Think & Grow Rich Lessons
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Posted: 2019-08-07

Chapter 13

The brain a broadcasting and receiving station for thought

The 12 step riches


When your entire brain is active, you are taking everything in through all sense perceptions.

“Your entire memory Bank and your instincts are in play, so you make much quicker and more intelligent choices.”  quote by Martha Beck.


By using positive Self talk with the power of Mnemonics you can create a Paradigm Shift in the Brain.

In My study and research in this weeks lesson I decided to look deeper in the brain.

I learned About telepathy,  the brain itself and  how it works, i found out what neurons are,and  what the cerebrum is, also what is the cerebral cortex is,  I also found out what the brain stem is?  And How Neurons are used in them all.

I found out how memory work and how we can shift the paradigm and how this affects our thinking in the brain. I also did research on the woman and man brain, I also found out about  mnemonics, in my study I have learned ways to use mnemonics  Just as Ken Klemm uses in his training on self talk by remembering an happy event  or Your most emotional high in your life to craft your self talk.

By using mnemonics to craft my self talk I can  shift the paradigms in my own mind and work with the facilities of my brain: Everyday By Using That Self Talk over 100 times a day.  I found way's on  how to change my own limited belief system, by using my own personal memory of Emotial Highs to remember things and how to forget things.


Lets start by what is a neuron? A neuron is a specialized cell transmitting nerves impulses;  nerve cell.

The human brain weighs about three pounds [1.4 kg] and is roughly the size of a grapefruit, yet it contains some 100 billion neurons, or nerve cells, all of which form an incredibly complex network. Indeed, just one neuron may be connected to 100,000 others. This wiring gives the brain the potential to process and retain a vast amount of information. The challenge, of course, is for a person to recall the information when it is needed. Some excel at this, including many with little if any secular schooling.

When Napoleon Hill wrote Think And Grow Rich in 1938 he estimated that there were 10-14 billions of these nerve cells in the human cerebral Cortex, and they were arranged in definite patterns. In my research I learned that scientist had believed and reported that the human brain contains over 100 billion neurons. Scientist have discovered now as of December of 2018 that the number closer to 120 billion neurons, with cerebral cortex having 21-26 billions, the cerebellum housing 101 billion, and the balance of the in the rest of the brain.


So with this study I did Reserch on memory because the way Ken and Michael did the self talk training.

So here is my research on mnemonics and how to trick your brain into a paradigm shift. Memory involves three stages: encoding, storage, and retrieval. Your brain encodes information when it perceives it and registers it. This information can then be stored for future retrieval. Memory failure occurs when any one of these three stages breaks down.


Memory itself has been divided into various kinds, including sensory memory, short-term memory, and long-term memory. Sensory memory receives information from stimuli through the senses, such as smell, sight, and touch. Short-term memory, also called working memory, holds small amounts of information for brief periods. Thus, we can add up numbers in our head, remember a telephone number long enough to dial it, and remember the first half of a sentence while reading or listening to the second half. But as we all know, short-term memory has its limits.


If you want to store information indefinitely, it must go into your long-term memory. How can you put it there? The following principles will help.


▪ Interest Cultivate an interest in the subject and remind yourself of the reasons for learning it. As your own experience in life may tell you, when your emotions are involved, you enhance your memory.

▪ Attention “Most ‘memory failures’ actually represent failures in attention,” says the book Mysteries of the Mind. What can help you to pay attention? Be interested and, where possible, take notes. Note-taking not only focuses the mind but also enables a listener to review the material later. Are you taking notes and reviewing them. are you using your self talk to train your memory.


▪ Understanding “With all that you acquire, acquire understanding,” says Proverbs 4:7. When you do not understand a teaching or concept, likely you will not remember it well, if at all. Understanding illuminates the relationship between the parts, knitting them together to form a logical whole. For example, when a student of mechanics understands how an engine works, he will better remember details about the engine.


▪ Organization Categorize similar concepts or related ideas. For instance, a grocery list is easier to remember when we categorize items​—meats, vegetables, fruits, and so on. Also, divide the information into manageable chunks of not more than five to seven items. Telephone numbers are usually divided into two parts so that they can be remembered more easily. Finally, it may help to put your list into a certain order, perhaps alphabetical.


▪ Recitation, or SELF TALK;  Repeating aloud what you want to remember will strengthen the neural connections.

How so?

 First, saying the word forces you to pay close attention.

Second, you may get immediate feedback from your Mentor.

 Third, listening​—even to yourself—​calls into play other parts of your brain.


▪ Visualization Make a mental picture of what you wish to remember. You might also find it helpful to draw it or map it out. Like verbalization, visualization makes use of different parts of your brain. The more senses you use, the deeper the information is embedded. 

This one Reson to write down your goals and read and pratice your SELF TALK. To visualize Yourself in posessing of your burning Desire. YOUR WHY?


▪ Association When learning something new, associate it with something you already know.

 Linking thoughts to memories already stored makes encoding and retrieving easier, the association serving as a cue.

For example, to remember a person’s name, link it to some unusual feature of his appearance or to something else that will call the name to mind. The more pleasurable, humorous or absurd the association, the better the recall.

 In short, we need to think about the people and things we want to remember. 


The book Searching for Memory states: “If we operate on automatic pilot much of the time and do not reflect on our environment and our experiences, we may pay a price by retaining only sketchy memories of where we have been and what we have done.”

▪ Consolidation Allow time for the information to be processed, to soak in, as it were. One of the best ways to do this is to review what you have learned, perhaps by repeating it to someone else. If you had an interesting experience or read something upbuilding  share it with someone. Maybe a mastermind group In that way both of you will benefit​—your memory will be reinforced and your friend, encouraged.

For good reason, repetition has been called the mother of retention.


Mnemonics​—A Useful Tool to Train the Subconscious mind.  mnemonic is a strategy or device that helps us store information in the long-term memory and recall it when needed.

Yes, you can train and improve your memory. As studies have shown, our memory is much like a muscle. The more we use it, the stronger it gets, even into old age.

Memory TIPS

  1. Stimulate your memory by learning new skills, a new language, or a musical instrument.
  2. Focus your attention on the most important things. Learn mnemonic techniques.
  3. Drink enough water. Dehydration can cause mental confusion.
  4. Get enough sleep. During sleep the brain stores memories.
  5. Relax while you are studying.  Stress triggers the release of cortisol, which can disrupt nerve interactions.
  6.  Avoid alcohol abuse and smoking. Alcohol interferes with short-term memory, and alcoholism can lead to a deficiency of thiamine, a B-vitamin that is essential to the proper working of the memory. Smoking reduces oxygen to the brain. 




How would you remember a grocery list with several items, such as bread, eggs, milk, and butter? Using the loci method, you could “see” them as you go for an imaginary walk through your living room.


Visualize a cushion of bread in the armchair


eggs incubating under the lamp


your goldfish swimming in a tank of milk


butter smeared all over the television screen


The more humorous or unusual, the better! When you get to the store, retrace your mental walk.


How Do you remember Micheal Saying “where You learn How to think, Not what to think”.

Here you are learning new ways to expand your thinking for personal Growth and Development

Make learning fun for yourself its not hard. and it will began to ignite your burning desire.

Focus On living a Happy and You will Have a Happy Life. Do Not focus on the Negative and Live in the positive. 

create the feeling of Joy and what You are going to do with your riches and repeat it everyday. and you surely will see the true POWER of  The Brain. 

Get rid of the junk! You don’t need to remember everything Just things Important For Your Person Success and those around you.

Imagine what your life would be like if you remembered everything, whether important or trivial. Your mind would become filled with clutter, would it not? In fact, one woman who could recall practically everything that occurred in her life, “described her constant recall as ‘non-stop, uncontrollable and totally exhausting’ and as a ‘burden,’” says New Scientist magazine. Thankfully, most of us do not have that problem because our mind, researchers believe, has the ability to weed out irrelevant or out-of-date information. “Efficient forgetting,” says New Scientist, “is a crucial part of having a fully functioning memory. When we forget something useful, it just shows that this pruning system is working a little too well.”

Thank You Nathan for introducing me to a platform to expand my mind and concentration. and thank you Michael for Creating Mentoring For Free. 

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