CHAPTER 5 SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE,
PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OR OBSERVATIONS
“Any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when he
needs it, and how to organize that knowledge into definite
plans of action.
Before you can be sure of your ability to transmute DESIRE into
its monetary equivalent, you will require SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
of the service, merchandise, or profession which you intend to
offer in return for fortune. Perhaps you may need much more
specialized knowledge than you have the ability or the inclination
to acquire, and if this should be true, you may bridge your
weakness through the aid of your “Master Mind” group.
Successful men, in all callings, never stop acquiring specialized
knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession.
The person who stops studying merely because he has finished
school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter
what may be his calling.”
How many times has it been? Again, how many times has it been
for you? Everyone at some point in their lives has started a
new job, been given another responsibility, or branched out
into a different arena requiring new skills, additional training,
or a specialized knowledge. It is nearly impossible to go forward
in life without a continual seeking of knowledge, asking for
wisdom or receiving new training.
I began my working experience in the cotton fields of Tennessee.
I has taught early the art of picking and hoeing cotton. Then
came the knowledge of driving a tractor, preparing the fields,
tilling the soil, hauling hay, cutting silage and more. These
skills taught me lesson of hard work.
But not one of those skills prepared me for my next career move,
becoming a minister. I needed new specialized knowledge in how
the study, sermon preparation, public speaking, counseling and
more. Most of the specialized knowledge came after the classroom,
in the trenches working with a church, and caring for people,
which means dealing with the day to day events. I continue to
attend workshops, skills trainings, or would go anywhere a group
of follow minister were offering support.
Then it started all over when I entered the insurance industry
where for 35 years I continue to require more and more specialize
knowledge with every past years. It never let up.
Now we came to network marketing and Mentoring for Free, questioning
why it is we have to learn new skills or specialized knowledge? Life
only goes forward when we are adding on new skills, talents and
wisdom. When there is no growth death is at the doorstep. This world
is too full of the walking dead, yes that 90+% who stopped reading,
studying, searching or expanding their wisdom or knowledge. They are
those who are comfortable being told what to do, where to live and
how to live. Most are lost in the noise and chatter of the world
I have made my choice to be where I can LEARN HOW TO THINK. I choose
to participate in a mastermind group where each member builds up and
strengthen one another. Where we came together with an agenda for
being a Mentors with a Servant’s Heart! Where harmony is echoed in
This is exactly what I have found here at Mentoring for Free. I
shout a loud THANK YOU to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for their
dedication in providing this platform of specialize knowledge.
Thanks to all the mentors, Bob Shoaf, Ken Klemm and others in
opening you storehouse of wisdom for us. Thank you who participate
in writing lesson, and being on the calls. A hearty Thanks to
everyone who downloads the e-book and are coachable.