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

Posted: 2019-05-21

Hill tells us that “only those who become “money conscious” ever accumulate great riches. “Money consciousness” means that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated with the DESIRE for money, that one can see one’s self already in possession of it.” He also says “If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance”


and You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities, UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE for money, AND ACTUALLY BELIEVE YOU WILL POSSES IT


I believe that I want success in this business pretty bad but I also believe that I have not achieved that white heat of desire and the belief that I will receive it and that’s why I know that personal development is EVERYTHING. Even Big Al makes the statement that MLM is just personal development with a compensation plan. Why is it that we believe that others have some magical gift of success and we don’t? They have just worked harder on themselves than we have at this point. When you think about it this business is not that hard, pretty simple really. All you have to do is learn a few skills and then practice them consistently. The hard part is what's between your ears and all that's going on in there!!!


Bob Shoaf always says that personal development is like oxygen and I fully believe that and I love our Wednesday masterminds and hate to miss either and rarely ever do although I will this time because I’ll be traveling on my bike. But I think we have to go beyond just Wednesday masterminds and totally saturate our minds with personal development every waking minute when we aren’t working our business until we work ourselves into that white heat of desire and develop that money consciousness.


I was listening to a company call last night where four different leaders were being interviewed by one of the companies CEOs. It was interesting on how most all of them talked about two different things that help them be successful, one being personal development, THE MOST IMPORTANT and then the color personalities. I believe that I know a place that teaches both of those for free but do we except those free gift and run with them? I want to make it clear that I am not pointing fingers but doing some self analysis.


And they talked about even after having success that they still did not have the belief that they were worthy to have achieved what they did. They said they got invited to an event with people ranked higher than them and felt inferior even though the people ranked higher thought of the others as the same as themselves. And I heard Michael talk about the same thing after he arrived with his success. Because even after we have become aware of what our false thoughts about money have been ( and think we have addressed the issue)  the conditioned wild monkey mind we have attained over the years that keeps operating like a well oiled machine under the radar keeps telling us different. We say it doesn’t matter what others think about us but have we fully accepted that statement?


You know I have been reading the account of how the Israelites wandered in the desert after gaining their freedom from the Egyptians for 40 years with the promised land right there in front of them, all they had to do was go take it and they didn’t and suffered for way too long all because they had their heads in their butts. They sent 12 spies to that promised land to scope it out. 10 of them came back with negative reports about why they couldn’t do it, how they people there were too big and powerful for them. Two of them brought back reports of how the land was flowing with milk and honey and even brought back some of the fruits and produce and a positive report of how it was theirs for the taking. Who did the people listen to? The 10 negative ones of course. And suffered even longer because of it.I have suffered almost 20 years in the desert of MLM frustration but won’t do it any longer, I don’t have to because I control my thoughts. I’m going for the promised land and believe I can posses it.


Listen to what Hill says one more time, it’s that important. You may complain that it is impossible for you to “see yourself in possession of money” before you actually have it. Here is where a BURNING DESIRE will come to your aid. If you truly DESIRE money so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want money, and to become so determined to have it that you CONVINCE yourself you will have it.


Only those who become “money conscious” ever accumulate great riches. “Money consciousness” means that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated with the DESIRE for money, that one can see one’s self already in possession of it.


Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for changing my life and thanks to all my friends and mastermind partners for sharing your brilliance with me each week.


Rick Burnett

Fairhope, Al