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

Posted: 2018-03-12

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

THE MAN WHO "THOUGHT" HIS WAY INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THOMAS A. EDISON

This chapter of Think and Grow Rich shows us how Edwin C. Barnes used his mind to think his way into the daily presence of Thomas Edison.

I think I did a similar thing before finding Mentoring For Free.

First I started a Breakfast Club as Tom Schreiter's book on the subject suggest. I got a listing from the city and called people, asking if they would like to attend. It was pretty popular. People liked it. But it was not quite what I was looking for.

Some time went by and I was associated with a company that had the ebook available on their website. I downloaded it. The file sat there for about 18 months. One day I was cleaning a folder. I opened the pdf, Success In 10 Steps.  I began reading it. I identified immediately with what Michael said.

Talking to family, friends and neighbors did not work. Buying leads sure didn't work. A "No" was one "No" closer to a "Yes."  

I Googled Michael and found where I could download his ebook. Michael called, gave me some audios to listen to and said he would be going to Europe for 10 days. I found the call schedule and for about 5 or 6 months never missed a call. I was on all 10 at that time, September, 2012.

I had found what I was looking for. I thought my way into a partnership with Linda and Michael Dlouhy.

I needed the personal growth badly. I was the type of person who could quit most anything and did quit quite a few things, including Mentoring For Free for 4 months.  After posting a lesson on Chapter 15, for probably the 10th time, I said I must do something or I will be here in the same place next year at this time. I volunteered to help out on the Monday and Tuesday evening Live Client calls. Then the person I was helping, left Mentoring For Free and I began doing them in his place. Scary? You bet it was, but something happened that changed everything.

The fear left. I got this from my head to my heart, "It was none of my business what other people thought of me. The only thing that mattered was what I thought of myself."  From then on those calls became easier.

That same person, who had done the Live Client call, knowing he was leaving, asked me if I would do the fourth Thursday training each month. I said "Yes." Scared? You bet I was.

It has been said, when You teach a lesson, You learn it much better. I am learning how to build relationships in social media much better.

I am where I am today in Mentoring For Free, because I knew the skills being taught were accurate and truthful. I knew I was the one in control and if I wanted to make my "Why" a reality, I must utilize this training to the best of my ability.

I'm grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for having a proven, duplicable team system that allows us to learn the skills needed, then have a tool that will allow us to learn by doing. I like to call it On The Job Training (OJT).  We must make the mistakes to learn. Without the tool, we wouldn't make the mistakes; hence we would not learn the skills. Thank You, thank You, thank You Linda and Michael Dlouhy.

I'm grateful for the members of each call who form a Mastermind group per Napoleon Hill's recommendation. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I'm very grateful to each person who has downloaded and chosen to communicate periodically with me. We too, are creating a Mastermind as Napoleon Hill recommends. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. I appreciate You very much.