Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Nick Harper Tyler , TX, USA

Posted: 2019-02-28

Chapter 5 Specialized Knowledge


The Fourth Step toward Riches


THERE are two kinds of knowledge. One is general, the other is specialized. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money. 

KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money. Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that “knowledge is power.” It is nothing of the sort! Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end. 

This “missing link” in all systems of education known to civilization today, may be found in the failure of educational institutions to teach their students HOW TO ORGANIZE AND USE KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRE IT.


Earlier this week I was speaking with a young lady that stated that she’s tired of her job and wants to do something different.  I asked her what is it that you’d like to do?  She stated that she wants to own a business…we exchanged a few ideas and I simply advised her to figure out what type of business you want, find someone who’s successful in that business and do what they did.  The young lady looked at me in amazement…I could tell that the wheels were turning.  She said WOW I never thought of that…I smiled and told the young lady to have a great day and we can chat more soon. 


I recently got a call from an old friend named Chris…It’s been awhile since he’d called me, we don’t talk that often so I already knew that he’s found the answer to everyone’s prayers in some new MLM company.  I was right he pitched me on his latest deal saying how much up front money the company pays out, and how much he’s made so far.  I told him I’m not interested…a couple days went by and he’s texted me a few times trying to get me on calls.  This morning he texted before 7am and 5 more times by 11am…I just laughed to myself and wondered how many times Chris has gotten cussed out today!!!  He’s a RED personality so he knows everything and doesn’t listen to anyone,  Still trying to force a business down people’s throat…MFF could really help him, But he won’t give it the time of day.  Chris is the definition of insanity…doing things the same way over and over expecting a different result.


On the other hand the young lady is open to new ideas and will seek specialized knowledge from successful people.   I see the power of specialized knowledge, but I think that it's important for a person to be in a  mastermind where it is shared, where it is communicated…That mastermind is MFF!!!


Thank you  Linda and Michael Dlouhy for finding the Specialized Knowledge to create MFF.  Thank you to all of the members here that share their specialized knowledge each and every week.


Nick Harper