Updated on November 10, 2017 by admin
Think and Grow Rich should be required reading for all entrepreneurs. Although it was originally published in 1937, a quick reread shows that its philosophy has stood the test of time. The content of this book is just as relevant today as it was when it was published near the end of the Great Depression. “Think and Grow Rich” was inspired by Andrew Carnegie, one of the wealthiest individuals in the world at the time, who disclosed his formula of personal success to Napoleon Hill. Hill went on to interview more than 500 very wealthy men do discover their personal secrets and philosophies of success. From his research, Hill went on to identify the similarities in the philosophies of these magnates and assemble the ultimate “what-to-do” and “how-to-do-it” manual for personal achievement.
The book is not only for those who want to achieve financial success, but for anyone who needs a breakthrough in order to achieve a personal accomplishment, whether it is financial, technical, physical, mental, emotional, or even habitual. One of my favorite passages of “Think and Grow Rich”, that I immediately committed to memory upon reading, is taken from the second chapter entitled “Desire, The Starting Point of All Achievement, The First Step Toward Riches” Hill states, “Every human 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, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.” Hill then goes on to list the six ways to turn desires into gold. It was at that point that I was immediately hooked, not only because of his writing style, but because every chapter was teeming with lists and how-to’s on various topics of achievement and success.
This is not to say that Think and Grow Rich is simply a book of lists. On the contrary, the lists are usually generalized summaries of the preceding passages, and they typically paraphrase and present the moral or lesson of the story of an individual or group who was able to accomplish a seemingly impossible task by 1) taking control of their mindset, 2) creating a definite plan, 3) persisting until success, and 4) not accepting failure as an option. As an example, in the chapter on Desire, before presenting the six ways to turn desire into gold (or more symbolically, riches) Hill tells the story of Edwin C. Barnes. Barnes was a man who at one point in his life would be considered a tramp by any reasonable person’s standards, yet through a burning desire and definite plan, created a partnership with Thomas Edison five years after deciding that was his goal.
As he revealed how he accomplished this feat he stated, “There is but one thing in this world that I am determined to have, and that is a business association with Thomas A. Edison. …
Updated on December 1, 2017 by admin
Developing a Personal Development Plan is critical to success in business. We must start from the beginning and build each article. We will be exposing you to all of the steps. The structure of this plan must start with mind mapping and brainstorming all of things that you will create in your life and business. The brain dump must flow and be without self criticism and should be free and empowered not restrictive in any way. The following paper will outline some areas that you will want to focus on to be successful in this exercise.
Personal Development Plan for Your Health
You must take care of your health before anything can make sense. You must set up ALL of the amazing accomplishments that can grow from a well nourished and lean, healthy body. This is a pertinent key to holistic plan. I see so many who just see one or two aspects of success. Health is so essential for your mind, your vision, your leadership, and your creativity. Stress does not produce good results, but health creates outstanding results. You must focus on your health both mentally and physically. Working out and meditation is key to starting your day with an empowered mindset to conquer and win through out the day. Get going now…list all the wonderful things you want to create in your life from the energy of a fit body and mind. Here are some examples:
You are getting the point. Always state in present tense. Put forward and real faith in the accomplishment. You will be amazed at the results. Mind map this and watch what pours out of you. Health is so key! Here are the some tips for you as you brainstorm:
In conclusion, get get yourself to take massive action steps to health. This is fundamental to becoming a strong and visionary leader. We have found that looking at food as fuel in your tank forces us to evaluate what we put in …