Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Larry Mercadel Sr Austin, TX, USA

Posted: 2016-12-06


The Tenth Step toward Riches

Quoted from TGR: 

"Fortunate is the husband whose wife understands the true relationship between the emotions of love, sex, and romance.

When motivated by this holy triumvirate, no form of labor is burdensome, because even the most lowly form of effort takes

on the nature of a labor of love."

"It is a very old saying that “a man’s wife may either make him or break him,” but the reason is not always understood. The

“making” and “breaking” is the result of the wife’s understanding, or lack of understanding of the emotions of love, sex, and romance."

"Despite the fact that men are polygamous, by the very nature of their biological inheritance, it is true that no woman has as great

an influence on a man as his wife, unless he is married to a woman totally unsuited to his nature. If a woman permits her husband

to lose interest in her, and become more interested in other women, it is usually because of her ignorance, or indifference toward the

subjects of sex, love, and romance. This statement presupposes, of course, that genuine love once existed between a man and his



As I was reading through chapter 11 for th umpteenth time and I got to the passages above I was reminded of the Biblical story of

Esther as written in the King James or New King James Versions of the Bible as an example of Sex Transmutation. I would encourage

you to read this short book of Esther to see if you agree that it is an example of sex transmutation. Keep in mind that this is a story

within a story.  

Paraphrasing: This was 5th Century B.C. during the captivity of the people of Israel in the land of Persia and when King Ahaseurus was

ruler. Now the king's wife, Queen Vashti, disobeyed the king's command to come and show herself during a feast and the king got angry

and Queen Vashti was removed from her throng. So it was suggested to the king to find another wife. All the young virgins were gathered

before the king for him to choose a wife. Eventually Esther was chosen because the maiden pleased him and the king loved Esther above

all the women. 

No one knew that Esther was a Jew, her parents were killed and she was raised by her uncle Mordecai, a very proud Jew. As the story goes,

the king was manipulated by a man named Haman to kill all Jews for he did not like Mordecai. So when Queen Esther is made aware of the

king's decree to kill the Jews, She turns on the charms because she knows her husband, King Ahaseurus, loves her and is willing to give

whatever she desires right upto half his kingdom! Esther uses her influence and the love she knows her husband has for her to have Haman

and his 10 sons hanged to death by gallows that were made by Haman to kill Mordecai. 

If I am beginning to understand what Sex Transmutation is in the above paragraphs selected from Think & Grow Rich, then Esther is the wife

that "understands the true relationship between the emotions of love, sex, and romance" as was used to motivate her husband, King Ahaseurus

to do the right thing. Esther... possibly a very loving, successful genius!

I'm sure that I have learned a lot about TGR and myself with the help of this "mastermind group" since mid Sept 2016.  I'd like to think that this

is just the begining!!

Thank you All for for your participation and input on the calls.

I'll be listening!