Think & Grow Rich Lessons
John Smith Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK

Posted: 2017-03-13


The Ninth Step toward Riches

In the opening lines of this powerful chapter we read “POWER is essential for success in the accumulation of money. PLANS are inert and useless, without sufficient POWER to translate them into ACTION”.  

Also, “POWER may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.” Power, as the term is here used, 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.” “No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”

This perfectly describes a Mastermind Group, in our case Mentoring for Free.

Later in this chapter we are advised to “exercise discrimination in the selection of our Mastermind Group”. In my own case, I think that choice was made somewhere deep in my subconscious almost without my being aware of it.

There is a saying “When the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear”. Although being well grounded in my personal life, I was looking for something or someone to help to me move forward, even without knowing what that something or someone was it until I arrived here after downloading Michael’s book. I believe my finding Mentoring for Free, was no coincidence. In a BIG reversal of thinking for a committed Green personality for probably the first time in my life I found myself willing to believe it to see it.

Many readers of Think and Grow Rich were probably initially attracted by the book’s title which seems to offer a solution at a time of financial need. That was very true in my own case when I read it for the first time in the eighties, certainly I read it through once – equally certainly I did not understand the power of what I was reading. That probably explained why, until being able to better understand what I was being told by dissecting the book chapter by chapter as we do each week, the book remained in a cabinet with little to do except survive four house moves.

With grateful thanks to each coach, mentor, member and contributor for sharing their brilliance week after week.

John Smith.

Gloucester - UK