Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM, USA
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
THE MAN WHO "THOUGHT" HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON
"Thoughts are Things." When they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE, they will attract anything and anyone we desire into our lives.
In 1873, the Sisters of Loretto in Santa Fe, NM, hired a French architect to build their Chapel. He died before the loft was finished. Due to the height of the loft and the size of the Chapel, a staircase would have taken up too much floor space, reducing the seating capacity to an unacceptable small level.
The Chapel was completed in 1878. Seeking help to build the staircase, the Sisters prayed to St. Joseph, the Patron St. of Carpenters. At the end of their nine days of prayers, a man riding a donkey with a toolkit rode into town looking for work. Several months later, this man completed the circular staircase that has two 365 degree turns. There are only wooden pegs, no nails. There are questions about the number of stair risers and the types of wood used. These woods are not found in the local area. To this day, experts are perplexed as to the the method of construction, the type of wood and other materials used.
When finished, the man rode out of town, never to be heard of since. Efforts were made to find him, to no avail.
This is just one example of the power of "Thoughts are Things."
In the last eight decades, there have been millions of people who have become very successful using these 13 Steps Napoleon Hill has in this book we study, Think and Grow Rich.
Like the Sisters of Loretto and Edwin C. Barnes, we MUST develop a purpose, have persistence (be here a year from now) and have a BURNING DESIRE (developed using a PERFECT self-talk) to achieve that purpose. A lukewarm purpose will not bring success.
As Michael says, "How You do anything is how You do everything." So if You are lukewarm in other areas of Your life, You will be lukewarm here and have a purpose that is only a "WANT." You will quit before You get started. These Think and Grow Rich Lessons will be too much work.
We have been given "FREE WILL." "FREE WILL" to make our choice. What will Your choice be?
I'm so grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for their persistence, long before Mentoring For Free, so when the time came, Michael used these techniques and created Mentoring For Free almost 14 year ago. This system is a duplicatable team system anyone can use in any company. When these 13 steps are put into practice, a person can become as successful and achieve their BURNING DESIRE. Thank You, thank You, thank You to Linda and Michael Dlouhy.
I'm grateful to those who make up the eight weekly calls and form a Mastermind group per Napoleon Hill's recommendation. When they participate, speak up and interact on these calls, they too are demonstrating their BURNING DESIRE to achieve their purpose. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You.
Sunny Alamogordo, NM
PS: I am very grateful to those who have downloaded, Success In 10 Steps, and chosen to communicate with me periodically. We too, are forming a Mastermind group per Napoleon Hill's recommendation. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You.