Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Grant Simon Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Posted: 2020-04-21




You can hope and dream for things.  You will have good days where everything will go your way.  You, however, will have bad days and periods where nothing appears to go your way.   One must have faith to get through these times.   If not, you will not succeed in anything big and your life will feel miserable.    You need to believe in what you are doing is the best for you, your family, along with many others.   Meaning you need to go by faith, because things will not always appear so great! 


 Faith is the beginning of all accumulation of riches.  Well unless you are heir to somebody’s fortune.


Faith is the basis for all miracles and mysteries that cannot be analyzed by the rules of Science.


An example regarding me is when I was ill approximately twelve years ago.  I returned from my combat tour to Iraq in late July of two thousand and seven.  After some rest, relaxation, and a belated honeymoon, I went back to my Civilian Job.  I, as well went back to drill status and worked part time.  In other words I was a workaholic.


About nine months after I was back in my stateside routine, something was wrong.


I was short, easily irritable, and had a lot of anxiety.  I thought it was Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  My family though it could be any number of things.   Therefore I went to the local VA Hospital and was misdiagnosed by a Doctor who should never have been one.  I was prescribed medications that should never been mixed together for one. 


The next one hundred days was probably the worst period of my life.  I lost my job, a sister, wife had a miscarriage, and our marriage almost ended.  The only thing I gave a hoot about at the time was losing my job.  Nothing else matter, and I did not care. 


In other words I was complete donkey.


Finally a new Medical Doctor came on board and evaluated my case.  My wife who actually stuck by me called the hospital many times.


They ordered an MRI in late August of two thousand and eight.

I was diagnosed with the third largest Frontal Lobe Brain Tumor in the history of the VA Hospital System.  The Medical Staff gave me a limited chance to live and I would have special needs if I did.  My wife pulled me from the Hospital and my surgery was done elsewhere. Dr. Kennedy the Neurosurgeon we had was outstanding and he made no promises.  I ended up surviving the seventeen-hour surgery and went through months of impatient rehab.  I still have rehab check up appointments, but I am doing better than any scientist or ordinary medical staff would have predicted.  God and faith had something to do with this. 



Life’s Battles don’t always go to the projected winner: fastest or strongest.  Faith goes to the one that believes in themselves. 

This goes for business.  Barnes had faith that he was worthy and capable of going into business with Edison.  Steve Jobs kept going because he had faith and belief in their mission.


Things are no different in Network Marketing.   Many sign up at least once with a company, but most quit or fade away at the first sign of trouble.   This business is not easy at all.  We all are in great companies and more people than not need the benefit of our variety of products and the income opportunity.  They need the income opportunity now more than ever!  Most, however, will not do what we do, because they do not have faith and confidence in themselves.   They let the negative energies in their lives such as sour friends; family, and mainstream media feed them garbage. 


We all our vulnerable to the negatives, so we need to protect ourselves.  That is what Mentoring for Free is for.  Thank you Michael and Linda Dloughy for this program. Thank you Rick for reaching out to me.  Thank you to everyone who participates on these weekly calls.


Second Corinthians chapter five verse seven, “For we walk by faith, not by site.”


Michael Simon