CHAPTER 10Painting a New Portrait of Prosperity

There are no accidents… there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.

—Deepak Chopra

Can one person actually embody the psychology of wealth? Can he do so even if he is neither a millionaire nor wealthy by most monetary standards? Dennis Gardin is a great example of someone who can.

When his motorcycle blew up in his face, Dennis was 14 years old and living in Detroit. Against his parents’ wishes, he and some friends had sneaked the bike into the basement for repairs. The boys didn’t notice how close they were to the furnace. Gasoline leaked out, ran under the hot water heater, and caught fire. Three of the four boys, including Dennis, ran out of the basement to safety. When Dennis ...

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