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

Posted: 2021-06-24

CHAPTER 5 Specialized Knowledge,
Personalized Experiences, or Observations

“Knowledge will not attract money unless it is organized,
and intelligently directed, through practical plans of
action, to the definite end of accumulation of money. Lack
of understanding of this fact has been the source of
confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that
“knowledge is power.” It is nothing of the sort! Knowledge
is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and
if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and
directed to a definite end.” Napoleon Hill

Put gasoline in a can and just sit aside and you a can of
liquid substance. As long as it is just staying in the can
it is only a source of potential power. But put the so
gasoline into the tank of your car and draw the fuel into
the injection system of the car mixed with oxygen put under
pressure and ignite with a spark and you have real power at
work. Such is all knowledge be it general or specialized.
Knowledge only becomes power after it is organized, directed,
and put into action.

Now, general knowledge no matter the amount and variation have
little effect on the accumulation of money. Sure general
knowledge may help in playing trivia or doing a crossword puzzle.
Yes, there is a place for general knowledge, if it becomes
organized and wisely directed it is the starting point to the
selection and use of specialized knowledge. For any knowledge
to become specialized we are called to focus on the necessary
skills, create plans of actions with definiteness of purpose.

“Every one of my opponents, every one of my critics, will tell
you that I am a generalist spread far too thin in an age when
this is not done anymore when responsible knowledge is specialized
knowledge.” George Steiner

Specialized Knowledge can come from many sources, such as from
your own experiences and educational background, from the
experiences of others or a mastermind group, from places of higher
education, at the local library or the internet, and specialized
courses at trade school. In the past, a person would apprentice
themselves with a master of a skill they desire. There are plenty
of ways to find and develop any skill one would desire when the
desire is hot enough.

I have sought the necessary skills to build the networking business
I have desired for over 40 years. All too often I was guilty of
looking in all the wrong places or listen to the wrong voices. I
have 14 years of specialized knowledge in being a minister, over
35 years in direct sales in the insurance and financial market, and
through some of those skills can help as a networker many have made
it more difficult.

I have attended many of the courses or training taught by industry
gurus tell me it is a numbers game, just go for more NO’s, if they
can put a fog on the mirror recruit them, etc. To my disappointment,
I spent a lot of money and had little results only to be told my
lack of success is my fault. It was only after I came to Mentoring
for Free, did I gain the truth about the industry. Here I have found
the specialized knowledge of how to work on myself, really love myself,
the joy of living in the now, the skills for a real networker, and
the meaning of being in a harmonious mastermind.

I am forever grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy, all the mentors
and participates on the weekly calls, and the loving support and
the encouragement I receive from Mentoring for Free.

Nathan Grimes

PS: “I'd rather be a big fish in a specialized pond than a little,
​little fish in a more generalized big pond.” Leonard Lauder