Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM, USA

Posted: 2017-07-31

CHAPTER 15 HOW TO OUTWIT THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR

I like to think of this chapter as the chapter of decision. This is where people
decide;  am I going to allow fear to continue to rule me or am I going to take
control, step out of my comfort zone and become a leader instead of a follower.

Am I going to let these three negatives rule my life; INDECISION, DOUBT AND
FEAR!

Most people let these three negatives rule their life. Most of the time
indecision takes over without even realizing it. In Matthew Kelly's book,
Resisting Happiness, he says, "We know the things that will make us happy, but
we don't always do them."

Kelly asks, "What makes You happy? Do You know? Better yet, are You happy? Give
Yourself a happiness score between one and ten over the past three months.  Most
people yearn to be happier. So, let's do something about that. Let's increase
Your happiness score."  First, find out what really makes You happy.

Thank You Colleen Toye for giving me that book, Resisting Happiness by Matthew
Kelly.

Hill gives us the Six Basic Fears:

The fear of POVERTY, CRITICISM, ILL HEALTH, LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE, OLD AGE and
DEATH.

For me, it was the fear of CRITICISM. I didn't take CRITICISM well in the
beginning, so I would not get on live client calls where my peers were listening
to me. The other five doesn't bother me, but fear of CRITICISM sure did.  It was
not until I changed my state of mind that I overcame this fear.

I finally realized, what Michael meant when he said, "It is none of my business
what other people think of me. The only thing that matters is what I think of
myself."

What is Your happiness score?

Would You like to sponsor Yourself? Are You like the Go Getter or the dead wood
we hear people talk about?

This is the chapter of DECISION.  I don't want to be at the same happiness score
when this chapter comes around again. The best way I can think of is to find a
way, as Richard Dennis says, "Make an impact."

I am grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for creating Mentoring For Free per
Napoleon Hill's recommendation to have a master mind group. Each of our 8 weekly
calls are a master mind group. I'm also grateful that when a person makes a
DECISION to become a leader there is a place and a way for them to demonstrate
their abilities. Learning to promote one's ebook is a very good start. Thank
You, thank You, thank You Linda and Michael Dlouhy.

I am grateful for those who aspire to become a leader and are on our weekly
calls participating, giving value to the topic at hand. They are working to
improve their happiness score. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of
You.

Bob Shoaf Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am so grateful for those who have downloaded my ebook and have chosen to
be COACHABLE. They are demonstrating they, too, are working on improving their
happiness score. The two of us create a master mind group per Napoleon Hill's
recommendation.  Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. I
appreciate each one of You, very much.