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

Posted: 2021-07-08

Chapter 7-Organized Planning: The Crystallization 
Of Desire into Action

There are two kinds of people in the world: Followers or Leaders.
We all have choices or decisions to make in the beginning or
outset, will I intend to become a leader in my chosen calling, or
will I remain a follower. The difference in earnings is vast. The
natural law of compensation shows that followers cannot reasonably
expect to receive the returns to which a leader is entitled,
although many followers make the mistake of expecting such pay.

“It is no disgrace to be a follower. On the other hand, it is no
credit to remain a follower. Most great leaders began in the capacity
of followers. They became great leaders because they were intelligent
followers
. With few exceptions, the man who cannot follow a leader
intelligently, cannot become an efficient leader. The man who can follow
a leader most efficiently is usually the man who develops into leadership
most rapidly. An intelligent follower has many advantages, among them
the opportunity to acquire knowledge from his leader.” Napoleon Hill

Coming to network marketing can be an eye-opening experience for most
people. Like most people, I joined every business because of the person
who invited me to look at the opportunity. Every time I started in a
new business I had to start as a follower to learn the ropes as a Texan
would say. In the early years, I never got past just being a follower.
As I look back now I know I listened to all those naysayers, Debbie-do
-gooders, and the doomsday prognosticators. Most of the quote leaders
I met were more like the leaders by force as Hill described and a huge
turnoff for me.

Since I have come to Mentoring for Free and Think and Grow Rich Lessons,
I have gained a greater understanding of being a follower and leader.
Among the lessons learned are: (!) A leader leads by example as when
there is no set path a leader blaze new trails and invites others to
follow. Whereas most followers will remain idle until given explicit
directives. (2) Being a leader calls for courage, decisiveness, and
willingness to made hard decisions for self and others.  Wishy-washy
leaders are usually followers in wolves' clothing. (3) Leaders have the
enthusiasm and ready to get the job done, not the ho-hum Eeyore syndrome
of most followers waiting for someone to do the work for them. (4) Leaders
manifest a driving passion, not the waiting and seeing of many networkers.

It is a tremendous blessing to be in the presentence of the leaders I
have met at Mentoring for Free. Here I witnessed the spirit of “Mentoring
with a Servant’s Heart.”  I have come to understand the real meaning of
being in a harmonious mastermind. I have found the skills that make me
“10-feet tall and bulletproof.”

Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy, all the mentors and participates in
the weekly calls for the support, encouragement, and leadership you have
shared over the years I have been here.

Nathan Grimes