Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Eric Braun Ohio City, Ohio , United States

Posted: 2019-10-14

Chapter 8 


The Seventh Step Towards Riches 


  If you are influenced by the opinions of others, you will have no DESIRE of your own. Keep your own council, reach your decisions and follow them. Take no one into your confidence, EXCEPT the members of your “Master Mind” group, and be very sure in your selection of this group, that you choose ONLY those who will be in COMPLETE SYMPHANY AND HARMONY WITH YOUR PURPOSE. 

   --Napoleon Hill 

  That is why I love this “Master Mind” group. We are like-minded individuals that encourage one another with our wisdom. 

  Wisdom is the principle thing; 

  Therefore, get wisdom. 

  And in all your getting,  

  get understanding. 

  Exalt her,  

  and she will promote you; 

  She will bring you honor,  

  when you embrace her.                    

 --Proverbs 4:7-8 NKJV 

  Close friends and relatives, while not meaning to do so, will hinder your dreams. Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life, because some well-meaning, but ignorant person, destroyed their confidence through “opinions” or ridicule.                         --Napoleon Hill 

For example, my closest sister doesn’t favor my business. Why should I listen to her??? Her mindset is fixed on my past failures in business, not the future. When I succeed in my business, it will not be because of my family members opinions, but from shared wisdom of this “Mastermind Group”. 

  “because greater is He who is in you than who is in the world.”                                                            1 John 4:4 NASB 

  We must follow the Will of God in our business and succeed; He has plans to prosper you. We should not be swayed by the opinions of the nay-sayers. 

  Thank you, Michael and Linda Dlouhy for this “Master Mind” group. Thank you, Nathan Grimes for never giving up on me! 


Eric Braun 

Ohio City, Ohio, 45874, USA