Think & Grow Rich

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Over some decades ago, Edwin C. Barnes(A business associate of the great innovator Thomas Edison) discovered that it is possible for men to actually THINK & GROW RICH. Barnes was very obsessed with this idea that he had a burning DESIRE to translate this DESIRE into reality, all he wanted was to work with Thomas Edison and that was all he wanted and no matter what it would cost, he would get it.

The phrase THINK & GROW RICH sounds quite paradoxical because the phrase contains two words that don’t quite add up, to Thinking & Riches which makes the objective of the book a mindset changing from FAILURE CONSCIOUSNESS to SUCCESS CONSCIOUSNESS. You know a lot of people upon seeing this book review title will disagree that it is impossible to actually THINK TO GROW RICH because their minds have been programmed to think want, defeat and most especially hardship.

THINK & GROW RICH was originally published in 2000 and is widely known as the Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making based on the thirteen proven steps to riches.

One chapter, I want to really dwell on is DESIRE (Chapter 1), because it forms the bedrock for every other principle of prosperity and is common with a lot of men who have accumulated a lot of wealth.

This chapter was clearly explained by the author using the story of Mr Barnes meeting Edison, Barnes’ desire was not a hope neither was it a wish but an unbending desire to get results and guess what? it eventually happened! Barnes eventually became Thomas Edison’s business partner.

The summary of the story is, Barnes didn’t become Edison’s partner immediately he got to the innovator’s company, he was just contented with doing a menial job at the company even if that was not his goal but he was determined to get it so the present job provided him with an opportunity to continuously see his future business partner because all the while he was working a menial worker, he knew he was a partner with Thomas Edison every second so it showed in his attitude & dedication towards the work. Then, one day the opportunity he has staked all of his life on, came, Edison’s sales guys couldn’t sell as much of his product then because of a driving desire to succeed no matter what, he was able to sell and reach an agreement with Edison and by that he achieved his ultimate aim after five years of seemingly doing nothing.

Could it be that the unbending and unrelenting DESIRE of this man; Barnes, is what brought the opportunity he has been preparing for, yes, he didn’t know how it was going to come but he had a definite purpose and was determined to achieve no matter what or how long it takes to achieve it.

Every human being who reaches the age of understanding of the purpose of money wishes for it. Wishing will not bring riches, But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an ‘obsession’ the planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches. #Selah

The author lists 6 practical steps by which the desire for riches can be translated into its financial equivalent:
1. Fix in your mind the exact money you desire
2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire
3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess
4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and being to put the plan into action
5. Write our a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money and describe clearly the plan through which you plan to accumulate it.
6. Read the statement our, twice daily, once when you wake in the morning and once just before you retire at night – SEE, FEEL & BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.


Napoleon Hill

Preceding chapters have hammered on DESIRE being the most important and crucial factor to building and accumulating a fortune. In the 7th chapter, the author brings in another very important factor to the mix which in turn drives the fulfillment of the desire to accumulate wealth which is PLANNING(ORGANISED PLANNING).

And according to the author, one way to build a practical plan is allying with as many people as are needed for creating and carrying out the plans you have for the accumulation of money. In the book, this set of people are called the Master Mind Alliance.
I want to dwell a bit more on the “Master Mind Alliance”, in forming this group, you have to look at the advantages, benefits or value that individual members of your alliance will gain from you because no intelligent person will work for someone or request for someone else to work with them without any form of compensation more there is need to always create a perfect harmony between you and all your Master Mind group members because the truth is the mastermind principle has worked for a lot of great men that have acquired not mere money but have accumulated fortune have used and is proven to work productively wherever it is used properly.

A few things to note from lives of these men is that, as a young person, you are engaged in an undertaking of major importance to you so to guarantee success in this undertaking, you must have faultless plans and another thing as I said earlier is, you must have the advantage of the experience, education, native ability and imagination of other minds. For example, A man like Andrew Carnegie even as he built the United States steel doesn’t know everything about steel, neither does he know everything about the finances or staff management but you know what he knows? He is able to bring a group of people (Master Mind) together and formed the alliance which made him one of the founding business fathers of the great United States.

Do you know what that means? The smartest and most intelligent persons are not usually the richest, the men who apply wealth principles are!

No matter how wise or intelligent you are, you cannot ensure the accumulation of a great fortune without the cooperation of other people who you are accountable and can defer to.

Meaning that regardless of your background or history, you can make a decision at this point to change the track and choose a different path for your own life by applying this proven principles of wealth.


Napoleon Hill

The truth is if you cannot see it, you cannot have it on your account balance.

We need to come to the understanding that in this very fast-paced world, people are looking for new ideas to support their paciness and intelligent people and the ones that are going to be the Jeff Bezos & Bill Gates of the future are those who will see that problem and create a solution in line with it!

Look at the richest person in history, they have been people that took their time to think and solved problems that people were willing to pay for.

A copy of this book will stir you up to make a decision to solve all your money issues and unleash you into your full potentials of wealthy living. I wish desire that you get a copy of this book and let it stir you up. God bless you and I will see you at the top.

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