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

Posted: 2020-01-23

Chapter 5  Specialized Knowledge

I’m starting this lesson with a quote from Hill

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.  - Hill


People like us create our own luck…with hard work and determination!!!  We’re NOT listening to the nay sayers…we don’t worry about FAILURE!!! WE DO WHATEVER IT TAKES!!!  Temporary set backs happen, but IT’S NOT FAILURE UNLESS YOU QUIT!!! Temporary set backs are learning experiences…that only means that a person MUST obtain more specialized knowledge.


I’m grateful for my job, BUT it will NEVER provide the lifestyle that me and my family DESIRVE!  This job has provided a small glance of freedom…I don’t have to be at a physical office.  I make my own schedule most of the time.  I work from home and don’t have a BOSS tapping me on the shoulder.  This job has allowed me to attend many workshops acquiring more specialized knowledge without the need to call in sick or take a vacation day.  I thought I had the perfect job for me…Fast forward a few years…I got a new supervisor.  At first he seemed to offer ideas that would make my work life a lot easier, Larry told me that I could work less days and get paid more!!!   It worked out for a little while, but then the company lost a few big contracts and work got very slow.  No more production bonuses…at this point I’m lucky if I get enough work to reach the minimum goal for the day. 

I will walk away from this JOB next year with full support from my wife Kristen.  Last July we took a trip to Florida for a workshop on passive income, before the workshop we stopped by Michael and Linda’s!  We went out for a nice dinner and Michael shared a few stories about residual income and how he found out about it.  It was a great visit, we didn’t leave until after 1 AM…and still had about an hour drive to get to Orlando for the workshop that started at 8AM.   

We got to the workshop, which was packed with great speakers and ideas…I could see light bulbs going off in Kristen’s head.  At lunch we discussed a few ideas and Kristen said you’ve got to quit your JOB…we can make a lot more money and have a lot more free time…I simply smiled.  I’d been telling Kristen about different business ventures, but I never tried to force my opinion on her…I simply led her to specialized knowledge.


Thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for having the specialized knowledge to create MFF.  Thank you to all my friends here that share your thoughts and ideas.


Nick Harper