Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2016-11-06

CHAPTER 7-ORGANIZED PLANNING: THE
CRYSTALLIZATION OF DESIRE INTO ACTION

“The oldest of admonitions is “Man, know thyself!” If you
market merchandise successfully, you must know the merchandise.
The same is true in marketing personal services. You should
know all your weaknesses in order that you may either bridge
them or eliminate them entirely. You should know your strength
in order that you may call attention to it when selling your
services. You can know yourself only through accurate analysis.

Before you even start to negotiate…BE SURE THAT YOU ARE WORTH
MORE THAN YOU NOW RECEIVE.”

This chapter has been a big challenge. The challenge before me is
twofold: (1) Put together an organized plan of action and (2) Know
who I am and have a way to tell others.

What I have found here at MFF is an organized plan to show people
that there is an answer to their failure and frustration in building
a business. Think of the tools given to us: TGRL for personal growth;
a free book STS which we give freely to anyone; a great website to
advertise the eBook; training calls on leadership, advertising, marketing,
using Facebook; training on understanding personalities by studying the
Colors, all have been made available for us to use freely. My part is to
act on these trainings by using them. I have no excuse but to succeed.

I have gained more skills in these months at MFF. I know I can speak my
desires into existence. I have learned how to use Facebook and LinkedIn
the right way.  The phone is now a tool I used with joy. I can write
lessons, blogs, ads, and more. I can say without a doubt I am having
more fun than I have had in many years.

Now to “Man, know thyself!”  I know this: I am blessed and highly favored.
I have a brain given to me by God, and I can use it. I am “10 feet tall
and bullet proof.” The failure and frustration I felt are not my fault.
The errors of the past are just bumps in time and not the finish end. I
am in an industry that needs me as a leader. I can be a voice for others
who are struggling in their business.

What can I tell others? I will believe in them, until they can believe in
themselves. I will be a friend, mentor, and partner for as long it takes.
I will share what I know, point to others who have answers, and show them
the tools that are available to them.

Thanks to Michael, Linda, and Bob. Your encouragement is a true blessing. 
I have belief today because of you.  Your gift of MFF is priceless and my
desire is to pass it on to others. Thanks to all who download STS and are
letting me be a friend and mentor.

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX USA

PS: "I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances
confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life
which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common
​hours.” Thoreau.