Think & Grow Rich Lessons
John-Paul Plouffe Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Posted: 2016-02-04

The ability to succeed is best accomplished when a group of people work together in a spirit of harmony and cooperation towards a common vision.  This is what Andrew Carnegie said…“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”    

Without harmony and cooperation, and without a clear vision that is written out and agreed upon by all within the Team, the Mastermind will fall short.  Napoleon Hill suggests that to “Think and Grow Rich”, we must first be able to influence our own minds, and then also to be able to influence the minds of others towards a common vision.  Each of the 13 Steps help us to influence our own minds and the minds of others, and this chapter is one of those steps.  The power of Think and Grow Rich is in the blending of the individual steps.

Chapter 13 describes that our brain is the faculty of all thought in a fascinating way.  Within the faculty of our minds he notes some very powerful methods of communication to ourselves and to others.  We all have a “broadcasting station & receiving set”, just like a TV, radio, etc.  

How then, do we apply what we know and blend the principles together?  

For most of the rest of this article I will quote Mr. Hill. 

He said that…“The Creative Imagination is the “receiving set” of the brain, which receives thoughts, released by the brains of others. It is the agency of communication between one’s conscious, or reasoning mind, and the four sources from which one may receive thought stimuli.

The subconscious mind is the “sending station” of the brain, through which vibrations of thought are broadcast. The Creative Imagination is the “receiving set,” through which the vibrations of thought are picked up from the ether.

Operation of your mental “broadcasting” station is a comparatively simple procedure. You have but three principles to bear in mind, and to apply, when you wish to use your broadcasting station—the SUBCONSCIOUS MIND, CREATIVE IMAGINATION, and AUTO-SUGGESTION. The stimuli through which you put these three principles into action have been described—the procedure begins with DESIRE. THE GREATEST FORCES ARE “INTANGIBLE”.

In view of Dr. Rhine’s announcement in connection with the conditions under which the mind responds to what he terms “extra—sensory modes of perception", I now feel privileged to add to his testimony by stating that my associates and I have discovered what we believe to be the ideal conditions under which the mind can be stimulated so that the sixth sense described in the next chapter, can be made to function in a practical way. The conditions to which I refer consist of a close working alliance between myself and two members of my staff. Through experimentation and practice, we have discovered how to stimulate our minds (by applying the principle used in connection with the “Invisible Counselors” described in the next chapter) so that we can, by a process of blending our three minds into one, find the solution to a great variety of personal problems which are submitted by my clients.

The procedure is very simple. We sit down at a conference table, clearly state the nature of the problem we have under consideration, then begin discussing it. Each contributes whatever thoughts that may occur. The strange thing about this method of mind stimulation is that it places each participant in communication with unknown sources of knowledge definitely outside his own experience.

If you understand the principle described in the chapter on the Master Mind, you of course recognize the round-table procedure here described as being a practical application of the Master Mind. This method of mind stimulation, through harmonious discussion of definite subjects, between three people, illustrates the simplest and most practical use of the Master Mind.

By adopting and following a similar plan any student of this philosophy may come into possession of the famous Carnegie formula briefly described in the introduction. If it means nothing to you at this time, mark this page and read it again after you have finished the last chapter."

Mentoring for Free gives all of us the perfect platform to apply the principles described in this chapter to accomplish our common vision…because we also have a tried & true definite plan, we have each other, and our own personal coaches...”A team that works together in a spirit of harmony and cooperation”.  Michael and the entire team of MFF had to use these principles to “CREATIVELY” come up with this plan to fill the void that we all know about in the field of Network Marketing. 

John-Paul Plouffe