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

Posted: 2020-02-05

Hill tells us that “You have learned that everything man creates or acquires, begins in the form of DESIRE, that desire is taken on the first lap of its journey, from the abstract to the concrete, into the workshop of the IMAGINATION, where PLANS for its transition are created and organized.

I have known for some time now that a burning desire is essential for success in anything. I have had a desire to be successful in MLM for a while now but obviously the desire has not been white hot and burning like Hill says it needs to be. Convention this year has changed that. I have listened to the stories of so many of the top leaders who were in bankruptcy. Standing in the grocery line using food stamps. Medical emergencies they couldn’t pay for. Debt up to their necks. So many things like that and when given this opportunity they recognized it immediately and ran with it. 

They needed it like oxygen and put everything into it like their life depended on it because IT DID. I needed it but not like oxygen, I wanted it but not enough to give up everything to get it like they did. I was in a comfort zone being comfortably miserable. I had enough money doing to jobs I have been doing to pay the bills and have some flexibility but I STILL DON’T OWN MY LIFE and never will until I DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to get it. 

My company laid out the new bonuses last week and if I make a certain rank I can get 15k and when I reach that level I won’t have to worry about any other jobs just from the residual I will get so I have made that decision to go for it but have a little less than two months to do it. March 31 is my deadline! I have told myself in the past that I need my exercise and yes it’s very important but I am pretty sure I won’t die if I put it on hold for two months. I love riding my bike more than anything and my subconscious mind tells me you deserve a ride every now and then. I even have people tell me “you know you can’t be all work and no play”. When I am told that now my answer to myself is I am going to work hard one time so that I can do all that I want of that in the future. I have had a lot of revelations and aha moments just writing this lesson. The real fact is that I have been putting everything else first rationalizing oh yes this has to be done now and if there is anytime left I will do the business. If I did that in a job I would be fired. Time for a complete change in my thinking. Time to reverse my priorities! Stop making excuses!

To do this I have to have an organized plan. I have to work 4 hours a day part time now, all the rest can wait and made the decision that the remaining time will be used for building my business and as I do I am focusing on those three rules I posted earlier.

  1. If I don’t go after what I wan’t I will never have it.

  2. If I don’t ask the answer will always be no.


And I am sick of being in the same place!!!!

There are all kind of ways to do this business but none of them work without taking action so I have to completely get out of the way of my green self and go to work. I have chosen two strategies that are producing the fastest results for the ones using them and putting my main focus on them. It’s my opinion that I have the best company ever that has a heart for how they can help the distributor be more successful and debt free and if I can’t do it with them then the problem lies with me.

My lesson this week is my written plan. I usually drag my written lessons to the trash after that Wednesday knowing that they are stored on the TAGR site but this time it’s being printed out and put on my dream board where I can read it every day of this next two months. I am sharing this plan with my mastermind partners as instructed by Hill. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda and Michael for first having an organized plan so that I can have one. Thanks for all my mastermind friends and partners for allowing me to share my plan with you and thanks to all who download my ebook and allow me to learn by mentoring.

Rick Burnett

Fairhope, Al