Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Michael Grant Simon Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Posted: 2020-05-20

Organized Planning


Many want the life of financial and time freedom.  The option to do what they want, when they want, and how they want.  Very  few,  however, will ever get there for one reason.It is not from a lack of desire or even work ethic.  Most failed to plan.  This happens even on a smaller scale.  An ordinary comfortable retirment is not guaranteed in most conventional careers.

It can be achieved but folks must make a plan.  Most, however, never have this simply because they failed to plan.  It will not hurt to have the advice of a credible, honest, and qualified financial advisor.  There are some out there that can call winning stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and life insurance, but many cannot.  I personally feel comfortable having somebody who works in those lanes that I can trust.  That way I can focus on other things such as my conventional projects, para triathlete, and network marketing business. Not to mention I have a family.  Time is the other significant commodity in this picture. 


Having your own plans are great, but to achieve your goal you need access to experience of others.  We all have different skills and expertise, but few can possibly be able to do everything better than everybody else. 


This goes the same for my athletic endeavors.  I am working towards the Ironman.  Up to this year I have been doing my own training plan.  The next two years are going to be different.  I now have a coach who writes my workouts and consults me on a weekly call.  Coach Stacee is one of the best PARA Coaches in the country if not the world.  Plus she has done a number of half and full Ironman’s.  She has coached some of the world’s best anddone the events herself.    She cannot go out there and race, sweat, and cross the line for me, but she can help me prepare. 

All successful business conglomerates from the past, present, and future have gotten or will get to the pinnacle by more than one moving part.  In other words they all began and were carried forward by someone with a vision, but they needed other talented and dedicated individuals on the team. 

Henry Ford did not know everything and plenty of naysaying pinheads criticized him for limited knowledge.  Thank goodness he did not listen to them, because he historically changed the concept of personal transportation.  Steve Jobs had the vision of the personal computer to start and he had great people around him.

This is no different in our network marketing businesses.  We all obviously want success, are dedicated, and capable, but we cannot do this all alone. We need mentorship that can advise and coach us.  One of the places to get mentorship is here.  Thank you Michael And Linda Dlouhy for this wonderful program. Thank you Rick Burnett for reaching out to me.  Think you to everybody who participates on these weekly calls.

Proverbs chapter fifteen verse twenty two,  “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”


Michael Simon