Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Celeste Smucker Nellysford, VA, United States

Posted: 2017-09-05

Chapter 5 Specialized knowledge

Hill tells us that to accumulate great fortunes we must have power, which we acquire "through highly organized and intelligently directed specialized knowledge." Specialized knowledge can come from training or education,  or it can come from experience or from tapping into the knowledge already acquired by others. 

The main thing, Hill says, is to come up with an idea....that is the creative part of the process. Once we have an idea, if we don't have the skills we need to make it reality, we can find others who have what we need to bring our ideas to life.  The people he interviewed like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were good examples.  Both were brilliant in their own way, but lacked all the the specialized knowledge they needed to bring their products to market. Yet they succeeded in part by surrounding themselves with others that had the knowledge they lacked.

Specialized knowledge is something we typically take for granted.  How often do we go into a grocery store and wonder about the specialized knowledge it took to design and stock the store or create the products we buy every week?  Yet at one time the store was nothing more than an idea, one that became our favorite place to shop because of specialized knowledge such as building, marketing, merchandising, manufacturing, training and management that are essential for a functioning store.  

Specialized knowledge is often not complex.  It can be something very simple, yet it can be the difference between success and failure for a large undertaking. There is an old saying..actually one source attributes it to Ben Franklin...it goes like this:

 

For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,

For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
For the want of a rider the battle was lost,

For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,

And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.

 

A kingdom was lost because the farrier who shoed the horses didn't plan for the nails he needed to do a good job of preparing the horses for battle.  Horse-shoeing...and presumably planning for needed supplies....is specialized knowledge still much in use today.  On that occasion it was severely lacking.

Network marketing is a great example of how specialized knowledge, the right kind of specialized knowledge, can make the difference between success and failure.  On the one hand we hear from the red personalities with the type of specialized knowledge that works for them, but not for many other people.  On the other we have the specialized knowledge we learn at Mentoring for Free like effective use of social media, color personality training, and leadership skills, all of which can be learned and utilized by anyone that is highly motivated.

Behind MFF was an idea and Michael and Linda Dlouhy's desire to share the specialized knowledge they had learned after years of both failure and success in the industry.  Now that specialized knowledge is available and presented in ways that are easy to grasp by anyone with a desire to succeed.

If you have an idea about making it in network marketing, and you want to acquire the skills you need to be successful, you've come to the right place.  All the specialized knowledge you need is right here.

 

Celeste Smucker   Nellysford, VA