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

Posted: 2017-03-10

THE CHAPTER 10 POWER OF THE
MASTER MIND -DRIVING FORCE

POWER is essential for success in the accumulation of money.
PLANS are inert and useless, without sufficient POWER to
translate them into ACTION. POWER may be defined as “organized
and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.” 

Power refers to ORGANIZED effort, sufficient to enable an
individual to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. 
ORGANIZED effort is produced through the coordination of effort
of two or more people, who work toward a DEFINITE end, in a
spirit of harmony.”

An individual would find it very difficult if he depended upon
his efforts alone. The Mastermind is a multiplier for the power
needed for accumulation of wealth. Hill wrote, “The ‘Master Mind’ 
may be defined as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a
spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment
of a definite purpose.”

Among the advantages of a mastermind are two key ones. One is an
economic advantage created by surrounding oneself with the advice,
counsel and cooperation of a group willing to help in a spirit of
perfect harmony. Two is a psychic connection where was Hill said,
“No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third,
invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”

My world has changed many times over the years. I was reflecting over
the conversation from last week’s call. Yes, I am a green!! Now, I
know the past is the past and I can’t change words spoken, actions
taken, or misunderstanding created. I can now see how “the need to always
be right” turned others off and could have destroyed my marriage. Let
me bare witness, this drive can be and is a putdown of everyone else.
I am grateful for a wife who was all in and gave me total love. I am
thankful to have mentors who came beside me and encouraged me.

The real benefit at Mentoring for Free has been the opening of my mind,
being taught how to think and being shown change is possible. Sure,
I’ve been in mastermind or study groups before, but most were instruction
on how to think and what to say. Hill wrote when analyzing Mr. Ford’s
group of confidants, “Men take on the nature and the habits and the POWER
OF THOUGHT of those with whom they associate in a spirit of sympathy and
harmony
.”

Here I have found that Spirit of Sympathy and Harmony. I cannot think of
a better group of leaders than this group on Mentoring for Free. The
freedom I have found here is tremendous: Freedom to think for myself,
to choose not have to be right, to fail and not be a failure, and to not
being green all the time.

Michael and Linda Dlouhy, thanks you for this place to grow and become a
better me. Thanks to Bob Shoaf being a voice of encouragement and all of
you in Mentoring for Free for the wisdom you give so freely. Thanks to
each person who downloads the e-book “Success in 10 Steps” and let me
share you journey

Nathan Grimes
Lubbock, TX US