Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nathan Grimes Lubbock, TX, United States

Posted: 2021-03-15

Chapter 5-Specialized Knowledge,
Personal Experiences, or Observations

“Any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge
when he needs it, and how to organize that knowledge
into definite plans of action.”

“As knowledge is acquired it must be organized and put
into use
, for a definite purpose, through practical plans.
Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained
from its application toward some worthy end. This is one
reason why college degrees are not valued more highly. 
They represent nothing but miscellaneous knowledge.” Napoleon Hill

"Formal education will make you a living. If you become
self-educated you can create a fortune." Jim Rohn

Most people that go to school, get a good education, go to
work for a good company and they have this attitude of
entitlement. "I did what society told me to do now I'm
entitled to make a good living and where's my money?"

Sidney Davis said, “True education teaches HOW to critically
think, not WHAT to think, it consists mainly of what we need
to unlearn and not so much what we learn, it is not to
worship at the altar of what is known, but to question it.”

The people that made it had reasons for making it. Strong
driving reasons. But the other thing that I found just as
fascinating was that of the ones that had a college degree,
none of them were making their fortune in the field that they
had studied in college.

Am I not saying formal education is useless? No, if it is used
as steppingstones to the specialized knowledge need for real
success. Success comes to those who move from the books and
classroom by putting in the action and obtain the real skills
necessary to meet the real purpose of life.

Remember back when you started to drive a car, solve a
multiplication problem, or throw a football, these are all
forms of action knowledge. They may all begin in a classroom
or from a book. But they are not real until you are told "put
the key in the ignition to start the car now put it in gear.
What now seems easy only came through the skills learned and
used.

We are introduced to network marketing and see the possibilities.
Now comes the need to start the process, find the skills, and
reach for a proven system that works when rightly used. Mentoring
for Free is that system where skills are taught, personal
development is encouraged, and a harmonious mastermind where ideas,
hunches, and wisdom are shared.

Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for sharing their specialized
knowledge and give the system for the use of anyone open and
coachable. I count it a blessing to share this mastermind with
everyone who participates in the weekly calls and brings their
​hope, dreams, and desires to the table.

Nathan Grimes