CHAPTER 7-ORGANIZED PLANNING: THE
CRYSTALLIZATION OF DESIRE INTO ACTION
“Men do not quit playing because they grow old;
they grow old because they quit playing.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
“No individual has sufficient experience, education, native ability,
and knowledge to insure the accumulation of a great fortune, without
the cooperation of other people. Every plan you adopt, in your endeavor
to accumulate wealth, should be the joint creation of yourself and
every other member of your “Master Mind” group.
When you begin to select members for your “Master Mind” group, endeavor
to select those who do not take defeat seriously. Some people foolishly
believe that only MONEY can make money. This is not true! DESIRE,
transmuted into its monetary equivalent, through the principles laid
down here, is the agency through which money is “made.” Money, of itself,
is nothing but inert matter. It cannot move, think, or talk, but it can
“hear” when a man who DESIRES it, calls it to come!” Napoleon Hill
Not one of the 500 men interview by Napoleon Hill gained their fortunes
by themselves. Thomas Edison had his team of researchers and men like
Edwin C. Barnes who became the business associate because he desired to
be. Henry Ford had his mechanic, engineers, draftsmen and more, he did
not build to his success by himself. You can add Carnegie, Westinghouse,
J. P. Morgan, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Dwight Eisenhower, and even President
Trump they all had a team, a mastermind group. All plans, ideas, desires
and dreams were discussed, re-discussed and consensus drawn.
I can to Mentor for Free in a dark moment for me. I needed hope and renewal
of the spirit. Here I found an atmosphere of harmony, the joyful exchange
of ideas, an openness seldom experience in most marketing groups. Sure I
had participated in masterminds before. Most concise of one or two who did
all the talking, tell us exactly what to think and how it was to be done.
What a gold mine we have here, where we are taught how to think. Allowing
each us to add to the calls of our skills, mindset, and plans. I have one deep
desire that more of those on the calls would participate bringing their
wisdom to us. Do not cheat us of your wisdom! I would not want to know I miss
to mark by just 3 feet.
I know I can bring my plan to Bob Shoaf as my personal mentor and will receive
his support, whether it is the first, second or etc. and through open
discussion find the errors and reboot. Failing only happens to those who lack
of PERSISTENCE in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
“No man is ever whipped, until he QUITS—in his own mind. This fact will be
repeated many times, because it is so easy to “take the count” at the first
sign of defeat.”
Thank you, Thank You to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for being persistent in
building this mastermind, not listen to the “They Sayers ” who said it won’t
work, you just can’t give it away. Thanks always to mentors who give of their
time, skills and wisdom on the training we have weekly. To each of you who
join in participating and adding value to every call. A very special thanks
to everyone who downloads and reads the e-book, and is coachable.