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

Posted: 2019-06-11

CHAPTER 5 SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OR OBSERVATIONS

The Fourth Step toward Riches

There are two kinds of knowledge, general and specialized. Most schools at, any level, teach general. As an example, most professors of any college or university have very little money. Their specialty is teaching. They do not specialize in the organization and use of knowledge.

The failure of schools to teach students how to organize and use knowledge after acquiring it is the "missing link", says Hill.

Henry Ford was an example. He proved in a court of law who was the more intelligent, himself or the lawyer asking him questions. He could get the general question answers at the snap of his fingers. His real knowledge was his specialized knowledge of how to manufacture automobiles. This was not taught in any school.

Andrew Carnegie knew nothing about the specialized knowledge of making steel, but he belonged to a Master Mind group of people who did have that knowledge.

Hill has a very good suggestion for young people searching for a career. Determine the type of work You are most interesting in learning.

If it is a trade, there may be a school or an individual who has decades of experience who is willing to train a person as they work for this skilled master craftsman.

Hill would be very happy today, with the Internet, instead of the U.S. mail. Today we have all kinds of specialized knowledge available instantly, whenever we want it. He also gives several ways of developing general and specialized knowledge.

Mentoring For Free is a perfect example of being able to learn specialized knowledge and at a cost unheard of by most all teachers, coaches and mentors on the Internet. The value offered is comparable to many of the heavy hitters in the Network Marketing industry that charge several $10,000s.

I am grateful to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for having created Mentoring For Free as a way to teach specialized knowledge, and then have a tool for people to use and put into practice what they have learned. Thank You, thank You, thank You Linda and Michael Dlouhy for Your foresight and determination to make Mentoring For Free the success it is today.

I am also grateful to those who come to our 8 weekly calls and participate. Without Your participation, Mentoring For Free would not be the success it is today. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You.

Bob Shoaf
Sunny Alamogordo, NM

PS: I am grateful to those who download Success In 10 Steps and communicate with me periodically. We too, are forming a Harmonious Master Mind group per Hill's recommendation. Thank You, thank You, thank You to each one of You. You are appreciated very much.