Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Richard Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA

Posted: 2017-05-14

I want to start off my lesson saying that I can totally relate to the first paragraph Noel Figueroa’s lesson wholeheartedly because I am experiencing pretty much the same thing. I have read this book more than once before finding MFF and in fact I think I am on about the third or fourth cycle after finding the program but I have to say that it has seemed to come alive this time around. I have had more aha moments than you can shake a stick at. I have come from oh no I HAVE TO get this lesson prepared so I can change my life to make the money I need to make to WOW, I can't wait to fill my brain with more of this good stuff. Every chapter this time around has been extra special to me. And if I could put my finger on it, it would all boil down to understanding and applying self talk or autosuggestion as it is referred to the correct way where I wasn’t before. Hill says “These instructions may, at first, seem abstract. Do not let this disturb you. Follow the instructions, no matter how abstract or impractical they may, at first, appear to be. The time will soon come, if you do as you have been instructed, in spirit as well as in act, when a whole new universe of power will unfold to you”. I think that I am in the process of seeing it unfold now. I'm not all the way where I want to be by any means but I can feel my life transforming day by day and that's all that matters.

I thought after reading the success formula that saying it like Hill instructed in the sixth step of chapter 2 would do it. Hill said in that step “Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning” but that just wasn’t enough. Michael was saying that you have to keep at the self talk 500 to even 1000 times a day. Then I came upon what Hill said “Here is a most significant fact—the subconscious mind takes any orders given it in a spirit of absolute FAITH, and acts upon those orders, although the orders often have to be presented over and over again, through repetition, before they are interpreted by the subconscious mind. It seems that was the turning point for me when I started constantly repeating it over and over and when I would wake up and couldn’t sleep I would begin doing it then.


Hill also states “Plain, unemotional words do not influence the subconscious mind. You will get no appreciable results until you learn to reach your subconscious mind with thoughts, or spoken words which have been well emotionalized with BELIEF. This is where Ken Klemm’s self talk crafting has really made a difference. I always go back to that especially happy moment where my wife and I stood on each side of the pastor with tears in our eyes after going through so much with her cancer. I have that picture as a screenshot on my iPhone where i’m looking at it hundreds of times a day.

Now here is where my weakest point is at this time. Hill says “Your ability to use the principle of auto-suggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to CONCENTRATE upon a given DESIRE until that desire becomes a BURNING OBSESSION. I know that my concentration is still not exactly where it needs to be so I have more work to do in that area.

All I can say at this point is THANK GOD for self talk for you can literally DESIGN YOUR LIFE with it if you are willing to stay persistent and work at it a little. Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for providing this life changing platform. I was talking to a client yesterday and she says now for the million dollar question, how can he do this all for free? I was grinning like a possum as I provided her the answer. In her mind it was too good to be true and I can understand where she was coming from because I have been there too but thank goodness it is true and it’s pure gold. Like Noel I plan on being here way way longer than the year Michael asked us to invest.


Rick Burnett

Spanish Fort, Al