Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Rick Burnett Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA

Posted: 2018-12-18



What exactly is power? I used to look at it as a politician who sets themselves up to rule and pass laws for the majority of the population to follow while exempting themselves from those same laws.


People like Hitler who set themselves up for world dominance while creating misery for others.


Many other communist leaders who don’t want people they rule to know how to think on their own, who want to do their thinking for them so they can maintain total control.


But Hill has another definition for power, a much better definition. He says “ POWER may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.Power, as the term is here used, refers to ORGANIZED effort, sufficient to enable an individual to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent. ORGANIZED effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a DEFINITE end, in a spirit of harmony.


POWER IS REQUIRED FOR THE ACCUMULATION OF MONEY! I was going to just bold a couple of sentences out of this paragraph but as I looked at it every word in it needed to be bolded. This is what real power IS! I have had many aha moments in the reading of this chapter that I haven't had in previous ones.


Mr Hill tells us that there are three sources for gaining the knowledge required in creating wealth and you can read them for yourselves but he makes another statement that POWER IS NECESSARY FOR THE RETENTION OF MONEY AFTER IT HAS BEEN ACCUMULATED! How many pro football players have you seen accumulate great fortunes due to their athletic ability alone and end up living in their automobiles completely broke? Most of us who download the book Success In Ten Steps do so because of we are looking for a way to be successful in our network marketing opportunity.


We are excited to finally find a way to succeed when we have not been too successful in the past in accumulating a great income and the freedom that comes with it. Some go through the three step process we have and then never show up on any of the training calls that are critical to that success. It's pretty mind-boggling. Those calls teach us the skills that are necessary to succeed. One of those skills is colors training which is so very powerful.


But we have two masterminds included in this program. One is the personal development we are participating in right now which is so critical in the development of the mindset needed for success. Some will never even write a lesson or participate in this and that is sad. The other is the Saturday night mastermind where you can ask any question you want to a millionaire who has already been there and done that. How many will avail themselves to that? Do you run into millionaires in the grocery line every day that are going to share that kind of information with you? Possible but not very likely!


On a recent Saturday night call I asked a simple question about a subject that I had heard Michael talk about before but had forgotten. I had heard him say that having high credit limit is not a good thing. My thinking about that subject in the past was something like this. Wow, a $7000 limit, my credit must be really good when in fact that was not a good thing at all. By asking that question it lead into a further discussion into the subject of a pure trust which I had never heard anything about. Now there is plenty of information out there on the internet about how to form one but how do you know how to do a search when you have never even heard of the term in the first place. I most likely would have never heard about it if I hadn't been on that mastermind. Remember that POWER IS NECESSARY FOR THE RETENTION OF MONEY AFTER IT HAS BEEN ACCUMULATED! Other subjects that I have been informed about are tax savings, investment strategies, other ways to grow your wealth through buying and selling of antique cars, gold and silver….etc.


Are we looking at creating wealth and keeping it as a hobby or a serious endeavor? If the answer is the latter then we should be on these calls. How often do you find a millionaire that is going to be on a call on Saturday night to share this info with you? And for free on top of that! Not very!


Hill tells us that “The “Master Mind” may be defined as: “Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose and some brains are more efficient than others, and leads to this significant statement—a group of brains coordinated (or connected) in a spirit of harmony, will provide more thought-energy than a single brain, just as a group of electric batteries will provide more energy than a single battery and when a group of individual brains are coordinated and function in Harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance, becomes available to every individual brain in the group. This is the secret to Henry Fords success. He didn't have much to start but by aligning himself with men of greater brainpower he became one of the most richest men ever. And if we want to do the same we need to avail ourselves to the power of the mastermind, it's there for us, all we have to do is decide that we want to take advantage of it! Yes, the mastermind is so very powerful but only if we decide to participate!


Thank you thank you thank you to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for providing those masterminds and thank you to all my friends and mastermind partners for allowing me to draw off of your brain each week.


Rick Burnett

Fairhope, Al