberger, who eschews the hero label, his overriding concern was the safety of not only his passengers, but the people on the ground that led to the decision to land on the river.
“He was able to take his fear and anxiety and place it to the side,” Curran said.
For Curran, it was important to show the hard work, determination, and perseverance that went into their successes.
“They all had setbacks,” he said. “They all got knocked down, but they kept getting up. They kept persisting.”
A goal of the book is to inspire people to achieve what they want in life.
“It’s very sad to say, but a lot of people have given up on their dreams and goals,” he said. “A lot of people walk away from their dreams and goals when they face fear, when they face rejection, when they face failure. My hope is that by being able to read my book and see the real stories behind Sean, Julie, and Sully, that this will help inspire people and realize that all successful people have experienced failure countless times, but they keep persisting. They keep getting up and they keep going.”
“That’s one of the major messages of my book — that on our daily flight through life, we are going to encounter challenges, we are going to encounter failure, we are going to encounter anxiety and fear, but we need to keep persisting and can never lose sight of our dreams and goals that we truly want to achieve.”
Released March 16 by Morgan James Publishing, Millionaire Legacy is available at online and brick and mortar bookstores.
Millionaire Mindset Assessment
Do you have what it takes? Curran includes 25 questions at the back of his book to assess your mindset.
Here are just a few:
1. You are asked to become project manager and lead a team that will design and release a brand new product to the market.
- This idea scares me and I will have to decline the offer.
- There are a lot of problems that can arise with this project and I know it won’t work.
- This can be very challenging but I am going to do my research to ensure a positive outcome.
- I am confident that I can lead the team, develop a great product, and customers will want to purchase it.
2. You are asked to make your very first appearance as a guest on a radio show to discuss a hobby that you have been actively involved in since childhood. As a result, you have extensive knowledge of your hobby and your friends consider you an expert within this area.
- I am apprehensive at the thought of being on the radio and having all those people hear me. I will decline the request.
- I don’t know what to say and the listeners won’t learn anything from me.
- This is a great opportunity. I am going to make an outline ahead of time with the key points that I want to share with the radio host and listeners.
- I am very excited about sharing my knowledge with a large amount of people who can benefit greatly from my
3. Your boss tells you that you are going to get a considerable raise if you agree to write a one page monthly newsletter that will be distributed to all employees and customers.
- I am distressed because I am not a writer or editor.
- I know that I can’t do this. I will tell my boss to get someone else who is more experienced with writing to do the newsletter.
- I am going to start researching newsletters from other companies to get creative ideas and reach out to writers on my team who are willing to submit articles.
- I will produce a phenomenal newsletter that will be a positive reflection upon my company.
4. The president of the company you work for wants to promote you to department head and give you a substantial raise in salary. With this position, you will be responsible for the following: Hiring, training, disciplinary action, and firing of employees.
- I am terrified to have this type of responsibility. I have never done anything like this before and I am worried.
- I know that I am going to do poorly in this position and I will have to refuse the offer.
- This is a definite challenge but I am willing to talk to other department heads and learn their tips and strategies.
- I know that I am going to make a great department head. The employees and president of the company will be very happy with me in this position.
5. You are contacted by a highly respected university. They are willing to pay you $15,000 for an hour keynote talk on your area of expertise. Your speech will be in front of students, faculty members, and parents.
- I am scared about having to give a keynote speech in front of a large audience.
- I will do poorly with this speech and it won’t sound good.
- This opportunity is exciting and I will start working on my Power Point or Keynote presentation so that I can include all of my key points that I want to share with the audience.
- I will give a great speech and everyone in attendance will gain a lot of information from me.