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

Posted: 2018-12-13


The Ninth Step toward Riches

Hill says, "POWER is essential for success in the accumulation of money. PLANS are inert and useless, without sufficient POWER to translate them into ACTION."

Napoleon Hill gives 3 ways POWER may be obtained:

   1. Infinite Intelligence,
   2. Accumulated Experience,
   3. Experiment and Research.

I might add a 4th way; other people's minds. Allow me to explain:

   1.  Rich Burnett said prior to reading his lesson last week, he did not have Internet access until Friday, Dec 14. Yet, he still had a very good lesson posted. This is an excellent example of Chapter 9 PERSISTENCE, that we were studying.
   2.  Nathan often gives analogies in his lessons based on things in his life. We also talk several times a week prior to moderating the call. He gives examples of how he has communicated with people in social media. He has a knack for saying the right thing at the right time, with humor, an example of a leader. People relate to that. I relate to that. It is inspiring.
   3. Kay Young recently posted a lesson that she had gotten a hunch to go back to teaching. She started as a substitute. They asked her to become a salaried teacher with benefits. Soon after, her husband required surgery and a long hospital stay, much of it in ICU. Her co-pay was only $500. All from a hunch.

There are so many examples of other people's lessons giving us more POWER that helps us gain sufficient POWER to translate our ideas into action. Without this power I am like a boat without a rudder, UNFOCUSED!

Another example of other people's minds may come from Michael. He has may pictures in his office of members of Mentoring For Free. He gives out energy to them every morning. I don't know if the hunches I receive are from the Universe or from him. It doesn't matter. I must have sufficient POWER to act on them in a responsible way.

There is another way I can gain sufficient POWER. When I talk to a person who has downloaded Success In 10 Steps, I create a harmonious Mastermind group per Napoleon Hill's recommendation. There are very few questions about Mentoring For Free that I can't answer. If there is a question, I will say, "I don't know, but I will get an answer and let You know." I listen to them, responding with a "Yes," "OK," "True," or with a short answer, whatever is appropriate as they talk.  Knowing that I am giving them value and answering their questions, builds confidence and POWER.

Compare this to the years between Feb, 1998 and when I found Mentoring For Free, Sept, 2012. I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't have a plan. I didn't know how to talk to people. I didn't have a system. I was like a boat without a rudder or motor. I was going in circles. I was often told, "Just go do it." I had very little guidance, for those years. I definitely did not have accurate, truthful information to make an informed decision.

I am so grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for having created Mentoring For Free. Now I have a plan, a system, accurate, truthful information to share and 8 weekly calls, each a harmonious Mastermind group. Thank You, thank You, thank You Linda and Michael Dlouhy for Mentoring For Free. We are unique in the industry. There is nobody doing what we do here.

I am grateful to each member of our harmonious Mastermind Group for their inputs that help each of us generate the POWER required to put our DESIRE, (Chapter 2), into action. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am also grateful to each person who has downloaded Success In 10 Steps and allowed me to communicate with them periodically. We too are creating a harmonious Mastermind group and creating POWER for each of us. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. I appreciate You very much.

I don't care how much You Always Mess Up.
I don't care how often You Always Stumble.
I don't care What Other People Think.
Just Take My Hand.
Life is a Journey I Chose To Travel With You.
Your Mentor.